Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the different back and forth arguments about whether or not God exists?
Do you ever feel like you would love to be more versed in apologetics and making the case for Christ, but don’t know where to start?
A new website is making navigating the case for Christ easier than ever.
And this three-minute video explains exactly how:
Humans question. That’s part of our nature… We love to know, “Why?”
Part of that is our intrinsic awareness that something Greater than ourselves is out there and that something Greater is somehow knowable.
We also feel that whatever this Greatness is, once discovered, could provide us some vital pieces to the puzzle of ourselves. Who are we? Why are we here? Where do we belong?
The debate on whether or not the God of the Bible is an adequate answer for this long sought question has been going on since the sinful heart of man preferred to believe that we ourselves could be the center of the universe.
So many keep searching, often in circles without direction or a clear path… until now.
BeliefMap.org is a new resource to help anyone — believers and non-believers — navigate life’s most challenging deep questions.
Starting with making the case for God’s existence, it brings the reader progressively on a journey of discovering that Christ and Christianity are the true answer we’re all seeking.
The idea behind this online resource is to provide the reader with the visual guidance and support to understand all sides at once, and how God’s truth provides satisfactory answers to every criticism from those who do not believe.
By providing people with such pathways, the journey to understand questions like “Does God exist?” becomes navigable.
In other words, that drained feeling we get when we run our minds in circles is eliminated. That is because the clarity this site provides shows not only the light at the end of the “why” tunnel, but a way to the answer.
Many people are seeking answers to life’s most important questions. One thing that keeps people from finding satisfactory answers is feeling like they don’t understand both sides of the argument, or do not have fully unbiased information.
Belief Map literally maps out the geographic and historically based evidences for God, but also navigates reasonably founded arguments.
By laying things out for the questioning heart so transparently, people feel like they can make educated conclusions. Answers are no longer out of reach.
The creators of Belief Map are firm believers in God and the verity of His Word. They also believe that Truth doesn’t require a human to defend it in order to stay True. They built this site to provide people with both sides of an argument, not as a deterrent to that person believing God, but to strengthen foundations.
A strong belief in Truth is more stable when the false arguments of those opposed to God are called out and understood. Belief Map’s creators hope this resource would become an asset to the core of new or renewing faith in God.
The way it works is when a visitor enters the site, they are first greeted with Belief Map’s functional purpose statement.
Right off the bat, readers know what’s going on and what they’ve been invited to engage in. An easy to understand “How To” is at the top of the website’s menu, with a three-minute video tutorial that explains what makes BeliefMap.org so powerful:
The site is set up as a massive flow-chart style list of the arguments for and against God and Christ. By setting up the information in a debate-style organization, readers are able to really delve into the arguments surrounding belief in God in “real time.”
Within each argument there is a list of both supporting evidence and typical criticisms one might face when making that argument. Then, under each criticism there are further responses as to why those criticisms ultimately don’t hold up.
Watching and/or reading the back and forth reasoning helps people to gather information from credible sources. The layout shows people the reality of God using reason and logic, so that their own hearts and minds can wrap around these large yet important matters.
The Bible-defending side of the argument is always presented in green, and the anti-God arguments are in red.
The back and forth style reasoning is much more interactive than if someone were to delve into large essays to try to grasp these Biblical debates. Using this system, readers engage in what feels more conversational than daunting.
The debate begins by making the case for God (“Does God exist?”) and finishes with the case for Christ (“How can I know God personally?”).
In so doing, Belief Map truly becomes a one-stop resource for all people who want to know about this God of the Bible, who He is, and the relationship between man and God.
The experts speaking/writing on the site are engaging. In the words of Belief Map itself, the layout is intended to follow natural thought patterns. Debate here is intended to follow the “How do you know that?” / “Well…how do you know that?” response we think through in our daily lives when reasoning with a new topic.
Because it’s such a natural style of thought flow, readers are able to simultaneously consider their own opinions on the matter.
Really, this is an incredible tool all Christians should know about as a way to encourage faith and build real structure into their belief.
Apologetics (being able to defend the faith) is more difficult if we do not consider what opposing arguments there may be.
In 1 Peter we see that God’s desire is that we be able to reason with fellow man about Him. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).
This resource makes that way more possible for many of us who may otherwise be overwhelmed in the idea of apologetics.
Be sure to visit the site yourself at BeliefMap.org and explore all the reasons why our faith in Christ is based on truth.