Apologetic Articles


America in 2067: A Look at Our Turbulent Future

Article #309 by Bill Nugent   In the summer of 2067, a gray haired, athletically built man led two of his grandchildren up to the top of a wooded ridge overlooking a field. He pointed to the far side of the field and said "Do you see that old, wide concrete slab with rusty iron bolts sticking up from several sections of it?"…Read more

My Personal Journey Through Darwinian Evolution

Article #308 by Bill Nugent   Sitting in public school science class in the fifth grade, I saw a classmate flip through an evolution picture book. The boy excitedly exclaimed that apes could turn into people over time.  I got a dramatic lesson in evolution in that teachable moment. I was converted to the religion of blind chance plus apes equals human beings. It was the year…Read more

The Forgotten Epidemic and Its Horrible Cost

Article #307 by Bill Nugent   What if I told you that there was a vast epidemic sweeping across America and it was under-reported because it's an embarrassment to some of our cultural leaders? Such is the case with the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). When was the last time you switched on the TV and saw a Sixty…Read more

The Life of John G. Lake: The Gospel Confirmed By Signs and Wonders

Article #306 by Bill Nugent   "For the kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power" (I Cor. 4:20 NASB). Christianity is a rational faith. Christianity is an evidential faith. It is not a blind leap of faith. Jesus came in fulfillment of hundreds of Old Testament prophecies. Jesus also performed miracles of healing in front of eyewitnesses. It…Read more

Impossibility of Life Coming From Nonlife Frustrates Evolutionists

Article #305 by Bill Nugent   Let's consider the following quote: "Now Imagine   100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 blind persons each with a scrambled Rubik cube, and try to conceive of the chance of them all simultaneously arriving at the solved form. You then have the chance at arriving by random shuffling of just one of the many biopolymers [proteins] on which life depends.…Read more

Second Law of Thermodynamics Makes Evolution Impossible

Article #303 by Bill Nugent   In the early years of the industrial revolution, in the late 1700s and early 1800s, there were many attempts to build perpetual motion machines. Perpetual motion machines would operate in such a way that they would consume less energy than they produce. Perpetual motion machines would have freed industry from reliance on water wheels for power.   In their…Read more

DNA Mutation Rate Disproves Darwinian Evolution

Article #302 by Bill Nugent The recent mapping of the human genome (DNA) has been revolutionizing science and has immense practical applications in many fields, including law enforcement. You've certainly read that DNA evidence compellingly links perpetrators to crimes and sends them to jail. DNA evidence has, in many cases, set innocent people free. DNA evidence also reveals the fatal flaws of Darwinism.   Did…Read more

The New Religion of Sex and Murder

Article #301 by Bill Nugent   Have you heard of the Four Horsemen of the New Atheism? The four horsemen are four of the most prominent atheists of the twenty-first century. The four men began using the term "four horsemen of the new atheism" after meeting together at Christopher Hitchens' home in 2007. The men are: prominent evolutionist Richard Dawkins (1941- …Read more

Remembering Bob Jones: One of the Greatest Prophetic Voices to the End Time Church

Article #300 by Bill Nugent   Today, we will glean lessons from the life of Bob Jones, a man who exemplified the office of New Testament prophet. (This is not the Bob Jones who founded Bob Jones University).   Prophecy and accurate fulfillment of prophecy is one of the hallmarks of our Judeo-Christian faith. God said: "Declaring the end from the…Read more

The Need for a Serious Change in Our Altar Calls

Article #299 by Bill Nugent   It was almost eleven o'clock at night when the preacher began to give an altar call for salvation. It seemed like an afterthought. Let's just get this done so we can all get going home. He rushed through it.   He didn't explain what salvation is nor did he mention sin or the need for repentance or…Read more

Darwins Heretic: Alfred Russell Wallace

Article #298 by Bill Nugent   Secularism, also called secular humanism, is the dominant philosophical force of our age. Darwinian evolution is the taproot of secularism.  Darwinism is the origins myth of the secular worldview. Without Darwinism, the whole secular edifice crumbles. Charles Darwin can be called the messiah of secularism. Richard Dawkins, today's most prominent evolutionist, is the secular…Read more

Accidental Engineering: the Central Claim of Darwinism

Article #297 by Bill Nugent For over thirty years I worked as a carpenter in the residential construction and remodeling business. That was my day job as I studied and wrote. My homebuilding experience gave me great appreciation for how things are put together. Additionally, I have a brother and a brother-in-law who are architects. My father and maternal grandfather…Read more

We Called Them Savages and Slaves

Article #296 by Bill Nugent The attitude that regards certain tribes as less than human is the foundation of brutality. If you believe that a person is less than human, you can treat that person badly and your conscience won't bother you. Your conscience permits you to butcher an animal and eat it. Why wouldn't your conscience permit you to kill a…Read more

Modern Day Miracles Help Prove the Truth of the Gospel

Article #295 by Bill Nugent In October of 2015 I met former Georgia state senator Michael Crotts. When Mike Crotts first ran for senator in 1992 he suffered a fatal heart attack and was rushed to a local hospital with no pulse or respiration. They forced oxygen into him but unfortunately intubated his esophagus rather than his trachea. The oxygen bloated his…Read more

Cambrian Explosion Shows Wide Gaps in Fossil Record

Article #294 by Bill Nugent The Cambrian Explosion is the term used to describe the sudden appearance of an extremely large number of diverse fossils in the fossil record. The Cambrian rock layer is at the lowest level of fossil bearing rock layers. The Precambrian rock layer, which is just below the Cambrian, has extremely few fossils. The Cambrian rock layer has billions…Read more

The Famous Play: "Waiting for Godot" and its Hidden Meaning

Article #293 by Bill Nugent The play, Waiting for Godot was voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century in a 1999 British poll of 800 playwrights, actors, directors and journalists. Its author, Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) received the 1969 Nobel Prize in literature for this play and his many other writings.   Waiting for Godot was controversial from the time of…Read more

Lack of Beneficial DNA Mutations Refutes Darwinian Evolution

article #292 by Bill Nugent There are over seven billion people alive on earth today. The DNA of all people is well over 99% similar. The less than one percent difference is in minor details including skin color and facial features. The "races" are each fully human and there is no subspecies of humans possessing markedly different DNA.   Darwinian evolutionists claim that…Read more

Obergefell v. Hodges is the Roe v. Wade of the Gay Agenda

Article #291 by Bill Nugent   What do you say when the highest court in our land changes the meaning of the word, marriage, in US law to include same sex unions? This definition of marriage is forced upon every state and locality in the US. I will show you how and why it gives powerful momentum to the gay agenda.   The…Read more

Roswell UFO Crash Has Been Thoroughly Debunked

Article #290 By Bill Nugent   In early July, 1947, after severe thunderstorms, some unusual debris was found on a ranch northwest of Roswell, New Mexico. The rancher and some neighbors went out and examined the debris. Since it was near the Roswell Army Air Field, they reported the finding to military personnel at the airfield.   From the beginning there was…Read more

Modern Science Discovers the Spirit World

Article #289 By Bill Nugent   I've often mentioned that God has two books. One is the Bible and the other is nature. God inspired the Bible and God created nature. The Bible and nature do not contradict each other. I've shown in many apologetic articles that as science progresses it moves in the direction of confirming the truth of the Bible.  …Read more

The Bible is More Liberal than U.S. Law in Some Respects

Article #288 by Bill Nugent   The Bible's commands are not always austere and forbidding. In fact, surprisingly enough, there are some biblical moral commands that are so liberal that it exceeds the liberality of our own modern age.   Here are several areas where present United States law would have to liberalize if it were to conform to Old Testament biblical law. In…Read more

Submerged City Ruins Prove Historical Accuracy of Genesis

Article #287 by Bill Nugent   Traditional archaeologists are hard pressed to explain the existence of hundreds of locations of submerged city ruins in oceans and seas all over the world. I recently became acquainted with the Genesis Veracity Foundation and its website www.genesisveracityfoundation.com. The article "Submerged Ruins Atlantis" is posted on their website and gives an interesting discussion of the many submerged archaeological…Read more

Exposing Great Pyramid Ancient Aliens Myths

Article #286 by Bill Nugent The History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" series promotes the bizarre and absurd notion that space travelers from other planets helped build the pyramids of Egypt and other ancient wonders. I would not be inclined to spend time to discuss this if it weren't for the fact that some speakers on the Ancient Aliens series stray into blasphemy…Read more

The Star of Bethlehem and the Timing of the Birth of Christ

Article #285 by Bill Nugent Ancient people had very little to distract them. They had no magazines, no novels, no radio, no TV, no NFL. They lived a subsistence economic existence with over 80% of their earnings committed to buy food. They worked from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. Only the Jews had a Sabbath. God invented the weekend and…Read more

The Coming Paradigm Shift in the Biological Sciences

Article #284 By Bill Nugent A paradigm shift is a sea change. A paradigm shift is a fundamental change in the way scientists connect the dots in making sense of collected data. Paradigm shifts are rare because the prominent scientists and academics who have authority in scientific circles strongly believe in the old establishment scientific model.   To begin, let’s…Read more

The Miracle of 1787 Shows the Wisdom of Biblical Anthropology

Article #283 by Bill Nugent Have you ever wondered why the great leaps of political freedom, human rights and equality occurred in Europe and America in the centuries just after the Protestant Reformation? Church reform led to political reform. For the first time in all of world history the Bible was freely available to people across the entire continents of Europe and North America. The…Read more

Angelic & Demonic Manifestations Prove the Existence of the Spirit World

Article #282 by Bill Nugent   When I was a young believer, back in the late 1970s, I remember hearing about the angelic visitations experienced by an Assembly of God pastor in Boise, Idaho named Roland Buck. I read Roland Buck's book, Angels on Assignment that describes more than twenty visitations by angels, including Gabriel, that Buck experienced in the late…Read more

Proof that Genetic Mutations are not a Mechanism for Evolution

Article #281 by Bill Nugent Darwinists claim that the accumulation of favorable genetic mutations is how humans evolved from "goo to you by way of the zoo." Recent advances in the science of genetics, especially the mapping of the human genome (DNA) and the mapping of animal genomes, has exposed the impossibility of mutations being a Darwinian change mechanism.   You…Read more

Leading Evolutionist Richard Dawkins Shows Real Belief

article #280 by Bill Nugent Every life tells a story. A very enigmatic story is told by the life and times of Clinton Richard Dawkins (1941-    ). Dawkins is perhaps the world's most prominent promoter of atheistic Darwinian evolution. He is one of the "new atheists" along with Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens.   Dawkins was born…Read more

The "Passover Plot" and its Unintended Consequences

Article #279 by Bill Nugent The year was 1965, on the cusp of the sixties generation's search for meaning and destiny. A new book by a British scholar appeared that would attempt to flip the table over regarding Jesus, the most influential religious leader in all of world history. If you know your sixties history, you know that young people…Read more

FOSSILS OUT OF ORDER: EVOLUTION'S EMBARRASSMENT

by Bill Nugent article #278   The Matterhorn is the most beautiful mountain in the Alps. Its distinctive hooked peak is immediately recognizable. The Matterhorn has been called "a mountain upside down" by creationists since this mountain is where we find a supposed 200 million year old fossil layer (Mesozoic) on top of a supposed 40 million year old (Cenozoic) layer.  The…Read more

MAN WHO DENIED THE RESURRECTION WRITES BOOK THAT PROVES IT

  by Bill Nugent Article #277 Albert Henry Ross (1881-1950) was an enemy of the Christian faith and a skilled advertising man. He was also a gifted freelance writer. He was born and raised in the north of England at a time when the skepticism called liberal theology was gaining sway in many of the churches in the UK. Ross…Read more

JIMI HENDRIX: UFOs & FOUR YEARS OF FAME

by Bill Nugent Article #276 Jimi Hendrix was the ultimate sixties counterculture rock star. His life story is like a thumbnail sketch of those tumultuous years. He was born in the Pacific northwest of the US yet came to fame in the heart of London. He was an army veteran and held some conservative views yet his songs and style…Read more

INTERMESHING GEARS IN THE HIND LEGS OF AN INSECT

by Bill Nugent Article #275 The journal, Science, wrote in its September 2013 issue about a set of gears found in the base of the hind legs of an insect. You read that right. There are a set of intermeshing gear teeth as part of the naturally occurring structure of an insect. An article titled Gear Up in the Perspective…Read more

LEFT WING CHRISTIANS

by Bill Nugent Article #274 The word 'liberal' means 'generous.' Unfortunately, the word 'liberal' is now a very loaded term with all kinds of theological and political baggage. For our purposes in this article, we'll define liberal as generosity to the poor and needy. By this definition of liberalism we can clearly see that the Bible is a very liberal…Read more

