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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aquila Report: Must We Believe in an Historical Adam?

Anyone who has read Gordon H. Clark's critique of empirical science knows that he rejected empiricism, logical positivism, and the tabula rasa or blank mind as self-refuting axioms that cannot be established by empirical science.  Induction, Clark further stated, can never produce a universal law.  This is known as the inductive fallacy.  If all crows are claimed to be black and even one crow turns out to be white, then the universal law is refuted.

Furthermore, any science that begins with unproven axioms has no advantage over Christianity.  Why would those who advocate axioms have a problem with the Christian axiom that Scripture alone is the Word of God?  Therefore, the author of the following article gives away the bank, despite his concern to uphold the creation of Adam and Eve by divine fiat from the dust of the ground and from Adam's rib respectively.  Worse for the compromisers with common grace and modern science, the Bible says that Adam and Eve were created as fully human adults who had an innate ability to reason and to speak in a known language. 

See:  Aquila Report: Must We Believe in an Historical Adam?

For a Clarkian response to Empirical Science see:  Science and Truth

 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:26-27 NKJ)

 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NKJ)


 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." 19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." (Genesis 2:18-23 NKJ)

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