The existence of God as Creator is hardly a matter for serious dispute. Even the devil does not waste his time trying to dismiss the obvious; no, his interests are more covert.
But the professional collector of intellectual waste merely recycles thoughts of borrowed driftwood to argue against the simplest truth of all: In Him we live and move and have our being. Yep, there is no escape from the fact that God owns it all, and man is but a trespasser on another’s property.
To the skeptic, it is a perpetual smokescreen and a pretended matter that looks for proof or evidence, but is easily refuted by the genius of a God created conscience. And this conscience knows the truth of a Gideon bible placed discreetly so the weary and heavy laden traveler can find a much-needed rest not found in any inn by the wayside. Time magazine does not offer rest. Darwin offers excuses. The Koran offers chaos.
Years ago, a rabbi in Europe was given a New Testament and threw it across a room where it landed behind a bureau, and there it sat, collecting dust for years, as he thought it was an imposter book for ‘others’ who need crutches. Years later he found the book, and opened to Matthew 1.1 and read for the first time: ‘ The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham….’
Needless to say, he was in for the ride of his life, and buried his own pride and false assumptions, as he learned for the first time about the stone that the builders rejected. Belief in God? Easy.
But that wonderful truth about the Head of the corner then became a millstone around his neck, costing him reputation and family struggles, but to him was weightless for the glory of God.
Yes, the terms of a relationship with this Creator……….that’s another story, and worthy of discussion. Saul of Tarsus had an issue with these terms, while Paul the apostle was blinded for the glory of that revelation.
That master law keeper Nicodemas, who secretly wanted his questions addressed, was given revelation that has been the same light to millions. For God so loved the world…
The humbled woman who was dragged to the Lord’s feet, heard a word that was balm to her heart, while the same word was a sting to the conscience of her accusers.
This word convicts, assures, or gladdens the heart. It is a savor of life or a savor unto death. It reveals light or it reveals darkness. It tends to life, or it confirms unbelief. It satisfies the thirsty, or is bitter to the glutton. All men are gluttons, as we live to satiate our own foolishness by denying the God of heaven and earth.
But where can a man go to flee from the Creator’s domain? Under water? In the air? Across the continents? Under a rock? Asleep? Ha, God made the diamond, and has all bases covered so there is no excuse. Let me repeat: even the devil does not waste his time trying to dismiss the obvious.
Proof and evidence are so easy to see that a child of three can say ‘yep.’ The science of life is enough. Redemption is much harder to understand, but impossible unless one believes that God is, and with the same help given by God to the rabbi, is quite easy.
There is no escape from this truth. Go ahead and deny, ignore, or foolishly try to refute, but God has never lost an intellectual argument with ants.