We believe the Bible (the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is the Word of God, written. As a "God-breathed" revelation, it is thus verbally inspired and completely without error (historically, scientifically, morally, and spiritually) in its original writings. While God the Holy Spirit supernaturally superintended the writing of the Bible, that writing nevertheless reflects the words and literary styles of its individual human authors. Scripture reveals the being, nature, and character of God, the nature of God's creation, and especially His will for the salvation of human beings through Jesus Christ. The Bible is therefore our supreme and final authority in all matters that it addresses.Ross is very thoughtful and his cosmological arguments are as convincing as the geological ones of Davis Young. Enjoy.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Reasons to Believe Added
A reader correctly castigated me for not having Reasons to Believe as a link on the left side. Reasons is a site run by physicist Hugh Ross, who wrote the book The Fingerprint of God. Ross came to the University of Tennessee in the early 1990s and gave a lecture based on his book. By virtue of being an astrophysicist, he focuses on the arguments against the young earth position as they relate to astronomy. This is the opening section of the belief statement on the scripture: