The Danger of Groupthink

A Surprising Question

How many things which are believed to be true in life are so based upon empirical and provable evidence as opposed to the established “consensus” of belief among a people as a group? The answer to this question may surprise, although the history of the world should prove it to be a common problem.

Where Has the Love for God Gone?

The Post-modern Era

Introduction

Over the past few decades, the appreciation for at least the idea and authority of God and the acceptance of the importance of His Word has waned. This week, we will conclude our series with what many are calling the “Post-Modern Era”.

Where Has the Love for God Gone?

The Modern Era

Introduction

Over the past few decades, the appreciation for at least the idea and authority of God and the acceptance of the importance of His Word has waned. Over a series of three articles, we will examine this question of where this love for God has “gone”. This week, we will examine what followed the Enlightenment: The Modern Era.

Where Has the Love for God Gone?

The Enlightenment

Introduction

In a general sense, our nation has had a history of people who are “God-fearing”. While this does not translate into New Testament Christians (as most follow the false teaching of man’s origins), it has created a relatively moral society. The reality that Americans are more “religious” than for example Europe is easily demonstrated.

However, of the past few decades, the appreciation for at least the idea and authority of God and the acceptance of the importance of His Word has waned. Over a series of three articles, we will examine this question of where this love for God has “gone”. This week, we turn back the clock a couple hundred years.

Emotion vs. Spirituality

Understanding Faith

Defining the meaning and purpose of faith can be challenging. The Bible of course defines faith as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1, NASU). However, in a practical sense, explaining this in quantifiable terms can be difficult.