Posted by: Peadar Ban | September 6, 2011

Show Me God! Then I’ll Believe In Him.

Many new voices lately loudly proclaim that the time for faith, for belief in God is over, and we must begin to count only on ourselves because that is all there is to count on. However, this is only the latest in the long line of people who say, “Show me God! Then I’ll believe in Him.” Perhaps it takes a simple and humble person to see the absurdity of that point of view, someone like St. John Vianney, the Cure d’Ars, who said, “The eyes of the world see no further than this life, as mine see no further than this wall when the church door is shut. The eyes of the Christian see deep into eternity.”

The problem facing us as Christian believers is manifold:  an explanation of faith to those who will not see; a defense of faith before sceptics; teaching faith to those whose eyes are not yet opened, whose hearts are not yet formed. We are all “apostles’ sent to go out to all the nations and spread the good news.  Such work needs preparation and tools with which to do it properly, to proclaim and defend our faith and to form others, especially our children, in the Truth. Christian apologetics deals in equal parts with Christian history, symbolism, sacraments, customs and traditions.

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