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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Known to sell quickly, so order now with promo code Eric at my pillow dot com promo code Eric at my pillow dot com. Welcome back, folks. I'm really enjoying talking to doctor Hugh Ross new book is designed to the core and you can find them at reasons dot org. Doctor Ross, I was just bringing up Gerald Schroeder and Israeli scientist who wrote a book called genesis in the Big Bang, where he tries to reconcile these two versions. The young earth and the old earth. And what do you make of what he says there? While we both share the platform at Texas a and M university years ago and we were addressing the astronomy department, had dinner with them, so we got to talk about these issues. And he's basically referring to relativistic time dilation that if you're moving at a very high velocity relative to the velocity of light time moves at a different rate. And so you could have a relativistic time frame that would be 6 24 hour periods, but it would be equivalent to zero time being billions of years. So yeah, you can make that work. But my response to Gerald is, when you look at genesis one too, it says the spirit of God was hovering on the surface of the waters of Planet Earth, which means he's describing the account of genesis chapter one in the same velocity frame that we human beings are in. And I also made the point, look. You can't sustain the 6 20 per hour interpretation. If you read the entire Bible literally and consistently. Now keep in mind he's Jew, a Jew. So he's looking just at the ten act, not at the New Testament. And also he believes that the kabbalah is on an equal footing with the tonight, the old custom. There I have to part company with my friend doctor Gerald Schroeder. But it was interesting that he basically puts that at the same piece of the talmud, the kabbalah and the tanakh are all at the same level of credibility in terms of their truthfulness. Well, obviously, that's more theological, but you don't agree then with his attempt to reconcile the 6 days with the 13.8 billion years. You don't, you're not buying that argument. I'm not buying it just on exegetical grounds alone. I think genesis one two makes a very clear. We're in the same velocity frame that we're in right now and looking at the events of genesis chakra one. However, I really appreciate Schroeder's contribution of citing Jewish theologians 809 111 hundred years ago who looked at the tanakh and saw that it was teaching Big Bang cosmology. So he makes a very good case that Big Bang in the Bible is not a recent idea that goes back to these ancient Jewish theologians. And you were just referencing Doctor John Lennox, whom I know and I've interviewed, but not I'm not interviewed him on this subject. What does he purport to be the time frame? You referenced periods between the 24 hours. I didn't get that I think exactly the same time frame I do for the universe earth and earth's life. But he holds what's called an intermittent day age view. In other words, he believes that the days in genesis one are 24 hour periods, but there's hundreds of millions of years between each day. And so genesis is describing the beginning of what God does on say creation date two. But day two extends for a whole age. So in terms of integrating the Bible with science, it's basically identical to the model we have here at reasons to believe..

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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02:27 min | Last month

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"What do you say, what are the best arguments on the young earth side? Because I have not really waited into these waters. But I mean, you've been in this world for decades now. What are the best arguments? Or what do they say that you find the most compelling on the side that says, everything began 11,000 years ago roughly? Well, it's not a scientific debate. When I debate young earth creation of scientists, they readily admit that you can't find a scientist independent of a Bible interpretation who thinks there's any scientific evidence for a young earth. It's a biblical debate. Are these days in genesis one, 6 consecutive 24 hour periods, or are they 6 consecutive long periods of time? Although people like John Lennox have a different model, they say the days are 24 hours, but there's an age between each of the days. But the real debate is, are we looking at a planet that's only thousands of years old? Or is it billions of years old? And as I've debated these younger creations, they promote what's called the diversification of life. But it's a rate of naturalistic evolution that's thousands of times more aggressive than what any atheist biologists would propose. And consequently, to make their model work, they have to have the earth only thousands of years old. But as an astronomer, it can tell you there is a debate in the early part of the 20th century, is the universe quadrillions of years old are only billions of years old. The people promoting the quadrillions say we need that to save Darwinian evolution. Right. Billions is not enough. But the story is the young universe astronomers won. It's only billions of years old. And yes, that's bad news for those who want to explain. History of life on Planet Earth, naturalistically. What do you make of the argument of doctor Gerald Schroeder who tries to reconcile in his book genesis in the Big Bang, which came out, I think, in 91. Right. The idea that it's both that he makes the case that, on the one hand, it's 13.8 billion years since the universe began. And on the other hand, if you look at a different perspective, it's 6 day literal days..

