|Andrew of Old World Leaders|
There are many religions in the world. Ones that see reason as the highest state of all things, and the greatest pinnacle to which we can achieve. There are others, such as various Eastern Religions, which think that logic and reason ought to be stayed as far away from as is humanly possible.
To say that we believe in Christ because the universe had to have had a creator is not necessarily a good arguement. Why could Allah not have done it? The fact that there was a designer does not mean he was your designer. Where are weto which one of the religions best fits the facts? If we have a problem, we would look at the data and then if we found that one theory was right in every particular we might say that, that was a good theory and ought to be followed. If the designer lied one time on one thing then we would have the right to walk away. So we look at the internal and external consistency of the writings, and the fact that over 40 authors who wrote the cannon of scriptures- that they wrote them over the span of hundreds of years - they are totally consistent with one another although they were written in different languages on different continents in different social settings, and in different time periods. Some books were written by learned men, others by fishermen, yet there are no errors. Those are good reasons to believe in Christianity, however, they are not the reasons we must believe in Christianity. We must believe because we are commanded to believe, and no matter what other evidence is brought that by faulty human interpretations seem to disprove the Scriptures, there are times when we have to believe in spite of what the facts seem to say. We must believe because we are without excuse. (Romans 1:20) That is why I believe.
2. How did you change?
Mainly love. Without Christ there is no love, without him there can be no love. 1st Corinthians says it best. Chapter 12 says: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a thinking cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly seekethnot her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Bearth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophest in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly' but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
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