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James Tour


As I write this post, UD’s all-time most accessed post (here) just passed 368,000 views.  Get to know the man who is the subject of that post in this seven-minute video:



Smiles... Baruch HaShem Adonai.... my my, never expected to see James Tour on One for Israel... giving his testimony. Had no idea Dr. Tour is Messianic believer. One for Israel has done great work for years. Must renew viewing and reading them again. Jay Sekulow another critically important contributor especially in Constitutional Law has given his testimony as well. Truly, truly amazing what is happening in Israel last 70 years including finally recognizing Yerushalayim as capital of Israel. Eitan and Moti teachers in Hebraic understanding of scriptures at One for Israel have done great work. Several years they debated orthodox rabbis across all areas of Midrash, Sages interpretations, Old and New Testaments, the Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls and changes in interpretations and even Hebrew words over time. They provide good insights. Not sure if they're still doing apologetics videos, does not look like it. To bad, they were very good together. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful to hear and see. Great testimony Dr. James* Tour! *Yaakov :) From Yaakov to James... https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/bible-versions-and-translations/james-or-jacob-in-the-bible/ On another note, when did our modern alphabet first include the letter "J"? Psalm 22 apologetics by Eitan and Moti gets very interesting at 7min mark if in a hurry, but entire video is worth listening to. Mentions history prior to Yeshua and after along with rabbinic interpretations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNlTJDy_eKc Thanks for posting this. DATCG
Wow! I didn't know, I only knew of him as a noted -- understatement! -- Chemist. And of course VJT's post on him is the number one here at UD. (BTW, I am monitoring the hit count on the no 3 page [Archives is 120 k], the collection of weak argument collectives, which is edging close to 50 k now.) Now, we see a much more rounded character. And one who challenges many presumptions about the brilliant and academically eminent. Well worth pondering. KF kairosfocus
For one moment I read it as if he was touring! What a letdown. This lecture is as Benzedrine to me after I have been reading rubbish. So clear. Belfast
James Tour commenting on evolution, radio show interview on KPRZ, San Diego
This is what I think happens. You take biologists. You take geneticists. They do not deal on a molecular level. [...] Chemists deal at a molecular level. They think at a molecular level that things happen. If you think at a global level, you fly over at 30,000 feet like a biologist does, then you can see all sorts of things. But it's when you get into the details. You land in that city. You go in and you see the complexity within a city. You see the piping system, and the complex system. This doesn't happen on its own. Molecules don't do this type of thing. [...] Not only can they not show a mechanism, they can't even propose a mechanism. [...] There's a lot missing there. [...] The science itself craters what people call science.
Here is the Youtube link:
Jewish scientist (James Tour) makes the greatest Jewish discovery!! - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNGLZvtRoiU
James Tour also stated this:
“I build molecules for a living, I can’t begin to tell you how difficult that job is. I stand in awe of God because of what he has done through his creation. Only a rookie who knows nothing about science would say science takes away from faith. If you really study science, it will bring you closer to God." James Tour – one of the leading nano-tech engineers in the world - Strobel, Lee (2000), The Case For Faith, p. 111
Verses and videos:
1 Corinthians 15:3-8 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. In 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Paul records an ancient creed concerning Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection appearances,,, It is generally agreed by critical scholars that Paul receive(d) this creed from Peter and James between 3-5 years after the crucifixion. Now, Peter and James are listed in this creed as having seen the risen Christ. Since they are the ones who gave this creed to Paul, this is therefore a statement of their own testimony. As the Jewish Scholar Pinchahs Lapide has said, this creed "may be considered the statement of eyewitnesses." https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/historical-evidence-for-the-resurrection Reason 3: Jesus Rose From the Dead | Sean McDowell, PhD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TSBnyi6xBA Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity, General Relativity and Christianity (USA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4QDy1Soolo Turin Shroud Hologram Reveals The Words "The Lamb" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tmka1l8GAQ Colossians 1:15-20 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Thank you. bb
Marvelous. Many thanks. ScuzzaMan
Thank you for this excellent post. Truth Will Set You Free

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