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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03:48 min | 3 months ago

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Uh, it's the Eric when taxes show, my guest is astrophysicist Sara salved in Austin, Texas. Sarah salvy ender, you were talking about growing up in atheist home, and then through your study of science and the universe as a physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist. Coming to faith in a God. Did that startle your parents initially? Did you share that with them? Yeah, it started my dad a lot. I had the sense that my mom was drifting back to her faith. Both of my parents were raised Catholic and I had the feeling that my mom was going back to that with time, but my father was still very staunchly atheistic. And yeah, it's surprising a lot, but he was intrigued. And so we talked about it quite a bit over the years. As I developed in my religious beliefs and ungrateful for that, we got to talk about that. And at what point do you make the leap from believing in a creator God like Anthony flu or others? They say the science leads me to believe that there had to be an intelligent designer somehow, but I don't know who it is or whether it's even a who. At what point did you make the leap into who it might be? Okay, yeah, it's a good question. I purely by chance walking through a bookstore found a book called the science of God by Gerald Schroeder and I remember looking at the title thinking well, I'm in the science and I believe in God now. So maybe I should read this. I love general shorter. I can't believe you're mentioning in the Tel Aviv scientist Jewish. We've had him at Socrates in the city, and he's written some amazing books. The genesis and the Big Bang is the one that I bumped into first. But so you just stumbled on a book by a man who doesn't believe in Jesus, but he does believe in the God of the Bible. Yes. And so I have one of my electric titles is how a Jewish physicist brought me to Christ. This book was amazing, so he's an applied piano to these in MIT training physicists, so I respect his credentials. And I'm reading this book. And it explains how you can take the genesis account of creation very seriously from the scientific point of view. And the way that he reconciled the age issue and then also showed that the events that genesis one list are scientifically testable and they're true and I spend probably a good two years studying this. I tracked down every source that he listed. I really went through this. And by the end of it, I realized that not only was God the best explanation for the universe, but the biblical God was the best explanation. And it was at that point, you know, this idea that when you're ready, the teacher appears and I met a pastor just completely randomly and we're talking and I explain to him I'm a graduate student at UT, I'm becoming an astrophysicist. I believe in God, you know, I'm starting to read the Bible and he said, well, are you interested in becoming a Christian? And I said, you know, I'm open to it and he invited me to his church to come and take some classes and to start reading the New Testament. And that was the turning point. And I did. I read the new testimony. It was very compelled by it, very compelled by the gospels. I read least troubles book, the case for Christ, and I realized that. Just leaped out. And I realized that I was very compelled by the story of Jesus by this idea of forgiveness of redemption. I realized I believed it, that the account of it was credible, and I thought at that point, I really have no choice but to become a Christian because all of this is true..

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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04:17 min | 3 months ago

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"See. Yeah, this is so amazing. Folks are talking to salvando astrophysicists. And by the way, I'm not an astrophysicist. We'll be right back. There's talk on the street of town so familiar. Hey gang, we're talking science. It's the erkman taxes show. My guest is astrophysicist Sara salve in Austin, Texas. Sarah Sally ender, you were talking about growing up in atheist home and then through your study of science and the universe as a physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist. Coming to faith in a God. Did that startle your parents initially? Did you share that with them? Yeah, it started my dad a lot. I had the sense that my mom was drifting back to her faith. Both of my parents were raised Catholic and I had the feeling that my mom was going back to that with time, but my father was still very staunchly atheistic. And yeah, it's surprising a lot, but he was intrigued. And so we talked about it quite a bit over the years. As I developed in my religious beliefs and ungrateful for that, we got to talk about that. And at what point do you make the leap from believing in a creator God like Anthony flu or others? They say the science leads me to believe that there had to be an intelligent designer somehow, but I don't know who it is or whether it's even a who. At what point did you make the leap into who it might be? Okay, yeah, it's a good question. I'm surely by chance, walking through a bookstore found a book called the science of God by Gerald Schroeder. And I remember looking at the title thinking well, I'm in the science, and I believe in God now. So maybe I should read this. I love Gerald Schroeder. I can't believe you're mentioning him. He's a Tel Aviv. Scientist, Jewish. We've had him at Socrates in the city, and he's written some amazing books. The genesis and the Big Bang was the one that I bumped into first. But so you just stumbled on a book by a man who doesn't believe in Jesus, but he does believe in the God of the Bible. Yes. And so I have one of my lecture titles is how a Jewish physicist brought me to Christ. This book was amazing, so he's an applied theologian. He's an MIT trained physicist, so I respect his credentials. And I'm reading this book. And it explains how you can take the genesis account of creation very seriously from the scientific point of view. And the way that he reconciled the age issue and then also showed that the events that genesis won the list are scientifically testable and they're true and I spend probably a good two years studying this. I tracked down every source that he enlisted. I really went through this. And by the end of it, I realized that not only was God the best explanation for the universe, but the biblical God was the best explanation. And it was at that point, you know, this idea that when you're ready, the teacher appears and I met the pastor, just completely randomly and we're talking and explain to him I'm a graduate student at UT. I'm becoming an astrophysicist. I believe in God, you know, I'm starting to read the Bible, and he said, well, are you interested in becoming a Christian? And I said, you know, I'm open to it and he invited me to his church to come and take some classes and to start reading the New Testament. And that was the turning point. And I did. I read the new testimony. It was very compelled by it, very compelled by the gospels. I read Lee struggles book the case for Christ, and I realized that. Just leaped out. And I realized that I was very compelled by the story of Jesus by this idea of forgiveness of redemption. I realized that believed it that the account of it was credible and I thought at that point, I really have no choice but to become a Christian because all of this is true..

