How to destroy Christianity
by Shelby Cade
Christianity is a worldview that has been in existence for around 2000 years. During those years many have attempted to discredit the Christian message. The attempt to discredit Christianity began early, but how does one destroy Christianity?
The earliest attempt to destroy the Christian message came from the Jewish community. Upon discovery of the empty tomb the Jewish leaders spread the story that the followers of Jesus stole the body. This attempt to destroy the early Christian message failed, for many claimed to have encountered the resurrected Jesus.
The next attempt to destroy Christianity was wrought by the Roman Empire through persecution. According to the Roman method, all you need to do is simply murder and suppress all Christians. Persecution of Christians by torture and killing also failed to stop the movement. As early Church Father, Tertullian, once said, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
Many years passed until the Age of Enlightenment. At this time and prior, people were starting to question long held beliefs of God and the Christian worldview. Science and reason was pushed to the forefront as to how one acquires knowledge and answers to life’s big questions.
Some in the scientific realm came to believe that it was the holder of all knowledge that could known. Theories started to develop and still do today to try and explain away the existence of God. Science was seen by many as pitting itself against the Christian worldview, primarily because the supernatural realm can’t be investigated by way of scientific testing. Therefore, on this view, the supernatural must not exist, nor miracles which operate outside of natural explanations. The route of the naturalist was simply to destroy God, and then Christianity and all other religions would fall. However, this approach failed to destroy Christianity…
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