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And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.

- John 17:3

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork.

- Psalm 19:1

Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

- Acts 14:17

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;

- Romans 1: 19; 2:15

 

  • Friar - A traveling preacher
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    The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

    - Psalm 14:1a

     

  • Atheists - Those who deny that there is a God
  • A certain young man went to trap a friar with the following three questions:

      1. How can you say there is a God, when I cannot see Him and you cannot show Him to me?

      2. How is it right to punish man for his crimes if everything he does is according to God's will?

      3. How can God punish Satan with fire since that is his natural element?

    With a confident smile, he waited for the friar's answer.

    The friar asked him to return the following day. When the young man did so, the friar took a large clod of dirt and hit him over the head with it.

    A stunned and angry young man immediately went to the town judge. He explained what he had asked the friar and the friar's response. He complained of his pain to the judge.

    The judge sent for the friar and asked him why he had done this.

    The friar replied, "I did this to answer his three questions:

      1. He complains of his pain - let him show me his pain. How can I believe in something I cannot see?

      2. Why is he complaining to you if he believes that it is wrong to punish a man for only doing what is in God's will?

      3. How could I punish him with earth since that is his natural element?

    A confounded young man and a pleased judge both listened with surprise to the friar's clear answer.

    Atheists are people who deny that there is a God. They try to believe and convince others that there is no God. The Bible speaks of atheists as being both foolish and wicked.


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