An atheist once came to a great sage. He started telling him that he didn’t believe in God. He wasn’t sure what to believe in, but he couldn’t believe some sort of “creator” made this world.
A few days later, the sage came to the atheist's home and brought him a beautiful painting. The atheist looked at the painting. He was in awe. It was the most exquisite painting the man had ever seen.
“This painting is so beautiful, who is the artist?” the atheist demanded of the sage. The sage answered, “Artist? What artist? No artist painted this. I just took a few colors, splashed them on to it, and what you see before you is the result.”
The atheist began to laugh. “Surely you’re joking. That’s impossible! It’s such a beautiful work of art, such exact curves, exact lines, beautiful colors. The correct mix could not have occurred just by you throwing the colors on the canvas. There must have been thought behind this magnificent work of art. There must have been premeditation. There must be an artist who planned the whole painting out, who created this work of art.”
The great sage smiled, and he said to the atheist, “You can’t believe this one work of art was created haphazardly and without thought, without a Creator. However, you want me to believe that this whole beautiful world with it’s oceans, forests, and trees, with it’s perfect seasons, you want me to believe that everything on this Earth came about without a Creator, without premeditation?”.......and so the story goes.....
~Jesus Christ , Son of God, Our Lord and Savior~
Jesus declares the reason for His birth, death, and resurrection--
to provide the way to heaven for sinful mankind, who could never get there on their own.
~Jesus raised his eyes to Heaven and said,
"Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your Son, so that your Son may glorify You, just as You gave Him authority over all people, so that your Son may give eternal life to all You gave Him. Now this is eternal life, that they should know You,
the only true God, and
the one whom You sent,
~ John 17:1-3~
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