Several weeks ago, I asked why you believe (or don’t believe) the Bible as truth, the Word of God. I appreciate all the responses, and it was nice to hear a couple things that I did not expect.
The question was not merely out of curiosity or of idleness. Probably the best way to put this is that I owe myself a serious look as to the veracity of Christianity.
For 20+ years of my life, I’ve been more or less been constantly exposed to an environment where Christianity has been taught and assumed true. Of course, doubts would crop up from time to time, but they passed relatively quickly, and I would not take a serious look into them.
Now is the time to do so.
My instinct and fear is that their will be some objection to Christianity, and its defense will boil down to two things:
- “The Word of God supercedes the words of men.”: this is no defense at all* and could be used by multiple religions
- “You must have (or be granted) faith to believe.”: wholly unsatisfying, and again could be used by many religions
If I were to consider this issue alone, I’d probably conclude that there is some sort of God/gods/higher beings, but are either unaware of our existence, do not care whether or not we know they exist, or do not want us to know who they are. Fortunately, there are plenty of people (including y’all!) to gather thoughts from, as my knowledge and intelligence are insufficient for a certain answer.
More this weekend.