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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

Does the Bible suggest that God created mathematics? In the Nicene creed, Christians confess, in accordance with Colossians 1:16, that God Created "all things [....] visible and invisible". ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God does not have to use mathematics - whatever He does, the natural laws follow. That being said, Genesis 1 tells us that in the beginning, there was nothing. Whether or not you believe in the ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

That mathematics describes how the universe works is a consequence of there being uniform laws that describe it. In the oldest book of the Bible, God said that there are regularities/laws of the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

I think the best precedent is in Acts 17, when Paul was in Athens. According to vv.17-18, Paul debated with Jews, Epicureans, Stoics, and with anybody who happened to be in the marketplace. It should ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

Paul did it everywhere he went. He debated with the Jews in the synagogues (Acts 17:17), the Greeks in their temples, etc. (Acts 9:29). I would say there’s a precedent for it. No one is a believing ...
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How best to analyse Moral Therapeutic Deism from the viewpoint of biblically-centered Reformed Protestantism?

I found an article about the origins of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD), first coined by sociologists Christian Smith and Melina Lundquist Denton in their 2005 book Soul Searching: The Religious ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual debates with atheists and skeptics?

Dark Malthorp already gave a factual answer to this question. I'd like to add a more introspective answer as well. You ask about the Biblical basis for Christians partaking in formal intellectual ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

The Creator certainly both comprehends and creates mathematics. For one, Jesus is both man and God, so any human facility for mathematics also touches on God the Son. Next, we have God's omniscience. ...
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Biblical basis for spiritual conversion as first/only step

What is the biblical basis that spiritual experiences are the first step in conversion? The gospel is that of faith, repentance, baptism1, and gift of the Holy Ghost. Faith is the first step: Deut 4:...
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Is there scriptural support for the "skeptic's prayer" as a legitimate plea that God might be open to answering?

Judges 6:36-40 And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief held by Jehovah's Witnesses that Jehovah and Jesus Christ are separate entities?

As a JW myself, I would first say, that I can't find any verse in the Bible that would directly hint at Jesus being equal to Jehovah. That is not to say, that Jesus doesn't have some of the same ...
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