Section III


Inhis book, Timothy invested a lot of energies to support his argument.His first step is to inform Christians and atheists to accept thefact and reconsider doubt. He informs Christians the importance andhealthy part of the doubt to faith(Cross, Richard, 2013, p 36).He encourages them to develop strong questions about their faith soas to build a defense against the experience of tragedy. Timothytells them to answer their questions and those of others around themby quoting a verse in the Bible. He elaborates this using (Jude 1:22)“…have mercies on those who doubt…” he supports theimportance of doubt using the famous doubting Thomas in the Bible. Heshows that doubt at times helps to achieve a resolution t underlyinglife aspects. On the other hand, he encourages those doubting toidentify the small faith that is under their unbelief. He, therefore,faces the task of answering criticism that challenges faith and atthe same time give evidence that depicts the truth of the Christianchurch.

Heanswers questions that have raised so much doubt about Christianity.Most relevant is to note that a person has to read and analyze thepoints he puts forward to make a personal decision. When answeringwhy there are so many branches of Christianity, Timothy argues thatthere cannot be just one way to for a person to reach God. He showsthat the diversity in the religion might be because people tend tochoose the religion basing on the culture they come. Timothy tries tosupport the question about why people suffer and die by providing anexample that Jesus as well suffered. He affirms the presence of Godusing the gospel, the cross, resurrection of Jesus and other cluesthat he deems powerful and evidential. He encourages skeptics tocultivate an objective moral standard so as to distinguish good andbad things. He also uses the good things that are as a result of theChristian body. For example, he points out the German Christians whowere in support of Nazi regime. He further backs up his argumentusing the termination of slavery among human beings.

Thoughthe provided ideas that tried to support his argument, it is nottotally clear that he addressed the problem. There are many gapsexisting, and the book does do not seem to have that concrete reasonto convince skeptics. He evades answering the real questions thusremain coiling around just to write the book. The evidence providedare not that stronger to trigger a convincing idea for a deeplyrooted individual in the doubting society. They are ideas that justbrush over the idea and rather encourage one just to assume thequestions. There is need to establish a stronger baseline forargument in other to safeguard Christianity and convince skeptics soas to expound on the number of believers. Most importantly is toaccept that this was his consideration, but each person is entitledto stipulate and make a personal contribution. A philosophicalapproach to this issue is good so as to attain necessary responsesand reach the reality of life.

However,he provides a guideline and a thinking line for people to avoidassuming or ignoring the necessity of religion. It is clearlydepicted that the entire choices humanity make are normallyaccompanied by consequences. The effects will always transmitdirectly to the person involved in the decision process. It is mostimportant to note all philosophies lay their rest to some kind offaith. Therefore, it is upon an individual to deduce and decide thekind of faith to conform. It is secure to realize that differentpeople have different opinions and perceptions and thus define Goddifferently. Most importantly is to ensure that you have some form offaith to subscribe to and drive your personal life.

Philosophyhas proved to be an important field in the study and advancement ofhuman life. We are able to raise questions and deduce valid reasoningbefore settling down to any given knowledge base. The emergence ofnumerous philosophers and critical thinkers is an aspect that shouldbe encouraged and rewarded to help improve human life. Not allknowledge argument is right or wrong, but it takes some triggeringforce to start analyzing. These great groups of people in thepopulation help us initiate that thinking process. They come up withinformation that gives us the baseline and backup to support ourideas. They as well provide answers to some of the stubborn questionsthat we might have developed at some time back. Study of theirarguments is vital for us to build up our intelligence and understandour lives. The groups depicted above give us an opening remark tostart analyzing every aspect of our lives, so us to make viablejudgments. Neither of them might be wrong nor right, but everyone ofthe human society is entitled to make a personal decision about whichside to conform and subscribe the ideas.