When all is said and done, someone will have “won” the big debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye.
Chances are, whomever that person is deemed to be will be less about the actual presentation and more about the person who proclaimed the winner.
It’s difficult to have an open mind.
Maybe that’s because we’re not quite sure what an open mind actually means.
- “Does it mean everything I believe has to be suspended and potentially redone?”
- “Does it mean I have to acknowledge that someone/something I’ve built a case against could be right?”
- “Does it mean… could it mean… well, I don’t even want to think about that.”
The Bible itself says to “Test everything. Hold on to the good.” (1 Thes 5:21)
So… test everything. Including your own convictions. Do it through truth and humility… fear and trembling.
You can’t do that by waiting to see if someone else falls on his face.
So on this topic, how do we actually do this?
To know Michelangelo, one could read his biography or study his works. Both are needed for a fuller picture. Still, pieces of him would remain a mystery to us.
Why do we forget this when it comes to God?
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)