faith, believe, truth, christian, miracles, sin
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
A careful person insists on evidence. He is critical. He will be interested in the proofs for the existence of God and other apologetic evidence for the Christian faith. He is delighted to see that Christianity has met human needs better than any other religion (the pragmatic evidence) and finds such practical values a potent demonstration of its truth. But we do not reach our Savior along the lines of logic, of premises and inferences. We do not find God at the end of a philosophical search - He is standing on our doorstep. He simply appears in our midst and is accepted for "reasons of the heart" (Pascal) that cannot be tested.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Matthew 2:3-6; John 8:46; James 2:19; Mark 16:13; Luke 4:22; Acts 13:7; Acts 24:25; John 10:38; John 5:36; John 10:25; John 14:10-11; John 15:24; John 4:48; John 20:29; Romans 8:24; Mark 4:15; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Timothy 6:3-4;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Beck, W. F.
"The Basis of Our Faith,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 23, Article 32.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol23/iss1/32