Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Os on Target--Again.

The Christian faith is not true because it works. It works because it is true. No issue is so fundamental both to the searcher and to the believer as the question of truth. The uniqueness and trustworthiness of the Christian faith rest entirely on its claim to be the truth. God, who is the father of Jesus Christ, is either there or he is not there. Either he has spoken or he has not spoken. What his revelation claims is either true or false. Jesus either rose from the dead or he didn't. There are no two ways about it.

Os Guinness: God in the Dark (1996)

4 comments:

Adam Omelianchuk said...

One of my favorite books. Thanks for posting.

Jeremy said...

Absolutely. I spoke to my church's youth group a couple of weeks ago, and told them exactly the same thing--If you are a Christian, believe because it's true; if you're not a Christian, get on the right side of truth.

Vynette said...

"No issue is so fundamental both to the searcher and to the believer as the question of truth"

Agreed!

Your readers may be interested in a "Challenge to the Christian Churches and Islam" here on the Race is Run http://www.raceisrun.typepad.com/weblog/

Tom Sims said...

I posted this response in a link to you at
href="http://transformationalcommunities.blogspot.com/2006/06/culture-watch-thoughts-of-constructive_05.html">Transformational
Communities

As the church struggles toward authenticity and seeks to be
transformational, it is being transformed by a truth that is neither
transient nor transitional, but timeless.