Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Athiest Quiz

I have heard a couple times this thought-provoking question and response to ask someone who claims they do not believe in a God, because they do not see Him.

Question: "Of all the things in the whole wide world that there is to know, what percentage of it do you know?"

An honest person couldn't really give a very high percentage (I give myself less than 0.05%! ;-) ). But let's pretend he says 30%.

The question to ask then is, "What if God is in that 70% that you don't know?"

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It occured to me the other day that to suppose there is no God just because one cannot see Him is a very proud, self-filled, narrow-minded way to think. "I can't see it, so it must not be there." As it says in John, we have never seen the wind-- we see only the effects of it. We cannot see God with human eyes, yet we know He is, because we see His handiwork, His providence, and His self-revelation in His Word.

Jesus says, "Blessed are they who have not seen [Me], and yet have believed" (John 20: 30). "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). God honors the simple faith that believes Him for Whom He has said He is. O for the day when faith becomes sight, and all those who rejected a God that they could not see will at least be convinced "that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).

2 comments:

julia said...

Did you get that from Kent Hovind? His is similar! Just... Do you know everything?(no) Do you know half of everything?(no) Well just suppose God is in the half you know nothing about. I like that!
Email me soon!

Melanie said...

No, I've heard it from a lot of places, most recently from a missionary who visited at Heritage, but I didn't hear it from Kent Hovind-- though that does sound very similar! :-)
I will try to email soon! :-D