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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Paul on Mar s Hill Chapter 1 The Word: Biblical Manuscripts and the Inerrancy of the Word Chapter 2 Jesus Christ: An Historical Fact Chapter 3 Evidences of the Resurrection Chapter 4 Archeology and the Bible Chapter 5 What Are The Odds of Jesus Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecies? Chapter 6 Blind Chance or Intelligent Design? Chapter 7 What are the Probabilities for Life by Spontaneous Generation? Chapter 8 The Moral Argument Chapter 9 The Cambrian Explosion Chapter 10 Missing Links or Fossil Phonies? Chapter 11 Are Carbon-14 Dating Methods Accurate or Reliable? Chapter 12 The Universe, Young or Old, Finite or Infinite --Jack Wellman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I am Jack Wellman, BA, AS, a freelance Christian Apologetics writer and a local church member of the First Baptist Church in Belle Plaine, KS. I have a BA in history and degrees in science and education. I write for several websites like my own at freewebs.com/free grace. I also have two blogs at jackwellman.blogspot.com, and one on jackwellman.wordpress.com. A secular website is a European one ovimagazine.com [translating my & others articles across Russia, China, Europe, in 12 different languages],. This site of mine has almost all of my Christian articles but some national news stories at associatedcontent.com/jackwellman, twitter.com/jackwellman, and have a Facebook, facebook.com/people/Jack-Wellman I have just completed a short 12-chapter book entitled Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?, Empirical Methodologies and the Bible. In paperback and as a e-book PDF file [table of contents below]. The PDF book is a user-friendly e-book in that you can copy and paste anything in the book. You can make as many copies as you wish; for Sunday School, Bible Studies, the Church Library, Home Schooling Science, etc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448677947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448677948
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a pastor and Christian author who loves to find biblical answers to life's perplexing issues and write about them in a clear and concise manner. My books, updated in 2015,are inexpensive and easy to read.

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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gordon W. Watts on July 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Jack's book covers basic questions like "Is the Bible accurate scientifically & historically?" and "Is there a God?"

Since I, myself, am an author and have posted some blog entries of my research on this subject, this is familiar material to me.

However, I, myself, did not go into near as good of detail as Jack did here:

Jack not only give scientific examples of how Carbon-14 dating has been shown to be inaccurate (good proof that some scientists are wrong about the age of the earth and timing issue), but also explores archaeology and various philosophies -- one of my favourite examples is his quote of great theologian & philosopher, R.C. Sproul, who states that that only four options *exist* for the origin of the universe:

"Option number one, the universe is an illusion, it doesn't exist.
Option number two, it is self-created.
Option number three, it is self-existent and eternal.
Option four, it was created by someone who is self-existent."

Regarding historical evidence for the Bible, Mr. Wellman reminds us that "All the relevant non-Jewish historical sources of the time [including Josephus (AD 37 - c. 100), born of a priestly and royal ancestry] mention Jesus," and adds: "Why would nearly 100 ancient Historians include Christ in their writings if they knew he didn't exist? Josephus, Tacitus, Gibbons, and others (all of which are highly respected) would not have written about someone that was only a myth." thus showing strong evidence that historians and scientists view the Bible as VERY reliable from an historical point of view.

On the manuscript reliability, Jack has this to say: "When compared to most human historical documents, Biblical manuscripts reigns supreme by far...
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gordon W. Watts on July 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
Jack's book covers basic questions like "Is the Bible accurate scientifically & historically?" and "Is there a God?"

Since I, myself, am an author and have posted some blog entries of my research on this subject, this is familiar material to me.

However, I, myself, did not go into near as good of detail as Jack did here:

Jack not only give scientific examples of how Carbon-14 dating has been shown to be inaccurate (good proof that some scientists are wrong about the age of the earth and timing issue), but also explores archaeology and various philosophies -- one of my favourite examples is his quote of great theologian & philosopher, R.C. Sproul, who states that that only four options *exist* for the origin of the universe:

"Option number one, the universe is an illusion, it doesn't exist.
Option number two, it is self-created.
Option number three, it is self-existent and eternal.
Option four, it was created by someone who is self-existent."

Regarding historical evidence for the Bible, Mr. Wellman reminds us that "All the relevant non-Jewish historical sources of the time [including Josephus (AD 37 - c. 100), born of a priestly and royal ancestry] mention Jesus," and adds: "Why would nearly 100 ancient Historians include Christ in their writings if they knew he didn't exist? Josephus, Tacitus, Gibbons, and others (all of which are highly respected) would not have written about someone that was only a myth." thus showing strong evidence that historians and scientists view the Bible as VERY reliable from an historical point of view.

On the manuscript reliability, Jack has this to say: "When compared to most human historical documents, Biblical manuscripts reigns supreme by far...
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Teila Tankersley on January 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is a terrific book. A book that I would recommend to any youth leader out there. Pastor Jack has broken this book down into an easy to read but very informative book.

In his book Jack goes on to say, "It is also no coincidence that an increasing number of scientists are withdrawing their support of the theory of evolution. Scientists may see this as an embarrassment many years from now like their predecessors who were once convinced that the earth was flat. Frankly, fossil records simply do not support any credible evidence for evolution. Why continue looking for what does not exist when a simple reading of Romans 1:20 explains it all? "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."

This is a book you'll want to read!
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