COMET ISON AND WHAT IT SIGNALS FOR TODAY

  by Bill Nugent Article #273 The year 2013 has been called the year of the comets since no less than three comets have been visible to the naked eye during the year. Each year dozens of new comets are discovered, though very few ever come close to being visible without a telescope. The year 2013's three unaidedly visible comets…Read more

HOW PLATO AND ARISTOTLE HELD BACK SCIENCE MORE THAN 1000 YEARS

by Bill Nugent Article #272 Did you ever wonder why the major breakthroughs in science occurred in just the last 400 years? Ancient people had the same brain capacity as we do yet science stagnated for centuries. In this article we'll see why. Plato (c. 427 - c. 347 BC) and Aristotle (384 - 322 BC) are by far the…Read more

THE LOST SQUADRON AND WHAT IT TELLS US ABOUT YOUNG EARTH

  by Bill Nugent Article #271 On July 15, 1942 six P-38 fighters and two B-17 bombers took off from a base in Greenland headed for England to join the war against Hitler. It was early in the war and they were desperately needed. They were scheduled to make a refueling stop in Iceland but a blizzard socked in that…Read more

SIGMUND FREUD AND THE ROOTS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #270 The eighteenth century gave us the Enlightenment, age of reasonin which Hume, Voltaire and Kant theorized that absolute truth could be discovered by human thought unaided by revelation from God. The nineteenth century gave us Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche and Freud who did prodigious work to apply rationalism to try to find answers to social, political…Read more

THE BOOKS THAT ALMOST RUINED ABRAHAM LINCOLN

by Bill Nugent Article #269 According to Billy Herndon, Abraham Lincoln's last law partner, Lincoln came across a book by Constantin Francois Volney that challenged his faith in God. The book was the famous "Volney's Ruins," more properly titled "The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires: And the Law of Nature." The book attacked Christianity and blamed religion…Read more

BREAKTHROUGH FOR INTELLIGENT DESIGN: THE EPIGENOME

by Bill Nugent Article #268 In 2003, the mapping of the human genome (human DNA) was completed but the medical breakthroughs in treatment of disease promised by the genome project have been few. How could this be? We have the blueprints for the human body all spelled out. Although we have some new drugs and a few new genetic therapies…Read more

FAMOUS FOSSIL APE, NAMED 'LUCY' DEBUNKED BY SCIENCE

  by Bill Nugent Article #267 The most influential and important set of fossils in the world for the Darwinist is arguably the 47 bones of an apelike alleged human ancestor named Lucy. This is ironic because most of the evidence for discrediting Lucy has come from evolutionary paleontologists rather than creationists. More light was shed on Lucy when other…Read more

ERNEST HEMINGWAY:MAN OF THE POSTMODERN WORLD

by Bill Nugent Article #266 In 1986 I had the pleasure of touring Ernest Hemingway's Key West, Florida home. It was a gorgeous home just across the street from a lighthouse. I like old houses and this one was restored to perfection and was filled with Hemingway memorabilia. Being a writer, I think of Hemingway often. He is perhaps America's…Read more

UPDATE ON CONTROVERSY OVER BLOOD AND DNA FOUND IN DINOSAUR BONES

by Bill Nugent Article #265 We're closer to Jurassic Park. DNA has been found in dinosaur bones! While excavating a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton from a cliff in the Hell's Creek formation in Northwestern Montana in 2000, Bob Harmon and his team of paleontologists did something unusual. They broke the T. Rex leg bone in two. They said they had to…Read more

THE ROMAN OCCUPATION OF ISRAEL AND THE MESSIAH'S ENIGMATIC RESPONSE

by Bill Nugent Article #264 The Roman General Pompey invaded Judea and sacked Jerusalem in 63 BC. He turned Judea into a client state of Rome. As a client state, Judea had some privileges of local control and rule by native kings. The Romans installed Hyrcanus as ethnarch (Greek for ruler of a nation) to wield power for Rome and…Read more

AMAZING DISCOVERIES IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

  by Bill Nugent Article #263 The Old Testament books of Isaiah and Daniel were favorite targets of the critics. This was probably because these two books in particular contain much predictive prophecy. They contain many messianic prophecies that were fulfilled in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Up until 1947, the earliest manuscripts that we had of Isaiah…Read more

THE DNA SIGNATURE IN THE CELLM

by Bill Nugent Article #262 Bill Gates has said that “DNA is like a computer program, but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.” As the science of genetics advances, the more it shows that the genome (DNA) is like God's signature in the cell. DNA, like a software program, contains reams of information. It even has its…Read more

THE 1960s REVOLUTION:FROM MODERN TO POSTMODERN

by Bill Nugent Article #261 A revolution is a successful rebellion. The rebellion of the 1960s brought radical changes that are now accepted in mainstream western culture. Perhaps the most radical was the 60s revolution rejection of the concept of moral absolutes and the embrace of moral relativism. The concept of moral absolutes is the claim that there are morals…Read more

GHOSTS, DEMONS & THE PARANORMAL

  by Bill Nugent Article #260   The very fact that there are haunted houses, poltergeist activity and other paranormal phenomena is proof that there is a spirit world. The abundance of evidence proving the existence of the spirit world undermines the US public school teaching that human beings evolved from animals and the material world is all that exists.   In the opening lines…Read more

ISLAM: A CHALLENGE TO CHRISTIANITY & JUDAISM

by Bill Nugent Article #259 Islam is a Christian heresy. That statement may seem strange to people who are used to regarding Islam as a "world religion" that is totally distinct from any other faith. The best scholarship acknowledges that Islam has its roots in its parent faiths of Judaism and Christianity. The Quran is chock full of references to…Read more

DNA EVIDENCE CONVICTS THE GREAT IMPOSTER OF SCIENCE

by Bill Nugent Article #258 The Innocence Project and similar groups have used DNA evidence to exonerate and free many people wrongly convicted of crimes. More than 250 have had their convictions overturned since 1992, including more than a dozen that were on death row. The flip side of this is that DNA evidence has revolutionized law enforcement and has…Read more

UFO "ABDUCTIONS" AND OTHER CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

  by Bill Nugent Article #257 UFOs are real but they are spiritual, not physical realities. The claim of abduction by aliens and being taken aboard a spacecraft is the strangest and most controversial of alleged experiences in the UFO spectrum. Abductions are called "close encounters of the fourth kind." Until the 1960s claims of being abducted by aliens and…Read more

HALDANE'S DILEMMA SHOWS IMPOSSIBILITY OF APE TO HUMAN EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #256 Did you know that an article written in 1957 by a leading evolutionist essentially showed the impossibility of ape to human evolution? Haldane caused a great dilemma for evolutionists through his seminal article. The controversy continues to this day because even after more than fifty years of scientific progress, Haldane's dilemma has not been resolved.…Read more

GEORGE W. F. HEGEL AND THE DEIFICATION OF GOVERNMENT

by Bill Nugent Article #255 One of the major shapers of the modern mind was the immensely influential German philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 - 1831). Hegel was one of the great philosophical transmitters of the Enlightenment to the generations that followed. This article is concerned with Hegel's contribution to the rise of Totalitarianism as a form of government.…Read more

NEAR DEATH AND OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES

by Bill Nugent Article #254 The ability of modern medicine to bring people back from the brink of death has resulted in literally millions of Americans claiming to have had near death experiences (NDEs). They claim to have seen a bright light at the end of a tunnel, rapid flashes of memories of events earlier in life, feelings of euphoria,…Read more

UFO "CRASHES," ANIMAL MUTILATIONS AND CROP CIRCLES

by Bill Nugent Article #253 A TV show about UFOs opens with a dramatic animation of an alleged UFO crash into a windmill on a farm in Aurora Texas way back in April, 1897. The crash is called "Texas's Roswell" and the show presents sober faced experts who buy into it being the crash of a spaceship from another planet.…Read more

THE GREAT PYRAMID AND ALLEGED ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS

by Bill Nugent Article #252 The "Ancient Aliens" series of TV shows on the History Channel unfortunately promotes the ancient astronaut teachings of Erich Von Daniken. The major tenets of the ancient astronaut theory is the claim that astronauts in space ships from planets in distant star systems visited earth in ancient times and profoundly influenced ancient history. Much of…Read more

IF THE MUSIC IS LOUSY, WHY IS EVERYBODY DANCING?

by Bill Nugent Article #251 When does America stop being America? When does a government stop being a government and start being nothing more than a band of thieves, murderers and tyrants? Our forefathers decided in 1776 that the British government over the colonies had so devolved into tyranny, that rebellion against it was not sin. In 1776 the Bible…Read more

THE SECULAR CRACKUP AND THE END OF PHILOSOPHICAL OPTIMISM

by Bill Nugent Article #250 By 1900, science had told society's upper crust that humans evolved from pond scum. Science said that soul and spirit were beyond the reach of science, so they must not exist. No celestial lawgiver; no accountability to God; no conscious existence after death. As John Lennon would, many years later, sing: "Imagine there's no heaven…Read more

JACQUES DERRIDA AND THE RISE OF DECONSTRUCTIONISM

by Bill Nugent Article #249 Jacques Derrida's postmodernist philosophy of Deconstruction is having a profound influence on politics, culture and commerce. Deconstruction is a form of literary analysis that has gone far from the ivory tower of mere discussion and has filtered down into every aspect of our society. Deconstruction is a method of dissecting and understanding any literary text,…Read more

REVERSE PENTECOST: GOD'S DEPARTURE FROM THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE

by Bill Nugent Article #248 We all know that during the feast of Pentecost after the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples with supernatural manifestations as they waited in the Jewish Temple at Jerusalem. Did you know that a generation later, around 70 AD, there was a departure from the Temple which was also…Read more

INTELLIGENT DESIGN MOVEMENT INCLUDES NONRELIGIOUS PEOPLE

  by Bill Nugent Article #247 The Discovery Institute has a website (www.dissentfromdarwin.org) where scientists who reject Darwinism can sign a statement that reads "We are skeptical of the claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged." Over 800 scientists…Read more

EYEWITNESS TO CATASTROPHE

by Bill Nugent Article #245 Pliny the Younger gave us the only surviving eyewitness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The volcano obliterated the city of Pompeii. One of the features of the Vesuvian eruption was pyroclastic flows in which huge clouds of thick, red hot ash, thousands of degrees in temperature rushed down the mountainside…Read more

THE WISDOM OF THE EAST COMPARED TO THE WISDOM OF THE WEST

  by Bill Nugent Article #244 A right understanding of the differences between the wisdom of the east and the wisdom of the west will help bring many things into proper focus. Eastern wisdom ultimately stems from eastern religion. Eastern religion, such as Hinduism, is generally pantheistic. Pantheism is the belief that all things are essentially of the same essence…Read more

THE NAZIFICATION OF THE WESTERN DEMOCRACIES

by Bill Nugent Article #243 In my recent article titled The Worst German Victory of World War II, I described how the philosophy that gave rise to nazism went on to become the dominant philosophy of the western democracies. In that article I showed that nazism was based on postmodern philosophy and that postmodernism is based on atheistic materialism and…Read more

DINOSAUR TRACKS IN ISRAEL HELP PROVE YOUNG EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #242 The discovery of a clearly defined set of dinosaur footprints preserved in an exposed layer of dolomite near the village of Beit Zeit, west of Jerusalem in Israel poses unique problems for old earth evolutionists. The fact that the footprints are preserved in dolomite is particularly intriguing. Dolomite is carbonate rock chemically similar to limestone.…Read more

THE MOST DRAMATIC PROPHECY IN THE BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #241 Of the more than 300 prophecies in the Old Testament that predict the coming of the Messiah very few actually use the word "Messiah" or "anointed one" [Hebrew: "mashiach"]. Most of the prophecies speak of the Messiah in figurative or metaphorical terms. Even fewer prophecies give any hint of the time of the coming of…Read more

UFOs, INTERDIMENSIONAL ALIENS AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS

by Bill Nugent Article #240 The History Channel in its "Ancient Aliens" TV series has given a sympathetic portrayal of the ancient astronauts theory. The ancient astronauts theory is the very bold claim that UFOs containing astronauts from other planets visited and profoundly influenced ancient civilizations. This theory is not generally accepted by archaeologists and historians. Some of the theorists…Read more

DID "ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS" HELP BUILD PUMA PUNKU?

by Bill Nugent Article #239 The History Channel has recently aired and re-aired a series of shows called "Ancient Aliens." In this TV series, Erich Von Daniken, David Childress, Georgio Tsoukalos and others present their claims that ancient space travelers influenced early civilizations. To be fair, the series does present at least some dissenting voices such as that of archaeologist…Read more

UFOs, JACQUES VALLEE AND THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE

by Bill Nugent Article #238 Perhaps the world's leading UFO researcher is the French born Jacques Fabrice Vallee (1939- ). He holds degrees in mathematics and astrophysics from the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Lille respectively. He has lived and worked in the US since 1962. He's made impressive contributions to both high tech computer science and astronomy.…Read more

