Faith and Facts HERE
Faith isn’t believing the impossible or ignoring reality. It isn’t religious wishful thinking or believing that which is contrary to fact and to evidence. The clearest definition comes from Hebrews 11:1 that says, "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." The verse uses the word "hope," "assurance," and "conviction" (confidence). So what gives us confidence and assurance?
Critically Examine Everything? HERE
The Judeo-Christian faith is surprisingly ruthless in its insistence on proof (broadly considered), evidence, truth, examination, 'cordial skepticism'... and correspondingly disdainful of those who believe nonsense.
Extraordinary Events Require Extraordinary Evidence HERE
All too often the criterion is set up that is never used to evaluate other events of the period. The Christian position only asks that we use the same reasoning and rational thought that we use to derive what are considered good conclusions in historical investigation, and apply those same means and methods to the New Testament and the resurrection of Jesus. Once the criteria and baseline are set, then we input the data and determine whether or not the documents/event stands