Thursday, February 2, 2017

a real need

"...that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us..." (Acts 17:27 ESV)

"They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts..."  (Romans 2:15 ESV)

"The alternative to the reality of deity is that people have made up the belief because their nature needs it. But this explanation contains within it a contradiction. For if people’s nature is solely the creation of their environment, as the atheist affirms, how does it come about that the real environment has created in humans a need which can only be satisfied by something which does not exist—a need so real and basic that no human race has existed without its fulfillment in religious belief? The environment has not done this for any other form of life. How are we to believe then that it should do so simply for human life?" 

~ Broughton Knox, The Everlasting God (Matthias Media, 2012)

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