Some useful tips to use in order to help prepare yourself for discussions regarding your faith in God, Jesus, and Christianity
When it comes to you being a Christian, we know that there will be no escape from criticism and mockery. But what I cannot help but notice is that no matter what side of the spectrum you fall, in your church or in your Christian walk, the world still finds a way to label you, “evil.” Take these for example:
A story about what I have learned about God the Father through fatherhood and watching my daughter stumble.
In many of the debates that I have watched, listened to or personally attended between adherents of Christianity and atheism, the topic of morality tends to come up often as it is a rather intriguing one for both sides. For the Christian, our morals are founded on God as they are a reflection of his nature. However, for the atheists who do not agree with Nietzche, a common explanation goes something like: “Over the ages we have developed morals, and a sense of right and wrong as a mental effort to ensure our survival as a species.” In other words, morals are a cognitive evolution.
A story about what I have learned about God the Father through fatherhood and watching my daughter be born.
I would have to say that the idea of experiencing God, feeling his presence *and having those *‘;awe’ inspiring magical moments is something that I have struggled with my entire life because I don’t really have them. Of course I get to hear many other people’s stories about how they had these awesome events which changed their life forever; how they saw this, heard that, felt this and did that. In all openness, the lack of such things in my life has brought upon more doubt in my life than anything else. No scientific discovery, no crazy atheist, no other faith or sophisticated argument has done more damage than the lack of these moments in my life.
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” (1 Cor. 13:7-8a)