Bad News Argues for the Good News

Did you know that bad news is a strong argument for the biblical worldview?

“We live in a fallen world and we are constantly faced with the evidence of our fallen condition.

“Indeed one of the most profound arguments for the truth of the Christian story is that we have an explanation of why the world is both beautiful and broken, and why we can have moments of joy as well as experiences of tragedy.

“No other worldview can satisfactorily account for both of those elements.” (End quote. Former atheist, Dr. Holly Ordway)

It was former atheist, C.S. Lewis, who famously said,

“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”

Every worldview is a faith worldview. Even a purely atheistic and/or naturalistic worldview requires faith in presuming the Bible is a made-up fairytale.

According to one author, there are four foundational questions each worldview must answer:

1) Where did we come from?

2) What went wrong?

3) What is the solution?

4) How will things end for us?

I side with former atheist and molecular biophysicist, Alister McGrath, who said that he finally professed his faith in Christ because Christianity made the best sense of reality.

Nick