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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03:17 min | 5 months ago

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"His way through it. Now, Gerald Schroeder, the book you're referring to is called genesis and the Big Bang. I remember reading that, I don't know if it was 1991 or something like that. And just being astonished because he's not a Christian believer, but he's a profoundly devout orthodox Jewish believer. And we had him at Socrates in the city, a number of years ago, but the idea that he's able to reconcile these two things is astonishing. And I guess from your point of view, he has, in fact, done it. Well, the real gift from God that is given to all of us at one level or another is to be able to reconcile our faith with our science. And that is an absolute blessing and Schroeder's a great example of somebody who has used that in the best possible way. It's amazing. And it doesn't mean that we won't always have questions. I think that those of us who are believers in the scripture, we still have questions. We simply trust that the Bible gets it all right, and that we haven't figured it out yet. We haven't figured out the details yet. The details of the flood, the details of that. There are things that we're still looking into. One of the places people get in trouble with is the concept of Adam and Eve and I've heard different theories on that as well. And I just say, listen, I know the scripture is right. And some of these things we're still in the process of discovering. It seems to me. That is true. There's so many things that if we will remember that God was trying to inspire profits who were limited and their limitations received this inspiration in a way that was not perfect, but was incomplete. And furthermore, the translators over the age that brings us to us to us in Modern English, they didn't get it perfectly right either, and there's an awful lot to learn. So the Bible is the best way to learn about as Galileo said 400 years ago, the Bible teaches us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go. And yet we went, I just want to be really clear. It doesn't mean that these are, you know, Galileo or whoever was talking about the two books, the book of scriptural revelation, and then the universe, but we don't want to nature, but we don't want to imply that the Bible is limited in the sense that it's limited on one conceptually it's limited because it is a book, and it because it doesn't need to say everything. It doesn't need to refer to the dinosaurs. But it doesn't, but it's neither is it wrong. There's nothing in it that we can point to and say, well, he got this wrong or he got this wrong. Now when it comes to translations, of course, people have got stuff flat out wrong and have led us down long paths, wild goose chases that sometimes for centuries because of that. Folks, I'm talking to the author of every win, a brand new book every when God, symmetry and time, his name is Thomas Sheehan, when we come back, we will have more of the conversation. Don't forget, my personal website is Eric metaxas dot com. Please go there, sign up for my newsletter..

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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03:22 min | 5 months ago

