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Things believers should consider when unbelievers stir up doubts on the Bible

Eric Hovind and Marianne Pike of Creation Today Ministry interview guest Harmony Daws who attended a liberal university in an ultra-liberal region of the U.S. where her Christian faith was regularly attacked by her professors and classmates. In order to survive with her Christian faith intact, Harmony came up with five things to consider when atheists or agnostics take shots at the Bible, God, and Christianity. Although these five things are targeted for young people, they are helpful for all believers as we navigate through these last days. The first YouTube video below is 28 min. while the second one is 18 min. as Harmony explains her points in general.

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2 thoughts on “Things believers should consider when unbelievers stir up doubts on the Bible

  1. The fact that this has ads for ways for Eric to make money completely consistent with the Hovind brand of ministry.

    1. Desire to conform – Like singing along to hymns and knowing when to say “He is risen indeed”.
    2. Blind respect for authority – before the guest comes on, the hosts reference the Ken Hamm study about Young people leaving the church. The book that those stats come from emphasizes the importance oven doctrine eating children toward Christianity before they can start questioning.
    3. Anxiety – I agree with this. If something is true, nothing should shake it. (And why be nervous if something untrue would be shaken.)
    4. Reasonable doubt vs possible doubt – The flip-side should be, is my belief in something reasonable, or just possible? Evidence is the deciding factor. “No good reason to think it is true.” Good advice.
    5. Rational or emotional? – Is your faith rational or emotional?

    These are five great points, not just for college but for anyone to consider before they become a Christian. Unfortunately, not all of us got a chance to consider such things before our toddler education.

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    1. Paul,

      Thanks for taking the time to bring up some good points. Regarding #1, as Harmony addressed conformity, she did imply there are times when conformity is a good thing. But even in a church setting where we sing hymns and do other similar things, people have the choice not to participate.

      Regarding #2, there’s nothing wrong with leading children in a certain direction before they start questioning– if that direction is the right one to have. For example, responsible parents teach toddlers not to steal when they reprimand them for taking another child’s toy.

      Regarding #5, faith can be both rational and emotional, and genuine belief in Christ encompasses and intermingles both. Finally, pertaining to your final statement, God has made it so that everyone on this Earth will indeed have several chances to consider such things before they die even if they didn’t before their toddler education–that’s ultimately what counts.

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