LISTEN: The Nature of God (The Reasons to Believe #79 with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

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God has been under attack in the world almost since the beginning of time, but He and those who believe in Him are under attack more now than ever before. Atheism is increasing and atheists are becoming more vocal. This podcast is an ongoing debate response to such people as Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and others who don’t believe in God and who preach atheism to the world. This podcast is also designed to equip Christians to do what the Holy Scriptures command, and that is to, “earnestly contend for the faith” and to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh us a reason of the hope that is in us”. But more importantly, this broadcast/podcast is designed to give you a reason to believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ.

Our Reasons to Believe passage from the Word of God today is Acts 16:31. It reads, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”

Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from C. S. Lewis. He, “All I am in private life is a literary critic and historian, that’s my job…And I’m prepared to say on that basis if anyone thinks the Gospels are either legends or novels, then that person is simply showing his incompetence as a literary critic. I’ve read a great many novels and I know a fair amount about the legends that grew up among early people, and I know perfectly well the Gospels are not that kind of stuff.”

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled “The Nature of God” from “The Handbook of Christian Apologetics” by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:

You may have noticed that most of the proofs presented in previous broadcasts begin with things familiar to us — our experience of change, for example, or of living a moral life. They call to our attention certain features of these familiar things that are puzzling; certain feature about which we can — and should — ask questions. Not if the questions raised in the proofs are real ones — questions like: How come the material universe exists? — if they are of a sort that admit some kind of answer, then we can see, if we reflect, that the answer is not to be found within the world of finite and familiar things. In other words, anything that answers the question is going to be of a kind altogether unfamiliar to us. This is as it should be. For it is the most familiar and natural features of the things in our world that pressed these questions on us in the first place. If the answer were of the familiar kind, then it would not really be an answer at all; another question could be raised about it. So the answer to our question, which we call “God,” is an answer we can never fully understand. We know that our questions are valid, and that there is some answer to them. We give to it the name “God,” knowing that whatever answers our question is and must always remain beyond our comprehension. That is what we mean by calling God a “mystery.”

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Dear friend, if you do not believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, may I encourage you to get to know Him today. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live forever with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Until next time, my friend, please keep in mind these reasons to believe. God bless!

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of thirty-four books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and the Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report and the Second Coming Watch Update. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

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