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. Every so often I get asked how I know that my religion is right. My answer
is: I don't know if it's right. Then of course they want to know why I believe
in my religion if I don't know whether it's right.
That's a fair inquiry. Most of the people who ask me those kinds of questions
are genuine; they're not trying to trip me up and make a fool out of me.
They are honestly curious. So I tell them, in so many words, that though I
don't know if my religion is right, my instincts tell me it is; in other words: I
cannot shake the conviction that it's right.
"I have never seen what to me seemed an atom of truth that there is a
future life, and yet, I am strongly inclined to expect one." (Mark Twain)
Twain logically concluded that there is no afterlife, but his instincts did not
agree with his thinking; and I dare not criticize him for that because even
my own religion requires that I believe in my heart rather then only in my
"For with the heart one believes, and is declared innocent" (Rom 10:10)
Why do people believe what they believe? Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Bahá'í,
Hare Krishna, Jehovah's Witness, Mormon, Catholic, Baptist, Judaism,
Voodoo, Wiccan, Jain, Druze, Native American, etc, etc, etc. The answer?
Because it grips their heart-- the core of their being --which is very different
than persuading someone with logic and reasoning.
People brought into a religion by logic and reasoning can just as easily be
taken away by logic and reasoning. But someone whose heart is gripped by
their religion, is not so easily removed.
So, when people believe the Gospel's claim that a Jesus Christ's crucified
dead body was restored to life in spite of all the world's reason and logic to
the contrary; they can take comfort in knowing that their religion is not
supposed to make sense.
"Unto the Greeks, foolishness." (1Cor 1:23)
"My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom
. . that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men." (1Cor 2:4-5) _
You are completely misapplying 1 Cor 1:23. It is not wise to rip verses from their contexts. That isn't how we read scripture.
Again, you are not answering. Pretending to be noble because you accept something based on your gut is not admirable. It's foolish. Scripture tells us to test all things and hold fast to what is good, and you proudly admit you haven't done that. You should seriously reconsider your faith. It is not biblical in any sense, and that is according to the Bible itself. I pray that in reading the scriptures your eyes will be opened.