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.
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.
THE APPALLING SIN OF UNBELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST
The failure to put faith in Jesus Christ is not a mere misfortune, it is a sin, a grievous sin, an appalling sin, a damning sin. “He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (1901 ASV) ...
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Christians Do Not Shrink Back to Destruction
Hebrews 10:39 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Paul closes this section with serious confidence that they “are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed.” Today, true Christians live in a... Continue Reading →
IMITATING THE GREAT TEACHER Logical Reasoning
Christian apologetics [Greek: apologia, “verbal defense, speech in defense”] is a field of Christian theology which endeavors to offer a reasonable and sensible basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections. It is reasoning from the Scriptures, explaining and proving, as one instructs in sound doctrine, many times having to overturn false reasoning before he can plant the seeds of truth.
ARE YOU STARVING YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY?
Life is going well for us, we are in perfect health; and then, suddenly we fall ill. Unexpectedly, we have no strength or vitality. Then, as suddenly, we have intense headaches, and our entire body is afflicted with pain. What is going on, we might be asking? The dangerous bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that... Continue Reading →
Do Not Waver In Unbelief About God
Romans 4:18-21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred... Continue Reading →
Nothing Is Impossible for Those Having Faith
The Greek New Testament has much to say about faith. This is especially true of the Gospel of John as it has several Greek words related to “faith,” which are used over forty percent more often than do the other three Gospels combined. As we learned in the above excursion on faith, the apostle John... Continue Reading →
Jesus kindly Said to Peter “Stop Being Afraid”
John 1:35-40 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 35 Again on the next day John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and looking at Jesus as he was walking by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 And the two disciples heard him saying this, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus, turning... Continue Reading →
REASONABLE FAITH: Saving Those Who Doubt
REASONABLE FAITH: Saving Those Who Doubt by Edward D. Andrews Print List Price ( Amazon.com ): $16.95 Print List Price (Barnes & Noble): $16.95 CPH Price: $9.95 Save $7.00 (45%) BOOK DETAILS Paperback: 296 pages Publisher: Christian Publishing House (May 02, 2018) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-945757-91-4 ISBN-10: 1-945757-91-4 Product Dimensions: 6" x 9" ALSO IN EBOOK FORMAT Kindle... Continue Reading →