Why I believe in God
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This little 16-page booklet (about 6" x 4" in size) is unlike his other writings, however; he begins by saying, "Perhaps you think that the only real reason I have for believing in God is the fact that I was taught to do so in my early days. Of course I don't think that is really so. I don't deny that I was taught to believe in God when I was a child, but I do affirm that since I have grown up I have heard a pretty full statement of the argument against belief in God. Now, in fact, I feel that the whole of history and civilization would be unintelligible to me if it were not for my belief in God."
So rather than fume about the supposed "autonomy of man," or raise apologetic arguments, he simply gives a summation of his own life and upbringing, adding observations along the way such as, "If the God of Christianity does exist, the evidence for Him MUST be plain. And the reason, therefore, why 'everybody' does not believe in Him must be that 'everybody' is blinded by sin. Everybody wears colored glasses... And this determines everything you say about the facts and reasons for not beieving in Him."
He ends on the note, "Well, my meanderings have, to be sure, been circular; they have made everything turn on God. So now I shall leave you with Him, and with His mercy."
If you want a "full" explanation of Van Til, go to the books cited earlier; but this little booklet is an attractive introduction to Van Til for those new to him.
这是一篇与Van Til的对话，也是你和自己的心灵的一次对话，我本人会说这将是你和上帝的一次对话。不管你相信什么，搞清楚自己的立场你的生命才会有方向，不是么？祝你和Van Til度过一个美好的下午！May God bless you! That you may find your answer by His mercy and grace!