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This deck covers the intersection of faith and science and covers topics like fideism and scientism. Covers the history of the conflict and intersection of religion and science.

This deck covers the intersection of faith and science and covers topics like fideism and scientism. Covers the history of the conflict and intersection of religion and science.

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  • Slides provided by: Ben LaCorte WordTrax. (919) 796-4346 Ben@wordtrax.com www.wordtrax.com | www.facebook.com/benlacorte | Twitter: @truthontrial
  • Slides provided by: Ben LaCorte WordTrax. (919) 796-4346 | Ben@wordtrax.com www.wordtrax.com | www.facebook.com/benlacorte | Twitter: @truthontrial For nonprofit educational purposes, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Scriptural references taken from the following and their respective copyrights retained: NIV: THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society® NASB: Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. ESV: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®) Copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. HCSB: Holman Christian Standard Bible® Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. NLT: Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation.
  • World Views & Apologetics This Lesson “Faith & Science” View slide
  • The Crossroads View slide
  • “Apologetics is knocking down barriers and removing the rubble on the road to the house of salvation”
  • Col. 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and emptyphilosophy and empty deceptiondeception according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world rather than according to Christ.
  • Before We Begin: Knowing God exists is a matter of Reason. Having a relationship with God is a matter of Faith.
  • Where Does Knowledge Come From? e·pis·te·mol·o·gy PHILOSOPHY •the theory of knowledge, the investigation of the nature, sources and limits of knowledge.
  • What are the candidates ? Special Revelation General Revelation History (Abraham Lincoln) Experience (relationships) Human Reasoning (logic, math) Science
  • What the world “says” it accepts: History (Abraham Lincoln) Experience (relationships) Human Reasoning (logic, math) Science What the world smuggles in:
  • What is Science sci·ence noun 1.the systematic study of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Originally “Scientia” Latin for Knowledge
  • Faith & Science Scientism says: “all knowledge (FACT) comes from science”
  • All Knowledge Comes From Science
  • Faith & Science “Whatever knowledge is attainable, must be attainable by scientific methods, and what science cannot discover, mankind cannot know.” Bertrand Russel
  • Fact vs OpinionFact vs Opinion
  • The World Says: The Church Says:
  • The World Says: Things that come from Faith: preferences opinion values religion subjective conclusions Things that come from Science: truth facts reason objective conclusions
  • How did this notion get started ?
  • But First: Why is this important to you? Religious knowledge is more and more relegated to mere opinion Now going from public importance to mere private idiosyncratic belief
  • Because YOU will be standing in the watchtower. But when did religious knowledge “ever” have sway in public discourse in America ? “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” - John Adams
  • How did this notion get started ? Now back to:
  • 1700’s Rationalism “If we take any volume of divinity or metaphysics, let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.” David Hume: Scottish Philosopher 1700’s:
  • But What About? Love Beauty Logic historyhistoryhistoryhistory The Scientific Method
  • This Statement Itself ! “If we take any volume of divinity or metaphysics, let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.”
  • Faith & Science “Whatever knowledge is attainable, must be attainable by scientific methods, and what science cannot discover, mankind cannot know.” Bertrand Russel
  • Faith & Science But don’t ask me to prove that scientifically.
  • Faith & Science Can Faith and Science “Co-exist” ?
  • Scientists who thought so . . . “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.” Isaac Newton
  • The scientist JOHANNES KEPLER described science as "thinking God's thoughts after Him." Scientists who thought so
  • French mathematician, scientist and philosopher, BLAISE PASCAL wrote, "Faith tells us what the senses cannot, but it is not contrary to their findings. It simply transcends, without contradicting them." Scientists who thought so
  • Isaac Newton - mathematics Francis Bacon - scientific method Louise Pasteur - microbiologist James Maxwell - electro-magnetics Lord Kelvin - thermo-dynamics Michael Faraday - electro-magnetics Blaise Pascal - hydrodynamics Robert Boyle - founder of modern chemistry Gregor Mendel - genetics Johannes Kepler - laws of planetary mothion Scientists who thought so
  • Faith & Science Why did science begin in the west? Monotheistic Orderly Universe Subject to Laws
  • Faith & Science CS Lewis “Men became scientific because they expected law & nature and they expected law & nature because they believed in a law giver”
  • Universities Originally based on Theology Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University James Clark Maxwell “Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them”
  • Faith & Science “There isn't anything to worry about between science and religion, because the contradictions are just in your own mind. But they are not in the Lord's mind because He made the whole thing.” ― Henry J. Eyring
  • Science takes it on Faith that: * our minds can interpret data accurately * the scientific method works * the universe is predictable - * why assume anything in a cosmic dust blender?
  • Christ upholds the Universe Hebrews 1:3 And He (Christ) is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.
  • Faith & Science Therefore (to some degree) - Science Depends On? Faith
  • Faith & Science “But don’t ask me if I’m certain of that.” “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” Bertrand Russell
  • Which is easier to believe ? Someone created everything out of nothing. OR No One created everything out of nothing.
  • Faith & Science It take lot’s of faith to be an atheist.
  • “Science” by Mere Assertion “The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” Carl Sagan Astro-Physicist
  • “Science” by Mere Assertion But don’t ask me to prove that scientifically.
  • Faith & Science Ray Comfort Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0u3-2CG
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  • Slides provided by: Ben LaCorte WordTrax. (919) 796-4346 Ben@wordtrax.com www.wordtrax.com | www.facebook.com/benlacorte | Twitter: @truthontrial