However, in the 17th and 18th centuries, European intellectuals began to claim that only through human reason could true knowledge be obtained.
But this should not be surprising coming from Christians, members of a religion that teaches that eternal torture is not only justified, but that the "saved" will enjoy seeing the torture of others.
It is general geographically in that it encompasses the entire globe. The problem is not that the doctrine is unprovable or unverifiable, but that it is difficult to do so.
This is one who denies the absolute existence of God. But, how does that reconcile with the Christian teaching that humans were made in the image of God? In Christendom, from the time of Augustine until the Renaissance, systematic investigation of the natural world was restricted to theological investigation—the interpretation of biblical passages, the gleaning of clues from the lives of the saints, etc.
If man had paid attention to this verse, he would never have tried to count the stars! The Christian belief in the unimportance of happiness and well-being in this world is well illustrated by a statement by St. You cannot separate Bible history from Bible law!
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. It is an opinion that the doctrine is not provable, one that seems highly dangerous and threatens the very existence of Christianity. Here the supernatural is generally explained away by human reason and its bias against the supernatural, i.
It is time we turn back to the all-powerful God. God's sentence hangs still over all your sex and His punishment weighs down upon you.
Polytheism is a system of theology which believes in many gods. It in no way can force people to believe because there is always an element of faith, and that is why this worldview can never be provable.
From the New Testament we find "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Yet, without the Bible and what it reveals from prehistory, ancient history and prophecy—which is history written in advance—you cannot truly understand any history.
By this we refer to a secret or partial atheism which is present in the majority of the world. This is a critical time for you to consider your sin against God, and your need for His forgiveness.
Applewhite grew up in the South in a repressive Christian fundamentalist family. I would blame them only for not bothering to properly examine the evidence, for it is there if we look.
This account was written in cuneiform in three languages Babylonian, Elamite and Old Persian. At best they were minor tribal chieftains. Douglas Hedley, reader in metaphysics, Clare College, Cambridge: Many claimed that Moses could never have written the first five books of the Bible, since writing had not been invented at that time.
A book had to have been written by an Apostle or someone in their immediate circle, had to conform to basic Christian faith and had to be in widespread use among many churches. The belief that there is a God is true. Many of those leading the fight for women's rights have had no illusions about the misogynistic nature of Christianity.
Young, bright minds have been and still are being prejudiced against the Bible, the foundation of true knowledge. This section is designed to help us do that as well as aid in thinking about some of the ramifications of believing in the existence of God. Both are true, but not in an absolute sense.
Foolish Scoffers The great men of the Bible prophesied accurately that highly educated men and women who scoff at God and His revealed Word would dominate our world.
If Christians are to accept science, they have to admit that the Bible is not a reliable source of information about the natural world. You sound pompous or confused as soon as you open your mouth. There are a number of glaring contradictions in the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, and including some within the same books.
The reason for this is because people do have genuine doubts and questions and they deserve solid evidence. But the critics were off the beam! It is odd, since what could be more important?
One of the most important is the cylinder of Nabonidus B. There are way more copies of the biblical manuscripts, with remarkable consistency between them, than there are for any of the classics like Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.
Here is an idea. Also, the same verse declares that God hangs the earth on nothing. For almost two centuries, scientists, who were mostly Christians, have sought to find evidence for the soul.Most often, however, the question is phrased, “Can you say % for certain that Christianity is true?” The answer to the first question is, “Yes, Christianity can be proven to be true.” This, of course, does not mean that everyone will accept the evidence, however good it is.
Apr 21, · Archaeology has conclusively demonstrated that key events in the Old Testament, such as Exodus and the conquests of Joshua, never happened. There was. How about you, how would you answer the question of if Christianity turns out to be false, would you still believe?
Please share your comment because your answer will encourage other readers. Understanding What Christians Believe Read the way the Bible describes Jesus' birth This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.
“However, all these beliefs are contrary to the historic Christian faith,” stated Ligonier, citing Romans on sin, John on God, and John on Jesus. How Do You Know The Bible Is True? Starting the Foundation. Proving whether something is true or not is called apologetics. This word is derived from the Greek word “apologia,” which means “to defend.” The entire Clarifying Christianity site is filled with apologetics—proofs and.Download