The Pathway To Truth Or The Maze Of Your Own Understanding?

I was 31 years old when I received Christ.  I was already a fully formed adult with my own world view and a baggage load of experience behind me.  But when I began to grow in my faith I saw that I had been living my life as if reality was the maze of my own thinking — like an addictive video game that draws you in, holds your attention and becomes its own reward.  That’s pretty much what deception is.  It captures your consciousness like a drug, and it isn’t real.

My Open Letter To A “Skeptic” drew the attention of a lot of angry scoffers who kept demanding I present evidence for my “claim” that God exists.  But as I had explained, the evidence is already in, and has been for some time.  Scripture says that ever since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes have been clearly perceived.

But they reject God’s holy word in order to hold onto their deception.  They insist that Christians present “proof” for our faith, not on the basis of Biblical revelation, which is in fact the basis for Christianity, but by using the materialistic presupposition that all of reality is defined according to scientific materialism.  Their demand is preposterous, given that it is not open to to the possibility of examining faith according to the Biblical world view of reality from which it arises.

Faith is a spiritual thing, Atheists deny that spiritual reality even exists.  They not only deny it, they hold it in the greatest contempt, especially God’s holy Scripture.  So they demand that spiritual reality be “proved” using non spiritual methods.  It is a non sequitur to expect to find proof for anything spiritual, using a system of thought that precludes its very existence.  But on that basis they claim God does not exist.

Atheists have also created a false narrative that somehow Christianity and science are opposed to each other.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Many great scientists are Christian.  As I’ve said previously, the more a believer learns about life on this planet and the expansive universe beyond, the more he appreciates the Creator and the greater his faith grows.  There is no hyperbole at all in the Scripture that tells us the heavens themselves declare the glory of God.

Don Batten has written a delightful article entitled Five Atheist Miracles for Creation Ministries International http://creation.com/five-atheist-miracles?utm_media=email&utm_source=infobytes&utm_content=us&utm_campaign=emails giving examples of “Claiming to be wise they became fools” (Link takes you to whole chapter.  The verse is Romans 1:22).

I do not pretend to be scientifically conversant.  However, I think the article does a good job of demonstrating two things:  Christianity is not opposed to science; and Atheistic arguments against a Creator or Designer God may not be so scientific after all.  Read it and take a moment to consider whether or not a Godless “reality” is the pathway to truth or just the maze of your own understanding.

 

 

 

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About retiredday

I am Michael D. Day, a regular, everyday guy -- retired. I stand for God-given freedom, which means I think for myself. I believe in being civil, because the Bible teaches that we should love our enemies. But I also believe in saying it how I see it, and explaining just why I see it that way, sort of like 2 Timothy 4:2.
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2 Responses to The Pathway To Truth Or The Maze Of Your Own Understanding?

  1. messiah gate says:

    I work with a guy who is a declared atheist.

    It is interesting to me how a person can harbor so much contemptuous hate for something in which he doesn’t believe.

    My perception is that his outward hostility only masks an internal fear which, by the way, is soothed by many through the worldly seduction of sex, drugs and alcohol.

    Curious to me that he does believe in something …

    Satan.

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    • retiredday says:

      That fact is very revealing — that Atheists don’t just disbelieve in the existence of God, but have no tolerance or respect for those who do. They aren’t satisfied with letting the question be moot, because the validity of their own view depends on belittling and destroying faith in God. They are not just disagreeing, they are trying to feel good by making believers look bad — calling their deception wisdom and calling truth foolishness. That position does take a strong belief because it opposes the strongest reality of them all — that God is.

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