Nicodemus can’t understand being “born again.” How can a man enter his mother’s womb and be “born again?” he asks.
Judas Iscariot reasoned that it was time to cash out on Jesus. He reasoned Jesus wasn’t going anywhere after all, and that he should make the most of three years of following the loser named Jesus.
Job’s friends reasoned against their friend. Instead of consoling him, they blamed him. You must have sinned because look at the proof: God’s not with you anymore.
The very same logical fallacies atheists accuse us of using, they too use! (When a pseudo-intellectual brandishes an exotic Latin fallacy, it tends to quiet the non-Latin speaker.)
As Christians, we too can “reason” ourselves out of the will of God. We can “reason” our way of out going to church, tithing, outreaching, our marriage, etc.
To avoid this pratfall, bathe your decisions in prayer. Make sure you don’t spend your time praying trying to convince God that He ought to approve your previously determined decision.
This post speaks so much to me! Thank you for writing about this. It really irks me when atheists exalt themselves as more intelligent and they are hostile towards mainly only Christianity. In those moments though, what else can you say?
I mean some people are quick at replying with a Holy Spirit guided answer, but I’m not good at making comebacks to begin with..
I don’t think that being a Christian has to be done without using logic though. Critical thinking and God don’t have to be separate if the critical thinking is done in a righteous way.
Philosophers who understand logic and critical thinking probably say that the Holy Trinity cannot be; but They are. Just because the world sets up a standard of “logic” doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily true.
Who came up with those theories? Who’s to say that they are correct? What if they are all made up by Satan to turn people away from God?
Those are all valid questions too 😉
Yes. I think both sides commit fallacies of logic and have equal amounts of faith in their cosmovision.
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I thought this was a great summary of the way sin starts with just thought.