Sunday, April 10, 2011

General Thoughts Lately On The Faith

Where do I begin...

It is sometimes dangerous to take on philosophical questions without a degree or credentials pertaining to philosophy.  But, I live on the edge,  So here goes.

Christianity is counter-intuitive, not because God delights in being weird, but because our intuitions are corrupt, and his ways were right in the first place.

This accounts for why we keep straying from the faith.  We slip back into "what seems right in our own eyes." 

Even our attempts to rectify the situation are completely corrupted.  We cannot simply retrain our senses to appraise what is best.

One of the problems atheists and skeptics run into is the whole issue of claiming to have insufficient evidence to believe the Bible or Christianity.  But why do people believe the faith who study it far less?  A skeptic can easily try to dismiss it by saying "the person in question is low in intelligence."  Perhaps that is true.  But countless people of great intelligence believe and trust the Word every day.  Even as people of great social standing do, all the way down to the one who empties the dust bin.

The fault, then, lies not in insufficient evidence, but in not loving the truth. Anyone, even a mature Christian, is susceptible to fall in this area.  

Failure to love the truth and appraise the ways of God are not remedied by human will-power.  While it is true that our will must move,  and cannot move our own will, the good new is that God, through the Spirit using the Word, gladly does the conforming, 

This may seem all academic, but there is dogging problem that we need to be careful of.  Maturity in doing the things of God should lead to knowing his will in what are considered "matters not particularly addressed."  These include, but are not limited to:  Whether to drink alcohol with a meal, how you choose to educate your children, how to vote, how to view the government, etc.

Those such as myself who seem to be tossed to and fro need to walk with Him and get busy in His things, while there is still a little daylight left to get it done.