Jesus said to him, “It is written..”
by Andy Pierson
People that do not believe in the God of the Bible often look at believers like they are uneducated idiots or delusional mental cases. How do I know this for sure? I use to be one. I was like Paul. I persecuted the people that I have become. I understand just how wretched I am (please note that I said am, not was). They cannot understand how Christians could believe in and shape an entire worldview around what they view as an imaginary entity. The entity Christian believers call Jesus. It stupefies them. What baffles them even more is they see that a body/group of people have been believing in this supposed “imaginary” entity for centuries and millennium based on a book called the Bible. To them it is just a manufactured delusion based in a book of myths. They claim that believer’s base their arguments for His existence on arguments from ignorance, or non-believers just make ad hominem attacks. They think that we create God in our own minds as a supportive psychological crutch and then argue for His existence. In actuality, it is God creating us and informing us of His existence through empirical historical data in the form of historical events. God actually entered the world of space and time and it has been documented historically as an event.
“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law…”
“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.”
The anti-God argument that he was imaginary might actually hold water if it wasn’t for the fact that we get this so-called straw man from the Bible filled with eyewitness accounts of Christ’s incarnation among other evidences. Many in ignorance of the faith argue that the Bible is a book that was supposedly written by nomadic sheep/goat herders (which they created out of their imaginations, which according to the world, makes us twice as stupid because our culture is suppose to be so much more advanced in our “intellectual” thinking. This is where it gets really hard for the unbelieving world. They become indignant and downright hostile…
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