Local faith groups welcome speaker
Maryville First Baptist Church and Northwest’s Christian Campus House, with support from other campus faith-based organizations and other local churches, are inviting a speaker to the Northwest Campus on Wednesday, November 3.
The 7 p.m. event is open to the public and will be held at the Charles Johnson Theater in Northwest Missouri State.
“I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist,” will be presented by Dr. Frank Turek. His presentation is based on a book of the same title of which he is co-author.
A former US Navy aviator, Turek holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is the president of CrossExamined.org, a nonprofit interfaith evangelical ministry that presents evidence that the Bible is true. Although he thinks these issues are important, his main concern is with the effects that false ideologies have on the world and the bodies of believers, especially young people. As a statement of faith, CrossExamined.org agrees and stands by the Apostle’s Creed.
Turek is considered a dynamic speaker who gives powerful and entertaining evidence of Christianity in his presentations. He also debated several prominent atheists, including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman.
He hosts a weekly hour-long TV show called “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist” which airs Wednesday nights on DirecTV Channel 378. He also hosts a radio show called “CrossExamined with Frank Turek ”which airs on 186 stations every Saturday morning.
He is the author or co-author of three other books: “Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Defend Their Cause”, “Correct, Not Politically Correct” and “Legislating Morality”.
Turek will answer four main questions to establish why Christianity is the most reasonable worldview.
Does the truth exist?
Christianity cannot be true, nor any other view of the world, including atheism, if the truth is relative or just true for one but not for all. The seminar will show why truth is absolute and knowable and how someone can logically refute anyone who claims it is not.
Does God exist?
There can be no word of God if God does not exist. Individuals can see three powerful arguments for the existence of God, two scientists and one philosophical. These arguments will be established without any reference to the Bible.
Are miracles possible?
If miracles don’t happen as most college professors believe, then Christianity is nonsense. The seminar will show participants that not only are miracles possible, but the greatest of all has already happened and that there is scientific evidence for it.
Is the New Testament True?
Unless truth exists, God exists, and miracles are possible, the New Testament has no prayer. But after establishing these points, participants will see the top five reasons for believing the New Testament to be historically accurate; Jesus truly died and rose from the dead for the sins of the world. From the accuracy of the New Testament, the accuracy of the Old Testament can also be established.
After his presentation, Turek offers audience members the opportunity to ask questions.