Believe like Raegan and RJ
What do they believe and why?

 

To enjoy 'Raegan and RJ in Space' you should understand what they, as Conservative Christians, believe and why.

You don't have to believe what they believe, but you must understand what they believe and why.

These are the 4 things Raegan and RJ believe - 

1. God is a living being that exists.  Raegan and RJ believe God exists because life only comes from life.  This is the scientific physical law called bio-genesis.  For many years scientists have tried to create life from non-life and they have not been able to.  That is because of the scientific law bio-genesis, which means life only comes from life.  Life on Earth, including us, had to come from life, not some sort of random explosion or electrical shock in a pool of primordial goo billions of years ago.  Raegan and RJ believe God is a living being that exists because of the law of bio-genesis.

2.  The Bible is true.   Raegan and RJ believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and true.  They believe this because the Bible is prophetic, and is the only book in the world that has over 300 proven prophesies fulfilled.  A prophesy is a prediction that comes true,  A prophesy must have two parts - the prediction, and the fulfillment of the prediction.  An example of a prophesy fulfilled in the Bible is this - 

The prophesy - In 740 BC Isaiah the prophet in Isaiah 53:7 wrote 'He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shewers is silent, so He did not open His mouth.'  

The fulfillment - In 33 AD the event recounted in the book of Matthew 26:62-63 goes 'Then the High Priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?" But Jesus kept silent.'

773 years before His trial, it was predicted that Jesus would remain silent, and that is exactly what happened. There are over 300 prophesies in the Bible that are fulfilled just like that one. The Bible is the only book of prophesy in the world.  How is this possible you ask?  How did Isaiah know to write what would happen 773 years from then with such accuracy?  It is possible because God is the beginning and the end.  He is outside of time.  Time can be thought of as a movie clip that has a beginning and an end, and God is not in the movie.  Time began when God created the universe, and will end when He decides.  God is at the beginning, but He is also at the end.  He is watching time unfold from the outside like you would watch a movie from beginning to end.  When Isaiah penned his prophesy in 740 BC God was there, just as He was with Jesus in 33 AD, just as He is at the end of time now.  He sees time like a movie we already watched.  He is at the beginning and the end.  That is why the Bible is prophetic, because God already knows the end, He is waiting at it.  Raegan and RJ believe the Bible is true because it is prophetic.

3. We were created by God.  Raegan and RJ believe that the Biblical story of creation is how we came about, not random chance.  The Bible in Psalm 139:13 says God created us by knitting us together in our mother's womb.  The evidence of creation is overwhelming.  The biggest evidence of creation versus evolution is the fossil record, specifically the lack of transitional fossils, and the existence of the Cambrian layer.  The Cambrian explosion, is the layer of fossils that complex life overwhelmingly begins in and all major phyla appear, without the pre-cursor fossils lower, and the lack of transitional fossils shows creatures did not evolve into one another over time.  This is what Charles Darwin was talking about when he said the fossil record at his time did not support evolution, but he was hopeful eventually it would.  All complex life starts in one fossil layer called the Cambrian.  For evolution to have happened you would need a fossil record that starts with tiny simple creatures that gradually over millions of years evolve in to more complex creatures, and eventually us, and that process would have left billions of 'transitional' fossils that clearly showed the transition from one form into another over time.  That is the exact opposite of what the fossil record shows.  The fossil record has a Cambrian explosion which complex life begins, without the necessary pre-cursor fossil trace below.  If evolution was true, there would be billions and billions and billions of intermediate fossils in every layer of fossils which show the evolutionary progression from one lower form to its higher, but they do not exist in the fossil record, only a few examples.  That is not logical.  If the fossils exist of the major phyla of life, where are all the intermediary steps?  Saying they did not survive, even though the other fossils did, does not make logical sense.  One evolutionist tried to justify evolution with the fossil record by saying he knows of 7 transitional fossils that show dinosaur to bird evolution.  Wow 7 whole fossils that he says proves a billion years of evolution?  When an evolutionist says he knows of many examples of intermediary or transitional fossils on record, like 7?, that just proves the opposite - a handful of examples over billions of years of evolution is all he has?  Come on man...there would be billions of transitional fossils if evolution happened, not 7, but they aren't there.  Just Google 'David Gelernter Yale Professor Giving Up Darwin' and see what comes up.  In his paper he discusses why he no longer believes in evolution because 'most creatures enter the fossil record fully formed', and as such the fossil record does not support evolution.  Raegan and RJ believe we were created by God just like the Bible says, not evolved from lower beings like Darwin's theory of evolution, because the fossil record supports the Biblical account of creation.

4. Jesus is who He said He was.  Raegan and RJ believe Jesus was a physical man but also God who came to Earth, was crucified, died and was buried, rose from the dead, and is currently in Heaven with God.  His death was payment for sin in the world, and those who believe in Him, will be saved.  They believe this because the Bible in John 4:17 says a Roman Officer said of Jesus 'No one ever spoke like Jesus'.  The reason Jesus spoke so differently than everyone was because He wasn't just a man, He was also God.  An example of Jesus speaking differently than anyone before or since is in Luke 10:18, where Jesus says matter of factly 'I saw Satan fall like lightening from Heaven.'  Do you see, just like you would tell someone about what you did last weekend, Jesus recounted when He saw Satan and his demons cast out of heaven.  He really did speak like no one before or since.  Raegan and RJ believe Jesus is who He said He was, because He spoke like no one before or since.

So even if you don't believe what Raegan and RJ believe, understanding what they believe and why will help you understand the story and enjoy it more!