WHI-1051 | The Implications of Skepticism

Sunday, 29 May 2011



Faith Is Not Wishing
Greg Koukl
Greg Koukl
The Reason for God
Tim Keller


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  • 29 May 2011
    Thomas Shields says:

    Excellent episode! One thing that seemed to come out for me a bit (too much?) was the emphasis on the historicity of Christ’s life/death/ressurection. To be sure, this was of near vital importance in the early church; that’s why the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed put such a strong emphasis on it. Referencing J. Gresham Machen – i think today also it’s not stressed enough – people get to the point where they’re not even sure if Jesus was real… aw but heck, it’s a great story of love. i should be a nice person…
    However, that doesn’t mean our basis for faith comes from examining historical data. Even the most firm atheist and solid evolutionist can be regenerated and, according to everything he’s even known, look at the historicity of the gospel as false. But the gift of faith defies our faulty reasoning. Ultimately it’s God working – giving us faith, not us, not our understanding of dogma or church history or scientific evidence. Thanks again – keep up the wonderful/encouraging/amazing work.

  • 31 May 2011
    Shane Rosenthal says:

    I agree that everything ultimately depends on God’s gift of faith, which liberates us from our faulty reasoning. However, God works through means. He doesn’t just zap people with his Spirit while they’re sunbathing. Rather, he works in with and through the preached word, and as we discussed throughout our series in Acts, part of the proclamation of the Word includes reasoning with people in the synagogues, removing objections (2Cor 10:5), and making sound arguments (Acts 6:10). And through this process, the Lord is pleased to open the hearts of many (Acts 16:14; 13:48).

  • 01 Jun 2011
    The Bankruptcy of an Unbelieving Worldview « Gairney Bridge says:

    […] worldview. In the second interview, Dr. Hortons guest is Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason. Mr. Koukl analyzes the Shermer interview here. Mr. Koukl has also written an excellent little book entitled Tactics  highly […]

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