CT Article: God Is Not Dead Yet

In light of the philosophical nature of my recent posts (each of which was the product of my personal, hard-copy journal), and thanks to the reminder of a friend, I'm compelled to draw your attention to a fine article by apologist William Lane Craig published in the latest volume of Christianity Today, entitled "God Is Not Dead Yet" (It's the cover story). I read it (hard-copy) a few days ago and found it compelling and invigorating. Not because it was the last straw in the theistic debate, but because theism--and Christian theism, in particular--carries substantial weight today amongst the ranks of even the most reputed philosophers.

Just yesterday I finished another written work that really bolstered my faith in Christ: Craig Blomberg's The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, another academic heavy-hitter, but very readable by most anyone with a high-school reading competency. Through this book, and the article read just a few days prior, my confidence in defending the Gospel has soared to new heights. Here's why. First, those who argue against God's existence are arguing an impossible argument, because it can't be proven. Therefore His existence is at least possible. And because it is possible, all of the arguments for its probability (there are many highly convincing ones) must be entertained. That leaves the skeptic with at least two faith choices. I believe Christianity shows itself the supreme choice.

Secondly, those who argue against the historical reliability of the canonical Gospels are arguing an impossible argument, because that can't be proven either. For every potential discrepancy, there is a possible, if not probable, viable "solution". The burden of proof lies with the skeptic, who must prove that any given "problem" is unsolvable, or at least more improbable than probable. From a historical perspective, the Gospels stand up stoutly to rigorous scrutiny, from every angle, and not only from Christians. I could go into all the reasons why, but you'd be better off reading the book. It won't change your mind if you're committed to keeping it closed. But it may very well help you see the light of hope, if you're looking for it.

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