In 1755, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, on All Saints’ Day, terrorizing the city of 250,000. Churches were full when the first tremor struck. Many perished in collapsing churches.
The new resource will help Lutherans share the Gospel in a world where many people see science as a god.
There will always be a struggle between faith and reason. In matters of clear teaching of the Bible, however, we must hold to the Scriptures.
My reason follows after, in the wake of faith, and convinces me that the universe is simply too ordered and too complex to exist by chance.
Our culture has convinced us we must choose between the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson and our pastor to glean true wisdom.
If Christ doesn’t return before, perhaps one day science will take the myth of Lucy as mother of us all and cast it on the pile of dead
fables together with the world’s standing on four pillars on the back of a giant tortoise.
Transhumanism promotes uploading human personalities into robotic bodies so that people can live beyond death. But in view of the Gospel promise, the dream of humans without bodies, of our minds being uploaded into robots so as to live forever, seems less like a dream, and more like a nightmare.
To a crowd of supporters, James Watson said, “There are people who say [that] we’re playing God. I have a straight forward answer. If we don’t play God, who will?”
We can become so preoccupied with whether or not we can, that we don’t stop to think if we should.
The Christian faith declares you a holy child known by God, redeemed at the price of Jesus’ own blood.
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relation’s report is mailed to all Synod congregations and rostered church workers and is available online.