I’m an atheist,” Brett said. “Can you please prove to me that there is a God?”
“Nope, I can’t,” replied our team member.
Brett was taken aback by this quick and unusual response. Our team member explained further. “The reason I can’t prove to you that there is a God is simply this. The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. That means since you have put the Bible away from yourself and since faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, there’s no evidence on the face of the earth that will ever convince you that God exists.” He explained that it takes more than human logic to understand that God is real. It takes faith.
“WOWWW!” exclaimed Brett.
Our team member went on to explain, “As an atheist, you peg yourself as a person with an open mind. Am I correct?”
“Yes,” replied Brett.
“Ok, if you have an open mind,” continued our team member, “I have a little experiment for you. I challenge you. Get out a Bible and turn to Matthew chapter 1 and ask God to reveal Jesus Christ to you. I recognize you’re an atheist and you don’t believe in God, but you still ask God.” The team member then told him to go to chapter 2 and again ask God if He’s there. He told Brett to keep doing that through the book of Matthew. “It takes you about ten minutes a day,” our team member continued. “At the end of the 28 chapters, you decide if God is real. Ask yourself if Jesus is real or not.”
“Alright,” Brett agreed. He thanked our team member for his time.
Pray that Brett’s study in the book of Matthew would lead him to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.