The Reasons to Believe #72
Our Reasons to Believe passage from the Word of God today is Romans 1:17. It reads, "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."
Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Ron Carlson and Ed Decker. They said, "To be an atheist you must have infinite knowledge in order to know absolutely that there is no God. But to have infinite knowledge, you would have to be God yourself. It's hard to be God yourself and an atheist at the same time! The Bible says in Psalm 14:1, 'The fool says in his heart, There is no God.'"
Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "The Argument from Desire for the Existence of God" part 4 from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:
In this broadcast, we will deal with some more questions from the Argument from Desire for the Existence of God:
Question 2: Suppose I simply deny the minor premise and say that I just don't observe any hidden desire for God, or infinite joy, or some mysterious X that is more than earth can offer?
Reply: This denial may take two forms. First, one may say, "Although I am not perfectly happy now, I believe I would be if only I had ten million dollars, a Lear jet, and a new mistress every day." The reply to this is, of course, "Try it. You won't like it." It's been tried and has never satisfied. In fact, billions of people have performed and are even now performing trillions of such experiments, desperately seeking the ever-elusive satisfaction they crave. For even if they won the whole world, it would not be enough to fill one human heart.
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