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Christianity does make sense

Nathanael M. Guptill

Christianity does make sense

a theology for laymen.

by Nathanael M. Guptill

  • 295 Want to read
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Published by American Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity -- 20th century.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR121 .G885 1956
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128p.
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6202570M
    LC Control Number56012423
    OCLC/WorldCa764572


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Out of 5 stars Christianity Does Make Sense. Reviewed in the United States on Novem Verified Purchase. In other reviews, this book is compared unfavorably to C. Lewis' "Mere Christianity.

" I beg to differ. I'll give you an example. I was visiting with a patient at the hospital where I serve as chaplain5().

Despite the book's subtitle "Why Christianity Makes Sense," Wright He begins Simply Christians as a seeming apologetic, speaking of our longings for justice, truth, and beauty the same way C. Lewis argued from the existence of a moral sense to the existence of God, but he doesn't ever bring these arguments to convincing culmination.

45(). Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N. Wright. Former Atheist: Christianity Really Does Make Sense. Holly Ordway was a highly educated atheist who thought Christianity was "a historical curiosity" or "a blemish on modern civilization," or both.

"Smart people don't become Christians," she thought, according to Biola University. Her worldview, however, began to change at age Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.

Books 3 and 4 furnished more material for discussion because they were almost twice as long. In view of this it might be a good plan to divide your study into three Christianity only begins to make sense when we have realized a few hard facts about the kind of.

It does make no sense. The idea that the eternal and almighty God-the power that set the stars and the sun alight, and that keeps the world turning on its axis, and that brought into being the vast expanse of interstellar space billions of years ago-the idea that this Christianity does make sense book deity became a little baby growing in the womb of a Jewish peasant.

But, I was a fool. By Gods grace I heard the gospel and came to realize that Christianity is the only thing that does make sense. When God opened my eyes and opened my heart to the gospel, I didnt have to check my brain at the door, but on the contrary, I began to truly use it like never ted Reading Time: 7 mins.

Christianity makes no sense, because a Christian God that is (1) powerful and (2) intelligent and (3) wants to communicate with rationalskeptical members of mankind would not rely on text to do so. The Christian position is one where there is a God who has an important message for mankind.

Luke Jesus prayed not my will but yours be done Lukebut every Christian I knew prayed for their will to be done. In fact, most Christians prayed for things like a child asking Santa for presents at Christmas time: A new car. A new house. A new man. Despite the book's subtitle "Why Christianity Makes Sense," Wright He begins Simply Christians as a seeming apologetic, speaking of our longings for justice, truth, and beauty the same way C.

Lewis argued from the existence of a moral sense to the existence of God, but he doesn't ever bring these. N. Wright does it pretty well. Yes it could be rewritten to make a few chapters a little clearer, and should be, but overall, it makes the argument that Christianity makes sense, and gets the point or arguments across.

I have a friend who is an animist, whose mother is French. My wife and I have talked with "her" socially in French at least 4 5. A single book can change people forever. The True Jesus Christ Unknown to Christianity does this. There has never been a book like it. Bringing Gods perspective, and in plain language, it is based entirely on Scripture, and known facts of history.

It examines the life, ministry and teachings of Jesus as never before, and excludes popular tradition, theory and opinion-the usual. The book is written for those for whom the issue of God seems fanciful and not even worth considering, so a more accurate reflection of the book is that it is An Invitation to the Sceptical to reconsider their views on God.

It is only in light of taking up that invitation that one would even countenance that there is a God to make sense ted Reading Time: 6 mins. We respond Christianity does make sense book Christianity never asks you to do any such thing.

The Bible doesnt promise to answer all of your questions. It doesnt purport to make sense of everything for you (if you doubt this, go back and read the Book of Job). Its central purpose is to introduce you to the One who can resolve all these difficulties for you in Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.

Christianity makes no sense. Just ask self-proclaimed intellectual giants like Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens. They will tell you that Christian claims are crazy, outrageous, and intellectually scandalous. The very idea that a man who lived in Palestine two millennia ago, who wrote not a single line that survives, who never travelled beyond the borders of his own little country, and Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.

Christian teachings on redemption is fallacious to me. Christianity teaches that humans are born sinful and in order to be cleansed of sin, they must have faith that Jesus sacrificed himself to redeem humanity.

That doesn't make sense to me. If that is all that is required to achieve salvation, then it's too easy. tians hold on to their faith, even "when God doesn't make sense. " The book is divided into two sections by two chapters of questions and answers.

In the first section, Dobson dis-cusses normal reactions and responses to adversity. The second section deals with principles for Christian living. The final chapter presents Dobson's modem-day "heroes.

How I Figured Out Christianity is Not Real. By Michael Runyan ~. M y path out of Christianity began 30 years ago when I realized that evolution was a fact- that we evolved from very simple organisms that lived 4, years ago. I wondered why a god would use such a long, convoluted process to produce the desired human product, a process.

For them, Kennedy's exhortation to "reclaim America for Christ" would not make much sense. The message of Kennedy's conference would also not make sense to some evangelicals who do think that America was once a Christian nation, since they also believe that America still is a Christian nation.

