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December 16, 2016

Submission to Citizens’ Assembly

Grace Bible Fellowship Submission to Citizens’ Assembly 11th December 2016. In September 1983 Irish citizens voted to adopt the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, safeguarding the right to life of unborn children. The referendum on this amendment was passed by a majority of over 2:1. It was a wise, caring decision to protect the lives […]

April 11, 2010

Science vs. the Bible – A Response (Part 3)

How should the Bible and science relate to each other? An increasingly popular way to answer that question has been to draw a dividing line between the two, to declare a ‘no contest’ by recognising that they deal with different types of truth. Accordingly, any conflict between the two is merely apparent, a consequence of […]

April 5, 2010

Science versus the Bible – A Response Part 2

Last week we considered the division theistic evolutionists draw between the books of scripture and nature. The first, they claim, instructs us in the why questions of existence, the second answers the how questions. I hope my blog helped you to appreciate the theological and philosophical difficulties in their approach. Such an approach might seem […]

March 3, 2010

Science versus the Bible: A Response

In a 1989 New York Times article Richard Dawkins declared, with characteristic directness, that anyone who denied Darwin’s theory of evolution was either ignorant, stupid, insane or wicked. Rarely a model of diplomacy, the Oxford zoologist reserves his most biting rhetoric for those who question the secular explanation of life’s origins. Which is not surprising. […]