From – “A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism,” by Ravi Zacharias
[Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1990]
The greatest question of our time is not communism versus individualism; not Europe versus America, not even the East versus West. It is whether men can live without God. WILL DURANT
If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Heffner.
The world turns and changes, but one thing does not change. In all my years, one thing does not change, however you disguise it, this thing does not change: the perpetual struggle of good and evil.
Truth, of course, must be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suit ourselves.
G. K. Chesterton
AND OTHERWISE . . .
“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults. The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other. Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
“And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?”
Benjamin Franklin (Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional Convention, 28 June 1787)
“The more I study science, the more I believe in God.”
“Once abolish God, and the government becomes God.”
“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
“I freed Germany from the stupid and degrading fallacies of conscience and morality….we will train young people before whom the world will tremble. I want young people capable of violence—imperious, relentless and cruel. If nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with stronger (social Darwinism/natural selection), she wishes even less that a superior race (like the Germanic race) should inter-mingle with an inferior (like the Jewish race). Why? Because, in such a case her efforts, throughout hundreds and thousands of years, to establish an evolutionary higher stage of being, may thus be rendered futile. ” ADOLF HITLER
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
John 3:11-21 (The words of Christ)
11 I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven–the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”
FOUR SPIRITUAL LAWS