I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because by it, I see everything else.C S Lewis
Faith is foundational for Christianity. Jesus commended people for their faith and chided them for lack of it. The New Testament authors put faith at the centre of their message.
The writer to the Hebrews says: “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible“.
Faith is the key to understanding the world we live in. If we approach life through the eyes of Christian faith, it begins to make sense.
Instead of constantly fighting our way through a jungle of conflicting agendas, ideologies and warring identities, we find Christ in whom (according to St Paul) “all things hold together” and “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge”.
Of course that doesn’t mean knowing all the answers, or even all the questions – just knowing Someone who does.
After thirty-five years in Anglican parish ministry, I am now retired and finding time to write. You can find my first book – Kingdom Come: Essential Theology for the Twenty-First Century – here.