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"P.m. investments dot com. Folks, I'm talking to Thomas Sheen. What's that Greek? Thomas Sheehan, PhD. He's the author of a book every win. God symmetry in time. Thomas Sheen, when my book came out is atheism dead. A lot of people have emailed me because they have a young earth view of things. They say that they believe the universe and everything was created only a few thousand years ago. I don't have a dog in the fight. My attitude is whatever is, is, and whatever scripture says is true. But a lot of people who have as high a view of scripture as I do yourself and Hugh Ross and others believe in the Big Bang. What is your most basic objection to the idea of the young earth concept? Well, the scientific evidence really is very, very good that it has existed for a very long time. I look at the first part of genesis as wonderful expression in Hebrew poetry of the fact that God was trying to communicate something to people, but whoever was on the receiving end couldn't get it all straight. And they did the very best they could and they've given us the best they could in circumstances where they don't understand fully all that God wants to say. Let me tell you about a certain 20th century guy. Well, actually, he's still alive. It's all from Brooklyn named Jerry schroder, grew up and went to MIT. I know Gerald Schroeder, he's in Israel. He's a genius. Go ahead. Well, he came to the table with a devout orthodox Jewish religion following a certain rabbi named knock commodities not to be confused with maimonides who were more familiar with. And he said, the universe was created in 6 days and that's what my faith says. Well, in the meantime, he's got a PhD in physics from MIT, so he knows what his science is. 13.8 billion years. And Schroeder said it's up to me to resolve what appears to be a discrepancy between my face and my science. So he did. And what Schroeder said is the answer is both. Because the first chapter of genesis, according to Schroeder, was written by from the perspective of someone who is writing the expansion of the universe, and is therefore moving at huge velocities. The first day corresponds to about 7 and a half billion years. Second day, about 4 billion years, third day, too. And this original idea by Schroeder actually resolves the difficulty between 6 day creationism and the physics that shows 13.8 billion years. I think Schroeder's a genius. And he did it because he was motivated by the fact that both his religion and his science must be true. And he brought that to the table and he worked.

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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03:19 min | 6 months ago

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Worked his way through it. Now, Gerald Schroeder, the book you're referring to is called genesis and the Big Bang. I remember reading that, I don't know if it was 1991 or something like that. And just being astonished because he's not a Christian believer, but he's a profoundly devout orthodox Jewish believer, and we had him at Socrates in the city, a number of years ago, but the idea that he's able to reconcile these two things is astonishing. And I guess from your point of view, he has, in fact, done it. Well, the real gift from God that is given to all of us at one level or another is to be able to reconcile our faith with our science. And that is an absolute blessing and Schroeder's a great example of somebody who has used that in the best possible way. It's amazing. And it doesn't mean that we won't always have questions. I think that those of us who are believers in the scripture, we still have questions. We simply trust that the Bible gets it all right, and that we haven't figured it out yet. We haven't figured out the details yet. The details of the flood, the details of it. There are things that we're still looking into. One of the places people get in trouble with is the concept of Adam and Eve and I've heard different theories on that as well. And I just say, listen, I know the scripture is right. And some of these things we're still in the process of discovering. It seems to me. That is true. There's so many things that if we will remember that God was trying to inspire profits who were limited and their limitations received this inspiration in a way that was not perfect, but was incomplete. And furthermore, the translators over the age brings it to us in Modern English, they didn't get it perfectly right either, and there's an awful lot to learn. So the Bible is the best way to learn about as Galileo said 400 years ago, the Bible teaches us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go. And yet we went, I just want to be really clear. It doesn't mean that these are, you know, Galileo or whoever was talked about the two books, the book of scriptural revelation, and then the universe, but we don't want to nature, but we don't want to imply that the Bible is limited in the sense that it's limited on one conceptually it's limited because it is a book, and it because it doesn't need to say everything. It doesn't need to refer to the dinosaurs. But it doesn't, but it's neither is it wrong. There's nothing in it that we can point to and say, well, he got this wrong, or he got this wrong. Now when it comes to translations, of course, people have got stuff flat out wrong and have led us down long paths while goose chases that sometimes for centuries because of that. Folks, I'm talking to the author of every win, a brand new book, every one God, symmetry and time, his name is Thomas Sheehan, when we come back, we will have more of the conversation. Don't forget, my personal website is Eric metaxas dot com. Please go there, sign up for my newsletter. And we'll be right back talking about every win.

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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04:41 min | 6 months ago

