Friday, July 16, 2010
D.A. Carson on the existence of God
How do I know God exists? from A Passion for Life on Vimeo.
I don't think I can find anything disagreeable about Dr. Carson's excellent presentation here. Certainly, he is coming at this from a presuppositionalist angle. But while I can find agreement with Carson in his approach, I certainly wonder how evidence can play into this. If it is the case that we cannot place ourselves in a state of judgment as to whether or not God exists, or whether not the resurrection is an historical event, then where does the process of evaluation come into play with the unbeliever? Certainly, Paul presented the resurrection to those at Mars hill in presupposing the existence of the Christian God, and even presenting this resurrection as a fact. However, when we find the unbeliever in disagreement with these presuppositions, where do we draw the line in where we move from evaluating the evidence to "being in judgment of the creator, reducing him to mere arguments and syllogisms?"
Again, i'm not disagreeing with Carson per se, but am trying to find what the most consistent and God-honoring apologetic is when we are presenting our beliefs to unbelievers as well as reasoning with things ourselves.