“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even because of the lack of evidence. Faith is not allowed to justify by argument.”
Excerpt taken from a speech by Prof Dawkins (1992), entitled Lions 10, Christians nil
Faith in God is derived by reading, understanding and believing the Bible’s message. The apostle Paul wrote: “So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the Word of God”. (Romans 10:17)
Let us put this Biblical faith to the test, particularly the Old Testament. God has a purpose with the Jewish people. They have been dispersed throughout the world, as the Bible says (Deuteronomy 28:64-68) because of their waywardness. However, God promised and we are witnesses to the fact that they have returned to Israel, in fulfilment of Bible Prophecy. The prophet Ezekiel writes: “Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the people from the nations among which they have gone and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all …” (Ezekiel 37:21,22)
Since 1948 the Jews have returned to their land and are now a prominent nation in the earth. We are seeing part of the above prophecy being fulfilled. Other prophecies indicated the following events happening just before the return of Jesus to the earth. For example:
- Jews in control of Jerusalem (Joel 3:1)
- Jerusalem -source of international trouble (Zechariah 12:1 , 2)
- Jewish nation prosperous (Ezekiel 38:12 ,13)
- Arab nations and others trying to destroy Israel( Ezekiel 38:1, -12).
Remember, the Old Testament was written before Jesus was born!
I can get on a plane to Israel, journey to Jerusalem and note the hatred towards the Jews by some Arabs and see the prosperity of Israel. All these events prerecorded in a book which was written before the birth of Jesus!
These details are just a few of many that could be presented.
Shortly Jesus will be back to establish the Kingdom of God. What a shock for Dr Dawkins!
Will it be a shock for you? We all need to be getting ready for this world shattering event!
*Quotes from the ESV
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