1. Open Theism (Panel V)


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    Join CJ Mahaney as he leads a discussion regarding the influence of placing creature qualities on the Creator God.

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    • The Theistic Implications Of Dark Energy - Hugh Ross PhD.


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      Here are the verses in the Bible Dr. Ross listed, which were written well over 2000 years before the discovery of the finely tuned expansion of the universe by 'Dark Energy', that speak of God 'Stretching out the Heavens'; Job 9:8; Isaiah 40:22; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 48:13; Zechariah 12:1; Psalm 104:2; Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 45:12; Isaiah 51:13; Jeremiah 51:15; Jeremiah 10:12. The following verse is my favorite out of the group of verses: Job 9:8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. The Truman Show – Truman walking on water – screenshot picture http://gaowsh.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/screen-shot-2011-03-29-at-5-09-50-pm-2.jpg Here is the pre-print paper from the atheistic astrophysicists, that Dr. Ross referenced in the preceding video, that speaks of the ‘disturbing implications’ of the finely tuned expanding universe (1 in 10^120 cosmological constant): Disturbing Implications of a Cosmological Constant - Dyson, Kleban, Susskind (each are self proclaimed atheists) - 2002 Excerpt: "Arranging the universe as we think it is arranged would have required a miracle.,,," "A external agent [external to time and space] intervened in cosmic history for reasons of its own.,,," Page 21 "The only reasonable conclusion is that we don't live in a universe with a true cosmological constant". http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0208013.pdf This following paper clearly indicates that we, contrary to whatever 'disturbing implications' atheists may have about it, actually do live in universe with a ‘true cosmological constant’. i.e. A cosmological constant that is not reducible to a materialistic basis. Dark energy alternatives to Einstein are running out of room - January 9, 2013 Excerpt: Last month, a group of European astronomers, using a massive radio telescope in Germany, made the most accurate measurement of the proton-to-electron mass ratio ever accomplished and found that there has been no change in the ratio to one part in 10 million at a time when the universe was about half its current age, around 7 billion years ago. When Thompson put this new measurement into his calculations, he found that it excluded almost all of the dark energy models using the commonly expected values or parameters. If the parameter space or range of values is equated to a football field, then almost the whole field is out of bounds except for a single 2-inch by 2-inch patch at one corner of the field. In fact, most of the allowed values are not even on the field. "In effect, the dark energy theories have been playing on the wrong field," Thompson said. "The 2-inch square does contain the area that corresponds to no change in the fundamental constants, and that is exactly where Einstein stands." http://phys.org/news/2013-01-dark-energy-alternatives-einstein-room.html Also of note, in the following paper it is found that the proton-electron mass ratio does not vary in strong gravitational fields either, thus, at least, giving a small suggestive hint that dark matter may also, like dark energy, be 'merely' a transcendent constant that is not reducible to any materialistic basis: Physical constant is constant even in strong gravitational fields - Sep 19, 2014 Excerpt: An international team of physicists has shown that the mass ratio between protons and electrons is the same in weak and in very strong gravitational fields.,,, The idea that the laws of physics and its fundamental constants do not depend on local circumstances is called the equivalence principle. This principle is a cornerstone to Einstein's theory of general relativity.,,, The researchers compared the proton-electron mass ratio near the surface of a white dwarf star to the mass ratio in a laboratory on Earth. White dwarfs stars, which are in a late stage of their life cycle, have collapsed to less than 1% of their original size. The gravitational field at the surface of these stars is therefore much larger than that on earth, by a factor of 10,000. The physicists concluded that even these strong gravitational conditions, the proton-electron mass ratio is the same within a margin of 0.005%. In both cases, the proton mass is 1836.152672 times as big as the electron mass.,,, http://phys.org/news/2014-09-physical-constant-strong-gravitational-fields.html Supplemental note: Stronger and More Comprehensive Tests Affirm the Universe’s Unchanging Physics - July 1, 2013 By Dr. Hugh Ross Excerpt: For thousands of years, the Bible has been on record stating that the physical laws governing the universe do not vary. For example, Jeremiah 33:25, God declares that he “established the fixed laws of heaven and earth” (NIV, 1984).,,, Laboratory measurements have established that variations any greater than four parts per hundred quadrillion (less than 4 x 10-17) per year cannot exist in the fine structure constant, which undergirds several

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      • DylanTran - The Ism ft Rellajamu


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        dylantran - the ism ft rellajamu shot by bomani(643m) edted by bomani(643m) nd dylantran cocainetears soon

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        • Proof for God (PtIV): Is the One Unconditioned Reality the Continuous Creator?


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          In this Magis videocast, Karlo Broussard, Magis apologist and speaker, gives the rationale behind the popular phrase, "If God would stop thinking of us we would lapse into nothingness!" He explains why the one unconditioned reality is the divine conserver of being, i.e., the Continuous Creator of all else that is.

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          • The Death of Victor J. Stenger


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            William Lane Craig on the death of atheist Victor J. Stenger.

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            • What is Presuppositional Apologetics?


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              Christian scholar, theologian and philosopher John M. Frame does an interview on the presuppositional apologetic method. Furthermore, he distinguishes it with the evidential method. Frame is one of the main men who is responsible for spreading and defending the presuppositional method. His teacher was none other than Cornelius Van Til.

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              • Proof for God (PtIII): Why There Can Be Only One Unconditioned Reality


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                In this Magis videocast, Karlo Broussard, staff apologist and speaker, explains how the absolute uniqueness of unconditioned reality follows directly from the absolute simplicity of unconditioned reality. In other words, God is one because He is absolutely simple.

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                • Jesus on Trial - Interview with David Limbaugh


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                  Sean Hannity interviews David Limbaugh on his book Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel.

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                  • Proof for God (PtII): Why Unconditioned Reality Must Be Absolutely Simple (2of2)


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                    Following from his videocast on the metaphysical sense of absolute simplicity, Karlo Broussard explains in this videocast why unconditioned reality considered in and of itself must be absolutely simple (pure being or pure existence itself).

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                    • God and Meaning - What's the Connection? [With Slides]


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                      Here is a talk I gave for Buckingham University Christian Union and their friends on July 31st 2014. I blog at various places over the web but collate everything at http://thoughtful-faith.blogspot.co.uk/

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