Hace algún tiempo, tuve la oportunidad de sentarme con alguien que quería ver si podía ayudarlo a recuperar su fe en el cristianismo; la cual había perdido hacía mucho tiempo. Mientras hablábamos, me sentí confundido acerca de lo que realmente estaba luchando por creer. Preguntas como la existencia de Dios, la confiabilidad de la Biblia y la resurrección de Jesús en realidad tenían bastante sentido en su mente. Al final resultó que, lo que realmente le estaba impidiendo creer en el cristianismo era que ¡había tanto por ahí!

La enorme magnitud de la información falsa y engañosa en nuestro mundo ha dificultado que algunas personas confíen en el cristianismo, incluso si este tiene sentido en sus mentes. Debido a esto, armé un video compartiendo mis pensamientos sobre cómo es posible incluso discernir nuestro camino a través del cristianismo y otras innumerables religiones y espiritualidades.


Para muchas personas, tanto dentro como fuera de la iglesia, nos enfrentamos a tanta información que nos quedamos preguntándonos: “¿Cómo puedo creer en el cristianismo cuando hay tanta información por ahí?

¿Cómo se pueden estudiar todas las religiones? Incluso si el cristianismo tiene un sentido decente, el hecho de que hayan tantas religiones, tantas por ahí, hace que sea difícil saber realmente si el cristianismo es verdadero.

Cuando se trata de una evaluación crítica de todas las diferentes religiones y creencias que existen, es útil comenzar reconociendo que solo un pequeño puñado de ellas son los tipos de creencias que pueden ser evaluadas.

For instance, you cannot investigate religions that are grounded in myth or folklore. Right? Greek mythology has all of these stories of titans and the gods interacting with one another. Tribal religions talk about the gods who protect them and give them rain. But if we’re concerned about whether or not something is actually true, the burden of proof for any of these religious beliefs is on them, and when they have little or nothing to say, then it seems reasonable that we needn’t spend much time there.

Jesus, on the other hand, is almost universally accepted as a real historical figure who lived and taught and was crucified, followed by a dramatic historical movement of people proclaiming that he rose back to life. Now we have something attached to human history. Something happened 2000 years ago in the city of Jerusalem, and this deserves an explanation. We can work with that.

Likewise, you cannot evaluate religions that are all based on preference rather than fact.

A lot of New Age and Eastern religion beliefs are like this. For them, spirituality is a matter of personal belief, not something that can be objectively looked at. “If spiritual Yoga works, do that, if not try transcendental meditation!” The idea is that you find something that works for you, not something that is objectively true.

Just listen to people when they talk about taking on an Eastern religion. They often say that they “liked” the teachings, or that they found it very “interesting.” It’s fashionable! Curiously enough, people in the East often think of Western religions in the same kind of way. This is no way to determine what’s actually true.

So, after eliminating all of these beliefs, you aren’t left with much that can be rationally discussed. Apart from Christianity, you’ll still need to think through Islam, Atheism, Judaism, a few others. But this is much more manageable! And so you get into the deep work. Listen to the different perspectives. Hear their arguments. And then weigh those arguments against each other. Focus on the foundational core of these beliefs, and ask yourself if it’s coherent and justified.

And I would add this: Yes, it can be difficult to believe Christianity when there is so much out there. But in other ways it’s not hard at all. Because at the end of the day, God is the one who does the work bringing us into faith. Although God has given us a mind to think about these things, it can only go so far as to open the door. And so my last piece of advice is this:
As you study these things, take God with you!

Even if you don’t believe he exists, you can still pray and ask sincerely, “God, if you are real, I want to know, and I will commit myself to the evidence no matter where it takes me.”

I would urge you to make this prayer a habit of yours, and that you would start even before you click onto the next thing.