Christianity and Materialism
Generally speaking Christianity is not reconcilable with materialism. There are two very simple syllogisms that illustrate why. The first is as follows:
No one who believes in an afterlife believes in materialism
Christians believe in an afterlife
Therefore Christians do not believe in materialism
If the human person ...
Christians do believe that the universe is fundamentally governed by consistent natural laws which were instituted by God. The consistent and reproducible nature of these laws allows us to pursue scientific exploration, research and development. These laws are in accordance with His wisdom and reflect His own nature and His glory. In respect to the existence ...
Mathematics is not material. It is a set of immaterial ideas.
Computers are material. Computer software, as an idea represented as ones and zeroes, is an immaterial construct.
A book is material, but the ideas it contains are not material. The ink is material, the paper material, but the arrangement of ink on paper was decided by an intelligent being who ...