Is it Reasonable to Believe? Remarkably, even though millions upon millions of us do believe in God, when we are asked why we have such faith, we become tongue-tied and struggle to give a reason for our hope. No wonder those who don’t believe God exists remain unconvinced—there’s too few of us ready to speak on God’s behalf!
Ken Boa and Robert Bowman, have provided a resource that tackles the most profound arguments from philosophy, science, sociology, psychology, and history ... and presents twenty clear, concise, and compelling evidences that show that faith in God—and specifically Jesus Christ—is reasonable.
“Christianity, then, unlike many religions, encourages critical questions, discourages naïveté, and offers factual reasons or evidences to believe its astounding claims.” (Page 16)
“This character of complex specificity is not limited to the molecular components of life. Rather, it is found at every level of life from the single-cell organism to the human body. The more biologists learn about living organisms, the more they are discovering what Michael Behe calls irreducible complexity: ‘An irreducibly complex system is one that requires several closely matched parts in order to function and where removal of one of the components effectively causes the system to cease functioning.’” (Page 69)
“Christianity ultimately claims one thing: to tell us what the real, living God has done to bring us back into a relationship with Him that will last beyond the grave for all eternity.” (Page 12)
“According to postmodernists, all knowledge is political” (Page 18)
“The other thing that’s just right about the big bang is the smoothness or evenness of the ‘explosion,’ what scientists call its isotropy. Back in the 1980s, cosmologists figured out that if the universe did begin with a big bang, it would have needed to result in an almost, but not quite, perfectly isotropic distribution of matter and radiation. The COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer) satellite showed that the isotropy of the universe was just right, to within a practically infinitesimal degree. The Oxford mathematician Roger Penrose calculated the allowable margin of error as 1 in 10 to the 10123—a number that is just too big to explain!3 Penrose commented that this is far more than the number of subatomic particles in the universe, but to be honest, we didn’t count them to make sure.” (Page 44)
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Kenneth Boa is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. From Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New York University, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in England.
Robert M. Bowman Jr. teaches in the Christian apologetics program at Biola University, and is the president of Apologetics.com, Inc., based in Pasadena, California. Previously he served as a researcher and editor for the Christian Research Institute, the Atlanta Christian Apologetics Project, and Watchman Fellowship.