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The majority of Western politics is deeply influenced by a philosophy that pushes God and the Bible out of public consciousness and reinforces the belief that humanity alone holds the answers to the world’s problems.

That’s why it was so refreshing to read a very different sort of column in The Wall Street Journal recently. Author Eric Metaxas wrote of the well-reasoned, logical and even scientific evidences of God’s hand in creation in an article titled “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God” (Dec. 25, 2014).

The article, which is well worth reading, begins with the juxtaposition of a God-centered worldview and a modern secular, humanist worldview. Metaxas writes: “In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a ‘God’ to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case for his existence comes from a surprising place—science itself.” (See additional quotes from this article in “Wise Men Will Seek Him,” beginning on page 24).

He goes on to explain several of the amazing scientific facts that make it clear that this universe is not the product of random chance—that it has an awesome Creator. Of course, there was a substantial backlash to his article. Several secular commentators wrote responses in an attempt to discredit the notion of a Creator God.

This battle of ideas will continue to rage on into the future. A Christian’s heart and mind are not won through clever arguments or philosophical treatises. A Christian’s heart is won through truth and the very real and very active presence of our God—the same God who created and sustains the universe around us. Stay strong and stay sure of His existence and His promises in your life. (Source: The Wall Street Journal.)