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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Smarter Than God

I checked an atheist’s blog site yesterday, and found he had posted several indictments against the God of the Bible. Isn’t it strange he would spend so much time and energy attacking the God he claims doesn’t exist? It seems to me he rejects God because he believes God doesn’t measure up to his standards of intelligence, justice and mercy. I hope he amends his thinking soon. He should be concerned about how he measures up to God’s standards. Perhaps he should read Job 40—42 and Romans 3 and 4.

Allegedly, one weekend in the fall a young man returned from college to the family farm. While walking in a field with his dad, he announced, “Dad, I no longer believe in God.” Pointing to a pumpkin vine and then a huge oak tree, he explained, “If an intelligent God really existed, He would not have created pumpkins to grow on a scrawny vine and acorns to grow on a sturdy tree.”

Suddenly, a heavy gust of wind swept through the field. It shook the oak tree’s branches and sent an acorn catapulting down on the college student’s head. After a quiet, contemplative moment, the student spoke again. “Dad, maybe God knew what He was doing after all.”

I don’t know what it will take to instill an awareness of God’s existence in the mind of the atheist who maintains his blog site to promote atheism. But when the awareness hits the mark, I hope it resembles an acorn and not a pumpkin.

“The fool has said in his heart. “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1)

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