Monday, February 13, 2012

Knowledge and Believing

Isn't the problem that someone’s idea of knowledge is from their individual experiences. We don't like relativism. Yet believing the Gospel of Christ because you were told about it from another believer, is finding knowledge through an individual experience. And that person that showed the message to you was shown it by someone else through another individual experience, and so on and so forth. Is it a problem that our claim for saying the Bible is true knowledge and what Christ taught is true knowledge comes straight from the words of the Bible itself. We use the Bible to say that the Bible is real. This is one of my personal struggles. How can we tell people that don’t believe the Bible, that the Bible is knowledge by using the Bible as a reference of why it is true? My fellow peer referenced John 1:1 in a post showing that the Bible is the ultimate knowledge database. If you believe in the Bible, then this makes perfect sense of why you'd use it to tell people Christ is real and true, but if you don't believe in the Bible, it just seems like you are using a circular form of a logical fallacy that cannot be refuted. How can we find knowledge about God and Christ besides just saying, "well it's in the Bible, so it's true"?

By faith and believing?