Category Archives: Believing

Belief or unbelief – it’s an act of faith

I never cease to be amazed by the arrogance of those who contemptuously dismiss people who believe in God as being intellectually deficient in comparison with their superior intelligence. Whichever way you look at the origin of all that exists … Continue reading

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Physics and metaphysics

The essential difference between beliefs based on scientific proof and those based on faith is revelation. So, for example, we believe that the earth travels around the sun because mathematical and astronomical evidence shows that it’s so. But belief in … Continue reading

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A text without a context is a pretext.

People trying to make a case against Christian faith often quote Bible texts that say things that are repulsive to modern ears. However, we should not quote the Bible indiscriminately. A barrister, hoping to make an impression on a jury, … Continue reading

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If you really exist, let me know

I got an email recently from a person I hadn’t seen for thirty years. I first met her when she was quietly going mad because of loneliness, separated from everyone she knew. We became good friends; but the one thing … Continue reading

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Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.

Walt Disney once gave this advice to a young boy whose Dad had told him that Walt was a very wise man. He said: ‘There are four things you’ve got to do if you too want to be a wise … Continue reading

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Conceive, believe, achieve

The famous Epcot Center in Disney World was completed shortly after Walt Disney’s death, so the Disney executives asked his wife to cut the ribbon and say a few words. When the MC introduced her he said: ‘I just wish … Continue reading

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We were created to believe

A century ago many people believed that human enlightenment would eventually banish religious belief. But it hasn’t happened, and this has caused some researchers, like Bruce Hood, professor of developmental psychology at Bristol University, to think that belief in God … Continue reading

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The most beautiful things are not seen but felt

I remember hearing about one of those great Sydney characters of yesteryear, a celebrated open –air preacher named Roy Gordon, who was being constantly interrupted by an interjector who said it was nonsense to believe in things you can’t see. … Continue reading

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World famous golfer Arnold Palmer has a plaque in his office that says, ‘If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win but think you can’t, it’s almost … Continue reading

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Believing is seeing

St Augustine said ‘Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.’ Another way of putting it is not to say, ‘seeing is believing,’ but rather ‘believing is … Continue reading

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