The average fundamental Christian believer, thinks like this:
I don't need any proof of the existence of my God because scripture says in Hebrew 11:6:
6But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
I believe if I have doubts about my God, it is a sin of unbelief. If I confess my sin, I am forgiven.
If I run across something in the bible that seems wrong, it is because I don't understand it. If I fully understood it, I would see it is not wrong.
I must hold true to my faith until I die, and if I do, I will receive a reward for faithfulness. If I do not, I will suffer loss of reward.
If I doubt or fall into a sin it is because of fault in me. If my heart was right I wouldn't backslid.
I believe my faith without proof is a virtue, that is very valuable.
I believe I must read and study my bible daily or Satan will get a foothold in my life.
I believe if I do not pray daily Satan will get a foothold in my life. Therefore, I must pray and read daily to stay spiritually healthy.
If I am tempted on anything, I must hold up my shield of faith to stop Satan's darts.
I must not try to reason or use my own intellect, but use my faith when in doubt.
Therefore, it doesn't do much good to try to get a believer to reason, think, question his faith.
I generally give up on them and let them go on their merry way to their grave, believing what they will. Too bad though, they will not ever learn they were wrong.
For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten.
WorleyOctober 11, 2009 Ex-minister.orgAll rights reserved!