Like this woman, the tax collector who stood back beating his chest, or the Centurian who quietly worshiped God in spirit and truth, we recognize our right standing is found in humility before him.
As Christians, we often spend a lot of time wondering what is wrong with us.
We hear of martyrs on foreign soil laying down their lives for the gospel in bloody extravagant fashion. Church history testifies of men and women who stood against fierce political and social opposition and proclaimed boldly the foolishness of the cross. In our bible reading the fearless radical passion of the early church in the book of Acts is an indictment on our listless and dry spiritual estate.
Even reading a popular book calling us to “Radical” gospel commitments doesn’t necessarily bring the quick spiritual fix we long for.
It’s enough to make any solid sincere saint at the least question their own fruit, and at the most question their very salvation.
All of this begs the question.
Thankfully, as is always the case with the most important questions, the Bible is forthcoming with a more than adequate answer. It’s found…
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In my last post, I began a discussion on the role of “choice” in faith by addressing Bertrand Russell’s teapot analogy and the implicit idea that belief in God requires proof.
So for the duration of this post, I will be working off the assumption that a Christian’s faith entails a reasonable and purposeful belief that is supported by evidence. This kind of faith isn’t “blind” by any means, but neither does it demand empirical, scientific proof.
If one accepts this definition of faith and the premise that Christianity has a chance of being true, where does this leave us?
In a recent post, Max Andrews asked himself the question: “What would it take for me to be an atheist?” Some of his thoughts are given below:
“I was speaking with my professor over lunch a month or so back and we struck up a conversation on what it would…
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