Walking away from Faith, part 5, truth claims


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*This is a series re-blog from 2013*

Continuing to blog through this book:Walking Away from Faith (Unraveling the Mystery of Belief and Unbelief) by Ruth Tucker. InterVarsity Press, 2002.

More thoughts on the middle section of the book – that explores major challenges to the Christian faith. Here is an excerpt:

Christianity, more than any other religion, is a historic faith that relies on the credibility of its theological formulations and its Scriptures. Christian beliefs are founded on what is believed to be historical facts – not merely myths or moral stories, as some other religions are. This difference is illustrated by an experience that a friend of mine related about his visit to India. During a tour of a religious site, the guide was telling about the elephant god. My friend asked, ‘Do you really believe there was an actual elephant god?’ The guide seemed perplexed by the…

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