Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Search for Certainty

I fully understand that few people are won to belief in God by sheer reason. It seems that most come to Christ through the testimony of someone who cares about them and whose life radiates such joy and confidence that the unbeliever’s mouth waters to have the same thing. Many other people, however, wouldn’t think of believing in God until they feel the solid foundation of truth under their feet. Whichever you are, I hope that you will see that the foundation of Christianity is firm and solid.

I make no secret about my conviction that Christianity presents the only accurate picture of reality. My purpose is to counter the postmodern view that asserts that external, absolute truth—that is, a truth that is true for all people, in all places, and at all times—cannot be known through reason or science because truth is either nonexistent or unknowable. To the contrary, truth is certain and founded on solid absolutes.

Faith in God is not an irrational leap into the dark or a desperate hope without substance. Rather, such faith is utterly rational, soundly grounded, intellectually defensible, and emotionally fulfilling. You don’t have to check your brains at the door of the church to become a believer. The God of creation is the only complete, rational answer to people’s religious and philosophic questions. And the ultimate absolute that gives us certainty is nothing less than a personal God who invites us into a relationship with him.

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