And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.(Acts 5:38-39) KJV
Many Christians want to share the good news and their joy of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ but they’re afraid to because, they feel, they don’t know the Bible well enough and wouldn’t know what to say.
We can encourage Christians to be bold witnesses by teaching them to give their own testimony and explain what God has done for them. We don’t need scripture to prove a transformed life, the transformed life is proof of the goodness of God.
There is a second source of evidence for the existence of God, as we see in the featured passage. We’re going to review one in particular: Gamaliel’s Counsel:
Gamaliel’s Counsel is a predictive testable hypothesis for the existence of God which uses the results, or fruit, of an endeavor as a way to judge whether or not God is the cause for the success of said endeavor. Gamaliel cautioned his peers in the Jewish religious leadership about Christianity. If it’s of man, he said, it’ll fail. If it’s of God, then fighting it is fighting against God.– Gamaliel’s Counsel, definition
It’s been on our mind to propose the success of Matty’s Paradigm as proof of God. On one hand we’re not rich by worldly standards, or famous, but let’s consider a few things. Where do we stand and how is this a predictive, testable hypothesis for God?
- IF Matty’s Paradigm is the product of a genuine search for the truth which God has encoded in scripture,
- AND if it’s God’s will for this truth to be known,
- THEN it will succeed and be known.
Is there any evidence for God? Judge for yourself. The prediction is that Matty’s Paradigm is going to hold its own and continue to grow. The ideas that we’re promoting will continue to spread. The theoretical foundation of popular science (SciPop) is going to be irreparably damaged. The only way to continue to believe in the current version of SciPop is to be willfully ignorant.
There are three predictive testable hypotheses for the existence of God.