On God’s Authority

Man of little faith, why did you doubt?

Matthew. 14:31
1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalms 85:9-14; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33

At the age of four, I knew that God was everywhere. I spoke to Him…But as I grew toward manhood, the more I learned, the less I believed in God…When I was twenty-one, my superior intellect told me that God was a fake. Heaven could not be “up” and Hell could not be “down” because in space there is no up or down. And I knew that everything in creation dies, including the smallest insect and the biggest star.

These words were written by Jim Bishop, the author of many best-selling biographies and histories. “Then one day,” he said,

I felt a new experience. I saw the miracle of birth — Virginia Lee, a child of my own — and it turned my wandering mind around. I began to doubt my doubts. Gradually I lost faith in my intellect. It was not supplying the needed answers.

I could not see the air, but without it I would die. Thus it is, I…

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