You could call it unscientific, but encounters with God often occur when we enter into a place of pure beauty and solitude with nothing but silent still waters and the wildlife surrounding us. Such times yield moments of pure joy, and as we allow God to speak to us through His creation, we become renewed. We reflect on our past experiences where we seize the moments when we encounter beautiful views, serene moments and inspirational observations. For Doug it was a garden of Eden experience in Kauai and northern Michigan, for Rich, his Grand Canyon experience and Glacier National Park.
Masoretic Text Versus Septuagint
Those who believe in the Biblical chronology in the Old Testament piece can together a timeline from the beginning in Genesis to the birth of Christ, and depending upon the original manuscripts used, different results are reached. The challenge is to determine which text may have been corrupted or changed, and the reasons why. Most Protestants rely on the Masoretic text as the authority, but some argue that the Septuagint dates solve some problems, especially with reconciling with secular Egyptian chronology. These issues are discussed in this program.
Supernatural – But Not God
Doug and Rich recount events in their lives where accounts of the supernatural impacted their lives negatively, causing fear and doubt. But when they encountered Christ in their lives and received explanations for the supernatural, that fear dissipated with the realization that God is powerful enough to defeat these supernatural forces. Fascination with the occult pervades our society and it starts innocently even with children’s stories, but in many cases overcomes a person to where their life is significantly disrupted. Evolution’s role in this is explained.
Thermodynamics and Genetic Entropy
The second law of thermodynamics prevents the creation of perpetual motion machines and it is also a major complication for the theory of evolution. Dr. John Sanford points out that there is an additional layer on top of that he calls “genetic entropy” where the loss of information due to harmful mutations leads to a limit on the time life can continue to exist. At the rate of 300 deleterious mutations per generation it caused Dr. Kondrashov to ask the question, “Why aren’t we dead 100 times over?” Unless an energy conversion mechanism exists, the sun’s energy speeds up entropy and cannot become a driving force for evolution.