It’s Harder Not to Believe

A couple of days ago I read a science fiction story which gave an alternate account of Noah and the Great Flood. It was based on the notion that the flood was only partial and didn’t cover the whole earth.

The story also changed Noah’s name. A modern archaeologist was held up as the genius who determined who Noah really was and how the flood presumably happened.

Naturally, this story demonstrated disbelief in the One True God and gave other rationalizations as to how such a belief in God came about.

So why did I read such tripe? I admit to morbid curiosity. I wasted my time reading it.

The only reason I tell you about it is because it proves the point that it’s harder to disbelieve God’s word than it is to believe it. The sci fi story’s author jumped through all kinds of mental hoops to create his drivel.

Of course, so called scientists and experts say I’m simple minded, ignorant and delusional for believing the Genesis account of the Flood. Same with you if you’re a believer.

On a somewhat related note, I read a book review in a magazine on writing which praised the book for its inclusion of “evolutionary theory.” Note the word “theory.” Why couldn’t the reviewer say “evolutionary fact?”

Those of us who take God at His word know the answer, don’t we?

How much simpler it is to believe God’s word without all the denial and rationalization.

Hebrews 11:1-3, 6-7
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear…
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Explore posts in the same categories: Thoughts from John

Tags: , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

4 Comments on “It’s Harder Not to Believe”

  1. silver price Says:

    Faith, by its very nature, begins and ends in the realm of the unseen. It is conviction supported by evidence concerning things we do not know by experience. By faith we accept that the invisible things of God are behind the visible universe (Heb. 11:3). By faith we hope for a home in heaven, though we have never seen that paradise (2 Cor. 4:18).

    • John Says:

      Thanks for the references.
      Hebrews 11:3 says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
      2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

  2. a) If all you need is faith then I would like to meet you and conduct some tests into your metabolic system – it must be amazing and something unknown to present science. b) If the creation myth explains WHY God created man then I missed it. Can you point me to the right bit in Genesis? c) I believed all sorts of nonsense when I was a child, when I grew to be a man I put aside childish things… {I’m sure someone said something similar once ) d) The idea that God grants everyone’s prayers, but that some aren’t faithful enough to see it is a real hoot – a new mix of the ‘No True Scotsman’ fallacy, the ‘Appeal to consequences of Belief’ fallacy, and the ‘Begging the question’. If for no other reason, that makes it unsustainable.

    • John Says:

      I won’t try to unravel each of your points. But it sounds like you’re getting rather personal there. Where’s the logic in that? And why quote the Apostle Paul–for that’s who you cited–if you don’t believe the Scriptures?
      I take issue with anyone who chastizes me or someone else for not having enough faith. I know what it means for some self righteous Holy Joe to tell a blind person she didn’t have enough faith to be healed. It’s utter foolishness.
      The simplest explanation for the source of faith is found in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” As strange as it sounds, God gives us the capacity to believe in Him and His word.
      I’d encourage you to follow the example of a man whose son Jesus healed. Mark 9:24 says” “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s