When he arrived and saw this evidence of God’s blessing, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.(Acts 11:23) NLT
One of the best examples of how evidence is used incorrectly in the popular science paradigm (SciPop) is the worldwide distribution of sedimentary deposits and the evidence of Noah’s flood.
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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.(Hebrews 11:1) KJV
We’re going to deduce the correct way to understand evidence, but we also need to know what faith is. Current popular science propaganda (SciPop) is that faith is belief without evidence.
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When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.(Proverbs 11:2) NKJV
The intellectual tragedy of our generation is a failure to understand what evidence is and how it’s used, and the resulting misconception about what constitutes knowledge. The theory of knowledge is called epistemology.
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You shall have honest scales, an honest ephah, and an honest bath.(Ezekiel 45:10) NKJV
Hitchens’s razor demonstrates a failure to understand what evidence is and how it’s used. Try Matty’s razor: we all have exactly the same evidence. What we believe it’s evidence of is determined by our choice of paradigm.
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Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.(John 9:41) ESV
An example of evidence is the worldwide distribution of sedimentary rock. In geology it’s called the stratigraphic column. We could euphemistically call it a scientific fact, although the word fact is sufficient by itself.
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For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.(Galatians 1:12) ESV
Evidence doesn’t lead to a conclusion, it just is. The idea that evidence is neutral and we all have access to it is known as Matty’s razor. We interpret evidence in a way that fits what we believe.
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