Reasons Not to Believe, Part 5 and 6

Over the last three posts we have been examining the reasons Christians abandoned their faith as given in a 2016 Pew Research Center Survey.

The names of the posts are as follows: Reasons Not to Believe, Part 1; Reasons Not to Believe, Part 2; and Reasons Not to Believe, Part 3 and 4.

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Reasons Not to Believe, Part 2

“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.” Psalm 53:1-3.

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The Tyrannical City, Part 3

“Her [Jerusalem’s] prophets are insolent, treacherous people; her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. The Lord is righteous in her midst, he will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, but the unjust knows no shame.” Zephaniah 3:4-5.

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Stand

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints – and for me…” Ephesians 6:14-19a.

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Colossians 3:20-21

“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.” Colossians 3:18-19.

“Children, obey your parents [father and mother] in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.” Colossians 3:20.

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