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Does Christianity make sense?

Michael R. Phillips

Does Christianity make sense?

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Published by Victor Books in Wheaton, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Apologetics

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 78-79.

    StatementMike Phillips.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT1105 .P44
    The Physical Object
    Pagination79 p. ;
    Number of Pages79
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4571876M
    ISBN 100882075136
    LC Control Number77092292


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Christianity makes sense. The fundamental ethics of christianity are fundamental and yes some are even extreme. However, we have to let religion move on and develop. Jesus taught many good things.

In a world were materialism and money has conquered most of our minds we have to turn to something that teaches us patience, kindness and meaning. Stated early in the book, the structure includes the longing for justice, the quest for spirituality, the hunger for relationships, and the delight in beauty.

After reading this book, I realized how intuitive the points seemed in retrospect. They just made sense, and the structured approach lined everything up in favor of the Christian faith/5. out of 5 stars Christianity Does Make Sense. Reviewed in the United States on Novem Verified Purchase.

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In the most war-heavy book of the Old Testament, before the fighting begins, there is an encounter. Joshua, the leader of Israel who replaced Moses, is preparing for the attack on Jericho and a divine figure, the "Commander of the army of the LORD.

How does Christianity make sense. ok i am agnostic. if God is somehow shown to be real in the future then i will apologize and kiss his feet and ask for forgiveness. However that likely wont matter anyway. According to the Bible, the only unforgivable sin is not believing in God. But that really doesnt make sense.

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This post was titled “Does FAITH make sense in an age of science”. And I don’t know what the question’s asking until I know how you’re defining the word “faith”. I’ve heard too many very different definitions from Christians (including the two so far presented in this discussion) to.

Francis Spufford is a prize-winning author who returned to faith as an adult after years as an atheist. His latest book is "Unapologetic: Why despite everything Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense".

He says he didn't write it to try to give an objective argument for Christianity, but to show why its concepts, doctrines and beliefs help those who believe it make emotional. It asks six key questions, then shows that atheism has no positive answer to any of them.

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Keller pushes back against the idea that secularism is rational, evidence based and. Absolutely, there’s a world of difference between a book on gardening and a book on theology, in terms of their content, but does the fact that a book is explicitly about God make it more “Christian” than one that is not, if it has been written out of a place of faith and wanting to honour God.

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Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over billion adherents, known as Christians. Get this from a library. Christianity does make sense; a theology for laymen. [Nathanael M Guptill]. The reason that Lewis waited until the last chapter to bring up a divine being is that Christianity doesn’t make any sense until people accept the existence of a Moral Law.

When people recognize that there is an unbreakable law, then they realize, sooner or later, that they are living in violation of the Moral Law, in some way or other, and.

Does the World Make Sense. A Philosophical Reading of the Book of Job So in order to make the book bearable the second author stuck on a little fairy tale: See folks. which Christianity. For the example of the book of Jonah. It says in the Torah that God can forgoive you if you Repent for your sins.

In the case of Christianity the people of the world did nothing wrong to repent for. God chose the Jews and it wouldn't make sense to. Everyone on planet earth believes some larger story in order to make sense out of the smaller story of his or her life.

In his book, “The Big Story” (Moody Publishers, ), Pastor Justin Buzzard shows that only Christianity offers a story big enough to make sense of both the beauty and the brokenness in your life and in the : Justin Buzzard.

Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense by Francis Spufford – review Richard Holloway commends a dispatch from the frontline of.

Not since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity has such a wise and informed leader taken the time to explain what Christianity is and how it is practiced.

In Simply Christian, renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright makes a case for Christianity from the ground g the reader through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, Wright’s Simply Christian /5().

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