Have any person ever thought of their destiny related closely with their legacy (if any)?
Recently, i m contemplating on this issue, "Am i destined to pass on a legacy? If yes, what then is my legacy?"
It dawn to me that our legacies have very much to do with our passion. A millionaire wants his children to take care of his wealth, so he pass it on to him. To the millionaire, his passion is to have his wealth to be well taken care of. A Jedi would want his legacy of protecting the Republic to be pass on as much as the millionaire.
As for me, i want people who claimed themselves as Christians to know what exactly are they claiming. Be it this generation or the upcoming ones. To live as Christ lived is the very aim of all true Christians, but how many of us able to actualized this ideal?
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If none of us can, then, isn't the pursuit in this faith a futility? How would the non-believers view us? UNREASONABLE.
First, they charged us for being ignorant of reality. And now, by our failure in not living a life of testimony in the world, we are being charged not only ignorant of reality but, worst, stubborn in not wanting to quit the stupid belief.
May be we can't live up to the exact livelihood that we ought to, but isn't the least that we can do is to give a defense of our continual pursuit of our faith?
How can we give defense if we are not informed?
Christian leaders around the world are urging the Christians to engage the society. Can Christians really engage the society? Does Christianity make sense in politics, economy, biochemistry, medical-ethics, education, psychology and sociology of today?
If Christianity doesn't make sense in all these areas, how then can Christians engage the society?
Which generation of Christians will engage the society?
The adults? When should the adults be informed and trained in this area?
When they are old enough? How old should that be?
When we think that they are old enough...
Exposure to practical knowledge is absolutely scary because knowledge in today's world has certain degree of power. To religious folks, knowledge serve as a mighty tool for conversion to any kind of faith. Atheist can be convert to Christianity while Christian able to be convert to atheism based on knowledge. This is the scary part. When i told Pearlynn that i trembles on ideas and books, i wasn't merely trying to be kidding. It was the real intensity that i had when i was exposed to atheism, pantheism, deism, agnosticism, panentheism, polytheism, oneness theology, openess theology, neo-orthodoxy, Darwinism, process theology, supralapsarianism, infralapsarianism, sublapsarianism, arminianism, conventionalism, hyper-realism, postmodernism, pluralism, relativism, inclusivism and etc.
Though dangerous yet this risk is inevitable if one should engage the society as Christ has called His people to be the light and salt in the world. If I lost my faith due to the exposure of practical knowledge and solid food, then i deserved it. It is better for me to find true value and meaning in life than to live a life filled with blankness and uncertainty just because I feel good about it. TRUTH IS NOT WHAT MAKES US FEEL GOOD.
Definitely not Christianity. If Christianity doesn't make any sense, i would be the first to come out from it. For hell is not fire burning in the afterlife, but a life in darkness in this one.
Just like how Jacksaid paraphrased Socrates;
Socrates: An unexamined life is not worth living
Jacksaid: An unexamined faith is not worth believing
After all if Christianity is true for all, then it should be able to withstand scrutiny of any kind. If Christians hold their faith as truth, then we must have our reason to believe it as true, not a blind faith.
If it is just a blind faith, what is the difference between Christianity and other faiths?