WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH: Are Faith and Reason Incompatible?

“FAITH is a negation of reason,” writes British philosopher A. C. Grayling.

“The relation of faith to reason is of utmost importance for the thinking believer. The problem of how to combine these aspects of personhood has existed from the earliest apologists. Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, and Tertullian all struggled.” – Norman L. Geisler

As you read this article, take note of how true faith and reason are compatible.

What Does the Bible Really Teach or Say About “Truth”?

What do the Hebrew and Greek terms that are rendered truth mean exactly? Is there a distinction between Greek and Hebrew conceptions of truth? In what sense is the Father “the God of truth.” What is the meaning of the statement that Jesus Christ is himself “the truth”?  How are we to under the Holy Spirit as “the Spirit of the truth”? How is it that God’s Word is truth? How is the creation of all things a testimony to the truth? What does it mean to ‘walking in the truth’?

What Does the Bible Really Teach or Say About Abortion?

There are literally tens of millions of unborn babies that are intentionally aborted each year, which is a number greater than the country of Chile, in fact, it is greater than the population of many countries. The modern woman has offered many reasons for their getting an abortion: having been sexually assaulted, to young, unable to afford a child, not having a stable relationship, preventing her from pursuing an education or from furthering her career, or simply not wanting to be a single mother. Other women, many, however, view abortion as murder of an unborn child, so they see it as morally wrong. What does the Bible say?

The Bible’s View on Matters of Sex

For many Catholics, the very idea or thought of Mary’s having sexual intercourse with Joseph, her husband, is unthinkable, unimaginable, and shocking. This is because the whole attitude of the Catholic church concerning sex and sexual intercourse is that it isn’t even to be spoken of, as the average Catholic has the impression that a good Catholic person cannot really be holy if he or she has intercourse, even within wedlock. But are marriage and holiness incompatible? What does the Bible teach or say?

What Does the Bible Teach or Say About Anger?

In the Bible several different Hebrew and Greek words are used to denote anger. Anger is an intense emotional reaction, sometimes directly expressed in overt behavior and sometimes remaining a largely unexpressed feeling. The word normally used in the Bible to refer to an emotion considered sinful. All of us have gotten angry. Should we vent our anger or should we contain it? How can God’s Word help?

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