Witnessing To The Existence of God

The formidable, and one of the most well-known, atheists of the last 50 years, Anthony Flew, gained notoriety at C. S. Lewis's Socratic Club at Oxford. I'm halfway through his book, There Is A God, in which he lays out the intriguing thought process that led him to become a theist in 2004 at the age of 81. As a bonus, he compares and contrasts the theistic beliefs of Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Einstein, Heisenberg, and Hawking--to name a few--with his own. He wrote, "It is possible to learn of the existence and nature of this Aristotelian God by the exercise of unaided human reason." For Flew, his conversion to theism was an exercise in natural theology--a conclusion he said he arrived at by reason, not faith. Humbly, and with no desire to sound condescending, isn't it baffling how men of such intellect find it so difficult to comprehend what a child so plainly sees? As the Bible says, "Since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made" (Romans 1:20). There's a message here for us. Remember, we too "have been made." So let's behave toward not-yet-believers in such a way that, in us, they will clearly see the attributes of God. We are called to be the aroma of Christ.