Proverbs 8:34-36 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts. For whoever finds me finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh. But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death.” Psalm 84: 11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12 Yahweh of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. 1 John 5:5 Now who is the one overcoming the world, except the one believing that Jesus is the Son of God?
Saturday 2 January 2016
Antony Flew, The Atheist Who Changed His Mind. By Simon Brown.
Thank you for joining me in this new year of 2016. Last year, I presented many articles containing evidence both from the Bible and contemporary historians who wrote about Christians and Jesus when discussing the Bible’s accounts. If you have just joined my mailing list, or have clicked on this page, you can read the many articles here.
I recently read about a Bible scholar who very sadly turned from his faith – this is another Bible prophecy being fulfilled: ‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.’ 1 Timothy 4:1. King James Bible. Please pray that these people will come back to Jesus, while there is still time.
On the other hand, there are many encouraging stories of extreme atheists who have changed their minds about their belief in God. For instance, we have all read and heard about the English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer, atheist Richard Dawkins, who states: “I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.” This is a peculiar statement when you think that the Bible gives us specific answers regarding how and why we are here, and how the world became to be. This can be compared to the unproven theory of evolution, which is clearly a mistaken belief, based on enormous deceptions and the failure of logic, reasoning, and understanding of the truth. This renders evolution invalid, because it consists of a range of elaborate hoaxes. I wrote a popular article called Is There Valid and True Evidence to Support Natural Selection Proving Evolution? which you can read if you’d like to find out more.
Richard Dawkins is a well-known sceptic, but there is an interesting man who was probably a greater sceptic than even him, and his is a fascinating story. His name was Antony Flew – one of the world’s leading atheists – and he recently died. Just before he passed, however, he changed his mind; as he was closing his eyes, he started to see the light, started to think about the complex DNA in the building blocks of life, and he realised that life couldn’t simply have come about by random chance. He came to accept, in his last moments, that an intelligent mind had to have designed every living creature. It is said that he didn’t become a Christian exactly, but that he did discover more than most atheists discovered in their life – a belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator.
You can read more about Antony Flew on the BBC website here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ni/2010/04/antony_flew_the_atheist_who_ch.html