Friday, January 25, 2013

A Logical Path Toward Faith

Lately we have been discussing on this blog how to help skeptics find a logical path toward a God of truth. Just telling them, “the Bible says so” is not enough because they do not believe the Bible and are not even sure there is a God. Though there are many ways in which we may go about having this discussion with our skeptical friends, I suggest that we can help them consider this path of logic toward God:

1. The incredible level of organization in the universe is mathematically improbable without an intelligent designer behind it.

2.  The sheer number of supernatural events that happen in the world indicates that designer is a supernatural being, which many cultures would call God.

3. If such a supernatural designer (God) exists, that God must have designed the universe for a purpose.

4. If we discover that purpose, our lives will have more meaning because we will then understand why we are experiencing life to begin with.

5. Since only God knows our purpose, if we come to know and understand God, we are more likely to discover our purpose.

6.  Therefore, we must make knowing and understanding God a key priority in our lives.

This logical path toward God does require a certain level of faith, but it is not a blind leap of faith. It is a more-logical path toward faith. Each logical fact that is established is a step toward a rational belief in God. Each step of faith is based on facts that have already been established. Therefore, it is not illogical to take a step of faith if the previous steps were based on facts. A number of points exist to support this flow of logic and I will write about each one points in my next few posts.

Adapted from Dr. Dorsett’s book, Mission Possible: Reaching the Next Generation through the Small Church, published by CrossBooks, a division of Lifeway Christian Resources.

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