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God Really Exists. Really! (2 of 8)
Series: B.A.S.I.C. Training Being A Servant In Christ
There's the story of a college philosophy professor asked one question on his final exam. He picked up a chair, put it on his desk, and wrote on the board, "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."
Philosophy classes get into that kind of thing.
The students opened their notebooks and wrote as much as they could think of for a while hour, some of them churning out 30 pages of heady philosophical debate and logic.
But one student turned in his paper after less than a minute and he was the only one to get an "A." What did he write so quickly that turned out to be just the right answer?
He wrote: (pause and shrug) "What chair?"
APPLY: Last week we began our sermon series on Basic Training.
We are the army of God, soldiers of Christ. And we serve under a great commander in chief.
And we are at war with a powerful and treacherous enemy: Satan.
As we noted last week, Satan's goal is not only to destroy us, but also to undermine God. And one of the devil's primary objectives towards that end is to attack the truths of Christianity. If Satan can damage these truths, then he can weaken our faith.
We also found that one of the primary reasons Satan hates truth, is because it is his greatest weakness. If we understand and hold to God's truth, then the devil will be defeated.
This Sunday we're dealing with the truth of God's very existence.
Attacking this truth lies at the very cornerstone of Satan's battle plan. He will do whatever he can to get people to doubt God.
In the beginning, when he got Eve into a discussion about the tree, he asked her "Does God REALLY say?" Implying that God could not be trusted.
But with others in our world, Satan ramps up the argument. He wants to get them to the point where they not only don't trust God… but that God doesn't even exist. He wants to get peo ...
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