3 Arguments Critics Use to Judge Christianity
by Sheri Bell
Christians, say critics, are primarily hypocritical, intolerant, and judging. That should bother us, dear Christ follower.
As Paul makes clear in his letter to the Corinthians, Christianity is a historical religion tied to the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus. These claims are testable, in that anyone can determine historically whether they are reliable.
As we said in last week’s blog post, Christianity is primarily based not on “personal revelation” or “blind” faith, but on actual, factual events recording in numerous religious and secular historical documents. Jesus lived so that He could die to demonstrate God’s amazing love for us.
Then He asked us to do the same on a daily basis.
That’s where things get tricky. If God is so amazing, and Jesus’ sacrifice so amazing, then shouldn’t we Christians be an amazing force in today’s crazy world?
“YOU BET!” scream our critics.
Let’s look at three arguments they give for why, frankly, we’re falling down on the job. Note: ain’t nobody gonna listen to us talk about the love of Jesus if His love isn’t clearly evident in us before we even open our mouths…
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