Friday, April 28, 2017
Christ died on the cross because of His love,
He ascended into heaven above.
We spread His love by the words we teach,
So others know it is not out of reach.
We demonstrate God’s love through our good action,
So more join Love’s magnetic attraction.
We show love though generous deed,
So that putrid sin will therefore impede.
-Well-known atheistic individuals such as Richard Dawkins lay the charge that Christians establish all of their beliefs on an empty shell of faith. In other words, many opponents of Christianity argue that the entire religion is based on belief without any substantiated evidence. It is claimed that Christians uphold their beliefs on completely biased and irrational grounds, which are allegedly unproven claims of ministers and personal feelings or revelations. Atheists maintain that we must possess "factual evidence" in order to believe in something with any degree of certainty. In summary, what they are saying is that anything that cannot be proven or tested in a laboratory has to automatically be deemed false. Atheists and naturalists are quick to rule out the possibility of truth in anything that does not appeal to their five worldly senses. But how is it not irrational to dismiss any given idea (i.e. religion) as being false when there is no rational or scientific basis for establishing a denial? Is there not a need for certitude in order to accept the validity of any given concept in life, as atheist professors such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens profess to believe? If we do not have evidence for a specific claim, then would it not be more reasonable to embrace the possibility of it being true until evidence is provided suggesting otherwise? Obviously, atheists are being inconsistent with themselves. They have ulterior motives for rejecting the belief in a supreme deity. They reject such because they want to be in a constant state of rebellion, that is, not in want of being governed by a supreme entity.
- The Distinction Between Rational And Irrational Faith:
-Faith in itself is not merely a mental conviction that is founded without evidence. It is not equivalent to blind submission. It is not simply an irrational whim or a form of wishful thinking. There is a relationship between the notions of faith and certainty. We must have certainty beyond a shadow of a doubt in order to truly believe in anything. Our faith must be tested or proven. It must be based on reason, which operates on the basis of our free will. Our faith is based on reason. It is based on what we know to be true. This is what constitutes true, biblical faith in the fundamental tenants of the Christian religion.
- Undeniable Limitations:
- Science Is Not The Answer To Everything:
-Let us consider for a moment some of the essential features of our daily lives. Humans have an internal sense of right and wrong, which is called conscience. Ethical truths exist. For example, we know that human life in itself has intrinsic value. It has sacrosanct. There are inalienable rights. We have incredibly high intellectual and reasoning capacities that no animal on this planet can compete with. Mathematics consists of several infallible formulas, proofs, and theorems. There are principles of beauty and artistic innovation, which are known to us as aesthetics. The universe came into being for a reason. Physical constants have a fine-tuning. Science premises themselves are based on major assumptions, for the subject cannot offer a rational explanation for the principles that it operates on. If, as atheistic scientists claim, that all truths must originate from a science laboratory, then life would cease to make any sense. Everything would be meaningless. All of the previously described concepts would be absolutely inapplicable to our lives, since science can offer no explanation for the existence or validity of them. According to the reasoning of these atheists, none of these abstract ideas previously mentioned can be true.
- Everybody Has Faith: