What is a supernatural Christian?
Bible Study: The Supernatural Christian: Christians are a supernatural people, born again into a supernatural life by a supernatural God – We are sustained by supernatural food – We are taught by a supernatural teacher from a supernatural book – We are led by a supernatural guide into supernatural paths in order to obtain supernatural victories.
Are stars of supernatural origin?
Stars Were of Supernatural Origin. The properties of stars also confirm the biblical teaching that these objects were supernaturally created. Stars are made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium gas; these are the two lightest and most common elements.
What are the properties of stars in the Bible?
The properties of stars also confirm the biblical teaching that these objects were supernaturally created. Stars are made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium gas; these are the two lightest and most common elements. The combined mass from all this gas gives the star a gravitational field much stronger than earth’s.
How do astronomers believe stars are formed?
Secular astronomers believe that stars form spontaneously from the collapse of a nebula. A nebula is an enormous “cloud” of extremely low-density hydrogen and helium gas. If there were a way to compress such gas, then its own gravity would keep it together—a star would form.
What are stars made of?
The properties of stars also confirm the biblical teaching that these objects were supernaturally created. Stars are made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium gas; these are the two lightest and most common elements.
How bright are stars?
The apparent brightness of a star (how bright it looks in our night sky) depends on both its distance and its intrinsic brightness. So, the brightest stars we can see are either nearby or very bright intrinsically. Since over 99% of the stars we see in the night sky are intrinsically brighter than the sun, you might think that the sun is fainter than most other stars. 4 But this isn’t so. The vast majority of stars in the universe are actually fainter than the sun; in fact forty-seven of the fifty nearest stars are fainter. 5 In our night sky, we see more of the rare, extremely bright stars simply because they are much easier to see than the faint ones.
How did stars form?
Most universities teach that stars formed from collapsing clouds of hydrogen gas billions of years ago and that stars continue to form today . Most people are unaware that there are serious scientific problems with such notions. A careful examination of the evidence confirms that stars are not billions of years old.
What are the main components of a star?
The composition of stars also goes against the predictions of secular (evolutionary) origins scenarios. Though the main components of a star are hydrogen and helium, there are also trace amounts of heavier elements—called metals. (In astronomy, any element heavier than helium is called a “metal.”) Stars like the sun consist of only about 2% metals (the rest being hydrogen and helium); these stars are called “population I” stars and are found primarily in the disk of spiral galaxies. Some stars have even fewer metals, perhaps only one one-hundredth the amount found in the sun. These are called population II stars; they can be found in globular clusters and in elliptical galaxies.
How old are blue stars?
Stars Are Young. Blue stars could last only a few million years at most; however, they are found in spiral galaxies thought to be billions of years old. Stars also confirm that creation was relatively recent, not billions of years ago.
How long do blue stars last?
Astronomers estimate that hot blue stars could last a few million years at most. Yet blue stars are found throughout the arms of virtually all spiral galaxies, such as ours, which secular astronomers postulate to be billions of years old.
Why do blue stars shine brighter than red stars?
Big stars (“supergiants”) shine brighter than little stars (“dwarfs”) of equal temperature. This is because large stars have more surface area. The range of the intrinsic brightness of stars is incredible.
What does belief set the bar for?
In my experience, belief sets the bar where the supernatural is concerned. I have worked in a ministry that crosses denominations, and I deal pretty regularly with the entire spectrum on this issue. My mind has been blown by something that has challenged even my own somewhat more open beliefs.
Why do non-charismatics close the door on the supernatural world?
One is their suspicion that charismatic practices are detached from sound exegesis of Scripture. As a biblical scholar, it’s easy for me to agree with that suspicion—but over time it has widely degenerated into a closed-minded overreaction that is itself detached from the worldview of the biblical writers.
What did Nabeel’s father dream about?
Nabeel’s father( still a Muslim) had dreams that protected the family from potential disasters( such as avoiding pitfalls while traveling, etc).
Why do we believe in the Godhead?
Traditional Christian teaching has for centuries kept the unseen world at arm’s length. We believe in the Godhead because there’s no point to Christianity without it. The rest of the unseen world is handled with a whisper or a chuckle.
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Do Christians believe in the supernatural?
First, many Christians claim to believe in the supernatural but think (and live) like skeptics. We find talk of the supernatural world uncomfortable. This is typical of denominations and evangelical congregations outside the charismatic movement—in other words, those from a background like my own.
Is the dome around the Earth an ancient Near East belief?
We certainly don’t accept the portrait of a dome around a flat Earth, yet that is an ancient near east belief. If we don’t accept those things, why accept other supernatural things from the Bible that is not, for a lack of a better term, “original?”
II. There is no progress along the Christian way of life apart from the supernatural
It is not enough that after having been helped into the narrow way we be told, “This is the way; walk ye in it.” We need to know the rules and regulations of the road, we need adequate and dependable directions lest we lose our way.
III. When we speak of Christianity as a way of life we imply not merely that it prescribes the path along which we ought to walk but that this path leads somewhere, that when followed it will bring us to a definite goal
If now we consider the end of the way, we will have impressed upon us anew the futility of supposing we can retain the Christian ethic while ignoring the supernatural. The naturalist may get along without an eschatology; the Christian cannot because his goal lies in the world beyond.
When Christianity entered the world it found a world rich in culture and highly developed in its civilization
With that culture and civilization Christianity engaged in a life and death struggle that lasted for some three hundred years and in which at great cost and sacrifice it conquered. As a result the hegemony of the Western world passed into the hands of Christianity.
What was true then is true now
If Christianity is winning comparatively few adherents from the world, a large part of the explanation is found in the sort of lives many professed Christians are living. We say that truth is powerful and that it must prevail. That is only a half truth.
What does the Bible say about spiritual travel?
The Bible is full of supernatural events: dreams, heavenly encounters, trances, angelic visitations, miraculous provision, healing, and even spirit travel. In the book of Revelation, John is invited to “ Come up here,” (Revelation 4:1), an invitation I believe is offered to all that know Jesus. It is not just for ‘special’ Christians as if there is such a thing. It isn’t our own death that qualifies us to enter Heaven; it’s Jesus’ death! And he’s already done it!
What does Paul mean by "eagerly desire the spiritual gifts"?
In 1 Corinthians, Paul makes a statement that is often translated as: “ Eagerly desire the spiritual gifts…” ( 1 Corinthians 14:1) We take this to mean that we ought to grow in hearing from God and speaking in tongues and other giftings. And, indeed we should. But that isn’t all that Paul was talking about.
What does the word supernatural mean?
For many people, the word ‘supernatural’ conjures up images of ghosts and vampires. Or witches and other spooky things. It’s certainly not a word most Christians would use to describe their life or faith. But did you know that you were created to be supernatural?
Do not seek spiritual experiences outside of a relationship with Jesus?
If you don’t yet know him, then call on him today and let him awaken your heart to your true supernatural identity.