Another misconception I had when I set out to
refute Christianity and to make a joke of it is that I truly believed that the Christian faith was a subjective faith. In other words, it really didn’t matter what you
believed, just as long as you believed it enough, where the emphasis is on the believing, not on what you believe. A lot of this is thanks to existentialism and the emphasis on the subjective. The emphasis is on believing, rather than on what is being
believed. I truly thought that was the Christian faith. And yet the Christian faith is an objective faith. There must always be an object to one’s faith when it comes to what the Bible would call salvation: a relationship with God through Christ and the forgiveness of sin. With Christianity, you know the emphasis is on what
or whom you believe, not on the act of believing In 1 Corinthians 15 verses 14 to 17, the Bible emphasizes this. It says, “And if Christ has not been raised,
our preaching is useless, and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God,
for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead, but he did not raise him, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either, and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile.”
What it’s saying here is, no matter how much you believe, your faith is futile or worthless.
You are still in your sins. “If only for this life we have hope in Christ,
we are to be pitied more than all men.” What it’s saying is that if Christ has not been raised
from the dead you can believe all you want to believe, and you’ll never have a relationship with God through Jesus
Christ if he was not raised from the dead. It is an objective faith.