Saturday, April 13, 2013


There are many religions in the world. Ones that see reason as the highest state of all things, and the greatest pinnacle to which we can achieve. There are others, such as various Eastern Religions, which think that logic and reason ought to be stayed as far away from as is humanly possible.

To say that we believe in Christ because the universe had to have had a creator is not necessarily a good argument. Why could Allah not have done it? The fact that there was a designer does not mean he was your designer. Where are we to discover which one of the religions best fits the facts? If we have a problem we would look at the data, and then if we found that one theory was right in every particular we might say that that was a good theory and ought to be followed. If the designer lied one time on one thing then we would have the right to walk away. So we look at the internal and external consistency of the writings, and the fact that the over 40 authors who wrote the cannon of scriptures-that they wrote them over the span of hundreds of years- they are totally consistent with one another although they were written in different languages on different continents in different social settings, and in different time periods. Some books were written by learned men, others by fishermen, yet there are no errors. Those are good reasons to believe in Christianity, however, they are not the reasons we must believe in Christianity. We must believe because we are commanded to believe, and no matter what other evidence is brought that by faulty human interpretations seem to disprove the Scriptures, there are times when we have to believe in spite of what the facts seem to say. We must believe because we are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

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