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What's Christianity Really About?

My favorite movie of all time, hands down, is Forrest Gump.  I love that movie for so many reasons.  But one of the primary reasons is the love story between Forrest and his childhood sweetheart, Jenny.  Jenny is his neighbor and the only real friend he has as a kid.  Everyone else makes fun of him.  From the first moment, Forrest falls in love with her, even though she just thinks of him as a friend.

Why Doesn't God Heal Everyone?

Last week, I shared why I, as a skeptic living in our modern scientific world, have felt compelled to accept the fact that miracles are possible and that Jesus performed miracles.  However, there’s still one other problem I’ve had in accepting them: Why does God perform them for some people but not others?  Why doesn’t He heal everyone who needs it?  This arbitrariness is hard to reconcile with a God of love.

Do Miracles Happen?

Story after story of miraculous healing.  That’s a good description of a two-volume book Craig Keener has written.  Keener is a very well respected, mainstream Scripture scholar who, for much of his life, wondered what to make of miracles.  He grew up as an atheist and tends, especially as a scholar, to be skeptically minded.  So, over the years since he became a Christian and began pursuing biblical scholarship, he’s wondered.

Who's Fooling Who?

Years ago, when I was first entertaining the idea that Christianity might be true, I wandered into our local public library and happened upon an article that claimed Jesus never existed.  He wasn’t a real historical person but just a myth made up by the early Christians.  As I recall, this article was written by a scholar, someone with a Phd. after their name, someone who supposedly knew what they were talking about.  So, I didn’t know who to believe.  Had I been fooled, along with everyone else who believed in Jesus? 

Is It Just a Matter of Where You're Born?

There’s something I need to address.  I’ve addressed it before.  But, I keep hearing people repeating this “truism” which, just isn’t true.  And, it’s easy enough to show why.

Why Would You Want It to be True?

Not too long ago, I was listening to someone who is involved in a ministry to college kids.  He said something that startled me: Before the kids he is trying to share the Gospel with will care whether or not it’s true, they need to be shown why they would want it to be true.  Before they will ever listen to the evidence for Christianity, they need to see why it would even be worth the time and energy.

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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