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Faces on Faith: An Atheist’s Faith

By Staff | Dec 2, 2015

I just started reading an excellent book by Dr. Norman Geisler, PHD in Philosophy from Loyola University.

It is entitled, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist.”

The author of more than 60 books, including the Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, and a brilliant four-volume commentary of Systematic Theology, Dr. Geisler gives one of the clearest, most persuasive presentations on not only the existence of God, but the engagement of God with the world He created.

Former atheist, Lee Strobel, author of the book, “The Case for Christ” wrote, “I wish this book had been available when I was an atheist—it would have saved me a lot of time in my spiritual journey toward God.”

Geisler affirms what I have often believed. It takes for more irrational blind faith to believe that all of this is an accident than to believe a sovereign Holy God formed creation with purpose and intentionality.

As Geisler points out in his book, “The claim that religion is simply a matter of faith is nothing more than a modern myth—it is not true. While religion certainly requires faith, religion is not only about faith. Facts are also central to all religions because all religious world views, including atheism, make truth claims, and many of those truth claims can be evaluated through scientific and historical investigation.”

Josh McDowell, former atheist, wrote in his book, “Evidence That Demands A Verdict”, that the facts fully support the teachings of the Bible, including the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Soas we head into the Christmas Season.a time when we hear songs and Scriptures proclaiming the gift of a Messiah named Jesus to save the world, will we do like the wise men of old, and search out the facts to discover if this is indeed the work of Godthe promise of God?

In the Bible, God’s inspired message given to the people on planet earth it is written that all who seek God will find Him.

The prophet Jeremiah wrote, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13).

The cool thing is He desires to be found.and for us to find ourselves embraced in His arms of grace and love.

When God broke into His created world 2000 years ago as the Babe in Bethlehem, He said that He would be called, “Emmanuel”, which means, “God with us.”

Our Holy Uncreated God took on flesh so that we could see Himknow Himand fully experience life in Him.

Yes joy to the world, the Lord is come!

As the angel said, “Fear not! I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord!” Luke 2:11

-Daryl Donovan, Sanibel Church