Wednesday, May 23, 2012

You cannot prove paganism to be false per se

1 Corinthians 15:17

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

Unlike every other religion, Christianity pivots on a historical event. If Jesus Christ was not resurrected from the dead, our faith is ridiculous. Even more, it ought to be ridiculed because we are testifying wrongly about God.

Your faith in God and Jesus is obnoxious and foolish if Jesus is still dead.

No other religion in the world can be proven false because none of them - at their core - depend on a historical event. You can continue in good conscience to believe in Islam, Hindusim, Buddhism, Mormonism, etc.. if any of their claims are disproven factually. Every religion other than Christianity is subjective in that it speaks to a feeling, an essence, a spirituality, a faith, a belief, etc...

You cannot disprove any religion other than Christianity because it alone puts forth a concrete Truth claim.

Christianity has faith and belief and spirituality and feelings and essence: only after Jesus is raised from the dead.

Simply put: If Jesus is not raised, we are still in our sins.

There is no reason for Christianity to exist if Jesus is still dead.

1 comment:

  1. provocative title :) - i really like how you fleshed it out. and i like that you clarified that, YES, feelings and faith and belief ARE a part of it - but only after receiving the historical fact of the resurrection. really great post - i loved it!