The Rationality Of The Christian Faith
The Roles of Evidence & Experience In Faith
Contrary to the claims of rationalists and atheists, Christians are not irrational idiots who use religion as a crutch, but men and women of faith based on -
• RATIONAL EXAMINATION OF EVIDENCE
Objectively from Creation, the Bible, the historical life, death, resurrection & ascension of Jesus Christ; the nation of Israel and the growth of the Church.
Subjectively of God at work transforming the lives of individuals
• EXPERIENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
in a supernatural work of conviction of sin, conversion & transformation of people's lives.
For more go to THE PERSON & WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Evidence Of A Genuine Work Of The Holy Spirit In A Person
One of the ways you know if someone has experienced a genuine work of the Holy Spirit is if their lives show a definite change from wanting to do things God hates to wanting
to go God’s way.
Check off your own experiences from the list below.
A desire to read the Bible and hear what God wants to say to me
A hatred of some of the things I used to love doing
A love of other people, especially Christian brothers and sisters
A desire to spend time getting to know Jesus better
A sense I really am a child of the Living God by His grace and mercy
Knowing God has forgiven my sins & that he loves me
A new sense of wonder at the universe & God’s creation
A recognition of what it cost God to forgive my sins
Experiencing God answering prayers for individuals
For more on this go to THE CHRISTIAN'S HOPE OF HEAVEN.
For more on how to become a Christian, go to BORN AGAIN FROM ABOVE.
For more on the roles of faith and reason, click NEXT.