Monday, February 15, 2010

Question of Faith I

An important question for Christians is "How strong is your faith in God?".

Can you weather every storm? Every doubt? Every question? What would you do if you found out that archaeologists had uncovered unquestionable proof that some aspect of the Bible never happened or was severely embellished? Perhaps that a miracle that was recorded in scripture was really nothing but some natural phenomenon that was misunderstood? I think this type of question is a powerful one. I have heard more than a few Christian leaders state in strong terms that if one part of the Bible is found to be false or incorrect, then that would open up the whole thing to question, and Christianity could seriously start to unravel. Everything that Christians had been basing their lives on would then have to be subject to re-evaluation.

What if several major discoveries were found that scholars universally agreed were authentic and Christianity was exposed as a fraud? Some primitive idol worship that our ancestors came up with just like every other group or tribe of humans has created over the years to explain their worlds and their existence. How would such news change your life? Would you rebel against morality? Indulge your desires? Would society and community rapidly start to decay away into chaos? Would the world go on pretty much unchanged?

(Part 1 of 2)