Romans 1:20, For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
John 4:24, God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
I am currently in a series entitled, “Explore God.” In the services on Sunday, I asked and answered the question, “Is there a God?” From time to time, I have people tell me that it really doesn’t matter if there is a God or not! I tell them that that is simply not true. We all have a vested interest in whether God exists or not, because the stakes could not be higher.
Years ago, the 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal put forward this example. He said, “If I believe there is a God and I bet my life on the fact there is a God, but it turns out in the end that there is not God…I’ve lost nothing. However, the person who has lived their life betting there is no God has lost everything if there is a God.” So the stakes are high: lose nothing or lose everything, but you have to choose.
The Bible put that little wager this way, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
So where are you putting your chips today? Join me this Sunday as I answer this tough question, “Why does God allow pain and suffering?”
Think about it…and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D