Reason 26 The Altogether Reasonableness and Goodness of the Christian Faith
As seen in our “25 Undeniable Reasons to Believe” series, the Christian faith deserves the deep reverence and loyalty of all people everywhere. Unlike atheism and other world religions, the Christian faith alone adequately accounts for two monumental and air-tight realities: our finely-tuned universe which certainly could not have come into existence out of absolutely nothing (see articles #1, 2, 25); and the immediate and unparalleled historical commotion set off by the inexplicably empty grave of Jesus (see articles #3-6).
The Christian faith also stands alone in adequately accounting for the many credible and modern-day reports of miracles and answered prayers (see articles #22 and 24), and for the credible and modern-day accounts of demon possession (see article #13), and for the credible experiences of human “souls” that continue to exist beyond damaged human brains and beyond bodies in need of resuscitation (see articles #19-20).
Again, the Christian faith stands alone in possessing a sacred book which foretold with unearthly accuracy the career of its Messiah (see articles #14-15), and which has maintained remarkable freedom from corruption even after centuries of copying (see article #17), whose academic value has been confirmed by countless historical documents and archaeological discoveries (see articles #16-18), and whose solid psychological principles have been proven effective and copy-catted by modern-day counselors for the good of people everywhere (see article #21).
And finally, the evangelical Christian faith, not atheism or other world religions, deserves to be deeply reverenced by people everywhere for being the true source and driver for our modern conceptions of fundamental human rights—the equality of peasants and royals and of both sexes, as well as the value of each and every human life—a value far above the life of animals (see article #12), and the importance of giving each and every person a say in government policies (see article #23). The evangelical faith also deserves to be deeply appreciated for being the source and driver for the abolition of slavery everywhere (see article #9), for turning shattered and dangerous individuals into emotionally well and gentle people and making church-goers the most statistically kind, gentle, and generous people in society (see articles #10-11), and for inspiring non-church-goers around the world to new levels of gentleness and integrity (see articles #7-8).
Because the observable facts speak for themselves in all these matters, the religion of Jesus surely deserves the deep reverence and loyalty of every thoughtful person in the world.
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