Skip to comments.Oxford Mathematician Explains Why He’s A Follower Of Jesus
Posted on 03/19/2019 9:21:43 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
Only stupid or insecure or misguided people become followers of Jesus, right? That is an attitude one inevitably encounters while working for a U.S. senator or representative.
But then there is Professor John Lennox, the Irish mathematician from Oxford university, who not only is incredibly intelligent but also among the worlds most effective apologists for Christianity.
In this interview on Britains Premier Christian Radio, Lennox is asked by host Justin Brierley about Christians who fear having their faith challenged by non-believers and thus keep themselves in a sort of Christian bubble that is separate from the world around.
Yes, it does and it develops a ghetto mentality and its very sad because the very first commandment, after all, is to love the Lord our God with our minds, Lennox responds.
And its sad because it indicates that people somehow feel that they might learn something that is true that upsets them. But if there is a God, then He is THE truth and one of the central claims of Jesus Himself was I am the truth, Lennox continued.
Lennox is a formidable intellect who admired and responded to the great Stephen Hawking on multiple occasions (see this lecture in which Lennox discusses Hawking at length).
But first, take 10 minutes to watch and listen as Lennox explains how and why he became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eternal life > 80 year life
Because Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes?
Humans forget that all those beautiful mathematical equations (and models of things even yet to be invented) were (are) just waiting there to be discovered by us.
They were developed by someone before being discovered by humans.
Jesus divides the wheat from the chaff.
For after work
Lennox is a joy to hear.
Yeah if the universe is as random as the left says, then how could there be structure to mathematics?
And you can’t add an hour tou your life!
There is a mathematical equation that precisely represents a rocket being fired from your house to an exact point on Mars (given a specific rocket ship, type/amount of fuel, point in time, etc).
As Michelangelo said: Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
Even better for mathematicians and physicists because the universe is just one gigantic block of stone (in a manner of speaking).
Wow. Never looked at it that way. It’s true.
That said, don’t let you neighbors know about your rocket. They are gonna be p!ssed when they hear your blast-off.;-)
Have to be a strong rocket to carry me! :)
the odds of life arising from nothing is so astronomical, and so far beyond the upper probability limits, that it is impossible- not just improbable, not even highly improbable, but mathematically impossible— the world’s leading mathematicians met in Chicago (The Wistar convention I think it was) awhile back and concluded that it was not mathematically possible that life arose from non life, -
Whatever the odds were, the denominator was estimated to be greater than the number of atoms in the universe. Not our solar system, not our galaxy, but the entire universe. But as long as there is a one for the numerator, you have some people out there believing it still could have happened. I saw where another poster on another site called the theory that life sprang randomly from a young forming earth, by lightening striking a pool of water, “rock soup,” or “magic rock soup”.
william demski- a brilliant mathemetician, has stated the odds of life arising are so far beyond the upper probability limits that it is impossible- the odds of hitting the lottery make it a possibility- the odds of life arising make it impossible-
“The major links in the molecules-to-man theory that must be bridged include (a) evolution of simple molecules into complex molecules, (b) evolution of complex molecules into simple organic molecules, (c) evolution of simple organic molecules into complex organic molecules, (d) eventual evolution of complex organic molecules into DNA or similar information storage molecules, and (e) eventually evolution into the first cells. This process requires multimillions of links, all which either are missing or controversial.”
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