A self-study course on how God made us and the world.
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The Confessional Lutheran Perspective on the Young Earth vs. Old Earth Debate
by Timothy Blank, president of St. Stephen Lutheran Church (CLC) in Hayward, CA.
from a November 24, 2010 seminar
"In an effort to combat what they feel is an attack by science on the Christian faith, some have tried to use science to fight back. Is this possible? Can the methods of science, for example, be used to substantiate the Biblical account of creation? Unfortunately, this effort runs into both scientific and theological difficulties as we shall soon see."
"Do you believe abortion is murder? Then you are antiscience. Are you against fetal stem cell research? Do you reject the claim that life was shaped by evolution over millions of years? Any “yes” answer shows you are antiscience. You are guilty of science denialism. Who declares you to be antiscience? A ten page featured article in the November 2012 Scientific American does."
"Christians should become aware of this increasing hostility to Christian teachings on abortion and creation."
"True Science" a Bad Apologetic Rejected in the WELS
a research paper presented to the LSI Board on March 13, 2013. This research paper lead to the April 2014 LSI JOURNAL publication of several papers including an introductory article, "Two Apologetics - with Opposing views of Science are Taught in the WELS"
"In its broad sense, apologetics includes the use of the law to show the folly of unbelief, and also the use of the gospel in giving the reason for Christian hope. ... Historical and other external evidence and argument from sources apart from Scripture are a useful and important part of Christian apologetics in that they lay bare and condemn the presumption of unbelief and skepticism, but they neither verify nor authenticate Scripture as God's revelation."
This 30 page essay examines the evidence for evolution presented by Bill Nye in his debate with Ken Ham.
Presented to the WELS SEW Metro-Milwaukee Pastors’ Conference on October 10, 2016, and to the WELS SEW Shoreland Pastors' Conference on May 9, 2017.
Explore creation apologetics used in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Learn that WELS pastors, teachers, authors, and laity are not only concerned that they should address the temptation of evolution, but they are also concerned about HOW to address evolution. Examine the great diversity of creation apologetics used in the WELS, and see that several of those apologetics present opposing claims.
My prayer is that we will come to realize that the WELS needs a synod-wide discussion of creation apologetics. That discussion must be held in an atmosphere of brotherly love, and with respect for WELS brothers and sisters holding opposing positions.
Presented to the Metro-Milwaukee Pastors' Conference meeting at Nain Lutheran Church in West Allis WI on October 10, 2016. A similar version was presented at Luther Days at Shoreland Lutheran High School in Somers WI on September 17, 2016.
-- Why do some Christians believe in millions of years? -- How do they attempt to make the Bible conform to millions of years? -- Scripture shows these Christians place their Christian faith in jeopardy.
Views expressed on this website, especially those from sources other than LSI, are not necessarily the views of LSI. In addition, LSI is a WELS group. There is theological variance between the WELS and some of the Confessional Lutheran church bodies represented in essays on this page.
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