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.
“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 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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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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →