5 Reasons Why "Naturalism" Fails as a Worldview

Is Naturalism a self-defeating idea to hold onto? Is it possible that Naturalism is insufficient as a perspective on reality in the areas of science, philosophy, and liveability? 

As we discuss in this episode of "Intelligent Faith Radio" the worldview of Naturalism is fraught with intellectual problems and contradictions, and is a completely bankrupt and inconsistent view of reality.  Be sure to take note of the 5 ways in which Naturalism fails, and use it in your conversations and discussions about the Christian worldview.

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What is "Pluralism"? Can all Religions be true? - Intelligent Faith Radio

What does the popular idea of "Pluralism" teach? Is it possible for opposite ideas to true simultaneously? Could it really be the case that all religions are true?? This idea deserves investigation, since it would result in the intellectual overthrow of anyone believing in absolute, exclusive truth...

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A Powerful Apologetic Method: ABDUCTIVE Reasoning!

"What in the world is 'Abductive Reasoing'?" Well, abductive reasoning is employed by crime scene detectives, car mechanics, and your medical doctor.  Abductive reasoning is when you look at all the known facts, and seek to form the best explanation to explain the data.  Abductive reasoning seeks to find the "inference to the best explanation" for the known facts.   

This is a vital way of thinking and investigating that all serious Christians should be engaged in....

 - Pastor J. 

Pt.2 - "War of the Worldviews" with Pastor J.

Can you explain the differences between Christianity and the 6 other major Worldviews?

(pt.2 of 3) 

This is Lesson #2 in our video class on foundational Christian Apologetics, entitled 

"The War of the Worldviews" .  Here I begin to cover what a worldview is, what the seven major worldviews are, and how each of them compares to Christian Theism in terms of their logical consistency and evidential strength. In today's culture of Pluralism (many roads to God), Syncretism (the combining of many different religions/philosophies into one), and Relativism (all truths are subjective and not absolute), having a solid understanding of worldviews in general, and of the Christian worldview in particular, is absolutely vital.

As one man said, Christians need to start thinking "Worldview-ishly" as we share our faith and live out our beliefs in public.  I hope this teaching is of benefit to you, and that you can grow of your understanding in this very important area of our thinking.  

Here is a wonderful book by Dr. Norman Geisler if you want to study deeper in this area of your thinking and faith: 

"Worlds Apart: A Handbook On Worldviews"

.  It can be found 

HERE

 on Amazon. 

Have an Intelligent Faith!

- Pastor J.

Video Response #1 - To My Atheist Friend, Michael - 18 Questions

Can the Atheistic Worldview Answer 18 Questions of Fundamental Human Experience?

Is Atheism An Effective Explanation for what we observe in the Universe?

This is a video response to my atheistic friend, Michael, who recently began a dialogue with me regarding the evidence for the Christian Worldview.  In this video, I respectfully respond to the answers he gave me, and try to show how the worldview of atheism lacks any real explanatory power or explanatory scope.

I encourage you to go to our YouTube Channel HERE and watch the exchange surrounding the video I produced entitled "18 Questions: An Invitation For My Atheist Friends", which was viewed over 1,300 times in two weeks.

The 18 Questions I pose to my atheistic, naturalistic, and materialistic friends are the following:

  1. How do you explain the Origin of the Universe?
  2. How do you explain the Mathematical Fine-Tuning of the Universe?
  3. How do you explain the Terrestrial Fine-Tuning of Planet Earth?
  4. How do you explain the Biological Fine-Tuning of Complex Life on Earth?
  5. How do you explain the Informational Fine-Tuning of the DNA molecule?
  6. How do you explain the Origin of Mathematical Laws?
  7. How do you explain the Origin of Logical Laws?
  8. How do you explain the Origin of Physical/Natural Laws?
  9. How do you explain the Origin of the First Cell?
  10. How do you explain the Origin of Human Reason?
  11. How do you explain the Origin of Human Consciousness?
  12. How do you explain the Origin of Objective Morality?
  13. How do you explain Ultimate Meaning in Life?
  14. How do you explain Ultimate Value in Life?
  15. How do you explain Ultimate Purpose in Life?
  16. How do you explain the Unliveability of Atheism/Materialism?
  17. How do you explain the Incompatibility of Atheism/Materialism?
  18. How do you explain the Illogical nature of Atheism/Materialism?

I hope you can benefit from the exchange we are developing on these 18 Questions.  I will be posting other video responses soon.

Have an Intelligent Faith!

Pastor  J.