Christianity seems to be questionable without direct proof. For starters there are 200,000 galaxies, with maybe 100 billion planets, give or take. We loved learning the prayers at the foot of the altar etc as a young fellow, but what are the chances that the New Testament’s exclusivity is correct? It does not seem nice to the hundreds of trillions of people in the universe who have not been exposed to the New Testament’s special message. Just asking.

5 Responses to “Hmmm”

  1. Neil Says:

    This is not a new problem. There is a ton of theological writing addressing the question, roughtly, “what about a tribe of islanders in the South Pacific who have had no contact with the outside world for millennia?” Christians have grappled with this question since Paul went to Rome.

  2. feeblemind Says:

    re Christianity seems to be questionable without direct proof.

    I thought the direct proof was Jesus rising from the dead?

    Silly me.

  3. D Says:

    I am no theologian or bible scholar, but the bible says multiple times, in various forms, that the heavens declare the glory of God and I am not aware that that must be limited to Earthlings.

    Romans 1:20 says we are “without excuse, for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead ..” (KJV)

    And Revelation 13:8 cites ” the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world.” So redemption didn’t start with the incarnation.

    Well, that made me do a little homework, anyway. Thank you, Jack, for your excellent blog over these years.

  4. Bill Clayton Says:

    We all assume we are the center of the universe and not somewhere out on the edge. What if we are not the first to hear the Truth? Won’t it be just amazing to find that when we are called home we are but one of many different beings who—when they heard the Truth in their own language, much like the Pentecost—believed!

  5. Neil Says:

    On re-reading my response, I fear I have not made myself clear. I only meant to say that this concern is jejune. Something which has been asked, and answered. God knows his own, and gathers them to himself.

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