THE ROMAN ROAD:THE FORGOTTEN MESSAGE

by Bill Nugent Article #237 The ancient Roman Empire was famous for its roads. The ancient Romans built over 250,000 miles of roads, including over 50,000 miles of paved roads. The first paved road was the Via Appia or Appian Way which went from Rome to Apulia in southern Italy. This article concerns a message often compared to the Roman…Read more

DARWINIAN REDUCTIONISM AND RELIGIO-SCIENCE TERRORISM

by Bill Nugent Article #236 The major media largely ignored the fact that James Lee, the hostage taker who invaded the Discovery Channel's Bethesda Maryland offices on September 1st 2010, had Darwinian evolutionist motives. Since the prevailing culture in the media is secularism, perhaps they didn't wish to defame Darwinism. Darwinism is the origins myth of secularism. The blogosphere has…Read more

THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF CHRISTIANITY

by Bill Nugent Article #235 Epistemology is the branch of philosophy which deals with knowledge. Epistemology is the analysis of the certainty of what we claim as truth. Many brilliant philosophers have spent lengthy careers defining knowledge and certainty. How can you be sure of what you believe? What is really, actually, literally true? Your beliefs, in a sense, rule…Read more

A DECK OF CARDS DISPROVES EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #234 You're out for a walk and happen to find a deck of playing cards by the side of the path. You flip through the cards and notice that they're all in numerical order by suit. In other words the diamonds are in order from 2 through 10 and Jack to Ace and the same is…Read more

DOES THE MESSIAH HAVE TO OBEY THE RABBIS?

by Bill Nugent Article #233 The word "Messiah" is the anglicized form of the Hebrew word"Mashiyach." The word "Christ" is synonymous with "Messiah" and means "anointed." Messiah is a title that was commonly used in the Old Testament when referring to royalty. King David even referred to king Saul as the Lord's messiah in First Samuel 24:10. The rabbis acknowledge…Read more

MARY MAGDALENE: CLOSEST FEMALE DISCIPLE TO JESUS

by Bill Nugent Article #232 The very first person to see the resurrected Christ was Mary Magdalene (John 20:16). She was also the only person recorded in scripture to witness all three of the major events of the final days of the first advent which were the crucifixion, the burial and theresurrection of Christ. Her name heads the list of…Read more

THE FAILURE OF UNBELIEF AS THE NEW MYTHOLOGY

by Bill Nugent Article #231 Every person has a deep unrelenting need to commit one's self to something larger than self. In virtually all societies throughout history this thing larger than self has had to do with the unifyingmyths of the culture. Every society has had an origins myth and adestiny myth. The myths were regarded as sacred truth. Western…Read more

BILLIONS OF YEARS ARE NOT ENOUGH:EVOLUTION IS FALSIFIED BY THE UNIVERSAL PLAUSIBILITY METRIC

by Bill Nugent Article #230 Carl Sagan, the famous skeptic who died of cancer some years ago, often invoked the phrase "billions and billions of years" when he asserted that evolution had enough time to work. Random collisions of atoms in a primordial warm little pond somewhere were supposed to produce the first living cells if simply given enough time.…Read more

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHET DANIEL FORETOLD THE TIME OF THE DEATH OF ISRAEL'S MESSIAH

  by Bill Nugent Article #229 Over 500 years before the birth of Christ a predictive prophecy was given that foretold the exact time of Christ's death. This prophecy is contained in the ninth chapter of the Old Testament book of Daniel. The Old Testament contains over 300 prophecies of the birth, ministry, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus the…Read more

CARBON 14 IN ALL COAL AND DIAMONDS IS IRONCLAD PROOF OF YOUNG EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #228 Eight PhD scientists recently released their findings on the radioisotope evidence for the age of the earth. They were called the RATE group (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth). They spent eight years on the project. They studied many radioisotopic dating methods including carbon 14. You may remember the carbon 14 dating method from…Read more

FOUR MEN WHO RULE THE WORLD FROM THE GRAVE

by Bill Nugent Article #227 In postmodern western civilization most people claim to be free thinkers yet are enslaved to the ideas of four men who rule the world from the grave. The four men are Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882), Karl Marx (1818 - 1883), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) and Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939). These four men…Read more

NO TRANSITIONAL FOSSILS IN CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION:FURTHER EVIDENCE AGAINST DARWINISM

by Bill Nugent Article #226 Anyone who has been exposed to the teaching of evolution has heard of the Cambrian Explosion of fossils. The evolutionists call it an "explosion" of fossils because so many fossils appear so abruptly in the geologic column. The Cambrian rock layers are among the lowest and "oldest" layers in the geologic column yet are extremely…Read more

THE WORST GERMAN VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II

by Bill Nugent Article #225 World War II is called "World War" because of its worldwide geographic extent and this is perhaps the least imaginative and least instructive basis to name a war. The Second World War was a teachable moment in a multitude of ways and we should draw as much of a lesson as possible from this costly…Read more

SECULARISTS FALSELY CLAIM THAT EVOLUTION IS THE BASIS OF ALL SCIENCE

by Bill Nugent Article #224 One of the more grandiose claims of secularists is the assertion that evolution is "the basis of all science." Evolutionists claim that it is impossible to do meaningful research in biology, chemistry, geology and other fields without evolution as a backdrop. The Darwinists claim that evolution "joins all the sciences together." This is why secularists…Read more

GAY MARRIAGE: THE ULTIMATE PROMOTION OF THE GAY AGENDA

by Bill Nugent Article #223 Gay marriage is one of the most controversial issues of our time and to ignore it is an act of political and ethical cowardice. Gay marriage is much more than just a redefinition of the whole concept of marriage - important as that is. Gay marriage is a watershed of unimaginable consequences. To legalize gay…Read more

FRENCH REVOLUTION PHILOSOPHER JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

by Bill Nugent Article #222 The French Revolution was the result of a culmination of ideas. Philosophers introduced new ideas to the literate elite. The elite put those ideas into motion. It resulted in a period of radical social upheaval and genocide that changed the course of civilization. The mass murders and guillotining of people in the Vendee district of…Read more

JEWISH TALMUD GIVES UNINTENDED PROOF OF JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH

by Bill Nugent Article #221 The Talmud of the Jews consists of an extensive collection of teachings of the ancient Jewish Rabbis. It consists of the Mishnah(the oral law) and the Gemara (commentary on the oral law). The Talmud is not an inspired writing like the Bible but it does contain important eyewitness accounts of things that occurred during the…Read more

SECULAR HUMANISM AND THE POLITICS OF NIHILISM

by Bill Nugent Article #220 Nihilism is the zero point. Nihilism is the philosophical idea that nothing matters. The only logical course of action that flows from nihilism is apathy. I will show in this article that an implicit nihilism has crept into the philosophical underpinnings of contemporary western culture. It has to do with the embrace ofSecular Humanism by…Read more

EVIDENCE FROM ASTRONOMY: THE FINE TUNED UNIVERSE

by Bill Nugent Article #219   The true story is told of an astronomer who began a new direction in life when he observed a total eclipse of the sun. He became fascinated with the fact that the moon perfectly covered the sun during the eclipse so that the sun's corona could be studied apart from the glare of full sunlight. The…Read more

GRAND CANYON SHOWS MUCH EVIDENCE OF NOAH'S FLOOD

by Bill Nugent Article #218   The colorful rock layers so clearly visible in the walls of the Grand Canyon of northern Arizona in the USA are like the pages of a textbook.. The Grand Canyon textbook gives abundant evidence that it was formed rapidly during a worldwide flood during which time planet earth was convulsed by intense volcanic activity and…Read more

THE SECRET WAY ATHEISTS AGREE WITH CHRISTIANS

by Bill Nugent Article #217   The rhetoric between atheists and Christians has become increasingly heated in recent years. In spite of this, I will show you how atheists secretly agree with an important part of the Christian viewpoint. I will also show how we can build from this common ground and win  atheists over to the Christian faith.   Actually I would never claim credit…Read more

FAITH OF THE FATHERLESS ATHEISM AND FAMILY TROUBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #216   New York University psychology professor Paul C. Vitz has taken a close look at the life stories of prominent atheists and found a common thread of fatherlessness. His book, Faith of the Fatherless - the Psychology of Atheism gives a poignant look at the often tragic upbringings of the leaders of intellectual and political atheism.   …Read more

PAGAN ALTAR AND SYMBOLS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION POINT TO THE RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST

by Bill Nugent Article #215   "Ye have heard that antichrist shall come . . ." (I John 2:18.) There are several prophecies in the New Testament that predict that in the end times just before the second coming of Christ there shall be a falling away from the Christian faith and the rise of a great dictatorial political figure known…Read more

THE ORIGIN OF PETROLEUM: PROOF OF YOUNG EARTH AND BIBLE ACCURACY

by Bill Nugent Article #214   In this time of energy crisis it will be useful to take a look at how oil formed. Any petroleum geologist will tell you that oil formed in deep sedimentary rock and then migrated upward to a different layer of porous sedimentary rock called reservoir rock.     Sedimentary rock, as its name suggests, was formed…Read more

THE RELIGION WITH THE BEST MIRACLES WINS!

by Bill Nugent Article #213   There are hundreds of faiths and philosophies competing for the hearts and minds of people. Which one holds the answers for eternity? The politically correct notion that all faiths are equally true is absurd because all faiths and philosophies contradict each other at their core. The laws of logic tell us that two contradictory…Read more

THE MIRACLE OF THE JEWS

by Bill Nugent Article #212   The story is told of an incident in the life of Napoleon Bonaparte during one of his military campaigns. Someone asked Napoleon if he knew of any evidence that proved that God exists. (Atheism and skepticism were major issues among French philosophers of the time.) Napoleon is reported to have pointed to a Jew…Read more

THE AMERICAN RELIGION AND ITS SELF-REFUTING LIBERALISM

by Bill Nugent Article #211   In this presidential election year in the US it will be helpful and entertaining to take a look at the dominant political ideology of our time. The dominant political ideology is liberalism. Liberal politics is directly derived from its philosophical and religious roots. Moreover, I will show you that liberal politics is self-refuting. If…Read more

THE "INCONSISTENT" TRIAD

by Bill Nugent Article #210   Any introductory college course in philosophy will at some point discuss what is commonly referred to as the "Inconsistent" Triad (IT). The IT consists of three statements that appear to be inconsistent with each other but the degree of consistency or alleged nonconsistency is the subject of many lively classroom debates. The three points of…Read more

AMAZING FINDINGS ABOUT "JUNK" DNA PROVES CREATION

by Bill Nugent Article #209   There's a popular expression that goes "God don't make no junk." Yet in the early days of the Human Genome Project, which was the effort by geneticists to sequence human DNA, there was much talk about "junk" DNA. Junk DNA are the pseudo genes and many other types of genetic structures that were thought to…Read more

DECAY OF EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD: COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR YOUNG EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #208   Here I go again putting forward some more evidence that the earth was created less than 10,000 years ago! There are many proofs for a young age of earth but one of my favorites has to do with the steady, measurable, decay rate of the earth's magnetic field. It has been calculated that the…Read more

BEATNIKS, HIPPIES AND THE 1967 SUMMER OF LOVE!

by Bill Nugent Article #207 The age of reason gave way to the age of emotion. The optimism of the modern philosophers gave way to the pessimism of the postmodern philosophers. Modernism is the idea that ultimate truth and absolute morality can be discovered by rational thought. (Absolute morals are morals that apply to all people across all cultures at…Read more

THE NEW ATHEISTS AND THEIR RECENT ATTACKS

by Bill Nugent Article #206   If you've looked over the best seller lists recently you may have noticed two new books that champion the cause of atheism. One is by the Englishman, Richard Dawkins and the other, titled Letter to a Christian Nation is by the American, Sam Harris. I didn't give the title of Dawkins' book because the…Read more

A LIST OF SIX THINGS THAT ARE UNIQUE TO CHRISTIANITY

by Bill Nugent Article #205   There are some things that Christianity has that no other faith has. These things are not only unique but the supernatural nature of some of them prove beyond all doubt that Christianity is true and is in fact the one true religion.   1) Fulfilled prophecies: The Bible contains more than 2,000 predictive prophecies that have…Read more

TURNING THE CLOCK BACK: THE PROGRESSIVE MARCH TO BARBARISM

by Bill Nugent Article #204   Who's turning the clock back? Is it conservatives who long for the 1950s or is it the secular progressives who want to turn the clock back all the way to the pagan societies of ancient Greece and Rome? America has always been a liberal progressive society. (I use the word "liberal" in the classic…Read more

UPDATE ON DISCOVERIES OF SOFT TISSUE IN DINOSAUR BONES

by Bill Nugent Article #203   Most of us are familiar with the occasional reports in newspapers and over the Internet that tell of blood remnants and soft tissue being found in dinosaur bones. These reports are not mere speculation but are based on genuine findings that are reported by mainstream scientists. The reports go on to mention that the scientists were surprised to…Read more

