Author Archives: David Glass

Believing Thomas

‘Stop doubting and believe’ was Jesus’ command to Thomas as recorded in John’s gospel. Thomas had been absent when Jesus previously appeared to the disciples and he wasn’t going to believe without proof, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.’ Many people have seen in this account an elevation of blind faith over faith based on evidence, especially when Jesus says ‘blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ Thomas was a rationally minded sceptic asking for proof; Jesus expected blind faith.

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Problems v Puzzles for Christianity

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Something that has struck me recently is a certain attitude towards Christianity that can lead people to dismiss it completely. Some people have so many questions about Christianity that they think there couldn’t be reasonable answers to all of them and, as a result, they quickly conclude that Christianity couldn’t possibly be true. By contrast, I happen to think there are very good reasons to think that Christianity is true.

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