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Faith & Reason Ministries
science, Christianity, evolution, universe, extraterrestrials, God, angles, demons, Bible, Earth, life, animals, galaxy, salvation, faith, reason, ministry, man, natural history
Reconciles Christianity with traditional science. Accepts Darwin, the Big Bang, and a Jesus of history, divine. Includes book, SCIENCE AND CHRISTIANITY, plus articles and links.
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<H1>Faith & Reason Ministries</H1>
<H3>Reconciling Christianity with Accepted Science</H3>
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This ministry accepts modern science (including biological evolution and
the Big Bang), a valuable, yet non-perfect Bible, and a Jesus of history,
<H3>Key Beliefs of Faith & Reason Ministries</H3>
<LI>The evidence clearly shows
Jesus to be exactly who He claimed to be: the only Son of God and
as such God incarnate. God is infinite and good.
<LI>The Bible is the greatest book ever written. It contains the
writings of great men of God who were largely inspired by Him.
However, like any other document, it is not absolutely perfect,
and in some places it is badly flawed.
<LI>The Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and life
began billions of years ago with very primitive
forms. These forms slowly evolved into the wide variety of plants
and animals we see today.
<LI>The universe, though finite and created by God, is unimaginably complex
and vast. It contains billions of galaxies typically composed of billions of
stars; it also contains myriads of powerful spiritual beings (both good and
evil), and the likelihood of other life forms similar to man.
<LI>The fall of Satan and his angels occurred before the Big Bang to pervert the
entire universe at a very deep and fundamental level.
<LI>True belief in Jesus involves
repentance from sin and brings the personal presence and power of
God into a human being's life. It also brings forgiveness,
eternal life, and the solution to man's dilemma upon the Earth.
<P>In our world today there is a great need to reconcile scientific and
historic facts with Christianity. We live in a society which is greatly
influenced by science and technology. Home computers, VCRs, CDs, video
cameras, hand calculators, and other sophisticated electronic equipment
permeate our environment.
<P>We are influenced by such programming as Carl Sagan's "COSMOS" and David
Attenborough's "Life on Earth." And science fiction often tells us a
spiritual message, such as "2010: The Year We Made Contact," "Star Trek
V: The Final Frontier," and "Star Wars."
<P>But how has the Church been developing at the same time? Well it is
unfortunate but much of the Church has been slow to embrace advances in
science (including Darwin) and theistic evolution.
<P>As far as this ministry is concerned, Jesus comes before the Bible.
The Bible does not come before Jesus; although the Bible is a great work
and should remain a pillar of strength for the Church which it has always
been. However, inerrancy and creation science (young Earth creationism,
old Earth creationism, intelligent design theory) are not accepted due
to the overwhelming scientific evidence against them.
<P>Rather, this scientific evidence shows us a universe of billions of
galaxies, billions of light years in diameter, and billions of years old.
Yes, as Carl Sagan would have said, "billions and billions." The Earth is
exactly as scientists say it is: 4.5 billion years old, with a wide variety
of life which has evolved over billions of years. Further, life on
other planets is possible.
<P>Faith in Jesus Christ is based, as you would expect, on fact. Jesus is
a historical figure, and the record clearly shows Him to be exactly who He
claimed to be.
<P>Within the context of our fascinating scientific understanding, the
possibilities exist for an even deeper and more meaningful relationship
with God and understanding of the universe -- both physical and spiritual
<P>Faith & Reason Ministries is nondenominational and tolerant in
nature -- embracing all true Christians. God is kind and loving and will
always accept us despite our failings as long as we truly desire to follow
Him. Salvation is not accomplished by works, but through faith in Jesus
Christ. However, God-guided works are important and strengthen one's faith.
<P>See the book <I>Science and Christianity</I>, which has been advertised
in such popular science magazines as <I>Discover, Astronomy, The
Sciences</I>, and others.
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<li><A HREF="farmscs.htm">Summary of the book <I>Science and Christianity</I></A>
<li><A HREF="farmscc.htm">Complete text of the book <I>Science and Christianity</I></A>
<li><A HREF="farmhwa.htm">Here We Are: A Comment on Extraterrestrials</A>
<li><A HREF="farmlru.htm">The Limiting Resolution of The Universe</A>
<li><A HREF="farmsod.htm">What if Science Overcomes Death?</A>
<li><A HREF="farmevol.htm">God, Order and Evolution</A>
<li><A HREF="farmwhyd.htm">Death, Sex, and Evolution</A>
<li><A HREF="farmfsm.htm">The First Saved Man on Earth</A>
<li><A HREF="farmaint.htm">Animal Intelligence and Suffering</A>
<li><A HREF="farmdeb.htm">Hovind/Callahan Debate, Dec-5-04</A>
<li><A HREF="farmcode.htm">Bible Codes Prove Evolution!!! (April Fools Post)</A>
<li><A HREF="farmprov.htm">$250,000 Evolution Challenge Accepted! (Open Letter)</A>
<li><A HREF="farmadam.htm">What Jesus Said About the Creation Story and the Flood</A>
<li><A HREF="farmpred.htm">Is Everything Predetermined According to Physical Law?</A>
<li><A HREF="farmjpl.htm">Writings from JPL's Christian Newsletter (on the Christian life)</A>
<li><A HREF="farmberk.htm">Writings from Berkeley (on the fundamentals of evil)</A>
<li><A HREF="farmjdc.htm">Biography of John D. Callahan, President</A>
<li><A HREF="farmcbl.htm">Constitution and By-Laws</A>
<li><A HREF="farmjesu.htm">The Deity of Jesus</A>
<li><A HREF="farmrght.htm">Right With God</A>
<li><A HREF="farmlnks.htm">Links to other sites</A>
"I would like to say thanks -- now -- for saying what I have always felt.
And using logic and wording that makes me think it can all fit together!
My concerns of the natural order of things and what the churches I have
attended teach have kept me away from the lord and I feel lost. I hope
this will allow me to commit like I feel I need to." --Mark G.
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