The ten questions, with which this book is concerned, are given in the following list:
- Is the Christian description of the beginning of the universe consistent with the scientific description?
- Does the universe exist primarily to serve as a home for us?
- What is the origin of the moral law written on each of our hearts?
- Did life arise spontaneously from non-living matter?
- Is “survival-of-the-fittest” a rational basis for the concept of biological evolution?
- Are Christians supposed to think about the basis for their beliefs?
- Is each of the known Greek manuscripts and manuscript fragments, of a particular New Testament book, a “pure” representation of a unique autograph?
- Did the New Testament autographs provide an accurate account of what a man named Jesus said and did?
- Who was Jesus?
- Were the autographs, for the book referred to as the Christian Bible, inspired by God?
A few of the ten questions can never be answered with certainty based purely on human understanding. In those cases, however, so much evidence can be amassed in support of a particular answer that a final step of faith is small and guided as opposed to large and blind. Contrary to the teaching of Kierkegaard, faith and reason are not separated by a huge, dark chasm with no way to get from one side to the other except to take a giant, blind leap. (1)