By Ada Brownell
Excerpts from the book, FACTS, FAITH & PROPAGANDA
FAITH IS A DECISION
By Ada Brownell
I wasn’t surprised when atheists responded to tweets about my book, Facts, Faith & Propaganda.
They usually want to argue. I always tell them “argument only proves who is best at debate.”
In several of my books that speak about faith and in all my writing I emphasize we decide what we believe.
You can’t prove whether God exists, and atheists can’t show he doesn’t. There’s a reason for this—faith in God is necessary for salvation. We can’t please God if we don’t have faith. We’re told in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall have eternal life.”
The Bible also says, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
I met a woman from Sweden in the airport and we discussed faith after my husband told her I’m a writer and gave her my card and a bookmark.
“I don’t worry about whether I believe in God, and I’m letting my children grow up and make their own decisions,” she said. “I’m a good person, and that’s all that’s necessary.”
She was nice, but as her daughter lay nearby reading I explained, “Belief in God is a decision. As he traveled the world, Billy Graham called people to the altars to ‘make a decision for Christ.’ If you ignore God, you decided not to accept His sacrifice for sin so that you could live forever. It’s the choice you already made, and rejecting Him is the most serious sin of all.”
I talked to her about evidence for faith and the need to choose Jesus as Savior.
She smiled. “You’re messing with my head. I’ll need to think about this.”
Here are some facts about faith.
What is faith? “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and confident of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).
God has given each person a measure of faith (Romans 12:4). Often people who don’t think they believe cry for God’s help spontaneously in crises.
Faith comes through hearing the Word—the gospel (Romans 10:17). Because faith is necessary to be redeemed from sin and to have our name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, God “breathed” truth into writers He chose to pen His love message to humankind. It is through that love letter—the Bible—we gain knowledge of Him and why He allows us (anybody) to accept it and love and obey Him.
We must voice our belief. “It is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:10-11)).
Our brains may be made to believe in God. In a CNN report by A. Chris Gajilan on April 4, 2007, Dr. Andrew Newberg, neuroscientist and author of "Why We Believe What We Believe," says the human brain is affected during prayer and meditation. He suggests brain scans may prove our brains are built to believe in God. Because of this God-shaped place within, nearly every person worships something, even if they create it themselves.
Faith comes through the will. We decide whether to believe God’s Word, a false religion, or atheism. Everything about who we are, why we are here and where we are going takes faith. Yet it takes a leap—a decision.
Jesus is our only hope. “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved” (Acts:4:10-12).
Salvation is a Gift we receive: “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ his Son” (Romans 10:9).
Facts, Faith and Propaganda
By Ada Brownell
Scripture: “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables”2 Peter 1:16
Everything about who we are, how we came to be, and why we are here, is settled by faith. Evolution is taught as fact only because it is so widely accepted. Although scientists claim evolution can be proved, changes in any species is still the same species.
Yet evolution isn’t the only propaganda out there. There is much more that can destroy you spiritually..
This book, written by a journalist who studied and interviewed college professors, ministers, neurologists and other physicians, supplies evidence for faith in God—and reveals forgeries designed to destroy belief in Him such as the Piltdown man, missing evolutionary links that DNA proved aren’t links, and a newer theory than Darwin’s, punctuated equilibrium.
See how to separate propaganda, false science and skepticism from truth. The secular world attempts to destroy faith in God with spinning the truth and brainwashing. You’ll be surprised at this author’s deduction of it all.