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IS FAITH IN GOD REASONABLE?
by: John Bond
FAITH - FAITH – FAITH - You Preachers are all the Same.
Don’t you know this is a Scientific Age?
But, God says: You believe and I will prove myself to you.
An Article in The Sunday Independent. April 10.1983 said :
Faith is not blind CREDULITY –
Faith is = “A MOST RATIONAL CONCLUSION TO CERTAIN FACTS”.
By Reason or Logical Argument it is possible to prove that the sum of the angles
of a triangle are equal to 2 right angles. But only because we are allowed to
assume certain truths.
Now get this –
Logic - common sense demands of real thought “ A FAITH IN GOD “
This is why, philosophers, and thinkers who begin by denying God, are compelled to reintroduce Him under some other name such as :
The Absolute….The Ground of Existence….The Life Force ….and the Unconscious Will
Although we cannot have God scientifically, we would be blind and foolish if we did not realize that in this world there are many SIGNPOSTS along life’s way, which point in the direction of God.
No matter what our theory of the beginning may be, we are forced by reason to admit initially an: UNCAUSED 1ST CAUSE!
We are suggesting that along life’s way there are many SIGNPOSTS pointing toward that 1st Cause whom we call - GOD
One is : REASON
My Father as a young fellow in his late teens as a son of an atheistic father was grappling with faith in God. He said "I wanted to accept my fathers philosophy. It was easier on the conscience. But in those days of depression I used to sleep on the front verandah. I would come home late at night often full of guilt about the nights activities, and the stars and moon seemed to be laughing at me as I tried to say “No God”
Their teaching is not addressed to the ear, not uttered in audible sound.
It is Pictorial, directed to the heart, eye, and mind.
The Heaven's Cry Out saying - God is in this direction
So we say: The Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
And design demands of “Reason” a designer and a purpose
Man divorced from God has lost his purpose for life
But surely man is born for more than to live and to die?.
“Companion of God throughout Eternity “.
This companionship must begin in this life.
Through the New Birth, we receive a from God a “New Nature”, which must supersede the old nature, which has been ruined by sin.
Scripture says...'the Soul which sins must die’: Romans 6:23
We must let God in Christ into our lives John 1:12 and be born of Gods Spirit.
Having Then received a new nature through the Spirit, we will learn to enjoy
today in this life the things God enjoys, such as :
To suggest that the beauty of nature - the orderliness of the Heavenly Bodies, the wonder of the human mind and body just happened by chance is to ask for far greater faith, then to believe in a God of Creation.
Reason demands a purpose for human life found only in living for God
THE SADNESS OF ATHEISM
All of human history shows that Atheism leads inevitably to SADNESS.
The sadness is brought about by the aimlessness of existence.
Atheism is purposeless wandering. Bankrupt of realism or reason!
ANOTHER SIGNPOST ALONG THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE IS:
Man made in the image of God can never be happy, satisfied or contented, apart
from God. Something innate in mankind cries out for God.
In deepest Africa or
darkest New Guinea,
Is that not why during
the Soviet era there was an underground Church in atheistic Russia and even
in China today?
The Bible doesn’t argue God or set out to prove Him. It just assumes we accept the fact and then directs man to God and how to experience Him personally.
Wherever the Bible has gone and been believed blessing has followed whether it be Africa - New Guinea - South America.
Wherever the Bible Message is received, believed and applied, man finds God and a better more peaceful way of life. The Bible says the steps of Faith and Obedience brings the Peace of God
Thirdly the Bible:
All signposts pointing to God
One final SIGNPOST is: EXPERIENCE
Faith is the most reasonable thing in the world, why ? because it works. If
you are prepared to start with the proposition that “God IS”, you
will soon have the knowledge that “He is”.
.A Psychiatrist said to a troubled man in Perth some years ago.....
Faith is ESSENTIAL TO LIFE.
Essential in the home in the relationship between husband and wife
We need Faith when we visit our Doctor,
And without Faith, how would the banking system of cheques and
“FAITH IS ESSENTIAL TO WHOLE OF LIFE”
Why complain when God asks for faith?
The Scriptures say “The just shall live by faith.”
God has decreed the Faith is required to secure: Life Eternal, and Peace and Hope.
One man used to say to me - "Show me and I’ll believe".
That man surrendered his unbelief in one of Billy Graham’s meetings and became a church leader in the State of W.A.
An atheist has a reason but no hope for his reason.
FAITH STAKES ITS claim on the possibility that God exists.
God, like a transmitter, is sending out signals - evidences of His being - but only those who tune in on the proper wavelength of faith can say like the great Bible character Job “I know that my Redeemer Live’s.”
Today receive Jesus
into your life by faith.
Dear Friend you will then know “experientially” that God is!
By John Bond