Thursday, September 11, 2008


WOW!!! Take the time to read this!

This is what I am all about. This is where I am coming from. An inspiring email indeed. I hope it blesses whoever reads it.

What a blessing it is to see that depravity has limits - you can only go so cold, so dark and so dead. It makes logical sense then that God is good: if He is infinite then He would have to be, since if He were evil there would be a limit on Him. What a glorious thing it is to consider that goodness is infinite! What good news!


streetCat said...

Scientists have seen evolution in flies, bacteria - things that have a quick reproductive cycle. Dog and cat breeders have seen evolution in their animals. Dogs started out as gray wolves after all, and now they look and act very differently from each other and even between breeds.

As for the faith argument, I agree that faith is real and necessary for daily human life and even science. You can't "know" anything for sure, even though some scientists would like to think they can! So faith is necessary.

Quintin said...

Hey streetCat,

Unfortunately this is where we differ in our understanding of the term 'evolution.'

I have no problem with the 'evolution' that describes minor changes within a species, even to the point of new species being produced.

Where I disagree is where it challenges the clear teaching of scripture: that of a young earth (created in 6 days) and creatures being created 'as-is.' 'Evolution' in wolves always produces wolf-like creatures. I do not subscribe to the camp that would suggest that organisms can add to their complexity, for example, a sun-sensitive patch of skin that changes into an eye.

The bible teaches that things may be known without faith[1], but I agree that faith is necessary for the things which we cannot know.

[1] "For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse." [Romans 1:19-20]

streetCat said...

I take it back! There is one thing I do know. I know that I exist. For sure. To me, it is the existence of my consciousness that allows me to know this. For you, it may be God that you see.

Quintin said...

"Cogito, ergo sum" [Rene Descartes]
I don't define my existence by the fact that I exist, rather, by the fact that God exists. This allows me to realize the existence of others as well ;P

Michelle Jamie said...

I also got this mail. I thought it was really good!!