NEANDERTAL MAN: BONES OF CONTENTION

by Bill Nugent Article #202   In 1856 in Germany's Neander Valley (Neandertal in German) some ancient bones were discovered that differed slightly from modern humans. Since then the bones of more than 490 individual Neandertals have been recovered together with their artifacts. Evolutionists early on succumbed to the temptation to classify them as a missing link despite the fact…Read more

SECULARISM AND THE ABOLITION OF THE FUTURE

by Bill Nugent Article #201   The future has been abolished! Does that statement seem outlandish? Let me explain.   Secularism, whether it's called Secular Humanism or atheism, is the belief that there is no God and no accountability to God in the afterlife. To the secularist, death results in the ending of consciousness, hence there is no future for the…Read more

DARWIN STRIKES BACK!

by Bill Nugent Article #200   The most common topic I've dealt with in 200 DTF articles has been Darwinian evolution. Darwinian evolution with its implicit atheism is far and away the gravest assault on the Christian faith. Darwinism has caused the secularization of society and has brought about the collapse of morals. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) was…Read more

A LIST OF RATIONAL PROOFS OF CHRISTIANITY

by Bill Nugent Article #199   Secularists claim that they rely on science and reason to support their beliefs. Many vocal secularists claim that Christians rely on blind faith and believe things contrary to science. This is a gross misunderstanding of the underpinnings of Christian belief. The fact is SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE AGREE! Christianity is a faith. We openly…Read more

EVO-DEVO: THE THIRD WAVE OF EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #198   If you haven't heard of "Evo Devo" you soon will. It's the newest thing among evolutionists that they use to prop up evolution. "Evo Devo" is the abbreviated form of "Evolutionary Developmental Biology" which is such a sharp departure from Darwinism that it is being called the "third wave" of evolution. Evo Devo deals…Read more

HOW SOCRATES INFLUENCES OUR LIVES TODAY

by Bill Nugent Article #197   Socrates (ca. 470-399 BC) is not just another "dead white male" despised by our university elite but a man whose philosophical breakthroughs reverberate down through the centuries and profoundly affect us today. Athens in the fifth century BC was the age of Pericles. The grandiose construction projects undertaken by Pericles such as the Parthenon…Read more

RELATIVITY, STRING THEORY AND QUANTUM MECHANICS

by Bill Nugent Article #196   Einstein's theory of general relativity and the theory of quantum mechanics are two widely accepted and experimentally verified theories of physics. There's only one problem. They contradict each other! General relativity deals with physics on the macro scale of massive gravitational fields warping the space-time continuum. Quantum mechanics is useful in the description of…Read more

SURVIVING COLLEGE COMPARATIVE RELIGION CLASS

by Bill Nugent Article #195   A young college woman sits down at her desk on the first day of a course on comparative religion. She thinks it's a good deal. She gets college credit for a casual review of her own Christian faith and gets to learn about other world religions. The professor enters the room fashionably late. He's…Read more

EVOLUTION'S EMBARRASSING MOMENTS

by Bill Nugent Article #194   Austin H. Clark (1880-1954) was a respected Darwinian evolutionist on staff at the Smithsonian Institution. He was the Carl Sagan of his generation, arguably the most respected evolutionist of his time. He was a prolific writer who wrote articles and books in five languages. He was a staunch and articulate defender of evolution yet concealed the…Read more

DA VINCI CODE AND THE GNOSTICS OVERPLAY THEIR HAND

by Bill Nugent Article #193   I don't want to bore you with another long list of historical inaccuracies and fabrications contained in the recent book, The Da Vinci Code. Lee Strobel, Paul Meier and other Christian scholars with stronger minds than mine have already done so. Let me share with you a quirky perspective on this that I hope you'll find interesting.…Read more

A LIST OF TWELVE THINGS THAT FALSIFY EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #192   1. The impossibility of spontaneous generation falsifies evolution. Atheistic evolution asserts that the first living cell was formed by the random collisions of atoms in the primordial soup. Stanley Miller stunned the world in the early 1950s when he produced amino acids from methane and other gases. Miller's further experiments and those of others…Read more

GLOBAL WARMING AND EVIDENCE FOR YOUNG EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #191   Global warming is in the news every day. The fact of global warming is undeniable. The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate. The only controversy is over the cause of global warming. The Evangelical Climate Initiative is an effort by conservative Christians to address environmental issues related to global warming. Having…Read more

GENETIC "SCARS" AND A NEW EVOLUTION OFFENSIVE

by Bill Nugent Article #190   Evolutionists think they have a new wedge in their losing battle to buttress the crumbling Darwinian theory. There's a lot at stake in this battle. Evolution is the origins myth of secular humanism. Evolution is the foundation of postmodernism's denial of God and its promotion of the culture of death.   Evolution apologists have latched on…Read more

THAT WHICH IS DETESTABLE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD

by Bill Nugent Article #189   A wise man from Wales named Arthur Burt once said "You've got to own it before you can disown it." One of the major things that distinguishes Christianity from manmade religion is that Christianity maintains that all people are born sinners. This puts Christianity out of step with our postmodern 'feel good about yourself,'…Read more

MAO TSE-TUNG AND DARWIN

by Bill Nugent Article #188   We often think of Mao Tse-Tung as a champion of Marxism but in this article I'll point out that Mao's reign of mass murder and despotism owes more to Darwin than Marx. To begin let me say that Darwinism was and remains the great underpinning of atheism. There were atheists before Darwin such as British philosopher Thomas…Read more

KNOWING BY FAITH, KNOWING BY SCIENCE

  by Bill Nugent Article #187   Skeptics who deny Christianity criticize us for relying on faith to know things that happened long ago. However, all people of all religious and nonreligious persuasions rely on faith more than they might readily admit. There are many things that are known by faith. Almost every event in history is known by faith. 'Faith'…Read more

FAMOUS DARWINIST AUTHOR H. G. WELLS DESPAIRED AT END OF LIFE

  by Bill Nugent Article #186   Herbert George (H. G.) Wells (1866-1946) was one of the most brilliant yet ardently racist minds produced during the early years of the promotion of Darwin's theory of evolution. Most of us are familiar with the name H. G. Wells in association with his famous book Outline of History (1920) which is still in print.…Read more

WAS HURRICANE KATRINA GOD'S JUDGMENT ON AMERICA?

by Bill Nugent Article #185   I saw on the news on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, crews of workers still searching for bodies in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans. The body count is 1,324. They're still searching nearly 3 months after Katrina hit. Over 4,000 people are still unaccounted for. The inevitable question that is asked of Bible…Read more

SPECIFIED COMPLEXITY OF LIFE NEVER ARISES BY CHANCE

by Bill Nugent Article #184   This Defending the Faith article consists largely of a guest article by an Internet debater who gives a very clear explanation of the case for intelligent design by discussing the specified complexity of the DNA contained in every cell of every living thing. He gives a good, easy to grasp explanation of the specified complexity of…Read more

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADMITS ARCHAEORAPTOR FOSSIL IS FAKE

by Bill Nugent Article #182   National Geographic Magazine is a major bastion of evolution and so their frank admission of being duped by a fabricated fossil is noteworthy. The idea that dinosaurs evolved into birds has long been promoted by National Geographic and also by NatureMagazine, another institution of establishment evolutionism. The evidence for their highly speculative 'dino-to-birds' theory has…Read more

A NEW LOOK AT THE MIDDLE AGES

by Bill Nugent Article #181   The thousand year period from 500 AD to 1500 AD has been called "Medieval Times" or "the Dark Ages." The term "Dark Ages" was originally used to describe the architecture of the period and not used as a general term to describe all aspects of medieval civilization. The middle ages were anything but dark…Read more

CONTROVERSY OVER INTELLIGENT DESIGN VERSUS EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #180   The intelligent design versus evolution debate has taken center stage in our national discussion lately. The August 15 '05 issue ofTime magazine and the May 29 '05 issue of New Yorkermagazine have feature articles on Intelligent Design (ID). President Bush has publicly stated that he supports the teaching of ID in public schools. Even columnist George…Read more

BACK TO COLLEGE AND THE THEATER OF THE ABSURD

by Bill Nugent Article #217   The professor enters the classroom and glances at the students of his sociology 101 class. He is casually dressed and sports a speckled gray beard and a pony tail that requires every strand of hair on his balding head. He has every mark of 60's chic. Since it's the first day of class the students expect to hear a…Read more

COLLAPSING ROCK FORMATIONS GIVE YOUNG EARTH EVIDENCE

by Bill Nugent Article #178   We are all familiar with statements in the popular media that describe rock formations as being 10 million, 100 million or even one billion years old. The old age - multibillion year - view of earth's chronology is the dominant view in geology but a distressingly persuasive 'mountain' of evidence is pointing to a much younger age of…Read more

SADISM, NIHILISM, AND SECULAR PURISM

by Bill Nugent Article #177   The Marquis de Sade (full name: Compte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade) (1740 - 1814) was a famous French atheist and writer. He spent 27 years of his adult life in the prisons and insane asylums of the French monarchy, the French Republic, therevolutionary terror and Napoleonic Imperial France. In short, his sexual perversion…Read more

THE LAST REFUGE OF THE DAMNED

by Bill Nugent Article #176   What does an atheist do when he sees convincing scientific proof that evolution could not have given rise to life in all its varied forms? Does he "get religion?" Or does he continue his denial of God and search for another naturalistic explanation for life? Where is the last refuge of the damned? Perhaps it's a bizarre new idea called Complexity…Read more

LEADING UFO RESEARCHERS CONFIRM CHRISTIAN VIEW

by Bill Nugent Article #175   A general consensus has emerged among serious, science oriented UFO researchers that a certain small percentage of UFOs are real and are not figments of anyone's imagination. Furthermore, it is well known that many individuals claim to receive messages from alleged extra-terrestials aboard UFOs. The messages received from UFOs are generally occultic and steer people…Read more

THE FAILURE OF SECULARISM AS A CIVIL RELIGION

by Bill Nugent Article #174   For a substantial period of their history the ancient Greeks had no written law. All of the laws were memorized and passed down orally from generation to generation. The ancient Greeks believed that any man who required written laws was a man who lacked integrity. Other ancient civilizations conducted business without written agreement solely on…Read more

BLACK GENOCIDE AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

by Bill Nugent Article #173   The term 'genocide' prompts thoughts of Auschwitz and the mass murder of millions of Jews and Gypsies during World War II. A careful historical study of genocide reveals that the holocaust of World War II was by no means the only example of mass murder of members of a particular ethnic or religious group. The…Read more

CARBON 14 IN EVERY SAMPLE OF COAL PROVES YOUNG EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #172   Creationists have long claimed that the various natural clocks, when properly understood and calibrated, give evidence for a young age of planet earth. This is especially true of the widely utilized carbon 14 dating method. You may remember from your high school biology class that carbon 14 is the radioactive cousin of the stable carbon…Read more

PAGAN MYTHOLOGY PROVES CHRISTIANITY TRUE

by Bill Nugent Article #216   A popular line of attack against the Christian Faith is to compare Christianity to ancient pagan myths and then claim that the early Christians "borrowed" elements of the myths to compose the Gospel story. These critics study a wide variety of myths and then point to leading characters in the myths and try to find parallels with…Read more

THE CAMBODIAN KILLING FIELDS AND THE DRY TREE

by Bill Nugent Article #170   One of Hollywood's most noble efforts at portraying the disastrous consequences of evil ideas was the film The Killing Fields, made in 1984. It is based on the true story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg and his Cambodian interpreter Dith Pran. Schanberg and Pran were separated during the chaos that followed the…Read more

THE GREATEST SINGLE BIBLE PROPHECY

by Bill Nugent Article #168   The best evidence for the divine inspiration of the Bible are the many hundreds of predictive prophecies contained in its pages. Let's focus in on the very best of the best of the Bible's predictive prophecies in order to understand this supernatural proof in a clear way. In this article we will take a look at the…Read more

PREDICTING THE FUTURE!

by Bill Nugent Article #167   People are always very curious about the future. We all want to know in advance what the future holds. This is one reason why Bible prophecy is such a fascinating subject. Before I delve into a discussion of what the Bible says will happen in the future let me first give a quick lesson…Read more

IRENAEUS: CHAMPION OF THE INCARNATION

by Bill Nugent Article #166   In this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of Christ we may pause to reflect on the doctrine of the incarnation. The incarnation is the Bible's teaching that God became man. God took on a literal flesh and blood body in the person of His Son Jesus Christ. Christ is one in essence with the…Read more

EVOLUTION'S MAIN PREDICTIONS REMAIN UNFULFILLED

by Bill Nugent Article #165   Please bear with me as I send you yet another article countering evolution. I feel that I must do this because evolution, like no other thought system, attempts to explain the origin, development and purpose of life by natural processes alone. Evolution is the very taproot of unbelief and is the engine of secularization.…Read more

