God Forbid

A minister proclaimed the Gospel in an open-air meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. At the conclusion of his message, an unbeliever stepped from the crowd and said: “I don’t believe what the minister said. I don’t believe in heaven or hell. I don’t believe in God or Christ. I haven’t seen them.”

Then a man, wearing dark glasses, came forward and said: “You say there is a river near this place — the River Clyde. There is no such thing. You say there are people standing here, but it cannot be true. I haven’t seen them — I was born blind! Only a blind man could say what I have said. Likewise you are spiritually blind and cannot see. The Bible says of you, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Christians often are shaken over the arguments of atheists. That is a mistake. Their unbelief does not change the truth of God. What if atheists finally outnumbered believers? Would unbelief by the majority make the Bible less dependable?

God forbid.

What if all the scientists in the world determined that God does not exist? Would their unbelief eliminate the Almighty?

God forbid.

And what if some should doubt that God will take you safely through your present crisis? Will their unbelief cancel the promises of God?

Nor for a moment. God forbid.

You’re safe in His care.