Wednesday, April 16, 2008


If you will remember, last week I conducted some interviews with some Piedmont Community College students. During the interview I met a young woman named April. April expressed a core question --- and this question is linked with Nick's question that you will see down a little ways (I didn't put them one after the other because I really wanted to show that cool gargoyle picture). Anyway, April asked: "How do you know if the things in the Bible are real or not?" This is a terrific question --- and a question that deserves a great deal of time. I think that April is referring to many of the issues that were raised as a result of the book/movie The Da Vinci Code. This is my guess --- it partly stems from her next comment, where April said: "People know things to cover things up, and the Bible is written by human hands."
If you haven't figured out yet, I am not going to sit at this computer and pontificate all the orthodox details of the Christian faith. I am hoping to open up a conversation for all of us to have. Please comment and make suggestions for how we are to understand the questions that are raised. I think April's question is vitally important. How can we trust a book that was written by human hands and was written thousands of years ago?


Tisha said...

I think it's really hard to have questions posed like the ones here or even have a conversation without looking at the details of the Christian faith.

Key word in this is faith- Hebrews 11: 1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

Heb.11:6 "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."

MATT.17:20 "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

The bible (as are many sermons) can be interpretations from man.
Quite frankly I think it is discussions like these here which provide no answers or biblical references to scripture which discourage others from joining the Christian faith. I mean if we can't explain or understand it ourselves and are "questioning" God and His word then how should we expect others to believe with us?

I hope at some point throughout this project you do "pontificate some of the orthodox details of the Christian faith" for those bloggers who are seeking Christ.

Alyn said...

People should read this.