Today’s post is by no means in depth. Due to the format which I’m using to post articles the nature of my writing for now is brief and to the point. This article is designed to make you research the topics more in depth, again these are gong to be hit and run responses. For further questions please comment.
- ” Christians are hypocrites “
A vague sweeping generalization like this is hardly a sound argument let alone a challenge against the faith. I would force whoever said this to me to define Christians. All Christians? The ones in America? The ones in your state? The ones online? What exactly is meant here? Nobody has interacted with every Christian and therefore the challenge doesn’t work.
2. “Christians have done horrible things in the past.”
Again, vague generalizations. Every group and cause on the planet has not been perfect and the same could be said for every person on the planet. The truth is that Christianity cannot be dismissed based upon the behavior of it’s adherents. See my first post.
3. “There’s no evidence Jesus existed.”
Outright false. Nobody but people with a vested interest will reject the historical evidence for Christ. And they do so based upon arguments from silence and special pleading. The life and trial of Jesus under Pontius Pilate is historically attested to by extra biblical authors such as Josephus, Tacitus, and Lucian of Samosata. That’s a topic for which volumes could be written so again this is meant to encourage research not be a final say.
4. ” How could a loving God allow evil. ”
While there are literally countless books written on this topic, the Book of Job being one of them, I’m not going to go into philosophical pontifications about the nature of the topic. I would simply ask, depending on who said this to me, how “evil” can truly exist without an unchanging standard of good to compare it to. My contention is God is that standard of good. Again massive topic.
5.” Christianity is the closest religion to Islam, both share the same ideologies. ”
This is actually an argument I have seen repeated by people. My response is simply for the person to do their research. The two are night and day and one would wonder if the statement were true why there exists such tension between the religions.
6 “Jesus never claimed to be God.”
This one liner is so often repeated I think Christians are starting to buy this.
Fact: Jesus claimed the divine name in John 8:58 and the title Son of man which is a heavenly Being in the Book of Daniel that is worshipped. He also said He’s Lord of the sabbath as early as Mark’s gospel. The Jews understood what He was saying which is why they wanted to stone Him. Much more could be said.
7. ” The Bible was written by men. ”
Indeed so, my response is so what? Something being written by men doesn’t make that writing automatically false. I however am of the belief that the Bible wasn’t written BY men but THROUGH men. There’s a difference.
That’s all for now