GOD ALMIGHTY'S PROVISION: SQUANTO: THE JOSEPH OF NEW ENGLAND

by Bill Nugent Article #164   On a Friday in mid March 1621 the Pilgrims received an unexpected visitor. His name was Samoset, an Algonquin Indian from Maine who spoke broken English he had learned from British fishermen. His first question was "Do you have any beer?" Samoset was given food and drink and soon left. He returned the following Thursday with…Read more

LETTER TO AN EVOLUTIONIST

by Bill Nugent Article #163   The letter below is the text of an email I sent to a defender of evolution who had responded harshly to an article I posted to a creation versus evolution debate group. Debates with evolutionists over the Internet can be very lively and freewheeling. It is best to stick with tightly reasoned, concise arguments and be…Read more

REFUTING A BLASPHEMOUS ATTACK ON THE CREATOR

by Bill Nugent Article #162   Those who attack creationism will often say something like this:"I agree that single-celled life forms such as bacteria are so immensely complex that they must have been made by an intelligent designer but this intelligent designer must be more complex than a cell, so who designed him?" In using this "who created the Creator?" argument they attempt to undermine…Read more

RADIOACTIVE DECAY DOESN'T PROVE OLD AGE OF EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #161   Those who believe in a multi-billion year age of planet earth point to the absence of certain radioactive isotopes as perhaps their strongest evidence for old earth. Let me briefly explain this line of reasoning for the nonscientist. According to astronomers, when stars like our sun form there are large quantities of unstable atoms present. These unstable atoms are…Read more

EVOLUTION AND THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE OF 1845-47

by Bill Nugent Article #160   Potatoes were introduced into Europe from South America in the 1500s by the Spanish. By the 19th century, potatoes had become the staple crop of millions of Irish farmers. Through selective breeding, a variety of potato called the "Lumper" was produced. This variety yielded more calories per acre than any other crop. Evolutionary ideas…Read more

PLANET MERCURY PROVES YOUNG AGE OF SOLAR SYSTEM

by Bill Nugent Article #159   It is an exciting age in which we live because as science progresses more evidence emerges to prove the young age of the Solar System and the lack of sufficient time for gradual, atheistic evolution. One evidence for the young age of the solar system is the magnetic field of the planet Mercury. Mercury is the densest…Read more

SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDIES ATTACK THE BIBLE BUT PROVE IT TRUE

by Bill Nugent Article #158   It is not uncommon for secularists to attack the credibility of the Bible by citing social science studies that on the surface seem to contradict the Bible's teachings. It's a familiar refrain for a debater to exclaim "studies have shown thus and so!" In this article we shall see that social science is a…Read more

THOMAS AQUINAS: FAITH IS UNDERGIRDED BY REASON

by Bill Nugent Article #157   So great was the impact of Thomas Aquinas on the medieval church that his philosophy is called simply "Thomism." Writers don't even have to bother to use his surname when referring to his work. Thomas Aquinas was born in Aquino Italy in 1225 and entered the Abbey at Monte Cassino at age five. He was…Read more

THE RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST

by Bill Nugent Article #156   The Bible predicts future events. Bible prophecies are being fulfilled in our own time. One of the main proofs of the divine inspiration of the Bible is predictive prophecy. The Bible contains thousands of predictive prophecies that have been fulfilled or are being fulfilled. One prophecy that concerns us today is First John 2:18…Read more

EXISTENTIALISM AND THE RISE OF FASCISM

by Bill Nugent Article #155   Some time ago I read an interesting article that said that the fascism of Hitler and Mussolini was no flash in the pan and that fascism is still with us. One manifestation of fascism was destroyed in World War II but the philosophical underpinnings of fascism remain in place. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is called…Read more

A SHORT HISTORY OF EXISTENTIALISM AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR TIMES

by Bill Nugent Article #154   It is vital for us to understand existentialism which is the principle ethical outflow of atheism and the dominant philosophy of our times. It is a direct challenge to Judeo-Christian morality. Down through the centuries Christian and Jewish philosophers believed that absolute truth was given by revelation from God in the form of the Ten…Read more

JEWISH PROPHETIC VIEW OF THE SACRIFICE OF ISAAC

by Bill Nugent Article #153   It's hard to overestimate the impact of the sacrifice of Isaac on Jewish thought and literature. Jewish writings, be they ancient, medieval or modern, contain frequent references to Abraham's sacrifice of his son Isaac which is recorded in the 22nd chapter of Genesis. Jewish writers bring out many deep and hidden moral insights from…Read more

ANTI-MISSIONARIES ABUSE NEW TESTAMENT QUOTATIONS OF OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGES

by Bill Nugent Article #152   The New Testament contains many quotations of Old Testament passages. This is to be expected since many of the events described in the New Testament are in direct fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. When one examines a New Testament quotation of an Old Testament passage and then flips over to the Old Testament itself…Read more

ATTACK ON YOUNG AGE OF EARTH SOUNDLY REFUTED

by Bill Nugent Article #151   I was amused recently when I read a deeply flawed attack on the young age of planet earth. The article attacked the creationist position that the decay rate of the earth's magnetic field indicates a recent creation of planet earth. Like many such attacks this one would sound convincing to the casual observer but a scholarly analysis would…Read more

MORAL RELATIVISM AND THE END OF SECULAR OPTIMISM

by Bill Nugent Article #150   When I was a senior in high school the teacher of my humanities class said that when we study different cultures we must remember that no culture is morally superior to any other culture. The above statement is a classic statement of moral relativism. Moral relativism is the claim that morals are not fixed…Read more

COMETS GIVE EVIDENCE FOR YOUNG AGE OF SOLAR SYSTEM

by Bill Nugent Article #149   While much evidence for the necessity of an intelligent designer can be readily seen in the microscopic world of the awesome complexity of single celled life in this article we will shift focus away from the micro world to the macro realm of the universe. The solar system and indeed the universe itself seems…Read more

FATAL FLAWS IN COMPUTER SIMULATION OF EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #148   Atheistic evolutionists are becoming increasingly aware of the awesome complexity of the information encoded in the DNA of single celled organisms such as bacteria. In order to maintain their atheistic views, evolutionists must find some way to demonstrate that blind chance can generate biochemical information. In this article we'll take a look at an attempt to…Read more

SCIENTIST REFUTES CLAIM THAT MUTATIONS ADD INFO TO DNA

by Bill Nugent Article #147   Recently a person with some background in genetics and plant breeding claimed that new flower colors are the result of random genetic mutations that add new biochemical information to the DNA molecule. Donald Batten, Ph. D. responded to this claim with a penetrating analysis of the biochemical information content of DNA and its response to…Read more

MEN'S LIB, AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF FEMINISM

by Bill Nugent Article #146   Betty Frieden is said to have pulled the trigger on history with the publication of her book The Feminine Mystique in 1963. The book helped launch the Women's Liberation Movement of the 1960s which sought to liberate women from traditional family responsibilities and encourage them to work outside the home. The movement later dropped…Read more

WHY MUST THERE BE HELL?

by Bill Nugent Article #145   Maurice S. Rawlings M.D., a  prominent cardiologist, wrote a book titled To Hell and Back. It is subtitled: Life After Death: Startling New Evidence. In it he records the experiences of people who saw glimpses of hell during cardiac arrest. There are many books about near death experiences but most tend to emphasize positive experiences…Read more

SCIENTISTS DEBUNK 'GAY GENE'

by Bill Nugent Article #144   In 1991 there was much excitement over the possibility that homosexuality was an inborn and unchangeable trait. That year Salk Institute researcher Dr. Simon Le Vay, himself a homosexual, published a study in the journal Science showing slight brain structure differences in a small sample of brains from gay and straight men. Dr. Le Vay…Read more

SPINOZA, THE MAN WHO CHANGED JUDAISM

by Bill Nugent Article #143   Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was a Dutch Jew born in Amsterdam. He is often referred to by the Latin version of his name: Benedict de Spinoza. Early in life he acquired a deep interest in the philosophy of Rene Descartes and other ideas that conflicted with Judaism. He was formally excommunicated from his Synagogue at the…Read more

HUMAN AND CHIMP DNA SIMILARITY UNRAVELS UNDER SCRUTINY

by Bill Nugent Article #142   Since the recent mapping of the human genome (DNA) many evolutionists have claimed that human DNA is 96% or more similar to that of a chimpanzee. Even if one were to generously grant that the similarity is 98%, and that human DNA contains 1 billion base pairs, that still means that humans and chimps have 20 million base pairs that are different.…Read more

FAMOUS LAWYERS PROVE THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

by Bill Nugent Article #141   Some people like to tell lawyer jokes. Lawyers are one of the few groups that can be put down publicly in our politically correct age. That's unfortunate because, as the saying goes: "nobody likes a lawyer until you need one." One lawyer that America needed was Lewis Wallace (1827-1905). In addition to his lawyering he…Read more

AN ANSWER TO INTERNET POSTINGS THAT MOCK GOD'S LAW

by Bill Nugent Article #140   The Judeo-Christian view of morality, which is the very foundation of the laws of western civilization, has recently been the subject of some rather cruel satire. Dr. Laura Schlesinger recently made reference to the fact that the Bible forbids homosexual relations. Dr. Laura has been criticized for her stand by those who promote special legal protection for homosexual…Read more

CAT SCANS OF FOSSIL SKULLS DISPROVE ALLEGED APEMEN

by Bill Nugent Article #139   The CAT scan has not only revolutionized diagnostic medicine but in a way has also revolutionized the study of fossil skulls. Dr. Fred Spoor, Anatomist at University College, London and joint editor of the Journal of Human Evolution has done CAT scans of many fossil skulls put forward by paleoanthropologists as potential human ancestors. In addition to…Read more

BIOCHEMISTRY PROFESSOR DEMOLISHES EVOLUTION WITH IRREDUCIBLE COMPLEXITY

by Bill Nugent Article #138   Michael Behe, Ph. D., professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University and author of Darwin's Black Box has lectured on the fact that single celled organisms (bacteria, amoebas, viruses) are not only complex but their complexity is irreducible. Irreducible complexity means that if just one component of a complex system is removed then that system becomes nonfunctional. Dr.…Read more

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST AND JEWISH CONCERNS

by Bill Nugent Article #137   I recently viewed the film The Passion of the Christ and I highly recommend that all people (except very young or sensitive children) see it. The realism down to the Latin speaking soldiers with rotten teeth gives an air of such authenticity that you feel that you're actually there. The special effects of the…Read more

THE DA VINCI CODE AND THE HOLY GRAIL

by Bill Nugent Article #136   The Da Vinci Code, a best selling novel, has garnered a great deal of attention in recent days. The story line consists of medieval theories, legends and lore woven into a postmodern thriller novel with political overtones. The novel also makes some very serious direct attacks on the Christian faith. Let me emphasize the word "novel"…Read more

DO THE JEWS GO TO HELL?

by Bill Nugent Article #135   The auditorium was packed for the annual Ultimate Meaning of Life Debate at a midwestern college. This year the debate was between a philosophy professor and a Christian minister. At this time in the debate it's the professor's turn to confront the minister with a difficult question, a question that the professor hopes the…Read more

TAXPAYER FUNDED TEACHING OF ATHEISM TO CHILDREN

by Bill Nugent Article #134   "Don't impose your beliefs on me!" This is the cry of those who object to any discussion of God's standards of right and wrong. Of course it should be obvious that any private conversation or privately funded broadcast or publication is not an "imposition." The real imposition of viewpoints that goes on in today's…Read more

MOUNT SAINT HELENS PROVES PETRIFIED FOREST FORMED RAPIDLY

by Bill Nugent Article #133   The road markers describing the formation of the petrified trees at Specimen Ridge in Yellowstone National Park in western US have been changed. The new markers describe a rapid burial and petrifaction of the trees that is more compatible with a young age of planet earth. The change was prompted by evidence from the…Read more

AMERICAN ISLAM

by Bill Nugent Article #132   I recently heard a radio commentator discuss why Islam is spreading so quickly and gaining so many converts. He said that the main reason for the rapid spread of Islam is the simplicity of its salvation message. The salvation message of Islam basically states that a person earns the right to enter paradise (heaven)…Read more

RACISM AND ABORTION

by Bill Nugent Article #131   The first horror novel ever written, which inaugurated this new genre, is the famous novel Frankenstein published in 1817. It was written by Mary Shelly (1797-1851). One line in this book is perhaps the most poignant line in all of horror fiction and perhaps in all fiction in general. The monster, as he is being…Read more

KATHRYN KUHLMAN: HEALING EVANGELIST

  by Bill Nugent Article #130   The Gospels record that women were the first to see the empty tomb and the resurrected Christ. From the days of the early church, women have been involved in evangelism and other aspects of ministry. (Evangelism is the ministry of proclaiming the good news of forgiveness of sins through Christ who died for…Read more

