An Interesting Conversation

An atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his class on the problem science has with God, the Almighty. He asked one of his new Christian students to stand and . . . 

Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son? 
Student: Yes, sir. 
Professor: So, you believe in God? 
Student: Absolutely, sir. 
Professor: Is God good? 
Student: Sure. 
Professor: Is God all – powerful? 
Student: Yes. 
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then?
 
(Student was silent)  Continue reading

Apologetics: Is There A God?

“You know how I got this wristwatch I am wearing? A long time ago, millions and millions of years ago something happened. Something began to stir that caused the sand to spin very fast. After that whole process glass was formed. And then another reaction started all at once, a couple of things from nowhere came together and somehow numbers were formed. There were series of reactions one after the other as a result of lightening and other factors. And today I have my wristwatch.”

Does that make any sense to you?

I believe there is a watchmaker because watches exist. I believe there are architects because there are buildings everywhere. I believe there are musicians because I hear music. And so everything that exists does so only because it was made. That makes very logical sense. Now how come you to think that other things come out of chance?

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” -Psalm 14:1

Light from the Boat

A sailor was sailing far into sea one day. He became very sea sick and was so weak. All he could do was just lie. Suddenly he hears the sound of a scream. He felt so sick that he just couldn’t walk. And so he felt very helpless thinking of helping the person in need. All he found the strength to do was take his lamp and put in by his window, peradventure the person out there will see the light and swim to his boat.

The man drowning was by now far too helpless to even swim to the boat. But because of the light sailors from another boat not too far off saw the man drowning and went to rescue him.

You might not have the strength to save everyone. Well, thinking of it, you can’t. But there is always something you can offer, irrespective of your circumstances. It might be very little, very negligible, but it might just be all that is required of you. It might be just a word of encouragement, it might be a simple smile, and it might just a pat on the back. In the hands of God it does go a long way.

The Big and Small Steel Balls

A scientist conducted an experiment once. He suspended a very big steel ball. And some distance from it he suspended a much smaller one. In comparison, the big ball was really big, and the small was really small.

He then tossed the little one to start swinging, hitting the big ball in the process. For a good while nothing seemed to happen. But after sometime, the big ball started shaking. And then after a good while it started moving. And then after another good while the two balls, big and small starting swinging together.

It might look like an impossible task out there to win the world for Jesus or achieve whatever goal you set. But we don’t have to worry about it all at once. All we are meant to do is the little God has committed into our hands. It makes no sense to worry about the whole world; it makes greater sense worrying about those just around us, our roommates, our neighbors, our colleagues, etc. The effects might be little, maybe just telling them about Jesus, sharing our testimonies, giving warm smiles, helping them with groceries, baby-sitting, etc. it is from these little impacts and influence that the big one will come.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. –Galatians 6:9

Focus on the Good News 1

A lot of Christians seem to be affected a lot as a result of past mistakes, or generally the life they have lived in the past. They are kept going around in circles, or from achieving full satisfaction from God as a result of the reminder of the past. This is greatly reflected during witness, when someone is sharing his or her personal testimony, and also during general conversation with others. We are so engross in telling about our past lives that we say little or nothing about our experience in God. We are very quick to relate to the wrongs and bad things people do, of course pointing out that it was in the past. The focus of this part will be to address to a little extend our attitudes when witnessing.

We need to change the picture. We ought to share more when talking to people about what happened after Jesus came into the picture. What has change? How did it change? How did God change your life? How did you get to that change? This and a couple of questions are those I believe believers should focus on when witnessing. The world is full of bad things. The world is full of people making mistakes. The world is full of wrong decisions and so many unthinkable things. Our task is not to go out there and spend the whole thing telling them these things. They know them very well. Our task is to spend time talking about when Jesus came in, what He did to change our lives, how He did it, etc. This might of course start by us first telling how our lives were in the past. That is fine. But we must not pitch a tent on just that part alone. Our tent and focus must be on the good news. The news that Jesus loves, and that He saves.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth – Romans 1:16

Our past stories, no matter how touchy they are, no matter how big and dark, cannot save a single soul. The power of God unto salvation is the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is GOOD NEWS. That is the gospel, GOOD NEWS. We can also take a cue from the Continue reading