Why Evidence Alone Doesn’t Convince People

When King David looked at the sky in Psalm 19, it was obvious to him that the universe declares God’s glory. When we look at DNA or the properties of water, we recognize Jesus’ brilliance and care for us.
But many people don’t see this.
What’s going on, and what can we do to help people see the truth?

Cave with sunbeam Photo Credit: Fjbehr

It’s a big topic today, so fasten your seat belts and let’s dive in!

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God Hides Himself

Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour. Isaiah 45:15

I’ve covered this verse in another article, but it is a key issue in how we present truth to people who don’t believe in Jesus yet. We explore the awful consequences God would have had to give people if He hadn’t done things this way.

Presuppositional Apologetics

Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Luke 16:27-31

You’ll learn the basic differences between this form of presenting the case for Jesus and Evidentialist Apologetics on the show, but there’s lots more!

Ham’s strong position on using the Bible as our base for presenting truth has been hugely influential for me. What he says matches what the Bible teaches so clearly. Plus, Ham obviously doesn’t have a blind, ‘I don’t care about the facts’, faith either!

Just 27 pages cover to cover and free! Very powerful argument for starting with the Bible when presenting Jesus.

I also wrote an article on the sticky situation of using human logic to find the truth in Can we Really Follow the Clues? Evidence, Logic, and Sharing About the Creator

Fossil Bug Interview

Gnat in Amber Photo Credit: Eva Kröcher

Want to see what Mrs. Beatrice was talking about and how people have the evidence right in front of them and can’t see the truth? Check this out:

Fossil Museum.net: “Insect order diptera, the true flies (diptera means two wings), are believed to have first appeared during the Triassic more than 200 million years ago… The term Diptera is actually a misnomer; most members have a second, vestigial pair of wings that are mere knobs that are used as a “gyroscope” to keep the insect level in flight. So exquisite is insect design that most groups were well formed by the Cretaceous and remain largely unchanged in appearance during modern times where some 150,000 species occur worldwide, inhabiting every imaginable environment.” emphasis added

The evidence is staring them in the face. Thank you, Jesus, for equipping these created insects with such well designed features that are still working this long after the Flood!

Sea Anemones

Strawberry Anemones open and shut

We got our info from a library book, but wanted to share a photo of the anemones that piqued our interest at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lamentations 3:22