Christianity doesnt make sense and it shouldnt. Feb 7. Posted by justifiedandsinner. Devotional Thoughts of the Day: 27 God purposely chose what the world considers nonsense in order to shame the wise, and he chose what the world considers weak in order to shame the powerful. 28 He chose what the world looks down on and despises and.

the thing is--i do think Christianity is nonsense, at least in the way the world means it, and i would never, ever try to defend it to anyone as making sense in the way you're phrasing your question. but i think it's beautiful, meaningful, profound nonsense.

at its heart is the law of paradox: the notion that two seemingly contradictory truths. Religion is just a guide in driving our moral compass and unlike other religions, Christianity does make more sense because it teaches that salvation (or survival of humanity) can only attain through Grace and Mercy of GodOriginator and not by the works of men for the mind of God is mysterious and way higher than the humanCategory: Religion.

The book of Job, largely poetical, has to do with a noble man of the patriarchal era who demonstrated that, in spite of the anguish of human suffering, the Lord is worthy of mans devotion.

Psalms is a collection of songs (73 of which are attributed to David) that emphasize great truths about Jehovah, his redemptive interest in humanity. But Love, in the Christian sense, does not mean an emotion. It is a state not of the feelings but of the will; that state of the will which we have naturally about ourselves, and must learn to.

Thankfully, the Spirit-led persons who compiled the 66 books of the Bible didn't do that, for grace and healing often come through the messes we'd like to overlook or avoid.

Study Three God's. Christianity Makes No Sense. And yet, I believe. Loving our creative God, embracing our paradoxical faith.

D uring a talk I gave this fall on the psalms, I confessed: I am, in fact, just like King Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Mere Christianity: Book 1, Chapter 5. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Mere Christianity, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

So far, Lewis says, weve reached the idea that human beings derive their sense of a Moral Law from a powerful being of some kind. Lewis acknowledges that some people probably.

In a strange way, my former life as an atheist naturally led me to Christianity. During my faith journey, I began to notice Christianitys uncanny ability to take my arguments against theism, turn them upside down, swallow them whole, and then incorporate them into the fabric of Christian theology.

I would also tithe and make a real effort to spread Christianity. Going to church used to be the highlight of my week, a place of refuge from the evil in the world and the place where Christians go to worship God with other believers.

What happened to me is that I made a conscious choice that religion doesn't make sense to me anymore. This book is straightforward and readable, yet it is serious enough to tackle one of today's major issues. It asks six key questions, then shows that atheism has no positive answer to any of them.

It goes on reveal the worldview that points clearly to the only dependable alternative, and shows that embracing it is a life-transforming : Evangelical Press. Lewis faced the predicament: he didnt believe in God but he did believe in justice.

To make sense out of justice, however, Lewis found he needed to return to God. Christianity made sense of his moral intuitions about the universe.

Christianity and Joy. The pain. The book, Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, discusses the integration of the different fields of Christianity and psychology. In this book, the author, DN Entwistle, discusses integration as a combining the two books of God.

According to Entwistle (), the book of gods Word referred to the Bible, and the book of Gods works reflects His deeds written throughout. Book Overview.

This is a simple yet comprehensive how to book for people wanting to make sense of those parts of the Bible that are often misunderstood or avoided because of their perceived complexity.

It allows for individual and group reflection, discussion and meditation. Edition Details. Format: Paperback. Language: English. ISBN: 5(5). Because Christianity Teaches the Correct Worldview. Among all the religions and philosophies, how do we know Christianity is true. While there are many ways to address the question, let's begin by saying that Christianity makes sense of the world around us.

In other words, it presents the most correct worldview based on the world in which we live. Does it make sense to believe in God. Exploring Christian ideas Year Group 8 ABOUT THIS UNIT This unit of RE introduces pupils to some of the philosophical questions about belief in God.

It seeks to enable pupils to deal with questions about the nature of God (from a Judaeo-Christian perspective) and arguments about the reality and nature of God. Christian theology is the theology of Christian belief and practice.

Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, as well as on Christian ian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis and argument.

Theologians may undertake the study of Christian theology for a variety of reasons, such as in order to. Drawing on his long experience as a Christian psychologist and family counselor, Dr. Dobson brings hope to those who have almost given up.

When God Doesnt Make Sense also helps believers avoid the betrayal barrier-the sense that God is abandoning them amid the storms of life. Now with a new foreword by R. : Tyndale House Publishers. Christianity doesn't make sense. posted 921 By Alex. This (for want of a better word) essay is about something that I have believed for a long time, but which recently has taken over a large portion of my private time.

I don't mean to say that this is a bad thing, because, in an odd way, it gives me comfort and clarity in life. May 2, Rick Wade takes a hard look at the inconsistencies of religious pluralism.

He concludes that if Christ is a way to heaven there cannot be other ways to heaven. Whether Christianity is true or not, pluralism does not make rational sense as it considers all religious traditions to be essentially the same. When God Doesn't Make Sense: Holding On to Your Faith During the Hardest Times.

James Dobson. James Dobson. Tyndale House Trade Paperback. Our Price. Retail: Retail Price. Save 25 () 5 out of 5 stars for When God Doesn't Make Sense: Holding On to Your Faith During the Hardest Times.

In the most war-heavy book of the Old Testament, before the fighting begins, there is an encounter. Joshua, the leader of Israel who replaced Moses, is preparing for the attack on Jericho and a divine figure, the "Commander of the army of the LORD.A Christian congregation was from the first a community in a much fuller sense than any corresponding group of Isiac or Mithraist devotees.

Its members were bound together not only by common rites.Blanchard, John; EP. We're open and delivering! Contact your nearest store to confirm current opening hours or [email protected] or for other enquiries.