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Beyond Teachable Moments
The origin of the universe is powerful evidence for God. But here’s something else.
Knowing that the universe had a definite, sudden beginning is also evidence that certain religious truth claims can’t be true
The origin of the universe can actually help someone test competing religious claims and determine which religions can’t be true based on the evidence. A recent post by Wintery Knight reminded me of this important topic that I will explore today.
There are a few reasons why your kids should know at least the basics of the evidence for God outside the Bible. The first is to give them as many reasons to hold on to their faith as they face challenges in the future. You have no way of knowing what challenges they will face, nor what questions they will struggle with, why not equip them well?
Another is to make sense of Christianity in a world of competing religions. I say competing deliberately: all religions make different truth claims about how we got here, what our purpose is, what went wrong with us, how to make it right and what comes after death. How do you know which is true?
Many religious truth claims can be investigated by using evidence…
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