Frank Pastore widened his horizon and started reading books by authors that supported the claims of Christianity. After reading these books, Pastore was influenced to walk the path of faith in Christ.
The fact that Christianity can be intellectually investigated – that’s its information isn’t just blind faith – it’s actual, verifiable history including the people in it, can be surprising to the skeptic. I have always held to the opinion that if science or archaeology makes a “find” that somehow casts doubt on the authenticity of scripture, to just give it some time. Further investigation will reveal the Biblical version is right. Scripture tells us that those who seek the Lord will find him if they seek him with their whole heart. Some people may not even realize they are doing it, but in looking deeply into the God of the Bible, you will find him.
The claims that came into Frank Pastore’s life that challenged his original beliefs and put him on a path of faith in Christ included:
-Arguments for the existence of God
-Arguments for the truthfulness of Christianity
This was looked at through the lens shared from C.S. Lewis’s book, Mere Christianity, as Frank was challenged to disprove Christianity and for the “first time” he met an intelligent Christian.
Frank started reading C.S. Lewis, thinking he had short explanations, but then began to realize he actually had very logical and well-thought-out explanations and reasonings for God.
Frank started reading C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and his beliefs started crumbling and he began thinking that perhaps God and the Bible were real.
He encountered C.S. Lewis’ works and realized that there are real logical reasons to believe in Christianity and it is not a silly belief without any sustenance.
Frank came to realize that he held intelligent arguments that supporting beliefs in God, later he came to believe in the supernatural claims of the bible by reading the books mere Christianity and taught the words of God that revealed truth to him.
He read Mere Christianity and realized for the first time that there were sound arguments supporting the belief in God. He had been taught that it was senseless and baseless and once he saw the strong intellectual support, he became a Christian.
He read the book Mere Christianity. It explained some of the questions and arguments he held about God and creation
Frank was given and taught only one way to believe in the creation and existence of life. When presented with an alternative view- including intelligent arguments for creationism – he came to believe in the supernatural claims of the Bible. His readings of Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis revealed to him the truth.
Frank came to understand that there are intelligent arguments for Christianity and that arguments concerning such can be thought through and intelligently discussed.
He was challenged by the fact that Christian could be intelligent could argue realistic and truthful arguments.
His readings of Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis revealed to him that there were arguments for the existence of God and the truthfulness of Christianity “that it was actually something that you could be intellectually satisfied in thinking through and studying.”