THE SADDEST WORDS OF THE BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #129   The Bible contains many profound words and glorious promises. It also contains some sad words too. It may come as a shock but I must tell you that the saddest words of all were spoken by Jesus. Jesus spoke them in love. He had to speak them. I have often wondered why the most…Read more

CREATIONIST GROUPS PROVE THE HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS

by Bill Nugent Article #128   Rocks from a lava flow in Hawaii, known to have formed a little over 200 years ago in 1800-1801 were nonetheless dated by a variety of radiometric methods and given 12 possible ages ranging from 140 million to 2.96 billion years!!! (See Funkhouser and Naughton, "Radiogenic Helium and Argon in Ultramafic Inclusions from Hawaii"…Read more

BIBLE PROPHECIES PROVE THE DIVINE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #127   Justin Martyr (c. 100-165 AD) born of nonchristian parents in what is now Israel was converted out of Platonism to Christianity largely because he learned about the Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The supernatural witness of predictive Bible prophecies were crucial in the conversion of Justin Martyr. He went about…Read more

FAILURE OF THE CLAIM THAT FIRST LIFE WAS RNA BASED

by Bill Nugent Article #126   On a recent radio broadcast a college professor was being interviewed about creation science. It was an interesting interview in which the professor, who believed in evolution, deflected questions with humor, bluster and unfortunately -- very little substance. It got especially interesting when a student asked the professor how the first living cell could…Read more

LIBERAL THEOLOGY'S DENIAL OF THE BASIS FOR KNOWING GOD

by Bill Nugent Article #125   I do not mean to disparage liberal Christians in a personal way in this article. I will simply deal with theological differences in a scholarly tone. Liberal theologians have not been bashful about speaking against Bible based conservative theology. This article is simply a thoughtful and hopefully interesting look at the core of liberal theology.…Read more

ATHEIST THEOLOGY AS DEBATE TACTIC

by Bill Nugent Article #124   What follows is a lively debate at a college near you: The atheist debater was definitely a product of the sixties. His bushy hair was speckled gray as was his full beard. His affable mannerisms concealed a sharply honed wit and professorial style by which he argued the case for evolution and atheism. At…Read more

WHALE EVOLUTION REALITY CHECK

by Bill Nugent Article #123   Evolutionists claim that whales evolved from a doglike creature that dwelt on land. They have put forward an alleged transitional form called "Ambulocetus" based on a few bones and fragments found in Pakistan. An article titled A Whale of a Tale? in Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal 8(1):2-3, 1994 exposes the falsity and hollowness…Read more

THE EXPERIMENT THAT SHOOK THE WORLD!

by Bill Nugent Article #122   In the early fifties the news flashed around the world that Stanley Miller Ph. D. had formed amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) by shooting electricity through a simulated early earth atmosphere. This was a bold attempt to try to prove that single-celled organisms such as bacteria could form by random interaction of…Read more

PERSECUTION OF GENERAL BOYKIN OVER MUSLIM REMARKS

by Bill Nugent Article #121   The recent dust up over remarks made by General Boykin, a committed Christian, reveals much about the secular grasp for power in American society. General Boykin is in charge of hunting down Osama Bin Laden and other major enemies of the United States. A Los Angeles Times reporter wrote a highly critical piece about…Read more

MODERN DAY MIRACLES PROVE TRUTHFULNESS OF THE BIBLE

  by Bill Nugent Article #120   Several years ago at a Full Gospel Business Men's fellowship meeting in Mount Kisco New York, a man walked in carrying a full body brace. He introduced himself as Ralph Anderson and I recognized the name immediately. I had heard Ralph on the radio sharing how he was instantly, miraculously healed of severe…Read more

EVOLUTION OBSCURANTISM

by Bill Nugent Article #119   We are inclined to think that people hold opinions on important matters solely because of a rational examination of the facts. The field of psychology, however, has long shown us that people make an emotional and philosophical attachment to their opinions as well. It is for this reason that many people are not persuaded…Read more

COMMUNISM, US CONSTITUTION AND TOLERANCE

by Bill Nugent Article #118   Secularism is based on naturalism (atheistic materialism) and there is no moral code in nature. If a lion kills a zebra it's not murder. If a lion kills another lion there is no moral question. It is simply nonmoral beasts destroying one another. The strong prevail.  It's Kill or be killed. If human beings…Read more

NOAH'S FLOOD: THE HEMISPHERICAL FLOOD MODEL

by Bill Nugent Article #117   Genesis chapters seven and eight give us the record of Noah's flood. The geological, archaeological and zoogeographical evidence strongly confirms that this was an actual historical event. In this article we shall examine the hemispherical flood model put forward by Gerald E. Aardsma Ph. D. Dr. Aardsma holds his Ph. D. in nuclear physics with…Read more

AMERICA IN 2033

by Bill Nugent Article #116   Nobody could believe how fast American society changed. It was like a blur, like a dream in the night. On September 6, 2033 (thirty years to the day from when I write these words) we look at an America vastly transformed in one generation into the society that our maniacal, skeptical, atheistic, materialistic elite…Read more

GAY MARRIAGE

by Bill Nugent Article #115   Front and center in the culture wars these days is the matter of gay marriage. I don't bring up this topic to be unkind and I'm certainly not motivated by hate. I'm motivated by Christian love to warn people about something that is of great danger to them, their children and society at large.…Read more

DON'T BLAME THE JEWS

by Bill Nugent Article #114   It's been splashed all over the news recently that the actor Mel Gibson (of Braveheart fame) is producing a movie about the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. There were complaints from a number of individuals and organizations that the movie depicted the Jews as responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. The movie…Read more

LIFE IS DEVOLVING NOT EVOLVING

by Bill Nugent Article #113   In studying the theory of evolution one is soon confronted with the concept of micro-evolution. Micro-evolution is the small observed changes in the gene pools of species of living organisms. The interbreeding of varieties of dogs to produce a new breed is an example of micro-evolution. Cattle breeders and hog breeders use the same…Read more

SOCIAL REFORM: FRUIT OF CHRISTIANITY

by Bill Nugent Article #112   In 80 AD at the opening day of the Coliseum in Rome, gladiatorial contests resulted in the deaths of untold numbers of gladiators and wild beasts. The early church leader Tertullian (c. 160 AD - 220 AD) condemned gladiatorial contests. He urged Christians not to attend such spectacles. Other Christian leaders did likewise. Centuries…Read more

IMMANUEL KANT AND THE DOWNFALL OF REASON

by Bill Nugent Article #111   Influential Christian scholar R. C. Sproul writes of the philosopher Immanuel Kant: "The philosophical revolution created by Kant may have had a greater impact than the Copernican revolution in science and more far-reaching consequences than the American Revolution in politics" (from The Consequences of Ideas by R.C. Sproul, page 117). Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was…Read more

SHIP DESIGN EXPERIMENT SHOWS THAT MUTATIONS DON'T ADD NEW ORGANS

by Bill Nugent Article #110   The subject of our discussion today concerns a fictional ship designer named Larry who is working on a top secret project for Northrop Grumman, the principle builder of warships for the US Navy. In his office at the Northrop Grumman subsidiary in Newport News Virginia, Larry was experimenting on how to rapidly modify the…Read more

AN EXAMPLE OF PUBLIC SLANDER AGAINST CHRISTIANITY

by Bill Nugent Article #109   On June 26, 2000, Peter Jennings (of ABC News) hosted a TV show in prime time titled Peter Jennings Reporting: The Search For Jesus. The two hour show consisted in part of Mr. Jennings interviewing John Dominic Crossan, Robert Funk and Marcus Borg of an organization called the "Jesus Seminar." The Jesus Seminar is…Read more

REFUTING THE CLAIM THAT CHRISTIANITY BORROWED DOCTRINE FROM ANCIENT CULTS

by Bill Nugent Article #108   A common line of attack against Christianity is to say that the early church "borrowed" the story of the resurrection of Christ from ancient mystery religions or other ancient cults. In this article I will expose the absurdity of this claim. The mystery religions of the ancient Greco-Roman world were based on myths that were stories…Read more

KARMA VERSUS DOGMA

by Bill Nugent Article #107   Many of us have seen the bumper sticker which says "My Carma Ran Over Your Dogma." The interpretation of the bumper sticker is that it claims that the Hindu concept of carma (correct spelling: karma) is replacing Christian dogma in western civilization. New Age religions and Buddhism, so popular in the West, are derived…Read more

AMAZING NUMBER PATTERNS IN THE BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #106   If you look at a hundred dollar bill under a magnifying glass you will notice printed features on the bill that are not noticeable at a casual glance. There are features such as microprinting and watermarks that would be virtually impossible for a counterfeiter to reproduce. It should come as no surprise that the…Read more

THE CULTS VERSUS RATIONAL EVIDENCE

by Bill Nugent Article #105   There are many small deviant religious groups that make truth claims but these truth claims are not backed up by rational evidence. Christianity by contrast is a rational faith backed by rational evidence for the mind so that the heart can respond by faith. To look at an example of a truth claim not…Read more

THE PLAY "FAUST" AND ITS LESSONS FOR TODAY

by Bill Nugent Article #104   Is it better to be a live dog or a dead lion? The Bible gives the answer to the above question and it will be stated at the end of this article. First we will discuss the famous play Faust and its allegorical meaning for our time. Faust was written by Johann Wolfgang von…Read more

THE YOUNG EARTH ENIGMA

by Bill Nugent Article #103   In my DTF articles I have tended to seldom discuss the scientific evidence that points to a young age of planet earth. Of the 103 DTF articles written so far only a few have taken up the subject of young earth. It is these articles that have gotten the most resistance and most criticism…Read more

ROBERT BOYLE, FOUNDER OF MODERN CHEMISTRY AND DEFENDER OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

by Bill Nugent Article #102   The Honorable Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was born into a wealthy Irish Protestant family and educated at some of Europe's finest universities. Early in his life he rejected the commonly held doctrines of medieval scholasticism. Scholasticism is essentially an amalgamation of the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, the Bible and the early Christian writers.  It has…Read more

SCIENTIFIC LEAP OF FAITH

by Bill Nugent Article #101   The phrase "leap of faith" is usually applied to religious people. In this article we shall see how this phrase also clearly and stunningly applies to those scientists who believe in an atheistic materialistic worldview. Let me first explain the logic and rationale by which a scientist must process natural phenomena. The scientist must…Read more

THE SEARCH FOR MEANING

by Bill Nugent Article #100   Socrates (470-399 BC) is reputed to have said "The unexamined life is not worth living" and also "All of life is a preparation for death." This is the 100th "Defending the Faith" article. I hope these articles have encouraged you to examine your lives and prepare for the ultimate retirement -- the hereafter. I…Read more

A SURPRISING COMPARISON OF THE USA AND THE OLD USSR

by Bill Nugent Article #99   I heard a discussion on the radio recently about a group of scholars who did a comparative study of the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the old USSR. The amazing thing that they found, in their point by point comparison, was that the constitution of the old USSR had more…Read more

THE SEARCH FOR EXTRA-TERRESTIALS

by Bill Nugent Article #98   My AOL screen recently featured a news article with the bold headline New Evidence of Life In Space. The article itself, however, didn't offer much of anything that could pass as evidence of alien life. Even when I clicked on a link to a more in-depth article I encountered another optimistic headline: Search for…Read more

ROGER BACON AND THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY CHRISTIAN ORIGINS OF MODERN SCIENCE

by Bill Nugent Article #97   Few people in the 21st century are familiar with the scientific accomplishments of Roger Bacon (1214-1294) but if it wasn't for him we might still be riding in horse drawn carriages and eating by candle light. Bacon sought to relate science, philosophy and theology to the Bible at a time when the Bible was…Read more

JESUS HIMSELF DEFENDED THE FAITH BY MIRACLES AND PROPHECIES

by Bill Nugent Article #96   There were at least three occasions when Jesus Christ Himself was called upon to defend the faith. (There were more than three occasions but we will examine just three.) It is interesting to consider the evidence that Jesus brought forward to defend the Christian faith on these three occasions. The first occasion is recorded…Read more

CATASTROPHES, NOT MILLIONS OF YEARS, SHAPED EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #95   When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980 and again in 1982 it spewed forth not only huge quantities of volcanic ash but also sediment and water. These substances were rapidly deposited in the surrounding valleys and while the sediments were still soft the water which poured through the valleys cut a miniature grand canyon.…Read more

A SHORT HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC CREATIONISM

by Bill Nugent Article #94   In the late 1800s when Darwin's theory began to be promulgated the biological sciences were in their infancy. The evidence put forward by biologists and paleontologists seemed plausible. Many people, including many Bible believing Christians, began to accept evolution as a theory of how living organisms could change over time. Theologians at the time…Read more

WHY DOES AMERICA TRIUMPH?

