THE NEXUS - The True Nature of Nature Neil Cullan McKinlay

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THE NEXUS - The True Nature of Nature  by  Neil Cullan McKinlay

THE NEXUS - The True Nature of Nature by Neil Cullan McKinlay
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The Nexus contrasts Darwins view of nature with that of the Christian. Which gives the more accurate reading - Darwin speculating about creation without the aid of Scripture or a man looking at the nature of things with the aid of the spectacles ofMoreThe Nexus contrasts Darwins view of nature with that of the Christian.

Which gives the more accurate reading - Darwin speculating about creation without the aid of Scripture or a man looking at the nature of things with the aid of the spectacles of Scripture?The Nexus is in two parts - 1. The Question That Divides. 2. The Tie That Binds. The first part deals with how creation began and how unthinking matter became thinking matter.

Dont panic! It doesnt get bogged down in scientific detail, but rather discusses (in laymans terms) the conflicting neo-Darwinian and Christian cosmologies and philosophies. How can something come from nothing - if there is no Supreme Being to make it happen? Where does mind come from? How can dust start thinking about its origins if there is no intellegent Originator? These are the types of things discussed in the first part.Lots of books are quoted from. The views of Richard Dawkins and his ilk are discussed. Yes, this book is biased towards the Christian view of nature.

However, it is not meant as an attack on any person or persons, but simply is a defence of Christianity. Essentially it is John Calvin versus Charles Darwin - with Calvin winning of course!The second part deals more with the Bible and its attendant theology. Utilizing the Westminster Confession and Catechisms it explains the Trinity in covenant and how the divine/human natures of Christ hold creation together!The following is a sample of The Nexus taken from the introduction: This is a book about two conflicting worldviews.

In particular it is about how differently Calvinists and Darwinists view the world. If you are under-whelmed with excitement at the mere thought of attempting to read a whole book dealing with this topic, then let me reassure you with an old North American Indian adage: ‘Walk a mile in another man’s moccasins before you criticize him’! This is very much the path we have taken throughout this book.As we travel together we will examine the nature of things – as seen through the eyes of both John Calvin (1509-64) and Charles Darwin (1809-82). As you already can see, the year 2009 was the five-hundredth and two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of each of these men respectively.Why write a book about the thoughts of two men from so long ago?

Well, Calvin with his ‘Institutes of Christian Religion’ and Darwin with his ‘The Origin of Species’ have very much influenced Western thinking. For example, arguably many of the democratic freedoms we in the West today enjoy owe a great debt to the busy pen of John Calvin – including the freedom of speech that allowed Charles Darwin to pen his ‘The Origin of Species.’Mind you, was it not for Evolutionary Thought we would not be entertained by the likes of Star Trek and Star Wars movies.

For, the premise for all the alien life-forms in these and other movies of their ilk is due to the Theory of Evolution. Think about it: If it is believed that life has somehow evolved on earth then it is likely to have somehow evolved elsewhere in the universe. Such-like views are extrapolated from Darwin’s Theory of Evolution so called. The millions of dollars spent funding SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) projects are also based on the Theory of Evolution.However, as much as watching movies with aliens in them, and as much as serious alien searches in outer space also can be fun and exciting, there is a downside to the Theory of Evolution that also needs to be noted.

For, it is from the views espoused in Darwin’s The Origin of Species that much of the Militant Atheism in our own day has arisen! Make no mistake, Calvinism and Neo-Darwinism are two very much opposed worldviews. They are locked in mortal combat.



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