Why Believe in Jesus?
Contents for Why Believe in Jesus?
Unit I - Why Believe in God?
Unit II - Why Believe in Jesus?
Unit II A. Why Seek Revelation?
This Unit is a transition Unit from the first part of the encyclopedia (Why Believe in God?). It gives a summary of the evidence for God from Physics and philosophy, shows why reason must be complemented by revelation, and makes the transition from a Creator to Jesus.
A brief summary of the four sets of evidence for God.
a. The evidence from physics.
b. The evidence from the logical proof for the existence of God.
c. The evidence from philosophy of mathematics.
d. The evidence from near-death experiences and human transcendentally.
The mutual corroborative effect of these four sets of evidence for God.
The complementary picture of God given by these four sets of evidence for God.
If reason can probe so deeply, why do we need God to reveal himself (revelation)? There are five basic areas into which reason cannot probe deeply.
a. The heart of God.
b. How to pray and worship.
c. Specific ethical precepts and attributes of God that cannot be known by reason (e.g. the trinity).
d. God’s inspiration, response to prayer, and redemption of suffering.
e. The dynamic of sacred community.