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Investigating Christian Evidences   Investigating Christian Evidences
A Study Course
By: Bert Thompson, Ph.D. and Brad Harrub, Ph.D.
$14.95
ISBN # 0932859577

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface 1
Chapter 1The Case for the Existence
of God [Part I]: The Cosmo-
logical Argument
3
Cause and Effect—The
Cosmological Argument
4
Is the Universe Eternal? 7
Did the Universe Create
Itself Out of Nothing?
13
Was the Universe Created?24
    Our Fine-Tuned, Tailor-
    Made Universe
30
Chapter 2The Case for the Existence
of God [Part II]: The Teleo-
logical Argument
39
Design of the Universe42
Design of the Human Body48
The Body's Cells50
The Genetic Code-
Its Design and Function
54
The Body's Tissues59
The Body's Organs63
    The Skin63
    The Eye62
    The Ear70
The Body's Systems72
    The Skeletal System72
    The Circulatory System76
    The Nervous System80
Chapter 3The Case for the Existence
of God [Part III]: The Anthro-
pological Argument
97
Morality and Ethics 99
    Relativism 100
    Utilitarianism101
    Situationism102
    Determinism102
The Practical Impact of Morals
and Ethics Without God
103
Morality, Ethics, and the
Existence of God
104
Conclusion108
Chapter 4What about Evil, Pain,
and Suffering?
111
Why does God
Allow Suffering?
113
Chapter 5Is the Bible from God?125
What does the Bible Contain?126
The Bible's Claims for
Its Own Inspiration
128
Evidences of the
Bible's Inspiration.
134
    The Unity of the Bible134
    The Factual Accuracy
    of the Bible
137
Conclusion141
Chapter 6Scientific Foreknowledge
in the Bible
145
From the Field of Astronomy146
From the Field of Oceanography148
From the Field of Physics150
From the Field of Medicine152
From the Field of Biology157
From the Field of Archaeology158
Chapter 7Jesus Christ-Lord and Savior161
Christ as a Historical Figure162
Christ in the Old Testament163
Christ in the New Testament165
Christ as a Man166
Christ as God167
Choices Regarding
Christ's Deity
169
    Was Christ a Liar?169
    Was Christ a Lunatic?171
    Was Christ Deity?172
Evidence for the Deity of Christ172
    Fulfillment of Old
    Testament Prophecies
173
    Performance of
    Genuine Miracles
173
    The Resurrection and Post-
    Resurrection Appearances
174
Conclusion175
Chapter 8Genesis 1-11: Mythical or Historical?177
Is Genesis 1-11 Literal
and Historical?
180
Can a Faithful Christian Believe
in both Creation and Evolution?
185
    Did Man Fall or Rise?186
    The Problem with Eve187
    Turning the Savior into a Liar188
    "Either or," not "Both and"189
Conclusion. 194
Chapter 9Walking Amidst the Dinosaurs197
Did Dinosaurs Really Exist?199
When did Dinosaurs Exist?201
Evidence that Humans and
Dinosaurs Coexisted.
204
    The Doheny Expedition204
    Ica Burial Stories206
    Natural Bridges National
    Monument Petroglyph
209
    The Acambaro Figurines210
    Dinosaur Bones Only
    Thousands of Years Old?
213
    The Monster of Troy214
    Human Footprints with
    Dinosaur Tracks?
215
    Historical Records
    of Flying Reptiles
215
Dinosaurs and the Bible217
Conclusion225
Chapter 10Evolutionary Arguments
Answered [Part I]
227
Is Evolution a
"Fact of Science"?
228
Evolutionary Arguments Answered232
    Genetic Mutations232
    Comparative Arguments and
    the Case from Homology
245
    The Creationist Re-
    sponse to Homology
248
    Homology and the
    "Rest of the Story"
251
    Homology, Genes,
    and Chromosomes
256
    A Word about Compar-
    ative Embryology
261
Chapter 11Evolutionary Arguments
Answered [Part II]
271
The Fossil Record271
The Fossil Record and
Human Evolution
283
The Geologic Timetable
and the Age of the Earth
289
    Old Earth/Young Earth291
    Ont-of-Place Fossils292
    Polystrate Fossils300
    The Bible and the
    Age of the Earth
301
    Time Before the Creation
    Week: The Gap Theory
302
    Time During the Creation
    Week: The Day-Age Theory
304
    Time After the Creation Week307
Conclusion310
Chapter 12What Must One do to be Saved?317
Man's Predicament:
Disobedience and Death
318
The Reality of Sin319
God's Remedy for Sin320
    God's Plan in Preparation321
    God's Plan in Action322
Mankind's Appropriation of
God's Gift of Salvation
324
The Road Home: Salvation
Through "Obedience of Faith"
326
Objections to God's
Plan of Salvation
329
    Is Salvation the Result of
    "Baptismal Regeneration"?
330
    Is Baptism a Human Work?332
    Is the Baptism Associated with
    Salvation Holy Spirit Baptism?
333
Conclusion335
Chapter 13The Essentiality and Singu-
larity of Christ's Church
337
    Christ's Church-His
    Singular, Unique Body
    of Saved Believers
339
    Christ's Church-His Divinely
    Designed, Blood-Bought,
    Spirit-Filled Kingdom
344
    Christ's Triumphant Church 346
    Conclusion: How Humanity
    Should Serve God.
348
References355


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