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Fundamentals of Faith. Why We Believe What We Believe. “Fundamentals”. Why we believe the Bible is God’s word. Why we believe in the God of the Bible. Why we believe in Jesus is Savior & Lord. Why we believe in heaven and hell. Why we believe the church is important.

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fundamentals of faith

Fundamentals of Faith

Why We Believe What We Believe

fundamentals
“Fundamentals”
  • Why we believe the Bible is God’s word.
  • Why we believe in the God of the Bible.
  • Why we believe in Jesus is Savior & Lord.
  • Why we believe in heaven and hell.
  • Why we believe the church is important.
  • Why we believe we must worship correctly.
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Gen. 1:1, “In the beginning GOD created heaven and earth”

John 1:1-2, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God; he was in the beginning with God.”

Heb. 1:1, “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, GOD spoke to our fathers by the prophets…”

Psalm 19:1, “the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.”

Psalm 14:1, “The fool says in His heart, ‘there is no God.’”

Romans 1:19-20, “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So, they are without excuse.”

atheists say
Atheists say…
  • Religion leads to violence (and Christianity is no different).
  • God is just an invention designed to console losers.
  • Religious faith is a leap in the dark without any reliable basis.
  • The natural sciences have disproved God.
religion leads to violence
“Religion Leads to Violence”

Christ doesn’t promote violence: Mt. 5:38-42; Rom. 12:18-21

Does atheism lead to peace? Lenin, Stalin?

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“Religion Leads to Violence”

Christ doesn’t promote violence: Mt. 5:38-42; Rom. 12:18-21

Does atheism lead to peace? Lenin, Stalin?

Lenin argued for the “protracted use of brutality” to promote “conversion” to atheism.

Extremism leads to violence, regardless of motivation.

god was invented to console the weak
“God was Invented to Console the Weak”

Christ consoles, but also commands: Mt. 7:13-14; 21-23; 22:14

What does atheism achieve for the atheist?

atheism s opium
Atheism’s “Opium”?

NO GOD?

No accountability.

No judgment.

No hell.

No worries!

faith is a leap in the dark
“Faith is a Leap in the Dark…”

Faith is based on evidence: Romans 1:19-20; 10:17.

Christianity is based on reason: e.g., Paul in Athens. Acts 17; cf. Isaiah 1:18.

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GOD OR NO GOD

Theism

A belief system based on evidence from which they draw conclusions about the existence of God.

Faith!

Atheism

A belief system based on evidence from which they draw conclusions about the existence of God.

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“Faith is a Leap in the Dark…”

Faith is based on evidence: Romans 1:19-20; 10:17.

Christianity is based on reason: e.g., Paul in Athens.

Dawkins: “belief in God is the same as belief in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.”

Dawkins demonstrates a lack of concern for mature debate and and relies on a ludicrous misrepresentation of Christian faith.