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Published on Nov 27, 2010
READ THIS FIRST. There are so many Ph.Ds. who have shown mammoth amounts of evidence for Christianity that I have never seen any other worldview even begin to rival. This seminar is one of the more comprehensive treatments summarizing some of the vast evidence for Christianity and comparing it with atheism, certain philosophies (Relativism, Pluralism and Exclusivism), major world religions (Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Judaism) and some with modern Darwinism. Which follows the weight of evidence best? Dr. Pandit talks about how to answer the biggest questions in life that concern the choices we make everyday, how we can find truth objectively, is eternal life realistic, whether there is evidence for God and which view of God is most accurate (most views of God have at least some some truth in them). Dr. Subodh K Pandit describes his search for truth and how it led him from Hinduism, to atheism and eventually to Christianity.
Dr. Pandit's path is a path many academics and others have followed. They kind of just heard about God when young, but not much about the evidence (since most pastors are not trained in scientific and historical evidence and evidence for God is banned from public schools for several reasons). Because of this, atheism appears much more rational on the surface, so they go that route for a while. But, as they study deeper into the historical and scientific evidence, they realize that atheism has very serious problems and has very serious conflicts with the many major lines of evidence. They see more and more that Christianity (and in some cases other religions), have some quite compelling evidence, better than any other worldview. www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0yIljyu9K8&list=PLADA90FCF20A839A1&index=1
Searching for the truth is always valuable and beneficial in life. But, God does not condemn people for making honest mistakes in their conclusions. If we follow the evidence and truth we have, then God respects that, wink at ignorance and there will be quite a few in heaven that came to some different conclusions, but did their best to follow the truths they know (see Romans 2:12-16, Acts 17:21-30, etc.).
Parts 1-8 starts with the 1st question of whether God exists or not and rational proofs and crucial foundational philosophy (other parts will be uploaded soon), It is an open, honest, politically incorrect, and yet bold, pursuit after the 'truth' of the matter from a standpoint that is about as objective as you can hope to find. Some arguments may be familiar and some criticize them. But, he explains why they are very valid and compelling in some new ways.
The final conclusion regarding the Bible and Jesus is very compelling and difficult to deny. Check the notes for the outline (parts 1-8 are done, more will be coming soon).
This first video deals with the depressing nothingness of atheism and the atmosphere of investigation needed to follow the weight of evidence.
There are basically 3 kinds of people: 1) Believers are people who will believe views regardless of the evidence. 2) Skeptics are people who will discard views regardless of the evidence. 3) Inquirers are people who will withhold judgement until they have reviewed the evidence and then focus on the weight of evidence.
Inquirers are the ones who have made by far the most advances in knowledge in science, history and philosophy and this is the position that has the best chance of providing the best benefits and the most truth.