Nothing has caused more trouble for Christianity over the past 300 years or so than science. Science came on the scene and completely shattered the way Christianity looked at everything. Christians were left wondering: Does God really do anything in the world? Is God just the one who set everything up? Those questions even influenced the principles on which this country was founded.
In this podcast, we look at a belief called Deism–the idea that God created everything, set everything up, and then withdrew, having no further contact or interaction with the world. Doesn’t sound like there would be many Christians holding such a belief, but surprisingly enough, that belief is in the background of much of mainline Christianity in the United States. Yet another reason why more and more people are rejecting Christianity today.
Let’s consider an alternative, one that you won’t hear from either mainline Christianity or evangelical Christianity.