Tuesday, 28 June 2016

John Lennox

"Indeed faith is a response to evidence, not a rejoicing of the absence of evidence." - John Lennox

As Christ-followers we will always be asked to explain why we believe in God. We may be ridiculed at times and scoffed at on other occasions, but that comes with the territory. If you ever want to read some good work on Christian apologetics then have a look at some of John Lennox's work. He is a living example of someone who holds the worlds of Maths, Science and Faith together.

"Faith is not a leap in the dark; it’s the exact opposite. It’s a commitment based on evidence… It is irrational to reduce all faith to blind faith and then subject it to ridicule. That provides a very anti-intellectual and convenient way of avoiding intelligent discussion.” - John C. Lennox

It is always hard to come up with the perfect answer for an atheist or agnostic, but sometimes we just need to love those people who disagree with us and then allow the Spirit to work in their lives. After all it was not a person who convinced me to follow Christ, but it was Christ who revealed himself to me. When Jesus calls us to follow him, then it is hard to turn him down :)

1 Corinthians 1:27 - But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Living in Grace

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