Reviewed by: Rosemarie Ute Hoffman
How can we know there’s a God? Answer
What if the cosmos is all that there is? Answer
If God made everything, who made God? Answer
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
How do we know the Bible is true? Answer
When we say that the Bible is the Word of God, does that imply that it is completely accurate, or does it contain insignificant inaccuracies in details of history and science? Answer
How can the Bible be infallible if it is written by fallible humans? Answer
Is the Bible truth or tabloid? Answer
INTERNAL HARMONY—Answers to a skeptic’s questions about whether the Bible’s internal harmony is truly evidence of its divine inspiration—Read
“A journalist investigates the toughest objections to Christianity”
Christian apologist Lee Strobel makes a case through interviews, research, historical evidence, and the unadulterated word of God.
Strobel, once an avowed atheist, converted to Christianity in 1981 after his wife’s conversion two years prior. His education in law and journalism, along with a former profession as legal editor for the Chicago Tribune, gives credence as he formulates “The Case For Faith.”
This film uncovers the love of God and the believer’s hope in a savior—Jesus Christ, God in the flesh—who was blameless and took on the suffering and sin of the world. Christians believe not only because of the bold statement that Jesus made Himself in John 14:6 (“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”), but also by providence through the working of miracles, signs and wonders. Finally, Christians are won over by the verification of the death and resurrection of Jesus. His message of love overcame death, which translated into a rescue effort for the human dilemma—eternal damnation without any recourse for reconciliation with God.
Scholars, ministry leaders, theologians, along with others unite their voices, all the while persuading the viewer—and perhaps escalating a Christian’s faith to new heights.
Author, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic, expresses her hope in Jesus and God’s strength while in a wheelchair. Tada concedes, “That God is a god of intention and meaning… and although the purpose for sufferings may be hidden from us in this life… his reasons are always wise, always specific, and they are always good.”
Pastor Marc Harrienger, Stroebel’s friend, gives an inside view concerning personal loss—giving testimony of being naked before God during his suffering and deciding to hold onto hope, rather than give up. He confirms what real faith is “Not knowing the future, but knowing enough now.”
The unexpected anti-faith defense was a reenacted interview with Charles Templeton who died in 2001 after a long sickness with Alzheimer’s disease. In the 1940s, Templeton an evangelist and in ministry with Billy Graham preached the Gospel in the United States and United Kingdom. Nonetheless, after doubting the faith, Templeton entered a seminary in a desperate attempt to find answers. Still displeased, he choose to reject God. In spite of his objections, Templeton’s loss and grieving through the years are evident when, at last, he esteems the goodness of Jesus—and confesses that he misses Him.
What makes a man who once held a passion for salvation through Jesus Christ succumb to a life crippled by intellectual barricades that ultimately spoils intimacy with God? Templeton’s faith was disintegrating because of his need to know more—leaving him with only a cerebral connection, rather than with the fullness of Christian faith—believing with the heart.
Our faith can be shaken through evil events, the sufferings of life, or when questioning God to the point where doubt leads to unbelief, which can prove spiritually fatal.
It is far better to know God than to know answers.
The testing of our Christian faith comes in varying degrees. Nevertheless, if we hold on to at least one thing God has done for us, through us, or in us—we can be assured that He is available, willing, and able to bring us through for what is up ahead.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
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