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"And Thomas Sheehan is my guest don't go away. I ain't ready for no family time. Nobody's gonna hurt me. Hey there folks, Eric metaxas here. As you know, our friend and he's a real friend, Mike lindell has a passion to help everyone get the best sleep of their life, but he didn't stop by simply creating the best pillow now Mike has done it again by introducing his my slippers, my slippers, they're unbelievable. I know all about them, but I got to tell you for a limited time you will save $90 on each pair of my slippers. They're expensive. You can save $90. This blowout sale of the year won't last order. Now he's taken over two years to develop them. The mice slippers are designed to wear indoors and out all day long made with my pillow foam and impact gel to help prevent fatigue made with quality leather suede call one 809 7 8 three O 5 7 use the promo code Eric. We're going to my pillow dot com click on the radio listeners square and use promo code Eric, the offer will not last long, so order now with promo code Eric at my pillow dot com or call 809 7 8 three O 5 7 809 7 8 three O 5 7. Folks, I'm talking to Thomas Sheehan. What's that Greek? Thomas she and PhD, he's the author of a book every win. God symmetry in time. Thomas Sheen, when my book came out is atheism dead. A lot of people have emailed me because they have a young earth view of things they say that they believe the universe and everything was created only a few thousand years ago. I don't have a dog in the fight. My attitude is whatever is is and whatever scripture says is true. But a lot of people who have as high a view of scripture as I do yourself and Hugh Ross and others believe in the Big Bang. What is your most basic objection to the idea of the young earth concept? Well, the scientific evidence really is very, very good that it has existed for a very long time. I look at the first part of genesis as wonderful expression in Hebrew poetry of the fact that God was trying to communicate something to people, but whoever was on the receiving end couldn't get it all straight. And they did the very best they could and they've given us the best they could in circumstances where they don't understand fully all that God wants to say. Let me tell you about a certain 20th century guy. Well, actually, he's still alive. It's all from Brooklyn named Jerry Schroeder, grew up and went to MIT. I know Gerald Schroeder, he's in Israel. He's a genius. Go ahead. Well, he came to the table with a devout orthodox Jewish religion following a certain rabbi named knock commodities not to be confused with maimonides who were more familiar with. And he said, the universe was created in 6 days and that's what my faith says. Well, in the meantime, he's got a PhD in physics from MIT, so he knows what his science is. 13.8 billion years. And Schroeder said it's up to me to resolve what appears to be a discrepancy between my face and my science. So he did. And what Schroeder said is the answer is both. Because the first chapter of genesis, according to Schroeder, was written by from the perspective of someone who is writing the expansion of the universe. And is therefore moving at huge velocities. The first day corresponds to about 7 and a half billion years. Second day, about 4 billion years, third day too. And this original idea by Schroeder actually resolves the difficulty between 6 day creationism and the physics that shows 13.8 billion years. I think Schroeder is a genius, and he did it because he was motivated by the fact that both his religion and his science must be true. And he brought that to the table and he.

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Thomas Sheahen's Objection to the Big Bang Theory

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02:11 min | 6 months ago

Thomas Sheahen's Objection to the Big Bang Theory

"I'm talking to Thomas Sheehan. What's that Greek? Thomas she and PhD, he's the author of a book every win. God symmetry in time. Thomas Sheen, when my book came out is atheism dead. A lot of people have emailed me because they have a young earth view of things they say that they believe the universe and everything was created only a few thousand years ago. I don't have a dog in the fight. My attitude is whatever is is and whatever scripture says is true. But a lot of people who have as high a view of scripture as I do yourself and Hugh Ross and others believe in the Big Bang. What is your most basic objection to the idea of the young earth concept? Well, the scientific evidence really is very, very good that it has existed for a very long time. I look at the first part of genesis as wonderful expression in Hebrew poetry of the fact that God was trying to communicate something to people, but whoever was on the receiving end couldn't get it all straight. And they did the very best they could and they've given us the best they could in circumstances where they don't understand fully all that God wants to say. Let me tell you about a certain 20th century guy. Well, actually, he's still alive. It's all from Brooklyn named Jerry Schroeder, grew up and went to MIT. I know Gerald Schroeder, he's in Israel. He's a genius. Go ahead. Well, he came to the table with a devout orthodox Jewish religion following a certain rabbi named knock commodities not to be confused with maimonides who were more familiar with. And he said, the universe was created in 6 days and that's what my faith says. Well, in the meantime, he's got a PhD in physics from MIT, so he knows what his science is. 13.8 billion years. And Schroeder said it's up to me to resolve what appears to be a discrepancy between my face and my science.

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"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:58 min | 1 year ago

