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American Genesis: Christian Principles in State Constitutions

This is the final page in my American Genesis series. It is nothing more than a collection of all Christian principles found in America’s first state constitutions. North Carolina—1776  Section 32. That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the truth of the protestant religion, or the Divine authority of the Old or New Testaments, or who … Learn More

American Genesis: Fundamental Principles Revisited

American Genesis: Marriage & Slavery

American Genesis: Judges as Legislators

American Genesis: Personal Behavior

Creationism

Confused by Creationism?

It may be Christianity’s most controversial subject: creationism. Forget the theories of the Big Bang and Evolution for a moment. Within the body of the Christian church there are at least six different views on the general subject of creationism. Each have their strengths and weaknesses and because of that many Christians have trouble deciding what they actually believe about … Learn More

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design: Philosophy or History?

I’m wondering how much of the creation/evolution debate is caught up in the labels of “Evolution,” “Creation,” and “Intelligent Design.” I say this because of the popularly understood notions of what these labels mean. While you personally may not regard evolution as beginning with the idea that God does not (or must not) exist the published works indicate that the … Learn More

Ask Tom: Why Is Young Earth Creationism Pseudoscientific?

During a discussion on creationism I was asked the question, “Why is young earth creationism pseudoscientific in your view?”  Allow me to explain. Have you ever seen this photo? Here is a great example of what speech says and what it means. The meaning of the sign is that the parking space is reserved for vehicles that use electric or … Learn More

Ask Tom: Is The Earth Really Young Or Old?

Tom: I am writing about your belief in an old earth. Do you still believe what you wrote? As a fellow Christian, I am always concerned when one takes a position that is unimportant to the Gospel and often causes unnecessary divisiveness in the church. Recent scientific discoveries contradict your post. Age [of the earth/universe] is pretty much impossible to … Learn More

The Garden Of Eden Wasn’t Perfect

Do you think of Heaven as a perfect place? What does it mean for a place to be perfect? Many Christians think that Eden was a perfect place because it was a place without sin. Yet, will it surprise you to learn that Eden was not a perfect place? And what about Heaven? What is meant when we think of … Learn More

The Great Creation Cop Out. What Passes For Evidence Among Creationists

Let’s be honest for a moment and acknowledge something about creationism that we all know. To most unbelievers, creationists seem, not just ignorant, but downright silly. And while it may be easy to label a nonbeliever as having his heart and mind darkened by vain philosophy or a lack of knowledge about creationism, the reality is that for most of … Learn More

Atheism

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American Genesis: Christian Principles in State Constitutions

This is the final page in my American Genesis series. It is nothing more than a collection of all Christian principles found in America’s first state constitutions. North Carolina—1776  Section 32. That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the truth of the protestant religion, or the Divine authority of the Old or New Testaments, or who … Learn More

American Genesis: Fundamental Principles Revisited

             In all things, there are at times a mixing of the good and the bad, the righteous and the evil. It is true in our churches as it is true in our government, where those without a basic respect for morality, and constitutional values work to undermine what America has stood for the last 200 years. Knowing that the evil … Learn More

American Genesis: Marriage & Slavery

             In the Supreme Court case, Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, both pro–abortion, and pro–life advocates came away from the Court’s ruling with mixed emotions. Pro–lifers missed an important precedent set by the Court. In Casey, the Court upheld that a married woman does not have to inform her husband if she wants an abortion. As a result, the legal status of … Learn More

American Genesis: Judges as Legislators

             Judicial activism is the practice of using assumed judicial authority to create law apart from a constitutionally established legislative process. The roots of judicial activism are found in English Common Law. Under the Common Law system, judges had the authority to strike law down, and even create new law apart from the parliamentary process. Judicial activism, while not foreign to … Learn More

American Genesis: Personal Behavior

             While many of the states recognized a right to worship, Vermont went further, adding in Chapter I, Article III of its Declaration of Rights:               “All men have a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences and understandings, as in their opinion shall be regulated by the Word of God.”               Vermont’s Framers believed … Learn More

American Genesis: Christian Nation & Christian Leaders?

             There is another interesting document in American history, which has brought great controversy to the debate over the Christian roots of our nation, the 1796 Treaty of Peace and Friendship with Tripoli.               Following the Revolutionary War, America’s next war was with Tripoli of Barbary, otherwise known today as Libya. Tripolian vessels would often attack American merchant ships engaged in trade … Learn More

American Genesis: Separation of Church & State

             As noted earlier, separation of the church from governmental or societal affairs is not found in the Federal Constitution, but rather, in an address by President Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association. His comments were in response to a rumor that an official state religion (denomination) was to be recognized. Jefferson countered with the constitutional answer that there would … Learn More