I would add:
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
(Romans 8:16 NIV)
Recently, I’ve had atheists (at least, they claim to be atheists) complain that I pretend to know something I don’t — that God exists. I’ve been accused of arrogance and condescension for sharing my faith and told that Christianity is a crutch — with the unspoken implication that only weak or incompetent people could be Christians.
I seriously doubt I’ll ever convince these people to change their minds, but such charges deserve an answer.
Whether or not atheists or skeptics (and I believe they are not necessarily synonymous) agree, Christian faith is belief that is built on knowledge. There is no “leap of faith” in Christianity. Some atheists would like to redefine faith for the rest of the world, insist that it is belief without evidence or even against evidence, but that’s an obviously self-serving stance built on a false dichotomy.
Just think about what that definition of faith would…
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