THE BIBLICAL BASIS
|1 Thessalonians 5:21 Test
everything. Hold on to the good.
1 Peter 3:15 [NKJV]
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be
ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for
the hope that is in you ...
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about
the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to
contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the
is it when I ask Christians a simple question like 'Why should I believe the
Bible is true?' they never give me a straight answer?"
Have you ever asked a Christian any
of the following questions?
Has anyone ever asked you
any of these questions?
Instead of a clear, simple answer
did you get (or give) some combination of the following?
- "You just have to take it on faith."
- "Why can't you just believe?"
- "Read the Bible."
- "I know that I know that I know!"
- "If you don't believe it you're gonna go to Hell."
"Jesus said 'I am the way and the
truth and the life [or light].
No one comes to the Father except through me.'" ("Life"
is the correct word, but this is often misquoted, being mixed in concept
with "I am the light of the world",
another of Jesus' sayings.)
- "The Bible is the Word of God."
"They teach things that aren't in the Bible."
(Referring to Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, or Muslims, depending on
whom you are talking to.)
- "Why do you have to argue? Why can't you just accept it?"
They (or you) started reciting various Bible quotes without
ever providing any evidence that the Bible is true.
They gave you a condescending look, threw up their hands,
and/or rolled their eyes like you were some kind of moron arguing that two
and two is five.
They (or you) made some kind of motion as if "wiping
the dust off their feet" and refused to continue talking about it.
- They (or you) quickly changed the subject and refused to answer the
These are typical responses of many
Christians. Unfortunately, they give the impression that there is no reasonable
basis for Christianity, that Christians have to "check their brains at
the door" of the church.
Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Mormons, Moslems, etc., each
claim that their religion is
the only way to salvation and
that without salvation a person will be punished
Every religion has believers who "know" "by
faith" that their particular religion is the only true religion.
The various religions contradict each other. They
confuse lack of knowledge with lack of information!
people can't tell you the population of New York City but some
Christians can't state specific objective
evidence for Christianity, but some
In fact, many people have come to accept Christianity
because they took a cold, hard, unbiased look at
the facts and concluded that Christianity must be
true. This site discusses the objective evidence supporting
Protestant Christianity -- evidence you can (and should) examine
and evaluate for yourself.
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