Aug 26, 2014

Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason, New from R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison

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Can something come from nothing? Was "chance" the cosmic power behind creation? Despite scientific advances, there remains an undercurrent of irrationalism in scientific writing. Not a Chance by Dr. R.C. Sproul and Dr. Keith Mathison, has been revised and expanded in light of recent scientific discoveries and ongoing attacks against God and reason, exposing the irrational claims of modern day science.

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An Overview of Not a Chance

  1. The Soft Pillow
  2. The Mask of Ignorance
  3. A Quantum Leap
  4. The Voice of Reason
  5. Light and the Light
  6. Framing the Question
  7. The Policeman of Science
  8. Cosmos or Chaos?
  9. A Beaing without a Cause
  10. No Chance in the World
  11. Ex Nihilo, Nihil Fit

Appendix: A Review of Stephen M. Barr's Modern Physics and Ancient Faith


"If chance (uncaused events) exists, then the God of the Bible does not. I am grateful that the new edition of Not a Chance puts the lie to erroneous notions about chance, and does so in a readable, well-researched, and compelling manner. In the process, the authors commend Christianity as the best explanation for our world of cause and effect and meaning." —Douglas Groothuis, professor of philosophy, Denver Seminary

"This accessible and timely book exposes the absurd lengths to which many skeptical scientists and philosophers have gone to avoid the conclusion that the universe and the things in it are the handiwork of the Triune God of the historic Christian faith. With his notorious wit and incisive argumentation, Sproul shows the reader that chance is not an entity that can cause anything, that a self-creating universe is a self-contradiction, and that the only reasonable explanation for the existence of anything is that God exists. Every Christian who wants to make an effective defense for his or her faith should read this book." —Steven B. Cowan, coauthor of The Love of Wisdom and coeditor of In Defense of the Bible

"A needed correction for errors that have crept into modern-day science. It is a refreshing and enlightening book that tackles difficult topics and brings them down to the layman." —Dr. Robert Waltzer, professor and chair of biology, Belhaven University

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