FAITH AND REASON

ab7Peace be unto you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. To God our Father , my brothers and sisters greetings. A special blessings to all our readers in the Lord. As we come to the end of another productive week hear the word of the Lord for you today

But how do faith and reason relate to being a Christian? What if you have a hard time accepting the claims of Christ and Christianity? Fortunately, Christianity has a history, rooted in the Bible, for thinking through tough questions.

It’s not true that Christians must abandon reason in order to embrace faith. Christianity encourages the life of the mind (Matthew 22:37), with Paul noting that Christian beliefs are “true and reasonable” (Acts 26:25). Faith and reason complement one another rather than compete with one another. Christians are not called to blind faith or a leap of faith. Instead, our faith has a firm foundation in a variety of evidences such as the historical evidence for the Resurrection, the reliability of the New Testament documents, validity in historical findings, logical consistency and more. This is how the prophet Isiah puts it in chapter 1 and verse 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

When compared with other worldviews, Christianity offers the best explanation of reality. Atheism and secular humanism deny the existence of God, meaning that there is nothing essentially wrong with our condition as it is – we’re merely the product of chance and time, anyway, so we can just do the best we can as the reasoning animals we are. Pantheism, the view that everything is divine, generally claims that human beings are basically good. Our problem in pantheism is that we need spiritual liberation through enlightenment. Once we realize we are divine, then we will understand that there really is no distinction between good and evil. In deism, God has created and wound up the universe like a watch, but is now gone, leaving us on our own.

But in Christianity it is God who reaches out to us, seeking to throw us a lifeline if we will only respond to His help. So I ask you today which way will you go or whom shall you follow. All through the ages and as far back as we read in the Holy Bible , the Messiah was promised and he came to His own and they did not received Him. That gave us the opportunity to partake of this heavenly host and get fit for the Kingdom. Keep trusting God.

Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Presiding Prelate
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Author: Godfrey Gregg