Certainty

May 26, 2018 at 1:24 PMTony

People like certainty.


Fundamentalist Christians find certainty in the scriptures. The in-errancy of the scriptures is a foundational doctrine. And there can be signs and wonders to back that up.


Atheists, humanists find certainty in their logical, rational thought. They can attack the many flaws in scripture. I can sympathize. I have a mathematical background. However logic has its limits. Cantor who studied the different types of infinity (and there are logically different types) was in and out of mental hospitals all his life.


Personally I prefer Mathematics allied to Physics especially Einsteinian and Quantum Physics.

But even in these areas most answers just lead to even more questions.


True certainty is to do with relationships. And you know this. There is joy, fulfillment, goodness and kindness in relationships. And yes betrayal, pain and misery too. But in a way the pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Something is not the way it is meant to be.


So for those who despise church and religion I would say that they are quite right to do that but I would still say the answer is found in a relationship with Yeshua Messiah.


And in this the scriptures win out. Because they definitely point to this if read correctly. And the scriptures also say that if He isn’t raised from the dead we are the most stupid of all people. Which is a nod to the rationalists.


And you do have a relationship with Him because He has made that so. He did that.

And in that relationship is certainty. Blessed assurance is the traditional term.


You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.


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