Faith and Reason (Part 1) (The Reasons to Believe #20)

Released: January 29, 2014 By: Daniel Whyte III

The Reasons to Believe #20

Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Charles Spurgeon. He said, “I heard the story of a man, a atheist, who was converted singularly by a sinful action of his. He had written on a piece of paper, 'God is nowhere,' and ordered his child to read it, for he would make him an atheist too. The child spelled it, 'God is NOW HERE.' It was a truth instead of a lie, and the arrow pierced the man's own heart.”

Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22. It reads, "Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil."

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Faith and Reason" (part 1) from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:

In a sense the marriage of faith and reason is the most important question in apologetics because it is the overall question. If faith and reason are not wedded partners, if faith and reason are divorced or incompatible, like cats and birds, then apologetics is impossible. For apologetics is the attempt to ally reason to faith, to defend faith with reason's weapons.

It is especially crucial to clarify our definitions of faith and reason, because these terms are often used either vaguely or equivocally. Defining removes vagueness...

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