Christian Apologetics…What’s the Use?
I was just wondering if my Christian brothers and sisters could answer a couple questions for me.
1. Is it really possible for believers to create a solid “argument for God,” when God has designated faith as the chief means whereby man might find God (Hebrews 11:6).
2. Perhaps I am not understanding it, but could someone please tell me the purpose of Christian Apologetics if faith actually means: NO EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE?
3. Science basically means to know. Faith basically means to believe. If our lust to know severed humanity’s relationship with God, then the logical way back to God would not be through our scientific “proofs” or “arguments” for God’s existence…indeed, it would not even include our “cognitive” arguments for his existence. In this case, there can be absolutely no “hypothesis,” nor “theory,” nor “model for reality,” for the Christian thinker. This is because, in our modern world, these three terms I have mentioned cannot be employed by non-testable “ideas,” such as those embodied within our faith.
4. Christian Apologetics can no longer make use of scripture in its arguments…further confounding me as to the purpose and meaning of apologetics, in general?? Is there any purpose…and what is your clean, humble definition for Christian Apologetics?
Let me know if you think it worth our time to argue our faith, when influential people are standing up…such as Stephen Hawking (who has a lot of credibility) and telling our youth that “God is no longer necessary for explaining the universe??”
PURPOSE AT BACK OF THESE QUESTIONS
I am currently writing a paper, which I had originally titled “The Complete and Unified Theory of Everything That matters.”
Since I now know that I am not “allowed” to call it a theory, I’ve changed the title to “We Shall Never Find God Through Science.”
I’ve spent countless hours for one full week writing up this paper and am now typing it into a document to submit for publication…but the longer I type, the more I feel that I may be wasting my time??
Just looking for feedback.
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