I’ve started translating a material in Tagalog to be converted into and e-book. It would be a free download and if God willing I’ll share before the end of the year (because it’s fitting to be for that occasion). I have two other projects (one is a another translation and another is writing my own e-book) all would be for free download. So kindly lift up this ministry to God. If you want to help through donation, kindly check the end of this post to find out how you can support me.
Anyways, Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Are You 100 % Sure You Want To Be An Agnostic? by Andrew Sach and Jonathan Gemmell published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.
“…agnosticism appeals not because of the fear that Christianity is not true, but because of the fear it’s not good.”
“If there is a cosmic game of hide-and-seek, we are the ones who are hiding. But the glorious news is that God is seeking. At the centre of the gospel is not a search by us, but a search for us.”
“…you base subjective decisions on objective realities. It might surprise you to learn that the Bible agrees. Nowhere is ‘faith’ defined as the thing required to bridge the gap that rationality won’t close. Indeed, we are never invited to believe anything without being given a reason.”
“What reasons could God possibly have for allowing suffering though? No doubt there are many, some of which we may not understand. But Jesus gives the starkest one: suffering is a wake-up call, a warning shot, a sign that something is terribly wrong. We need to turn to God before it’s too late.”
“Atheism, as an alternative, is impotent. There’s no comfort in chance molecular collisions. A materialistic universe is silent in the face of suffering. Viewed through the lens of the Darwinistic mechanism alone, the weeding out of the weakest in society at the hands of the strong is pure progress.”
“The enormity of human suffering is too serious a matter to be trivialised with a syllogism. Better to start by showing real compassion, as Jesus himself did. Better to seek to alleviate pain and poverty, as his followers have done throughout history, founding hospitals, providing education, campaigning against slavery, seeking justice.”
“‘But who created God then?’ comes the atheist’s reply. Nobody did. He is eternal, with no beginning in time. He has never not existed (in this respect he is different to the universe) and so he didn’t need anyone to cause him.”
“One of the strange things you’ll notice as you encounter real Christians is that some of those who have suffered the most are agnostic the least. You’d expect their trials would lead them to doubt God’s goodness, but the opposite is true. Instead of abandoning their faith, they cling to their Saviour all the more.”
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