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God’s Nature – Safe vs Good

Hebrews 10:31 “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (ESV)

When I first decided to write a series on the effect of Christianity on worldview (of which this is the third entry), I did not plan to cover this topic. Following the outline in my previous post, I knew that I was going to be covering something to do with the relationship between God and man. Initially, I intended to discuss man’s right orientation towards God as subject, not sovereign. Of course, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with this as an entry in the series; all going according to plan, I still intend to use it for my next post. Nevertheless, I found myself uncomfortable with the idea of using it as the first topic in the series. I had to wrestle with this for quite some time before realising the problem: it is a topic primarily focused on defining who man is when in right relationship with God and, therefore, I would be starting my list of topics with a man-centric post. Anytime we centre our thoughts on man, we risk losing sight of who God is; it felt wrong to start the series on that tone. I realised that the solution to my problem was to start the series by contemplating who God is, and what that means for our worldview. Continue reading God’s Nature – Safe vs Good

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Good Friday

Matthew 26:39 “And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”” (ESV)

I love this verse. To be fair, I love the Bible as a whole, but there are a few passages that say so much that I can’t help but love them a little bit more than the rest. Romans 12:2, Galatians 1:10, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Philippians 1:21; these are but a few of the verses that I treasure. As amazing as they are, Matthew 26:39 is the best of the lot. Continue reading Good Friday

Faith – Anything but blind

Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (ESV)

It seems as though one of the first criticisms the secular world levels at religion, Christianity in particular, is that belief is born entirely from blind faith, not evidence. To have faith in the supernatural, atheism asserts, is to reject any semblance of logic and embrace a belief system entirely disconnected from the “real world”. Under this framework it becomes impossible for someone to simultaneously approach the world rationally and profess a faith in something beyond it, at least not while maintaining an internally consistent worldview. Postmodernism adds some nuance to this, but the tension remains so long as the Christian claims that their faith is not true only for them but for all. Continue reading Faith – Anything but blind