Only stupid or insecure or misguided people become followers of Jesus, right? That is an attitude one inevitably encounters while working for a U.S. senator or representative.
But then there is Professor John Lennox, the Irish mathematician from Oxford university, who not only is incredibly intelligent but also among the world’s most effective apologists for Christianity.
In this interview on Britain’s Premier Christian Radio, Lennox is asked by host Justin Brierley about Christians who fear having their faith challenged by non-believers and thus keep themselves in a sort of “Christian bubble” that is separate from the world around.
“Yes, it does and it develops a ghetto mentality and it’s very sad because the very first commandment, after all, is to love the Lord our God with our minds,” Lennox responds.
“And it’s sad because it indicates that people somehow feel that they might learn something that is true that upsets them. But if there is a God, then He is THE truth and one of the central claims of Jesus Himself was ‘I am the truth,” Lennox continued.
Lennox is a formidable intellect who admired and responded to the great Stephen Hawking on multiple occasions (see this lecture in which Lennox discusses Hawking at length).
But first, take 10 minutes to watch and listen as Lennox explains how and why he became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ: