The Bible teaches us that we are to contend for the faith that was given to us once and for all (Jude 3). Many critics of the Christian faith have emerged. The essential tenets of Christianity are being challenged at many, if not most, prominent universities in the U. S. and abroad. Ministers in training at seminaries are being assailed with higher criticism and liberal theology. Films and TV shows have been created to undermine, and eventually destroy, faith in Christ and the veracity of the Bible. Christians are constantly being marginalized in the public square as they speak out on current issues from a Biblical perspective. I have written this short book to help shore up your faith in these difficult times. It is filled with Scripture so that you can find out what God really says about the Bible and its essential doctrines. My doctrinal perspective is based upon the Baptist Confession of Faith (1689). As someone who has studied the Bible for many years, I am constantly searching the Scriptures to see if what people are teaching is true as the Bereans did in Acts 17. I pray that you will, too!
Here is an excerpt from the book:
“A movement called ‘new atheism’ sprang up after the 9/11 attacks on America as a knee-jerk reaction against all forms of religious fundamentalism. In its cross-hairs are the three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Its message is nothing new. It is just a stale stew of Darwinism, intellectualism, secular humanism and scientism served up to appeal to post-modern minds. The so called ‘four horsemen of the new atheism’, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Dennis Dennet, and the late Christopher Hitchens, have set out to destroy belief in God by waging an attack on scientific and moral grounds.
“Richard Dawkins, the author of ‘The God Delusion’, said in his TED Talk: ‘In my view, not only is science corrosive to religion, religion is corrosive to science. It teaches people to be satisfied with trivial, supernatural non-explanations and blinds them to the wonderful real explanations that we 22 blinds them to the wonderful real explanations that we have within our grasp. It teaches them to accept authority, revelation and faith instead of always insisting on evidence.’
“Real Christianity does not depend on blind faith. Christians should examine all of the evidence available to support their faith. And while the new atheists are quick to critique the Christian worldview, they offer nothing to replace it with other than an arrogant and elitist intellectualism. Christopher Hitchens was infamous for railing against the violence in the Bible, the wars fought in the name of religion and other perceived moral injustices. The question is: How could Hitchens make assertions of impropriety and immorality without being made in the image of a moral Creator? Where did his morality come from?
“All of new atheists support the theory of macro-evolution and dismiss the possibility that the universe could have a Creator. As they cannot go back in time and see the actual formation of universe and its galaxies, stars, planets and life forms on this planet, they are merely trading a belief in theistic creation for the religion of Godless evolution which has a deficient cosmology.”
From “Real Christianity: Keeping the Faith in a Post-Christian World” by ZOEPROJECT. A Zoeproject Book. Copyright 2015-2018 – Zoeproject – All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.