in an Impersonal Universe
Issue: Identity & Meaning in an
What are the ramifications of originating
from an impersonal universe?
An impersonal universe is one that originates
by natural causes & chance.
In an impersonal universe, there is no
God's glory is exchanged for that of human
beings & nature.
Humanity is dishonored, degraded &
given over to depravity.
We receive in our own person the due penalty
of our error.
Parallel text: Psa 106:19-20.
Reason: Natural Reductionism
Desert God, pursue emptiness, & you
will become empty.
Parallel texts: Job 15:31-34, Prov 28:19,
Isa 41:29, 44:9-11.
In an impersonal universe, identity reduces
from personal to chemical-physical.
Causality & probability are at the
essence of our origin, existence & being.
Human identity is ultimately understood
in terms of natural causes & chance.
Evidence: Pacing Issues of Our Day
In an impersonal universe, meaning reduces
to chemical-physical interactions.
Freewill & responsibility diminish
to causality & probability.
In nature, neither size, complexity nor
scarcity establish a value structure.
Morals are degraded to natural processes
such as "survival of the fittest."
Temporary insanity - the right to murder
while momentarily insane.
Abortion - the right to murder a person
Infanticide - the right to murder a newborn.
Euthanasia - the right to murder a person
in a seemingly hopeless condition.