Is Christianity a form of intellectual suicide?: Interview with Dr. Gary Habermas
by Amy Orr-Ewing
Was becoming a Christian a form of intellectual suicide for you?
I became a Christian believer at a young age, but afterwards I experienced a very protracted time of acute doubt. Experiencing and pursuing these questions propelled me into several decades of spending my life in search of what might be called the big questions of life. After writing thirty-six books, along with dozens of other publications and many debates, I would say without hesitation that today, I am more sure of the truth of Christianity than at any previous time in my life. So without equivocation, I would say that far from committing intellectual suicide, I think firmly that Christianity explains the nature of the universe far better than any other philosophy or religion.
What questions were you particularly touched by during your search for God?
I trusted Jesus Christ as a child, and was raised in a Christian home. But during my teenage years, I began a long pilgrimage of more than 10 years…