"gerald schroeder" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Gang. We're talking science It's the eric metaxas show. My guests is astrophysicist. Sarah salvi ender in austin texas. Sarah salvia hinder you You're talking about growing up in a atheist home And then through your study of science and the universe as physicists astrophysicists cosmologists Coming to faith in god. did that. Startle your parents initially did you that with them. I yeah. It startled my down a lot the sense that my mom was drifting back to her fate on both of parents were raised catholic. And i have the feeling that my mom was going back to that with time but my father was still very staunchly. Mystic and yeah supply seem a lot but he was intrigued. And so we talked about it quite a bit over the years as i developed in my religious beliefs and ungrateful for that. We got to talk about that. And did you did. At what point do you make the leap from believing in a creator. God like anthony flu or others. They say the the science leads me to believe that there. There had to be an intelligent designer. Somehow but i don't know who it is or whether it's even a who at what point did you make the leap into who it might be. Okay yeah it's a good question. I surely by chance. Walking bookstore found a book called the science of god by gerald schroeder. I remember looking at title baby. While i'm into science and i believe in god mel so maybe i should read this. I loved gerald schroeder. I can't believe you're mentioning in tel aviv Scientists jewish we've had them at socrates in the city and he's written some amazing books the genesis and the big bang is the one that i bumped into i but so you just stumbled on a book by a man who doesn't believe in jesus but he does believe in the god of the bible. Yes as i have one of my electric titles is how a jewish is brought me to crash. This book was amazing. So yeah he's a applied theologian. Mvp trained physicist. So i respect his credentials and reading this book and it explains how you can take the genesis account of creation very seriously from scientific point of view and the way that he reconciled the age issue and then also showed that the events that genesis one lists are scientifically testable and true and i spent probably a good two year stunning track down every source that he listed. I really went through this. And by the end of it i realized that not only was the best explanation for the universe of the biblical. God was the best explanation and was at that point. You know this this idea that when you're ready. The teacher appears and i met a pastor. Just completely randomly edward caulking and explain to him. I'm a graduate student ut. I'm becoming an astrophysicist. I believe in god. I'm starting to read the bible and he said well. Are you interested in becoming a christian. And i said i'm open to it. And he invited me to his church to come and take some classes start reading the new testament and that was the turning point and i did. I read the new test. Now is very compelled by very compelled by cost. I read lee struggles of the case for christ and i realized that this leaked out. I realized that. I was very compelled by the story of jesus by this idea of forgiveness redemption relates to believe it the account of it was credible and i thought at that point. I really have no choice but to become a christian because all of this is true. That's immigration halfway through my doctorate. So did you get any pushback from from colleagues because again. That's a startling thing. In some scientific circles. I didn't talk about it very much with my colleagues i. I didn't hide it. But i didn't really advertise it. Because at that point i had lost. My eptein realized that. I was in very much secular atmosphere. And i was concerned because i still have this idea for my childhood that people perceive christians as being kind of anti intellectual You know a little bit backwards in their thinking. And i knew that that was true but i didn't want people thinking about thinking about me and so i really just didn't advertise it very much. Wakes well you mentioned. I think Before that it was your study of genesis that helped you believe that the bible was an accurate account scientifically speaking and i guess you referring to the first chapters of genesis and the creation account. Is that what you mean. Chen genesis one genesis. One talk about that. It's amazing you've looked for their people fixate on such small details in. They're not realizing what you really need to do. Is read other mythological accounts of the creation of universal like The new mellish babylonian account completely different filled with council warring monsters and gods and horrific violence. And then you compare that with the austerity and the matter-of-factness agendas one talking very stepwise fashion. About how god created developed the universe and it's in the correct order we start with the creation of the universe you start with an initial state of chaos and underdevelopment than concrete gradually causes. These things to form you get the development of of the earth oceans the continents marine life. The light hurston. Reliant and you start to get land animals you get mammals and then you get humans that is absolutely the current order. How could somebody thousands of years ago without the benefit without all of the scientific knowledge have how could he possibly have known that. And i mean this is about when homer was writing the iliad and the odyssey. It's kind of or actually no. It's the time of the events of the iliad before that it really is. This is a major argument. You you often. You rarely hear this. But that in all of the various creation accounts you mentioned the babylonian their their scores of these creation accounts of other welcome to be in half of them involve flaming serpents coming out of eggs. And you know taboos eating his children or whatever it is is these crazy mythological stories that we all know are somehow have nothing to do with science. But you're describing. In genesis a series of things that are perfectly consonant amazingly consonant with what we now know and didn't even know a hundred and fifty years ago that's correct. How could somebody during this age. Thousands of years ago have possibly on this information. This is when i realized that genesis is legitimate miracle folks want to see a miracle anytime you want opened it up to the first page of the bible is a miracle. But what do you know. You're just an astrophysicist. We want to get somebody qualified on here. Alvin get us some scientists on the program to discuss this or i think actually astrophysicist are they. Scientists they are i apologize. Folks will be right back with astrophysicists and scientists sarah cell. Oh.

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