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The Christian faith is an intelligent faith, and
yet a lot of Christians don’t even realize that. For example, one wrote, “I can’t prove it. It’s a matter of Faith. If you
just have enough faith that God can change your life like he has us, that ought to be proof enough.” A nonbeliever responded, “That’s the point. As
long as you sincerely believe in something.” And yet that is so contrary to the Christian faith. I learned in my investigation, that with Christianity, it allows no discontinuity between faith and fact, between faith and truth. The facts and the evidence for Christ’s deity, for His resurrection,
etcetera, are not some isolated, mythical fact that is non-historical, no. It’s the same type of Historical truth of any event in history. And, the thing I’ve appreciated about Christianity
is that: one, it is open to examination. Jesus said, “study to show yourself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed.” And then second, it is open to falsification. Not
only open to examination, it’s open to falsification. In other words, if it’s not true, it can be shown not to be true. Do you realize that’s probably one of the best ways to discover
truth in history, is that if it’s not true, can it be falsified? I’ve had the privilege of having over 250 debates in universities around
the world, and with almost every opponent I challenge them, “You want to refute me? All you have to do is refute the resurrection. Simply show historically that the resurrection never took place, and all of Christianity will crumble. Or show me that Christ is not the Son of God, or show me that the Bible is not true, it’s not inspired of God and it will all just crumble.” It is open to falsification. Then the evidence for Christianity is sufficient, but
it’s not exhaustive. This was stated in John 20:30-31, where it says “many of the things Jesus did
among His disciples which have not been recorded.” Now that is saying, “Look, it’s not exhaustive. There’s many of the things Christ did to prove that he was the Messiah, the Son of God.” But then the Word of God says, “But these have been recorded so that
you might believe He is the Christ, and in believing, have eternal life. So, what is He saying? The evidence is not exhaustive, what we have,
but it is sufficient for faith in Jesus Christ as savior and Lord. Pascal, the great French philosopher, physicist, made this observation: there is enough evidence to convince anyone who is not set against it, but there is not enough evidence to bring anyone
into the kingdom of Heaven who will not come. It is an intelligent faith.

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