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Christianity has been the most beneficial religion in history. Thanks to it, we're aware of our natural rights such as our innate right to life, liberty, property, and freedom of speech. Thanks to its influence, we now have systems of government based on the rule of law within a Social Contract and both the Common Law and Civil Law judicial systems.
Christianity's impact resulted in the transformation of entire continents where the strong previously enslaved and murdered weak "outsiders" to one where the lowest could have claim to rights and recompense for wrongs.
But Christianity in general has coasted and rested on its previous success. Christians have ignored Christ's command to preach the Gospel to the world. We've become timid and retreated from asserting our beliefs - the very same beliefs that has two thousand years of tangible evidence that make our societies better and happier.
The result of our retreat is visible all around. We're losing empathy. Our love towards others is becoming cold. The powerful elite can break laws with impunity, and those placed in positions of power due to the Social Contract selectively enforce the law or violate the rights of the governed in favor of their own ideologies and allies.
If Christians do not push back and unashamedly stand up for what is demonstrably true and beneficial; then our future and our children's future will be much worse than our past.
We must not let the default human nature of "might makes right" - where the powerful insiders prey on the weak outsiders reassert itself.
Our shirts are the first step in proudly standing up for Christ in public and in his transformative message of peace, eternal happiness, and equality of all.
Wearing our shirts reminds the world that it owes so much to Christianity.
Being a Christian is nothing to be ashamed of. If anything, Christians of every denomination should be proud to belong to the religion that has given more tangible good to humanity than any other religion.
Wearing these shirts tells the world you are not ashamed to be a follower of Jesus Christ. You've drawn the line in the sand against those who not only condemn and ridicule public displays of faith in Christ, but also those who've been distorting humanity's debt to Christianity.
Our rights do not come from a vacuum and they are only self-evident because we've grown up within the Christian milieu. It's time to recognize the world's debt.
Our shirts teach - we are expected to live a certain way if we want God's promises. Let your light shine before the public - you will help yourself and help others.
Christianity is the only religion that can provide an objective fact for its credibility:
The New Testament is a frameless, unharmonized, correlative anthology.
This is empirical - it is possible to independently test whether a correlative anthology containing abstract ideas can be produced without using a common frame (instructions, standards, or guide that the authors must follow) or common harmonizing edit.
There are two ways to prove humans do not share identical abstract ideas without external influence (a common frame). The first is to individually poll a group of people their beliefs concerning various abstract concepts and compare their answers.
Below is a list that can be used to test the hypothesis people don’t share identical abstract beliefs without external constraints. The list is tailored to “average” Christians – those who haven’t undergone specialized theological training (i.e., external constraints) that forces them to understand ideas in a specific way.
There is no right or wrong answer – all the list does is demonstrate it isn’t possible for a group of people to share the same views unless something external (e.g., a person or book) forces them to do so.
Test to Determine Alignment of Abstract Concepts
Abstract Perspectives Questionnaire for Christians
Select answer that most closely aligns with your beliefs
1. How did God create the Earth?
☐ God willed the Earth to pop into existence out of empty space.
☐ God exerted his power to create the Earth out of empty space.
☐ God spoke to space, and it created the Earth out of nothing.
☐ God willed the Earth to clump together from matter in our Solar System.
☐ God exerted his power to create the Earth from matter in our Solar System.
☐ God spoke to matter in our Solar System, which then obeyed his command and assembled to become the Earth.
☐ Another process. __________
☐ I have no opinion on the subject.
2. How did God create the body of the first human?
☐ God willed the body of Adam to pop into existence from matter on the Earth.
☐ God exerted his power to mold the body of Adam from matter on the Earth.
☐ God spoke to matter on the Earth, which then obeyed his command and assembled to become the body of Adam.
☐ Intelligent design – God modified the offspring of a hominid while a zygote which was then born as Adam.
☐ Intelligent design – God modified the offspring of a hominid while a fetus which was then born as Adam.
☐ Intelligent design – God modified the offspring of a hominid after birth which then became Adam.
☐ God used evolution – there was no Adam.
☐ Another process. ____________
☐ I have no opinion on the subject.
3. What does “God is a Trinity” mean to you?
[For the philosophically trained, if you claim you believe in “Three hypostases in one ousia,” how do you explain it to someone who is only familiar with our scientific worldview?]
☐ Three separate entities with individual minds and will, but naturally share one three-dimensional space.
☐ Three separate entities with individual minds and will, but by will share one three-dimensional space.
☐ Three separate entities with a common mind and will, but naturally share one three-dimensional space.
☐ Three separate entities with a common mind and will, but by will share one three-dimensional space.
☐ One entity with three individual minds and will and naturally occupies one three-dimensional space.
☐ One entity with three individual minds and will and by will occupies one three-dimensional space.
☐ One entity with one mind and will and occupies one three-dimensional space.
One entity with one mind and will, but occupies more than one three-dimensional space.
☐ One entity with one mind and will that only appears to occupy more than one three-dimensional space despite actually only occupying one three-dimensional space.
☐ One entity with three individual minds and will that only appears to occupy more than one three-dimensional space despite actually only occupying one three-dimensional space.
☐ Something else. _____________
☐ I have no opinion on the subject.
The above test only covers three abstract ideas and demonstrate that people, even those within the same religious tradition, will not have identical ontological and cosmological beliefs without being subjected to common external constraints. Someone or something needs to tell them or convince them of what to believe on these ideas. How then could multiple people produce the 180 aligned doctrinal concepts within the New Testament without a frame?
The second proof that we cannot produce identical or complementary abstract ideas is easily shown by having some people draw parts of a picture on pieces of paper of random sizes without giving them instructions on what to draw other than the drawing shouldn’t be complete but part of a larger image. Have them draw in isolation instead of collaborating with one another. At the end of the exercise, assemble the pieces to see if they created a single, coherent picture.
It is a guarantee they won’t. Some would draw part of a house; another would draw part of a tree; another part of a person; and so forth.
This inability for multiple people to produce parts of a seamless whole of something abstract without external constraints is because we can’t read each other’s minds to produce perfectly harmonious deliverables. Neither can we flawlessly remember verbal instructions of abstract cosmological and ontological concepts from decades in the past. We need writing. We require guidance. We need a frame – external constraints – to force our minds to think in a particular way.
And yet, the New Testament writers didn’t write within a common frame.
When the jigsaw puzzle pieces of the abstract doctrines within the NT books are grouped, a single picture or cosmology emerges.
The New Testament’s single cosmology is a stunning piece of empirical evidence that God, and specifically, the Christian God exists. Somehow, multiple abstract ideas blended to create a seamless picture. It is not proof of God—and I can’t emphasize this enough—but is highly convincing evidence to someone with my level of familiarity on correlative anthologies of at least a four-sigma (4σ) probability level that God exists. (Or, it is evidence that shows it is 99.994% likely that God exists.)
If the New Testament is frameless, then its coherent abstract cosmology should not exist. But the cosmology exists despite the lack of a frame. This means the only explanation that avoids the supernatural is collaboration or plagiarism for leading conditions or harmonizing edits for a lagging condition. (Both possibilities are examined and disproven in THE GOD WHO WASHES FEET.)
Our shirts tell the truth - about what the Bible really teaches, about who we are as humans, and about the inconceivably glorious future of those who fearlessly follow Christ regardless of where he leads them.