Murray Vasser's Posts

God's Reply to an Atheist's Prayer

Atheist lawmaker Juan Mendez (D) offered this “prayer” on Tuesday at the opening of the Arizona House of Representatives: Most prayers in this room begin with a request to bow your heads. I would like to ask you not to bow your heads. I would like to ask that you take a moment to look around the room at all of the men and women here, in this moment, sharing together this extraordinary experience o... »

The Problem of Pluralism

Perhaps the oldest and strongest objection to the Christian faith is what C. S. Lewis has called the problem of pain. Today, however, I believe the most common objection to Christianity is what I will call the problem of pluralism. The problem of pluralism springs from the following simple observation. All around the world, from Italy to India, science textbooks say the same thing. No matter the l... »

This World Is Not My Home?

According to LiveScience.com, two geneticists, Alexei Sharov and Richard Gordon, recently applied Moore’s Law to the evolution of life.  Moore’s Law is simply the observation that computers have increased in complexity at a roughly steady rate since the first mircrochip was invented.  Sharov and Gordon applied that same rate to the evolution of life and extrapolated backwards in an attempt to dete... »

Proving the Bible

I was once invited to apply for a research program led by a Christian engineer. The goal was to make a finite element model of Noah’s ark based on the dimensions and materials given in the Genesis record. This finite element model would then be used to determine the natural frequencies of the structure. The Christian engineer who had conceived this project was confident that the results would demo... »

A Simple Argument Against Naturalism

If naturalism is true, then everything that exists is composed of matter and energy. There is no God and no immaterial soul. Everything that you think or feel results from the arrangement of the atoms in your brain. Furthermore, if evolution is also true, then these physical structures in your brain came into existence through the mechanism of natural selection weeding out random genetic mutations... »

Rob Bell on Japan

Though the question is admittedly quite difficult, I was disappointed with Rob Bell’s response. The question is important, and I believe Christians have the responsibility to attempt a better answer. Martin Bashir asked, “Which of [these] is true: [God] is all-powerful and He [does not care], or He cares and He’s not all-powerful.” Rob Bell responded by stating, “I think this is a paradox at... »