Few things are more staggering than the audacity of unbelief. The atheist hates God; therefore, there is no God; he finds miracles an offense; therefore, by definition miracles are an impossibility.
Biblical accounts are often understood in terms of how we were told them as children. I can remember more than a few recitations of the story of the calling of Elisha by the prophet Elijah (1 Kings 19:19-21).
Only when all areas of life and thought are examined within the context of Scripture will we be able to discern between truth and falsehoods and unearth errors in our thinking. This examination needs to be systematic if we are going to advance the Kingdom of God on His terms.
The church in America has not reached the point of completely forgetting the Word of God, but according to a new report by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, we may be on our way.
My dear young reader, I want to take a moment to explain why I think reading Augustine of Hippo can be so important to your spiritual and intellectual development. This article is going to stretch your mind a little, so keep a notebook and dictionary close at hand.