Christianity based on faith or evidence?

Atheism, The Blind Religion Pt. 1

Matthew 5:12-14

Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

 In a recent review at a website called Debunking Christianity, I came across an article by Lee Randolph, one of the web-site founders who claims to be a former Christian who has lost his faith. The article was designed to bring “reasonable doubts about sin” as discussed in the Bible, to review of scientific evidence and therefore refute the Biblical narrative of sin as being over simplistic and out of date. It didn’t take long to find all kinds of Anti-Christ and Anti-Bible statements and presuppositions. I have written this article in response to his as well as posted the link to his site for your review.

I would suggest that you proceed to their site only after you’ve read my responses to the article, familiarized yourself with humanism and it’s proponents, and done a cursory examination of atheism and related issues so that you will not be deluded by their play on words and suggestions about truth, reality, materialism and freethinking.

Please keep in mind that to be an atheist takes more faith than it does to become a Christian. As Christians our “step in faith” is based on sound facts and empirical evidences such as history, fulfilled prophecy, verifiable witness testimony, and first hand accounts. Atheism is supposedly based on knowledge and science but often leads into self contradictions and self refuting arguments. In order to be an atheist one has to take a “blind leap” into materialism and natural processes with no objective standards and in many cases a grope in the dark in effort to find or construct truth…..(follow link to blog)

“As Christians our “step in faith” is based on sound facts and empirical evidences such as history, fulfilled prophecy, verifiable witness testimony, and first hand accounts.”

“step in faith” what is the definition of this phrase?

from blog http://dunamis2.wordpress.com/atheism-the-blind-religion-pt-1/#comment-5551

Belief defined:

An ACCEPTANCE that a statement is true or that something exists.
Something one ACCEPTS as true or real; a firmly held OPINION or conviction.(A firmly held belief or opinion)

faith defined:

Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

Christianity defined:

The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its BELIEFS and practices

From my understanding Christianity requires belief and faith which is NOT “…based on sound facts and empirical evidences such as history, fulfilled prophecy, verifiable witness testimony, and first hand accounts.”

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2 thoughts on “Christianity based on faith or evidence?

  1. I am confused on your side to this post. I sincerely hope you aren’t on the side of religion’s “sound facts and empirical evidences.”

    I really like in the post you linked to…especially the part telling people to proceed “only after you’ve read my responses to the article, familiarized yourself with humanism and it’s proponents, and done a cursory examination of atheism and related issues so that you will not be deluded by their play on words and suggestions about truth, reality, materialism and freethinking.” Really? “hear my side first, its better and totally not biased like theirs will be.” HA!

  2. Lab Rat: Thanks for your comments. I started reading that blog and came to a full stop after seeing the statement:

    “sound facts and empirical evidences.”

    I can not proceed further until the author clarifies this..

    I’ll will edit the post to include the first paragraph.

    I’ve never seen an opening statement like that to an article, I guess he knows what he’s about to write is weak.

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