Evidence for Faith Articles

The following articles are from a book by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz titled, Evidence for Faith 101: Understanding Apologetics in Plain Language. You can purchase a copy of the book from Amazon.

Evidence from the Natural World

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Imagine you and some friends are walking in the hills of South Dakota and you see some rock formations with four faces on it. At this point, you are all staring in awe and you say, "I wonder who carve these formations?" This prompts one friend saying, "Nobody carve them. That's just a natural occurrence over millions-no make that billions of years. The forces of nature – the wind, water and erosion – made those rocks appear to look like faces." 

"You can't be serious," you reply. "There's no way those rocks look like real people by accident. The likeness is too specific and too complex, to have been formed by blind forces of nature. Some guy with a vision, some dynamite, and really big rock-cutting tools purposely made those rocks look like famous Americans." The point of the story is to lay out the design argument, traditional called the teleological argument. The key feature of this argument is: specificity, complexity, and purpose-descriptions normally assigned to an intelligent agent rather than a natural cause.

Evidence for God

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The famous philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked how he would explain his unbelief if he were to die and find out that God really does exist. "Not enough evidence, God," Russell allegedly replied. Russell had every right to his opinion, and a lot of people today share his view. But is it the correct response? Has God failed to leave us enough evidence for his existence?

A Place for Evidence: Worldviews

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One of the best ways to show that Christianity is reasonable is to compare it to the other belief systems. Another way to describe a belief system is to call it a worldview. At its most basic level, a worldview is a framework through which or by which we make sense of the world. Because your worldview is like a lens through which you view and come to conclusions about reality, it shapes the way you live your life.