Scripts-Samples

Worldview

What do we mean by worldview? It's how you interpret the world around you. Worldview has three parts. The spiritual, belief in God or trust in man. The natural, God created everything or it happened by chance. The social, we rely on God's providence or we depend on entitlements from human government. These are not just beliefs. It is how we live. If a person doesn't approach all three areas in an integrated way, he has a divided mind and won't find peace. The question is what believers ought to believe. God's Word reveals how Christians should live in all three areas. Psalm 86:11 says, "Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. Give me an undivided heart." The challenge for believers is to read the Scriptures to learn what God has said so we can refine our worldview.  Paragraph
Can a Bible-believer believe in evolution? Not the way secular science presents it, because evolutionists reject any role for God in their reconstruction of natural history. Christians who advocate evolution are divided in their thinking. The Bible describes a confrontation between the prophet Elijah and the people of Israel illustrating such a sad state of affairs. “Elijah came to the people and said how long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him. But if Baal is god, then follow Baal. And the people didn’t know what to say.” They couldn’t speak because Elijah revealed how compromised they were.
The question is what believers ought to believe. We all want to think rationally, but why would a Bible believer adopt the ideas of atheists? God told us what he did in Genesis. Choose your beliefs wisely.
A chapter of my book begins with the assertion that “one of us is crazy”. It refers to the culture conflict taking place in America today. We’re divided politically into right wing or left, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and progressives. Each side thinks the other is crazy because what the other side believes seems completely irrational to us. I would assert that the foundational division is between those who believe in God and those who don’t. Believers see God’s guidance and providence while non believers depend on movements and causes to direct society’s progress. Believers advocate morality and discipline while non believers want a society without limitations. There is no middle ground. The question is what believers ought to believe. We need to understand different ways of thinking, while also remaining true to our principles. We need to be peacemakers while also seeking to prevail. We need to save the lost, rather than become lost ourselves. 

The Bible

What Does The Bible Say?. Many people have never read it so it’s worth a try to summarize the message. 
The Bible is God describing himself to his creation and giving us an account of history. He made all things including the first people who rebelled against him and threw the world into chaos. Sinful living reigned the earth, but God adopted Israel to preserve a history of the conflict between light and darkness. The Bible testifies to our inability to live rightly without God’s power in us. When the time was right, God came in the form of Jesus to proclaim the good news and deliver us from sin. For 2000 years, he has infused the world with goodness while evil has simultaneously abounded. Jesus will come again for the final resolution.
The question before us is what believers ought to believe. Will you live in preparation for Jesus return or simply live in the moment separated from the Lord? You get to decide. 

The Universe

Universe is a word used to describe space and time. Scripture tells us the universe was spoken into existence and crafted by an intelligent Creator. Proverbs 3:19-20 reads, “Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by His knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.” Modern astronomical science was founded by Bible believers who trusted God’s word that His creation could be studied because it was created by a reasonable God whose work should be comprehensible. Psalm 8:3 goes on to call the moon and stars the work of God’s fingers. He spoke matter into existence, but He fashioned it into stars and heavens. Evolutionary scientists say that creation is a religious concept, but that’s not true. If the Bible is a reliable description, than it is rational to use it in the way the great scientists used it…as a guide for research. 

Story of Life

Has science proven evolution?  Quite the opposite. When Louis Pasteur developed a process to prevent milk from going sour, he also demonstrated that life doesn’t come from nonliving material. Yet that’s what’s required for evolution to get started. It’s the real reason for millions of years in evolutionary propaganda. It takes a long time for impossible things to happen. Evolutionists depend on a miracle in the unseen past as the basis for their theory. Their claim to science is smoke and mirrors. So why do we take them seriously? Why do Christians waver when they call us unscientific? It’s a question of what believers ought to believe. Do we listen to atheists simply because they claim to be authorities? Or do we seek truth for ourselves from a more reliable authority, the Creator Himself?

Geology

You've heard about the Grand Canyon, but have you heard about the Grand Staircase?   Geologists refer to the southwestern Unites States from the Grand Canyon across Arizona and New Mexico to California as the Grand Staircase. A mile of sedimentary rock has been scoured for thousands of square miles from this area, and geologists have no idea where it went. If the sediments were redeposited into the Pacific, we would have a 51st state off the coast of California. An event like the flood described in Genesis would account for it. The best explanation for the Grand Staircase is that flood waters covering an area the size of the North American continent washed away those sediments and dispersed them throughout the Pacific basin. Secular geologist prefer not to think about flood events that cover continents, so they remain perplexed.

Dinosaurs/Dragons

Are dragons really dinosaurs?   All around the world, we have historical accounts (not just legends) about large reptilian creatures that came to be called dragons. These records exist from long before the term “dinosaur” came into fashion, but they were essentially the same animal. Actually an assortment of animals. Northern Europeans referred to ocean-going reptiles as “saedracon”, but their descriptions are reminiscent of tylosaurs, mosasaurs, and plesiosaurs. The land dragons of Europe and the Orient remind us of sauropod dinosaurs, though sometimes equipped with wings and fanciful ornamentation. Dragons or dinosaurs are even described in the Biblical book of Job which describes a creature called Behemoth with a tail like a cedar tree and legs like bars of iron. Some people say that primitive people made up stories about these monsters we call dragons, but it seems unlikely. Modern lizards just aren’t that scary. Giant spiders would make a much more frightening mythology. The most likely explanation is that the animals we now call dinosaurs are remembered by mankind from our early history. They became extinct more recently than most people believe. 

Government

Christian Principles:   Our country was founded by those seeking freedom from tyranny. Consider the historic words of Thomas Jefferson who wrote, “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Our founding fathers searched the Scripture for enduring principles realizing that God, not man, was the ultimate author of freedom. The Constitution of the United States of America represents much of the fruit of that search. However, today in the U.S. we find a secular society pretending our nation was not founded on Christian principles. The question is what believers ought to believe. Should we trust God as the final author of our freedom, or should we trust in freedom in and of itself.

The Christian Gospel

What is the Christian Gospel?   Many non-Christians think Christianity is a religion of do’s and don’ts that people must follow to please God, but the truth of the gospel is far more wonderful. The gospel is the good news that God came to earth in the form of a man to reconcile mankind to him by faith in Jesus Christ. The gospel is good news because God’s forgiveness is a free gift, not something that must be earned by ritual or self-improvement. God does not require changing your behavior or becoming a better person. The gospel isn’t even about living like Jesus or joining a church or being more generous. These may be good things, but they are not the gospel. The true gospel is news about what Christ has done for us, not what we can do for him. And God is gracious allowing every individual to accept his gift or not. Some people might say there is a catch, that bad things happen if you reject God’s offer. But I would answer that God allows you your choice, and if your free choice leads to a poor result, whose fault is that? If the non-believer has his own way, what could be more fair? The gospel is good news indeed.
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