THE FOOLISHNESS OF SAYING, “I WOULD BELIEVE IF GOD WOULD JUST…”

This is another post from Jason Wisdom  Because It’s True.

By Jason Wisdom

 I  would like to argue that one of the most common complaints of skeptics is also one of the most foolish. The complaint is: “If God wanted to get  me to believe, then He could do so very easily by just doing X.”

The first problem with this statement is that it is impossible to know, even for the skeptic himself, whether  or not the occurrence of “X” would actually result in his coming to belief. I am reminded of Gideon in the book of Judges. He asks God for a sign, God delivers, and then he asks for another sign. The second problem is that it presupposes that what God is primarily interested in is just getting people to believe He exits. The Christian response to this is two part. First, through creation and the moral law written on every human heart, God has given adequate evidence so that no one can say, “I would have believed if…” Second, God is not just out to have people believe He exists–even the devil and his angels believe. Rather, He desires for people to enter into a love relationship with Him.

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One thought on “THE FOOLISHNESS OF SAYING, “I WOULD BELIEVE IF GOD WOULD JUST…”

  1. Given the number of times Christians have asked me what evidence it would take to convince me to believe, I don’t think that this is a fair criticism of skeptics.

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