All Truth is God's Truth with Joel Hunter

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In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter again addresses the concept of fear—this time from a different angle. “I believe that all truth is God’s truth,” says Hunter, “so I am never afraid of truth—no matter who it comes from.” He offers the analogy of being hungry and accepting food from a non-Christian—just as we should accept truth, regardless of the source.

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I believe that all truth is God's truth. So I'm never afraid of truth, no matter who it comes from. If I were starving to death and somebody handed me a piece of bread, I would not say, "Wait a minute. Are you a Christian?" I'd say, "Thank you." So I'm not worried about atheists winning. But at the same time I have this great memory that many of the great scientists in western civilization were Christians who were discovering how God had worked in the world, who were discovering the nature of God.

You remember that famous quote from Kepler is, after he made a discovery, he just exclaimed, "I am thinking God's thoughts after him!" It was like, "I just found out more about God!" So you don't worry about: are the atheists going to teach us something that we shouldn't learn? They're not teaching us theology. They're discovering things in science, and if you make accurate discoveries in science, ultimately a Christian will always, and many who are not Christian, by the way, will be led to this mysterious formation of the world that is remarkable. And even the atheists will be spellbound with awe and wonder. So we believe that good science will ultimately lead more people to God than it will lead away from God.

Pastor, Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland - A Church Distributed, Longwood, FL

“My participation in BioLogos gatherings has profoundly benefited my pastoral leadership. Not only was I informed and inspired intellectually, but I was encouraged by being in the community of other spiritual leaders who desire to deepen their understanding and worship of the Creator.  I have used BioLogos materials and insights gained from the dialogue they foster, both in the conversations I have in church and the resources we produce to promote Creation Care (e.g. http://vimeo.com/61121345 ) Yet the real benefit comes from normalizing the complementarity of science and scripture in our congregation.

- Pastor, Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland - A Church Distributed, Longwood, FL
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