by Bill Nugent Article #94   Imagine a world without America. Hitler comes to power in the 1930s and launches his war against Poland, England and France in '39. England fights bravely but since there is no America to come to England's aid, she is overrun by the Nazis by 1942. Soviet Russia likewise has no aid from America and…Read more

DEALING WITH PRECONCEPTIONS AND CLOSED MINDS

by Bill Nugent Article #92   A preconception is a rock solid opinion and is a grid through which a person views the world. A preconception is a cherished belief that is never tested and never doubted. A preconception is the bedrock on which a worldview is built. An elderly Chinese man once testified that when the communists took over…Read more

BACTERIAL MUTATIONS DON'T PROVE EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #91   All of us are aware of the "superbugs" which are disease germs that have developed resistance to antibiotic drugs. Evolutionists often point to these microbes to try to make the case that superbugs are examples of evolution on a small scale. The evolutionists may even make the outrageous claim that favorable genetic mutations added…Read more

POSTMODERN INTOLERANCE

by Bill Nugent Article #90   Tolerance, pluralism, relativism and respect for other people's beliefs is what postmodern university professors say will lead to world peace. I'm convinced that the professors are sincere in their beliefs and seek to do good. However, their definition of "tolerance" and their rejection of moral absolutes will bring the opposite of peace. The postmodern…Read more

NEW TWIST IN CREATION VS EVOLUTION DEBATES

by Bill Nugent Article #89   The illustrious evolutionist Dr. Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) once lamented that virtually all debates between evolutionists and creationists were won by the creationists. In fact I understand that it is hard to arrange creation vs evolution debates because of the reluctance of scholarly evolutionists to stand behind their crumbling theory. Though evolutionist scholars prefer…Read more

COPERNICUS, ASTRONOMY AND THE BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #88   Desecrators of the Bible often point to the Copernican revolution in astronomy and the "Galileo Affair" of 1616 as a way to try to discredit the Bible. This article will show the folly of this line of criticism and prove once again that there's no contradiction between the Bible and science. Copernicus (original name:…Read more

THE PRACTICAL VALUE OF THE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN

by Bill Nugent Article #87   Those who study the Christian faith often find our doctrine of original sin very difficult to grasp. However, when original sin is properly understood it leads to great understanding of the human condition and great insight into solving human social problems. Original sin is the concept that all human beings are born into the world as sinners. Human…Read more

MICRORAPTOR IS NOT A TRANSITIONAL FOSSIL

by Bill Nugent Article #86   The secular media is abuzz with information about the recent find of  fossils of a birdlike creature with flight feathers on both forelimbs and hindlimbs. The creature is called "Microraptor gui" and was found in China. Neo-Darwinian evolutionists boldly promote it as a transitional form between dinosaurs and birds. Evolutionists apparently believe that dinosaurs…Read more

THE JOY OF THE LORD

by Bill Nugent Article #85   Did you know that in the Old Testament God commanded the ancient Israelites to throw a big nationwide party every third year? Deuteronomy 14:23-26 commands Israel to take ten percent of their income (a tithe) and go to Jerusalem and buy food, wine, strong drink and "whatsoever thy soul desireth" and rejoice before the…Read more

THE REASON WHY ISOLATED PEOPLE GROUPS ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE

by Bill Nugent Article #84   Every person on Earth is at all times surrounded by evidence that proves the existence of God. People cannot escape the evidence because it is not only all around them but it is also within them in their consciences. Examining the evidence that proves that God exists is like following an elephant in the…Read more

DNA EVIDENCE RELEASES EVOLUTION PRISONERS

by Bill Nugent Article #83   We've all read stories like this in the newspapers. A man languishes in prison but he knows he's innocent. Years ago at his trial the evidence was stacked up against him. The prosecutor made what seemed like an airtight case against him. There was motive, opportunity and his torn jacket was left at the…Read more

BELIEVING THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS NOT BIGOTRY

by Bill Nugent Article #82   On Tuesday December 17, 2002 on MSNBC Phil Donahue hosted a panel of scholars in the discussion of the question "Is Jesus the only way to heaven?" As usual on these types of shows the discussion got rather loud and confused. Sober, scholarly reflection was drowned out by rude interruptions and hostile audience remarks. One hyperventilating…Read more

THE  TRUE MEANING OF FUNDAMENTALISM

by Bill Nugent Article #81   The term "fundamentalist" is a term poisoned by controversy and demagoguery. The news media uses the term to describe Muslim extremists and terrorists. However, the term fundamentalist also has a much broader general meaning. A fundamentalist is any person of any faith who believes in the basic principles of his or her faith. A…Read more

DANIEL THE PROPHET FORETOLD THE THE TIME OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST

by Bill Nugent Article #80   The Old Testament contains over 300 prophecies of the birth, life, teachings, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus the Messiah. ("Messiah" is synonymous with "Christ.") One such prophecy which consists of a precise prediction of the time that Jesus would die is contained in the book of Daniel. Daniel the Jewish prophet was captured…Read more

FORENSIC SCIENCE AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE SHOW FLAWS OF EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #79   Evolution is often promoted as a scientific theory but in actuality it is more properly described as a hypothesis of natural history. The term "theory" is usually connected to the experimental sciences such as chemistry, biology and physics. A theory must be confirmed or falsified by experimentation. Evolution has to do with alleged events that…Read more

THE  BIBLE  AND  THE RISE OF HIGH  TECHNOLOGY

by Bill Nugent Article #78   The year is 1683 in the north of England. You see a man take a sample of reddish soil in order to take it to his laboratory to do experiments on it. You wonder why an intelligent man would do such a thing. The reason why he does experiments is because of the inductive…Read more

THE MYSTERY OF HOLINESS

by Bill Nugent Article #77   In this article we shall discover a key to understanding the greatest mystery of all that exists in or out of the universe. I do not say that we will solve this mystery but we shall explore it's outlines and this understanding will give us insight into a practical knowledge of the majesty of…Read more

THE FILM: "FAR  FROM  HEAVEN"

by Bill Nugent Article #76   A recent motion picture release entitled Far From Heaven gives us a glimpse of the secularist disdain for sexual restraint. The film is set in American suburbia in 1957-58. It is an apparent attack on the "hypocrisy" of the quasi-Christian American culture of the 1950s. The film is about a young married couple in which…Read more

THE OFFENSE OF THE CROSS

by Bill Nugent Article #75   God will not be bought off by anyone. No one can serve God and demand repayment. Romans 11: 35 says "Who has ever given to God, That God should repay him?" (NIV) Many people are offended that the Bible teaches that their good works do not buy them a stairway to heaven. Jesus died…Read more

MESSIANIC  JEWS  SLAMMED  OVER  BLOOD  ATONEMENT

by Bill Nugent Article #74   Messianic Jews are Jewish people who believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of Israel. This view is identical to the views of historic Christianity. Jewish believers formerly called themselves "Hebrew Christians" but in recent years this term was dropped in favor of the term "Messianic Jews." Messianic Jewish organizations include the…Read more

UFOs  AND  OCCULT  RELIGION

by Bill Nugent Article #73   Some of the most vicious attacks against the Christian faith in recent years have come from outer space. Perhaps I should put it this way: the attacks have come from people who believe in UFOs from outer space. We are living in the space age and those who despise the Christian faith have certainly…Read more

RICH MEN SEEK TO DISPROVE BIBLE BUT PROVE IT TRUE!

by Bill Nugent Article #72   If you are a defense attorney involved in a trial and you cross examine a hostile witness and get that witness to say something that proves the innocence of the defendant this is known as"witness of the opposition." Everyone expects a defense witness to support your case but when a prosecution witness -- an…Read more

AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN SCIENTISTS ENDS IN CONVERSION

by Bill Nugent Article #71   Fred is a distinguished looking man. Tall, rail thin and balding, he has chiseled features and piercing dark eyes. He's a tenured professor of microbiology and a prolific writer in his field. Fred has a serious disposition. If this were a world of pastry, Fred would definitely be heavy cake. Glowering, brooding and usually…Read more

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS A RATIONAL FAITH

by Bill Nugent Article #70   Christianity is a reasonable faith. It is a faith based on real historical events recorded by eyewitnesses. Faith is not an empty-headed easy believism but is based on facts and based on a rational understanding of those facts. It is rational, given the almost infinite complexity of even the smallest living things, to believe…Read more

BLOOD ATONEMENT

by Bill Nugent Article #69   Atonement means reconciliation with God. The Bible's teaching on atonement is therefore of utmost importance. If we are not reconciled with God we shall not enter into heaven in the afterlife. Hell is a place of separation from God's loving presence. Those who refuse to be reconciled to God implicitly choose hell. Something of…Read more

THE AGE OF REASON

by Bill Nugent Article #68   In the American Civil War one of the main foods for the Union troops was a dry, hard, biscuit type of bread. This bread was utilized because it could be carried and stored for months without spoiling. Man, in his brilliance, had removed almost all protein, fiber and vitamins from wheat flour and produced…Read more

THE PHILOSOPHICAL STARTING POINT

by Bill Nugent Article #67   A recent issue of Discovery magazine dealt with the origin of the Universe. The main article dealt with the very extreme beginning before matter and energy existed. The article discussed the time before there was space or even a vacuum. Virtually all astrophysicists and astronomers agree that the Universe had a beginning. The "Steady…Read more

THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF REFERS TO THE LORD JESUS

by Bill Nugent Article #66   Since a panel of judges on the West coast decided that the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional because it contains the phrase"One nation under God" a teacher may decide to abandon the pledge and simply read the U. S. constitution to his or her class every day instead. Such a teacher would be surprised…Read more

A SUICIDE PREVENTED (a novelette)

by Bill Nugent Article #65   At first glance there wasn't anything unusual about the middle aged man getting on the elevator. His rumpled business suit and bulky briefcase were ordinary but the beads of sweat on his forehead told a different story. Harry wasn't just having a bad day at the office -- he wanted to make it the…Read more

THE REAL MEANING OF FAITH

by Bill Nugent Article #64   When I was in college I met an older student who had previously been in the Air Force. We got to talking about various things and he mentioned that he had a pilot's license. We became friends and on several occasions went to local airports to rent a plane and fly over campus and…Read more

THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT

by Bill Nugent Article #63   Atheistic materialism does little for the mind and nothing for the soul. The Soviet Union was based on atheistic materialism and collapsed because it had nothing for the human spirit. Materialistic evolution is a dying faith. Followers of the evolutionary paradigm have no hope for the afterlife. The scientific foundations of materialistic evolution are…Read more

F. W. NIETZSCHE & THE REBIRTH OF BARBARISM

by Bill Nugent Article #62   Ideas have consequences. Atheistic, materialistic, Darwinian evolution is the taproot of unbelief and rejection of God. The rejection of God has led to the rejection of morals in western civilization. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the life and teachings of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900). Nietzsche was born in Rocken, Saxony in…Read more

BATTLE OF THE SKULLS

by Bill Nugent Article #61 We're in for another installment of the skull charade. An ancient apelike skull was recently found in Africa. It is being pushed as a "missing link." This find, called "Sahelanthropus tchadenses," was discovered in Chad in west central Africa. It has mostly chimplike features. The article in the 7/22/02 issue of Time magazine presents very…Read more

THE GREAT FALLING AWAY

by Bill Nugent Article #60 The Bible contains many prophecies that are coming to pass in our days. "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come" (2 Tim. 3:1). "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be…Read more

AMERICA IN 2152 A.D.

by Bill Nugent Article #59 It's the summer of 2152 A.D. in Millennium City Iowa. A young man steps to the front of the Senior High Sunday school class and begins to pass out the study booklets. He speaks to the class and says "As you can see from the study booklets we will be taking a look back in…Read more

THE SEARCH FOR EXTRA-TERRESTIALS BY THE SETI INSTITUTE

by Bill Nugent Article #58 Most of us are familiar with the California based S. E. T. I. Institute. SETI is an acronym for "Search for Extra-Terrestial Intelligence." It consists of scientists and engineers who monitor a wide range of radio waves and other electromagnetic phenomena from deep space. The SETI Institute searches for patterns of impulses from deep space.…Read more

THE PEDOPHILE PRIEST SCANDAL

by Bill Nugent Article #57 TV news and newspaper headlines report many instances of Catholic priests sexually molesting boys. This is both a tragedy and a lesson for our times. Most observers do acknowledge the fact that most Roman Catholic priests are honorable men who adhere to a life of celibacy. The pedophile priest scandal has nonetheless rocked the Catholic…Read more

HUMAN ARTIFACTS IN FOSSIL BEDS PROVE YOUNG AGE OF EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #56 Some years ago I read of the well documented archaeological find of a hammer head and part of a shaft found embedded in Cretaceous sandstone near London Texas. It was found in stone not clay. The sandstone in which the hammer was found contained Lower Cretaceous fossils and would be dated by old earth evolutionists…Read more

