Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Let There be Light...

Thomas Edison is one of my all-time heroes. I love his enthusiasm, his tenacity, his insight and wit. You will frequently find his famous name along with his famous words, along with Galileo, Abraham Lincoln, and Albert Einstein (and others) on atheist websites. None of these men were atheists, but they are listed on atheist sites. This is because it’s hard to find anyone famous and respected who didn’t believe that God existed.

It was Edison who said, "I do not believe in the God of the theologians; but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt." He didn’t doubt for a moment that there was an intelligent Creator. Design is absolute proof of a Designer.

In August of 1931, as Edison was slipping into death, he was asked if he had thought about a life hereafter. He replied, "It does not matter. No one knows." This is a very common response, and it reveals that the person, intelligent though they may be, isn’t thinking too deeply.

Those who make the statement, "No one knows," are revealing that they think they know what everyone knows. There are more than six billion people on the earth, and they know what everyone knows and what they don't know. Sure.

Edison also said, "We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything." His darkness when it came to the issue of eternity, was self-imposed. It certainly does matter. Light is there for those who seek it. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12). It’s a tragedy that his tenacity didn’t extend to what really matters. We can live without the light bulb, but not without the Light of the World--Jesus Christ.