Friday, April 11, 2014

What Would It Take?

What would it take for a skeptic to believe in Yahweh, the god of the Bible? I know the following would do it for me. So, is it Yahweh's will that I perish or not, 2 Peter 3:9? I'm ready to believe and repent. (From the Errancy discussion list, January 2, 2007):
God could move stars around in the galaxy to create a new constellation that plainly spelled out "JESUS IS LORD", visible throughout the northern hemisphere, say.

If God did that, which sceptic would dare to say that there was a naturalistic explanation? I'm sure I could think of a great many miracles that would be accepted by every sceptic on the planet (even Farrell!) as evidence of God's existence. Couldn't you?

I could. I have lived in the same house for 40 years on the edge of town. There is an empty field of about 30 acres behind my house, which is planted each year in corn or soybeans. If I woke up one morning and found all of this acreage filled with skyscrapers 40 to 100 stories high and clouds in the sky shaped to spell,"God did this," I think that would be pretty compelling evidence that a miracle had happened during the night, because common sense would tell me that all of these buildings could not have been put up overnight by natural means. An even better miracle would be if the skyscrapers suddenly appeared out of nothing while I was standing in my back yard looking over the empty field.

Farrell Till

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