A pastor in Nashville Tn. was asked by the wife to talk to her husband about God. Her husband was a professor at a major University. The pastor agreed and the husband agreed to listen. This was the conversation and this story is true.
Pastor: Why do you not believe in God?
Professor: I have a PHD and I have never seen any evidence of God.
Pastor: How much of the world’s information do you think you posses?
Professor: About one half. (Now the Pastor knew that it was not possible for anyone to know half of the information in the world, but he conceded that point.)
Pastor: What if God is in the half that you do not know?
The pastor than gave the professor an assignment: go home and read the Bible and look for God. The professor like many others realized that he had not been really searching for God. Was God in the half he did not know? Had he let second hand information and corrupted myths about the Bible keep him from having to search? Since he felt that he neither wanted nor needed God: he had not undertaken an unbiased search for the truth. When he did, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Is there a God? Like in the milk example there is either God or no God (there cannot be both God and no God). You only find what you look for. You only recognize what you are willing to accept and you only accept what you find from a real unbiased first hand search for the truth. Many are not capable of this type of search. They are vested in no God.
This is a portion of verses in the book of Romans that are paraphrased as follows: God is revealed from heaven, men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, for what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them, but they became futile in their thinking, and claiming to be wise, they became fools. Therefore God gave them up because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped the creation instead of the creator.
The Bible describes those that are always learning, but unable to know truth; 2Tim3.7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. The Bible also describes the truth as knowing God. 1Tim2.3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The Bible tells us that there is truth and it can be known, but to do so we must first know God.
Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 7:46 AM CDT