To the editor:
Mr. Keranen, What is an example of "ultimately self-correcting" science? Yes, the bible has given us "knowledge about reality that is verifiable." To answer your question, check out the following:
1. Job 26:7 says, "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing." Space exploration has certainly confirmed this. Also, verse 10 of this same chapter states, "He hath compassed the waters with bounds."
2. Isa. 40:22 says, "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth...." Hebrew khug is translated as "compassed" (see no. 1 above) and, in context, this clearly refers to the sphericity of the earth. (Defender's Study Bible by Dr. Henry M. Morris) Ferdinand Megellan proved this with his voyage to the Spice Islands in 1519.
As for "evidence that this...deity exists," the full account of Jesus' death appears in both Matt 27 and Mark 15. All documentation regarding Christ is revealed in the greatest book ever written, the bible. And yes, belief in Jesus Christ is a "matter of faith."
The first two chapters of Genesis couldn't be more plain about God's creation and His intent for the human race. However, Genesis 3 tells of man's disobedience. Sin entered the world via "the handiwork of a god" all right in the form of a serpent by the name of Satan.
Commenting on 1 Corin. 15:6, Henry Morris writes, "The central focus of the gospel is certainly on the death and resurrection of Christ for our sins and salvation .... The remarkable parade of eye-witnesses of the resurrected Christ ... makes this the greatest event in history since the creation and the most certain fact of biblical history.
Jesus Christ has, indeed, conquered death itself, thereby demonstrating that He was the Creator of life and the only possible Savior from sin and death." (Defender's Study Bible, p. 1272)