Are the Bible and science opposed to each other? Did we come from Adam and Eve or monkeys?
We’ve looked at some of Israel’s history, how the Old Testament Law came about, and some of the difficulties that arose as Christianity emerged from Judaism. But we’re still left with the nagging question: are we saved by faith or works?
Are we saved by faith or works? Would Paul Say “faith” while James says “works”?
Are we saved by our faith? Or are we saved by our works and deeds?
Is salvation a one-time event in the past? Or is it something that continues through the life of the believer?
How can a single God be three persons? This begs another question: If Christians believe God is a Trinity, why do they call themselves monotheists?
How many scientific “discoveries” are we told disproves the existence of God? How many people have pitted the theory of evolution against the story of Adam and Eve? “We don’t need faith,” some argue, “we have science!”
I remember the first time I ever heard Matthew 23:9. I was shocked. “And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven” (Matt 23:9).
When I was young, my family used to fast from soda during Lent. I didn’t really understand why we did it. I didn’t even know what fasting was, but I knew that it was something we did every year. We weren’t even avid soda drinkers, but it was a Lenten fast that was simple enough that the whole family could do it.
When I was young, I used to pray for my future wife. I didn’t know who she was, but I knew she was out there, and God knew who she was. God knew who I would choose someday, and He knew who I was praying for, even when I didn’t.