What a Mighty God We Serve1 -- By: Larry Dixon

Journal: Emmaus Journal
Volume: EMJ 009:1 (Summer 2000)
Article: What a Mighty God We Serve1
Author: Larry Dixon


What a Mighty God We Serve1

Larry Dixon2

The Doctrine of God

God Has More to Do Than Simply Exist!

“For an atheist to find God is as difficult as for a thief to find a policeman…and for the same reason.” (anonymous)

“An unknown God can neither be trusted nor worshipped.” (Earl Radmacher)

A little girl was drawing a picture and her daddy came up to her and said, “What are you drawing, honey?” And she said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.” The father said, “But, honey, don’t you know that nobody knows what God looks like?” And she looked up from her drawing and said, “They will—when I’m finished!”

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psa. 8:1)

You may have heard the story of the college student who was in a philosophy class where a class discussion was going on about whether or not God exists. The professor used the following logic:

“Has anyone in this class heard God?” Nobody spoke.

“Has anyone in this class touched God?” Again, nobody spoke.

“Has anyone in this class seen God?”

When nobody spoke for the third time, he simply stated,

“Then, there is no God.”

The student did not like the sound of this at all, and asked for permission to speak. The professor granted it, and the student stood up and asked the following questions of his classmates:

“Has anyone in this class heard our professor’s brain?” Silence.

“Has anyone in this class touched our professor’s brain?” Absolute silence.

“Has anyone in this class seen our professor’s brain?”

When nobody in the class dared to speak, the student concluded,

“Then, according to our professor’s logic, it must be true that our professor has no brain!”

The student received an “A” in the class.

Many in our society are flunking Logic 101 because God has made His existence abundantly clear through nature, human nature, and history. But Romans 1 reminds us that wicked men (and women) “suppress the truth by their wickedness” (Rom. 1:18). The existence and certain qualities (attributes)

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