I really love the feature of this board that suggests other discussions similar to mine - helps me see that I’m not as unique as I think I am!
My question today comes from a quote in Os Guinness’ book: “Time for Truth”. On page 78 he seems to chastise Christians for believing in Christianity for “sickly” reasons and I want to know if you all agree…that these reasons are “sickly”. And if so, what does that assumption say about those who only have an audio-Bible to derive their faith from? Or are a single Believer in a closed country? I’m not sure I disagree with Guiness, but it does seem like we sequester the under-developed world to a “sickly” faith simply because they don’t have the tools to explore the “rude vigor of truth”. Below is the quote. Am I just interpreting him incorrectly?
“For instance, Christians believe faith is true “because it works” (pragmatism), because they “feel it is true in their experience” (subjectivism), because they sincerely believe it is “true for them” (relativism), and so on. For some of these Christians the deficiency comes from bad teaching. For others, the motive is escape. Retreating into the fortress of personal experience, they can pull up the drawbridge of faith and feel impregnable to reason. But all of the the outcome is a sickly faith deprived of the rude vigor of truth.”