Re: RFEP/methodological naturalism

Christopher Morbey (
Sun, 29 Mar 1998 21:06:29 -0800

John Neal wrote:

> "Christianity or Atheism, same thing; it's a simple choice, assume it
> as basic or
> not." This is just wrong, plain wrong. You speak of Christianity
> as some kind of system of belief or something. Christianity is
> individually personal. It's knowing God himself. Many may give some
> kind of assent to God's word and God's Son, but Christianity is being
> like Jesus...being, and not acting. Christianity is not so much about
> becoming, as it is about being. There is a becoming, but once this is
> done, there is only being and growth. If you are becoming a follower
> of Christ, you still have a way to go before you actually are one.
> Another thing is that no one chooses Christ. It's impossible. How
> can you choose that which you cannot perceive? And if you perceive
> Him, consider how you came to perceive Him. He chooses us, not the
> other way around. We can only know God from His calling us out of the
> world. Until He calls us, we may give assent to that which we do not
> actually do not know, but the simple fact remains that we still do not
> know Him. He is hidden. That's why He must reveal Himself to us
> through His precious Holy Spirit. Paul said, "I know and am persuaded
> by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself." The point
> being, that Paul knew and was persuaded by the Lord Himself. Ye shall
> know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

I'm sorry John. What you say is totally incomprehensible to me. You
might as well speak in another language.

Blessings to you,

Christopher Morbey