Biblical Perspective

Articles by Michael B. Essenburg

I contend that not seeing this as the purpose for education is why so many pastors don't believe in Christian schools, why we lost the "culture war" in this country, and why so many young people are leaving the church. We lost the very meaning and purpose for living—and thus our purpose for learning.

By Christian Overman in Worldview Matters, January 15, 2016

If it is a religious matter to teach—or imply—that the Bible provides a standard for moral order, is it not also a religious matter to teach—or imply—that it does not? If it is a religious position to say, 'Jesus is Lord of all, and by Him and through Him all things exist,' is it not also a religious position to say —in so many words, or lack thereof—Christ and the Bible are irrelevant to our discussion on biology, art and math?' Are not both statements religious statements?

theory of evolutionMorality is a very difficult problem for the evolutionary worldview. This is not to say that evolutionists are somehow less moral than biblical creationists—or anyone else. Most evolutionists adhere to a moral code and believe in the concept of right and wrong. But evolutionists have no rational reason for this position. Thus, only creationists have a rational, logical, and consistent reason for morality.

Every Christian will at some point of his life come to a “crisis of belief”. It is at that point that he will have to make a decision that will radically affect every area of his life. This watershed point is when a person must make the decision as to whether or not he will accept the Bible as being the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God.

I remember it well. I had just developed a series of diagrams using various relationships between the sun, moon and earth to illustrate some of the truths found in passages of Scripture such as 1 John 1:5; Matthew 5:14, 16; John 15:5; and 1 John 2:15. I had developed these diagrams having read Romans 1:20 that tells us we can see and understand God’s invisible attributes by the things He created.