Knowing What You Believe And Why You Believe It
We live in a time of great paradoxes. There is great skepticism—but there are great resources to glean answers. There are more ministers than ever before—but less hold conservative views consistent with the historic Christian faith. The number of churches is growing, but the percentage of ‘churched’ people is decreasing. There are more bibles in America than ever before—but the bible literacy rate is arguably lower than ever before. We live in a time when there is an increasing number of questions about church doctrine—but few are well prepared to present a strong defense for their faith. But that is exactly what God’s people are called to do.
There are good reasons that good people have great questions about faith. The message of the church (of America) seems at times to be inconsistent or confused, rules and laws regarding morality seem subject to change, and there have been more than a few high-profile ministry and minister failings which have led to a breach of trust. Satan seeks to capitalize on every opportunity and area of weakness. With darkness on the rise there is a great opportunity and need for the church to be the light God desires it to be. The call to every believe is to study (2 Timothy 2:15), be prepared to provide answers (1 Peter 3:15) and be ready in season and out to be the witness God wants every believers to be (2 Timothy 4:2).
Noted below are links to a teaching entitled, Reasons To Believe, and a downloadable 28 page companion study booklet. This is part one of a three part Apologetics Teaching Series. The prayer is that these resources will embolden the faith and better the witness of every believer.
Note: Parts two and three of the Reasons To Believe teaching series will be posted soon. In part one of this teaching series I present information on how the scope and precision of the universe points to Intelligent Design and the existence of God, and how the unique and inspired nature of the Bible presents the Master Designer as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. In part two of this study, I reference historical and archaeological findings which verify the biblical record to be true, and address some of the apparent inconsistencies in Scripture. In part three of this study, I note how science and theology can compliment each other, and how prophecy sets Christianity apart from every other religion
Here is a link to the teaching: REASONS FOR FAITH PART 1
Extensive study notes are provided in this downloadable booklet: https://www.mediafire.com/?i8t9k5hyslxcicw