When engaging unbelievers I consistently hear arguments along this line of reasoning, “There is no scientific proof for the resurrection.”
The argument usually presupposes truth can only be determined by one method — scientific research. So, if science and the scientific method must verify a fact, and we are unable to scientifically reproduce the resurrection, then it must be false. Therefore, “Although you believe the Bible, and that is good for you, it is really just myth created for another reason.”
There is a problem with this logic. But before addressing the solution, the problem is usually compounded by the Christian’s response.… Continue reading
In a mere two weeks, probably the greatest conference for pastors and church leaders will commence. The Shepherd’s Conference. It is a gathering of men who God has called to lead and shepherd local flocks of church members from all over the world. Some of these men hold higher level degrees, while others hold no formal Bible/theology training, but make up for it in multiple decades of faithful church & gospel ministry. The one thing they all have in common: they all love the Lord Jesus Christ, His Word, and His church. They are men who have personally surrendered their lives to Jesus and are tirelessly engaged in advancing the kingdom of the one true God through daily church ministry.… Continue reading
In Part 1 of this post, found here, we determined the source and substance of Truth as it is presented in Scripture. In so doing we discovered that there are such things as true statements (truth) and false statements (lies). Therefore, having established that there is indeed such a concept and thing as Truth (notice my clever use of the capitol “T” there), we are now able to move on to examine how this fact – Truth – should affect the individual Christian, the Pastor, and the application of theology in our increasing Post-Modern, Post-Christian society.
Truth and the Individual Christian
It would seem a simple track to follow; that God’s Word is the truth, Christians want or at least should want to know more of God and the truth, therefore Scripture should be the standard by which they view all things.… Continue reading
“You lied to me!,” an exclamation that has ended more than one young budding romance, and perhaps a few others in full blossom. But more than a statement which often signals the ending of a relationship it is an acknowledgment of something more; that there are such things as true statements (truth) and false ones (lies). As subtle as this acknowledgement may seem it is indeed an important one especially within the postmodern society we find ourselves living in today.
Ours is a society which leans toward a dismissal of any possibility of sure and settled knowledge of the truth; because everyone is entitled to his or her own truth.… Continue reading