POST-RETIREMENT SPECIALIST

by Bill Nugent Article #55 You may not live long enough to retire but you will live long enough to die. Even if you do live long enough to enjoy a comfortable retirement, what comes after retirement? Was it Shakespeare or Tennyson who said "Each of us owes God a death" ? John Lennon's song "Imagine" comes to mind. The…Read more

DEATH OF STEPHEN JAY GOULD

by Bill Nugent Article #54 With sadness I must report the recent death of Dr. Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), Harvard professor and prolific author. Dr. Gould was a down to earth, affable man who wrote many books on the subject of evolution. He attempted to bring evolution to the masses in simplistic terms. His work is reminiscent of that of…Read more

A CONSEQUENCE OF LIBERAL THEOLOGY

by Bill Nugent Article #53 The people glanced at their watches as the balding, somewhat portly minister was finishing another of his bland sermons. It was rather hot and stuffy in the old church in this upscale community in upstate New York. Reverend Bob -- that's what his people called him -- was an affable and likable man. His sermons…Read more

POSTMODERN SOPHISTRY, ARBITRARY MORALS AND THE NEED FOR PROPOSITIONAL TRUTH

by Bill Nugent Article #52 Radio commentator Sandy Rios of Concerned Women for America received the following rebuke from a listener who said: " I don't appreciate what you said about the gay, lesbian and fetish communities...... My parents raised me to decide for myself what is right and wrong." The listener seemed to defend homosexuality and then stated that…Read more

THE LESSONS OF PAIN

by Bill Nugent Article #51 Imagine a man who never felt pain. He never felt the sting of disappointment or the grief of an ended relationship. He never felt a twinge of anxiety or a stressful moment or even the struggle to make a living. No pain. No physical pain, no mental pain, no emotional pain. Could such a man…Read more

VESTIGIAL ORGANS DON'T PROVE EVOLUTION

by Bill Nugent Article #50 Defenders of evolution have pointed to vestigial organs as evidence to support their theory. A vestige is a body part that has no useful function to an organism. The organism has supposedly evolved new organs or organ systems and the obsolete body part remains as a useless appendage. Evolutionists of an earlier day listed over…Read more

TRUSTING IN GOD WHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND

by Bill Nugent Article #49 The young father tried in vain to console his twin four year old sons. The boys were upset because a veterinarian had visited their Wisconsin dairy farm and had "put down" (i.e., killed) the entire herd of dairy cows. The boys were fuming with bitterness toward the "evil man" who had killed their beloved dairy…Read more

THE RESTORATION OF THE JEWS TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL FULFILLS BIBLE PROPHECIES

by Bill Nugent Article #48 Many prophesies in the Bible predict that the land of Israel will be restored to the Jewish people in the latter days. The latter days can be understood as the time just before the second coming of Jesus Christ. Israel's restoration comes as no surprise to anyone who's ever read the 12th, 13th and 14th…Read more

BIBLE STORIES PROVEN TRUE!

by Bill Nugent Article #47 The Bible mentions the Hittites, a people not mentioned at all by ancient historians such as Herodotus or Tacitus. Critics regarded the Hittites as myth and by extension regarded the Bible as myth. Archaeologists later discovered the remains of an extensive Hittite empire in what is now Syria. They even uncovered the Hittite capital called…Read more

FOUR KEY REASONS WHY EVOLUTION IS FALSE

by Bill Nugent Article #46 The tall lanky man strode down the hall at a major university in the northeastern U.S. He's a professor of microbiology and he's late for his own class. When he arrived in class he quieted the students and said "I've got a bombshell for you: Darwin's theory of evolution has no scientific support!" The class…Read more

EARTHQUAKE AND DARKNESS THAT OCCURRED AT JESUS' DEATH WAS RECORDED IN SECULAR HISTORY

by Bill Nugent Article #45 The young minister was painfully uncomfortable standing in front of a largely secular group of college students. He dabbed the sweat from his pallid face and intoned "Are you at peace with God? Are you sure that you will enter heaven to be with God in the afterlife? Or will you go to the place…Read more

REALITY IS NOT OPTIONAL!

by Bill Nugent Article #44 Skeptics, agnostics and even many evolutionists claim to believe in God. The agnostic might say "Oh, but I do believe in God and I believe God is all loving and accepts everybody no matter what they've done." When I hear someone say that God accepts everyone regardless of sinful state I must admit that a…Read more

FEMINISM, PATRIARCHY AND THE BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #43 In the late 1980s about 11% of American women kept their maiden names after marriage. Ten years later only about 2% kept their maiden names after marriage. The other 98% followed the traditional custom of adopting their husband's surname upon marriage. The feminist imperative of women retaining their maiden names has lost ground. What is…Read more

THE NEW SECULAR FAITH THAT SEEKS TO REPLACE CHRISTIANITY

by Bill Nugent Article #42 In this article we'll take a brief look at the new secular faith. This secular faith could be called the new American religion. The word "secular" means having to do with temporal rather than eternal spiritual matters (Websters). A secularist is skeptical (unbelieving) in religious matters. Secularism can also be called "philosophical naturalism" which is…Read more

A DARWINIAN FACES MORTALITY

by Bill Nugent Article #41 An elderly man, grizzled and bent yet still maintaining an air of dignity, walked along a southern California beach. As he walked along the beach he marveled at the many intricate and varied life forms. He believed they formed by random collisions of atoms in nature. He was a Darwinian evolutionist. He was taught evolution…Read more

THE BIBLICAL MORAL FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY

by Bill Nugent Article #40 In a recent motion picture drama a Catholic priest spoke to a prospective seminarian and said "There are two things I'm sure about; number one: There is a God; number two: I'm not Him!" The above statement reflects the humility by which Christians approach life. It is God, not man who has ultimate authority to…Read more

LIBERAL PROTESTANTISM

by Bill Nugent Article #39 In this article we'll take a brief look at liberal Protestantism. Most of the historic mainline denominations are almost thoroughly liberal in doctrine and practice. There are a few conservative congregations that are affiliated with liberal denominations. One such congregation that comes to mind is Saint Paul's Episcopal Church of Darien Connecticut. It is a…Read more

SECULAR BREAKDOWN AS MODERNISM GIVES WAY TO POSTMODERNISM

by Bill Nugent Article #38 What do the secularists want? What is the secular vision for America? The questions may seem overly broad because there is no coherent secular law code or sacred book. To the secularist nothing is written in stone. There are no secular ten commandments or any commandments at all with any real authority. Let me emphasize…Read more

HOW HARD IT IS FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT THEY NEED REDEMPTION

by Bill Nugent Article #37 Just after the Nazi genocidal extermination of Jews during WW2 a man defiantly said "We've just witnessed the mass murder of six million Jews, how can you still believe in God!" Another man replied "After witnessing such mass murder how can you still believe in MAN!!!" Secular Humanism, the religion that regards man as supreme…Read more

EVIDENCE FROM THE OCEANS AND THE SUN PROVE YOUNG EARTH

by Bill Nugent Article #36 The impossibility of Darwinian evolution becomes more and more apparent as scientific knowledge increases. In this article we will take a brief look at the mounting scientific evidence for a young age of planet earth. If Darwinian evolution took place it would have required in excess of a billion years for "simple" life to form…Read more

FASCISM STILL REMAINS A THREAT

by Bill Nugent Article #35 A major challenge to Christianity has come from the political doctrine called fascism. When fascism is mentioned one immediately thinks of Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, Franco's Spain or Peronist Argentina. Fascism, however applies much more broadly than to the few examples cited above. Ask any person to define communism and he or she immediately (and…Read more

PREMODERN SOPHISTRY AND POSTMODERN PHILOSOPHY ARE AMAZINGLY SIMILAR

by Bill Nugent Article #34 In this article we will contrast the postmodern, modern and premodern worldviews with the Christian worldview. This will enable us to better understand and deal with the challenges currently facing Christianity. Postmodernism is the dominant worldview on American and European university campuses today. Postmodernism is the belief that truth (or ultimate meaning) is created by…Read more

SECULAR THEOCRACY

by Bill Nugent Article #33 Every civil government over every nation on earth is some form of theocracy ("theocracy" means "God rules"). Secular people may object to the above statement but the fact of universal theocracy is easily proven. I hasten to point out that even secularism itself is a religion. The U.S. Supreme court has recognized Secular Humanism as…Read more

SOME WAYS IN WHICH BIBLICAL LAW IS MORE LIBERAL THAN MODERN LAW

by Bill Nugent Article #32 It may come as a surprise to learn that biblical law is in some respects more liberal than the laws instituted by modern human governments. The God of the Bible is loving and gracious. God's laws are for our benefit and protection. First let's define the word: "liberal." "Liberal" has many shades of meaning but…Read more

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE TOLERANT?

by Bill Nugent Article #31 In postmodern America a new form of tolerance, called "positive tolerance," has emerged. Positive tolerance is the position that maintains that all belief systems are equally valid. All beliefs should not only be tolerated but agreed with, because in this view, all beliefs are equally true. Positive tolerance is another way of saying "moral relativism."…Read more

THE ACCEPTABLE POSTMODERN FORM OF BIGOTRY

by Bill Nugent Article #30 Many of us remember the recent spate of newspaper articles with titles such as Divorce Rates Up in Evangelical Stronghold. Clever reporters analyzed the divorce rates in Oklahoma and two other "Bible belt" states and found them to be slightly higher than the national average. This finding was then correlated with the relatively large number…Read more

THE CHALLENGE OF HINDUISM

by Bill Nugent Article #29 I was explaining the Christian faith to some men on a construction site recently. I told them that Jesus died for our sins. Jesus took the wrath of God upon Himself so that we don't have to suffer God's punishment for our sins. One of the men immediately objected and seemed almost outraged. He said…Read more

MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM

by Bill Nugent Article #28 Let's take a look at two serious challenges to our faith called modernism and postmodernism. Modernism can be defined as the view that absolute truth can only be discovered by reason (rational thought). Modernists reject the traditional Christian view that absolute truth (morality) is given by God in the form of the Ten Commandments and…Read more

CONTENDING AGAINST PAGAN MYTHS

by Bill Nugent Article #27 When young people go off to college and enter a classroom where philosophy 101 is being taught they are likely to see Christianity derided as mere myth. The atheist professor smugly says that the virgin birth was a part of pagan myths that predate Christianity. He then blasphemously asserts that early Christians "borrowed" the idea…Read more

PBS EVOLUTION SERIES

by Bill Nugent Article #26 Public Broadcasting System (PBS) televised an eight hour, seven part series called Evolution during the last week of September 2001. Since PBS is partially funded by tax dollars it has an obligation to present both sides of an issue. PBS did not adequately present the mountain of scientific evidence that contradicts the theory of evolution.…Read more

EVIDENCE FOR INTELLIGENT CAUSE

by Bill Nugent Article #25 You leave the shopping mall and walk to the parking lot only to find that your car window has been smashed and your cellphone is missing. The police investigate and tell you that there is no thief. They say it wasn't a thief that broke the car window and took the cellphone but rather it…Read more

JEWISH SURVIVAL CONFIRMS TRUTH OF BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #24 Another amazing phenomenon that confirms the divine inspiration of the Bible is the survival of the Jewish people through centuries of persecution. The Jews are God's chosen people and their survival as a distinct ethnic group that continues to hold to a form of biblical faith is nothing short of miraculous. One social scientist has…Read more

PREDICTIVE PROPHECIES PROVE THAT GOD INSPIRED THE BIBLE

by Bill Nugent Article #22 One of the unique features of the Christian faith is that it is authenticated by prophecy and fulfillment of prophecy. There are over 300 prophecies contained in the Old Testament that predicted the first coming of Jesus Christ. (The term "Christ" is from the Greek "Christos" which is equivalent to the Hebrew "Mashiach" or "Messiah.")…Read more

COMMUNIST MASS MURDERS

by Bill Nugent Article #21 Darwinian evolution, wherever it has been taught, has had the effect of implicitly denying the existence of God. Whether intentional or not, this denial of God has undermined faith and promoted secularism. In this article let's examine one of the fruits of secularism, namely militant communism.   Communism is nothing new. Plato wrote of an…Read more

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES OF HELL CAUSED A DOCTOR TO FIND GOD

by Bill Nugent Article #6 What happens to a person during the first 15 minutes after he or she dies? A "near death experience" is when a person is clinically dead and then resuscitated by immediate medical intervention. Many of these people remember and recount what they experienced during the brief time that they were in this state of clinical…Read more

THE BIBLE IS THE SOURCE OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY

by Bill Nugent Article #5 Christianity is often accused of being authoritarian, rigid and anti-democratic. The fact is that modern western democracy in general and American democracy in particular have their roots in biblical religion and biblical philosophy. The Bible gives us the dignity of the individual because it teaches that people are created in God's image. Therefore each individual…Read more

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