Monday, April 30, 2007

Why I'm a Christian

Well, at least some building blocks.

"I'm pinned down. When I survey this gigantic intricate world, I cannot believe that is just came about. I do not mean that I have some good arguments for its being made and that I believe in the arguments. I mean that this conviction wells up irresistibly within me when I contemplate the world. The experiment of trying to abolish it does not work. When looking at the heavens, I cannot manage to believe that they do not declare the glory of God. When looking at the earth, I cannot bring off the attempt to believe that it does not display his handiwork.

And when I read the New Testament and look into the material surrounding it, I am convinced that the man Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead. In that, I see the sign that he was more than a prophet. He was the Son of God."

- Nicholas Wolterstorff in Lament for a Son

1 comment:

Anna said...

Psalm 19--general and specific revelation. With those two combined, it's hard to doubt that God is who he is. It's amazing how life and the Bible corroborate one another. The temptations to doubt God are still strong, though, and to disobey, even more so, at least for me.