“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” — C.S. Lewis
I don’t know about you, but that quote hits home for me. If I can borrow the words of G.K. Chesterton, “If there were no God, there would be no atheists” I would then put it in a blog under a tab called Green Theology. According to a statistic, about 14%, or 980 million people, are skeptical about God, which then leaves seven billion people left who do believe in God. That’s not to say they believe in exactly the Christian God, but in an otherwise divine being or “higher power.”
Is there really a God who claims to love abandoned orphans and murderers the same?
The New Testament boasts of a man who called himself God, or Jesus, that died on the Cross to forgive sinners. How can this be proven today?
What is the Trinity?
Who created God?
Why is Jesus the only way?
These are questions that have crossed my ever-inquisitive mind about God, and maybe yours as well, and I set out to find the answers. Throughout my research, I drank in every word apologists like R.C. Sproul, Ravi Zacharias, and Lee Strobel wrote in books and spoke during lectures. After a while, though, as I began sharing the faith and my testimony, and as skeptics posed challenging questions, I began to think more critically about the Gospel. Suddenly, I didn’t want to easily believe everything I read about God, rather I wanted to challenge it as they did. So I dug into deeper research from different angles and walked closer with God to experience Him better. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1. See what I mean about not believing everything everybody tells you? Zacharias, Strobel, and Sproul are intelligent men of God, no doubt about it. However, if you recklessly believe everything that anybody tells you, you might end up with a bent view of who God says He is.
I created Green Theology for those that are a little “green” in Christian beliefs. It’s for new Christians, skeptics, or bible study groups. It’s for everybody. I’ll only address the basics of the faith with questions like, who Jesus is and what it means to be an apologist. You can find the more complicated questions under the 5:14 tab if you so desire.
Remember. If you’re studying and learning about God, always test what you read and hear, like 1 John 4:1 instructs. Line up the teaching you receive in classrooms or in videos with the Word of God before taking it to heart. Philippians 1:9-10 says, “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ…”