Pastor Glem’s #First2PurdueNW Apologetics class at First Church (PCA) in Lansing, IL
By Pastor Glem Melo
In reaching out to Atheists, I move from the friendship and prayer phase and begin the “internal critique” phase (helping them see the problems and foolishness of the Theory of Evolution) by asking the question of whether they believe that the universe is finite (has a beginning) or infinite (has no beginning)? If they say that the universe is finite or has a beginning, I ask, “How did it all (i.e. the universe) begin?”
To those who believe that the universe is infinite (has no beginning) and hold to the Big Bang Theory, I ask, “Where did the bang that created what is called the ‘Big Bang’ come from? Moreover, where did the law of physics (which, you believe, is responsible for the ‘Big Bang’ ending up becoming the complex but well-ordered and fine-tuned universe) come from?”
Atheists don’t have a true answer to those questions. With their permission, I then show them that our Biblical Christian worldview can better account for and explain the beginning and continuing existence of the universe.
To those who hold to the “Steady State Theory” and others also as, by the Lord’s grace and help, I see fit and appropriate, I talk about the following:
- The Second Law of Thermodynamics — that every form of energy, closed to itself or contained in itself without outside interference or influence, tends towards atrophy and disorder.
- The motion of the galaxies
- The echo of cosmic radiation
- Science’s law of causality
Class picture (minus Aymi and Yanan)
Evolutionary theories cannot account for and explain these scientific facts. But our Biblical, Christian worldview can.
Finally, I talk about the following and ask my evolutionist/ic friend/s for an explanation:
- Irreducibly complex biological systems
- The fine-tuning of the laws of Physics
- Complex, detailed and specific information in DNA
Again, evolutionary theories cannot account for and explain these scientific facts. Even Atheist intelligent design theories does not really hold water at this point because of their total lack of valid proof for the existence of aliens, higher intelligent life forms, and/or the like. But where they all fail, our Biblical, Christian worldview can and does provide the true and deeply satisfying answer: GOD.
Older blogs on Apologetics:
What is Reality? – https://glemmelo.com/2016/12/17/apologetics101/
The Big WHY – https://glemmelo.com/2017/01/19/why/