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Episode Info: Our Reasons to Believe Scripture verse for today is 1 Peter 3:15. It reads, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Ravi Zacharias. He said, "If truth is not undergirded by love, it makes the possessor of that truth obnoxious and the truth repulsive.” Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled “The Divinity of Christ” part 3 from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli go on to talk about “The Difficulty of the Doctrine”: Christians ought to realize how difficult, how scandalous, how objectionable, able, how apparently unbelievable and absurd this doctrine is bound to appear to others. They ought to realize this for two reasons: for apologetic purposes to understand the state of mind of prospective converts; and for purposes of appreciating their own belief in all its astounding character-something something that dulls with familiarity. The difficulty is a double one. First, there is the immediate, instinctive, intuitive shock. Everyone who met Jesus was shocked. No one understood him-his disciples, his enemies, Jews, Gentiles, Greeks, Romans, Sadducees, cees, Pharisees, the pious, the impious, the learned, the unlearned, liberals, conservatives-no one. No one had ever met anyone like Jesus before. "Never has anyone spoken like this" (Jn 7:46). Second, on the reflective, rational level his claim seems patently absurd. It is the claim of a man who came from a woman's womb, grew from a baby, got hungry and tired and angry, suffered and died-to be divine! It is not only intuitively shocking, it seems logically self-contradictory. Humans by essence are temporal, finite, fallible and mortal; God by essence is eternal, infinite, infallible and immortal. How can one person have two opposite essences simultaneously? It sounds like a round square. ...Read more »

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