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Betting on the Odds

A gamble worth taking...


a "gamble" worth exploring. 

An interesting species, we humans (myself obviously included…). We will often spend more time researching a product (car, house, camera etc.) we consider purchasing, than we would our eternal destination (or absence thereof) … And when the latter is concerned, we are often very quick to accept other people’s word and opinions, or measure and compare our own performances and failures against theirs, judging and being intolerant – instead of going for a “test drive”, checking out and EXPLORING the FACTS for OURSELVES…just my two cents worth…

Hugh Ross“Understanding the totality of the Creator’s purpose for the universe will always remain beyond the reach of human minds”…

“No mere human can know absolutely everything about any aspect of the cosmos because people are confined to a limited portion of the universe’s space-time continuum”…

“Many people, including myself, find contentment in “sufficient” answers, answers that become more complete over time, that challenge us to dig deeper and discover more of what can be known about the universe and man’s place in it”… 

(Quotes from the book “Why TheUniverse Is The Way It Is”, by author Hugh Ross)


1 chance in 10311…: Requirements to sustain bacteria for 90 days or less,

1 chance in 10556..: Requirements to sustain uni-cellar life for 3 billion years,

1 chance in 101032..: Requirements to sustain intelligent physical life in a globally distributed high-technology civilization.

(1). Explore here:


 (2)."Why the Universe Is the Way It Is" and "More Than A Theory":


  (3).Probability Estimates on Different Size Scales for the Features Required by Advanced Life:


(4). New Astronomical Proofs for the Existence of God:


(5).Design Evidences in the Cosmos:





(II). EXPLORING the ODDS: 1 chance in 102000…The odds of BIBLE prophecies being fulfilled:

  (a). “Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events - in detail - many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no errors.”,  “…the Bible record may be said to be vastly more reliable than the second law of thermodynamics…”  read the full article by Hugh Ross HERE:


(b). http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/radio034.htm






 (III). The Bible: Authority, Reliability and Inspiration:

Document placed with permission: Empie Strydom. 

“Doc Ambassadors for Christ - The Bible - Authority Reliability and Inspiration.docx”





“Unless you assume the existence of God, the question of life’s meaning and purpose is irrelevant.”




 (V). Jesus Christ--Unique Savior or Average  Fraud? 

DOC Jesus Christ--Unique Savior or Average Fraud.docx.

OR webpages  







(VI). THIS OLD EARTH: evidence for an old planet:

(a). Does Old-Earth Creationism Contradict Genesis 1?

“Christians have nothing to fear when it comes to old-earth science. Since God is truth, we can be confident the facts of nature will always agree with the facts of the Bible. When we take the time to properly understand the two, we can see the revelation of God's world agrees perfectly with the revelation of God's word.”

Greg Moore. Click link to the document: DOC THIS OLD PLANET  - OLD EARTH 1.docx  OR webpage

http://www.reasons.org/articles/does-old-earth-creationism-contradict-genesis-1-2 ]

(b). This Old Planet: The debate over the Earth’s age:

Click link to the document:DOC THIS OLD PLANET - OLD EARTH 2.docx



(VII). Darwin's Doubt:

(a).“…With me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would any one trust in the convictions of a monkey’s mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?...”  

Click link to the document:

DOC Darwin's Doubt.docx





(b). “Naturalism’s Potential Logical Defeater: An Untrustworthy Brain-Mind”

Click link to the document: DOC Naturalism’s Potential Logical Defeater An Untrustworthy Brain-Mind.docx 

OR webpage 





(VIII).Bible and Brains Explain Human-Chimp Similarities.…

“Isn’t the 99% genetic similarity between humans and chimps evidence for evolution?”

.Click link to the document:

  DOC Bible and Brains Explain Human-Chimp Similarities.docx  OR webpage 






(IX). Some more…

(1). Cool Astronomical Discoveries


(2). Planet Habitability Requires a Lifetime of Fine-Tuning: http://www.reasons.org/articles/planet-habitability-requires-a-lifetime-of-fine-tuning

(3). Stronger and More Comprehensive Tests Affirm the Universe’s Unchanging Physics:  


(4). A Sun Designed for Humans:


(5). Extraordinary Evidence for Expansion: http://www.reasons.org/articles/extraordinary-evidence-for-expansion

(6). A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics,… 


(7). “If you equate the probability of the birth of a bacteria cell to chance assembly of its atoms, eternity will not suffice to produce one… Faced with the enormous sum of lucky draws behind the success of the evolutionary game, one may legitimately wonder to what extent this success is actually written into the fabric of the universe.”

- Christian de Duve. “A Guided Tour of the Living Cell” (Nobel laureate and organic chemist)


(8). Etc…



Interesting Links

Astronomy Picture of the Day: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

ASSA Pretoria: http://www.pretoria-astronomy.co.za/

Derek Prince: http://www.derekprince.co.za/

Doxa Deo East campus: http://www.doxadeo.co.za/

Eridanus Optics: http://eridanusoptics.com/store/

Hannes Lochner photographic safaris: www.hanneslochner.com

ICEJ: http://int.icej.org/

Impact Radio: http://impactradio.co.za/

Josh McDowell: http://store.josh.org/cart/index.asp?s_type=BOOK

Kambro padstal (Annual National Star party): http://www.kambroaccom.co.za/

Liar, Lunatic or Lord? http://www.cru.org/training-and-growth/was-jesus-god.htm

Moon Phase Calendar: http://www.davidchandler.com/docs/MoonPhaseCalendar.htm

Obsession Telescopes: http://www.obsessiontelescopes.com/

Orms Direct: http://www.ormsdirect.co.za/

OutDoorPhoto: http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/

Reasons.org: http://www.reasons.org/

South African Weather Service: http://www.weathersa.co.za/web/index.php

TeleVue: http://www.televue.com

Weather – Norwegian site: http://www.yr.no/place/South_Africa/

Choose Life: http://www.chooselifechurch.com/

CRC: http://www.crc.org.za/

3CI: http://www.3ci.co.za/

Lewende Woord: https://lewendewoord.co.za/gemeentes/

Moreleta NG: http://www.moreleta.org/

Hatfield: http://www.hatfield.co.za/


Tongue in Cheek and a few other Quotes


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