Renowned Fr. Robert Spitzer cites the work and viewpoints of world-class scientists, mathematicians, historians and others past and present to persuasively answer: Why God? Why Jesus? Why Church?
Stage 1: Why God?
“What if there is no God and death is the end of our existence?”
Question 1: “Why believe in a ‘soul’ that survives bodily death?”Answer 1a: Essential Module 1 (ages 12+)
Answer 1b: Big Book Volume 2 (Advanced)
Q2: “Why believe in God when some of today’s scientists imagine infinite multiverses, quantum string theory, ‘nothing(ness)’, or other ideas as explanations for our existence?”A2a: Essential Module 2 (12+)
A2b: Big Book Volume 1 Chapter 1 (Advanced)
Albert Einstein on God | Sir Isaac Newton on God
Q3: “What philosophical arguments can be made for or against the existence of God?”A3a: Essential Module 3 (12+)
A3b: Big Book Volume 1 Chapter 2 (Advanced)
Stage 2: Why Jesus?
“Why value Jesus’ ancient teachings over those of other self-appointed ‘influencers’ past or present?”
Q4: “What response can we give to someone who doesn’t even believe that Jesus was a real (i.e., historical) person?”A4a: Essential Module 4 Slides 16-24 (12+)
A4b: Big Book Volume 3 Chapter 2 (Advanced)
Q5: “Why be persuaded that Jesus is the highest authority on God, or that he mysteriously is God?”A5a: Essential Module 4 (12+)
A5b: Big Book Volume 3 (Advanced)
A5c: Big Book Volume 4 (Advanced)
Q6: “Why would an ‘all-loving’ God allow suffering or evil?”A6a: Essential Module 7 (ages 12+)
A6b: ‘Big Book’ Volume 19, Chapter 2 (Advanced)
Stage 3: Why Church?
“Why go to church at all, or why not start a new church?”
Q7: Why not just read and study the Bible on your own? (i.e., Why associate with other Christians or specifically Catholic Christians?)A7a: Essential Module 5 (12+)
A7b: Catholic Answers (Catholic.com)
A7c: Big Book Volume 6 (Advanced)
Q8: “Where can I find primary source documents stating what the Roman Catholic Church actually teaches?”A8a: Catechism of the Catholic Church
A8b: Ascension Bible and Catechism App