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From our experience with quantum mechanics, chaos theory, and the ingenuity of the carnal mind, we know that it is not possible, by logical argument alone -- either from first principles or from observations of the natural world -- to arrive at the conclusion that the God of the Bible created the world. Solely logical arguments lead a person at best to a conclusion of the mind -- not the heart. Our apologetic should involve compelling arguments which remind a person what they already know in their heart (Rom. 1 :20). A few compelling arguments from the creation are reviewed. Firstly, reinforced with the observation that the universe has low entropy as well as observations from chaos theory, the specified complexity found in observations which make up the anthropic principle provide compelling evidence that the universe -- from its basic lawlike underpinnings to the details of the earth's atmosphere -- has been fashioned for man by a transcendent, omniscient, omnipotent designer Secondly, the language structure of DNA as well as the specified complexity, low entropy, and chaotic nature of biological systems argue compellingly that life was fashioned by an omniscient, omnipotent, communicating designer external to biological systems. Thirdly, thermodynamic and general relativity theories combined with observational data on galactic regression suggest that the universe had a beginning. From our experience with causality, there is compelling reason to believe that the universe began as the result of a conscious decision of a personal, immanent, transcendent, immaterial, changeless, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent being. These observations provide compelling argument not just for a god, but for the Creator God of Scripture.
Apologetics, quantum mechanics, relativity, anthropic principle, information theory, entropy, chaos theory, cause, second law of thermodynamics, design, specified complexity, order, compelling, language, omniscience, omnipotence, transcendence, immanence, finite, communicator, eternal
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Wise, Kurt P. and Cooper, Matthew S.
"A Compelling Creation: A Suggestion for a New Apologetic,"
Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism: Vol. 4
, Article 49.
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