Late last year, A Logical Christianity – Why Christianity Makes Sense made it’s Internet debut. It provided a hub for communicating the mutual concerns that are currently facing believers and unbelievers, alike. The specific spiritual principles of faith, reciprocity and agreement. Although the site may appear to favor many other Christian apologetics sites, this is not the case. By focusing three specific Christian principles, a more specific and targeted set of potential solutions to modern day atheism and agnosticism may find their way into the hearts of the lost.
Doubting Christianity’s claims of Truth is a common problem in modern society. Even though the spiritual lessons as taught by Jesus tell a different story than most people suppose, these same proponents of an illogical view on Christianity unknowingly practice them. People want to know the Truth. And the smartest people vehemently grope for it with their own brand of intelligence. Humans cannot help but strive toward their interests, which are born from natural curiosity. Driven by the prevailing winds of human compulsion, these forces are nevertheless opposed by the limitations of uncertainty.
Modern science relies heavily upon the precepts of Quantum Mechanics as first formulated by Einstein’s close friend, Max Planck. After hearing his photon re-termed as quanta, Einstein expressed his disapproval of the whole idea of quantum theory. The great professor is even believed to have responded that he did not believe that God played dice as part of his distaste with the relegation of relativity and electromagnetism to such a gambling concept. Even still, that was the scientific path forward. Fast forwarding into today, scientists still lack the ability to fully explain such things as the weakness of gravity relative to electromagnetism. Dark matter and dark energy likewise escape their discerning gaze . .
Yet cosmology waits at the feet of of these intellectual magnates to understand itself. All the while, the rest of the world’s people evade the responsibilities of their own understandings by sitting idly by in blind faith of the next experiment. And the leaders of scientific explanation lull the unseeing masses further into an ever present uncertainty, while ironically proclaiming the close proximity of a theory of everything. Standing in opposition to the march of the columns of conceit into the great unknown is the revolution of the next question. And people just keep following along as if guided by a force of knowing, who do not know and cannot know beyond their denial of limitation. And the song plays on, accompanied by the string symphony of the grand delusion.
The Words of Jesus Christ offered something far more precious. He taught of a far greater set of principles like faith, hope and love. Knowing that He was destined for the cross, He remained obedient to the greater value that He placed on His message. For Him, human reason was secondary to the more important aspects of spiritual Truth. Nevertheless, 2000 years later, many human beings view such concepts as less than sensible. Ironically, their hope is predicated upon the substance of empiricism. While proclaiming evidence of an unrevealed and scientific truth, the same unbelieving masses persevere to the next unveiled causation. They flail about unwarily, grasping in vacuums of denial, while Truth patiently waits on their reason to fail them in their pursuit of the most meaningful Words of Life.
Result – well many people deny the presence of faith within the practices of the scientific method, itself. They claim that faith is not based upon evidence in the same manner as science. Yet Heb 11:1 plainly states that the substance of hope and the evidence of the unseen are exactly of that very same essence.
Rather than fighting over the semantics of their individual definition of faith being predicated on a shortage of evidence, is it not a great deal more logical to take the scriptural characterization that it is? It is a lot more sensible to fully grasp that the scientific method is faith in motion, not the lack of it. Why does it seem so practical for the wisest to presume first and foremost to differ? Amos 3:3-5
It seems that most people tend to be victims of their own private, human compulsion. There can be a better way. This far better approach is Christianity. Regardless of whether it is well understood, all are employing faith, like it or not. Isn’t it surprising how the Word gets through in a manner that is not accepted by the cleverest of all individuals on the earth? Nevertheless, humans carry out His teachings unknowingly? John 1:1-5