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The power of WHY

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In speaking with people who value the Bible, I am often struck by a strange phenomenon. People try to follow the “how” part, without giving adequate thought to the “why”.

I believe one of the top reasons why children learn new things at such an amazing rate is that they ask the “why” question as soon as they are capable of speaking it out. Then they are able to file new data into a mental latticework of concepts, and shape a baseline for a worldview that they will use for the rest of their lives. It seems to work quite well at that age. But what happens when we grow up and then we are introduced to God-stuff? Should we approach learning God-stuff any differently? Should we suspend our logic? I think not.

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