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Who Is a Fool?

What would you think of a man who says there is no such thing as thunder and lightning? He insists that there are no thunderstorms, dark clouds, wind, lightning and ear-splitting crashes of thunder that make you jump and drop your ice cream.

But supposing there was a big thunderstorm, with a lot of lightning and a lot of wind. Lightning slashed through the sky, the ground shook, and a powerful wind came and blew this man’s car over.

So, he gets out of his car, fixes his hair, smiles and says: “See, I told you. There is no such thing as thunder and lighting and big wind.”

What would you call a person like that? Would you want that person for your friend? Would you want that person to be your dentist?

We certainly don’t want to be unkind, but frankly, isn’t that person a fool?

Psalm 14 says this: “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.” We could change it a bit: “The fool hath said in his heart there are no thunderstorms—even though his house was destroyed by a thunderstorm.”

Our universe is absolutely amazing. There is design, purpose, and order. Two plus two equals four today, and two plus two will still be four tomorrow. Just as a computer must have a maker, so a wonderful universe must have a Creator.

The universe was designed for life of earth. Earth is just the right distance from the sun. If we were too close to the sun, we would burn up. If we were too far from the sun, it would be too cold for any living thing to survive. Furthermore, the tilt of the earth, and the speed of the rotation of the earth is just right to support life. Do you want to believe that all of this just happened by accident?

Our modern automobiles are amazing. They have heat and air-conditioning, a GPS device that talks to you and tells you where to turn. If I told you that your car just happened—like when a tornado went through a junk yard—you would think I am a F-O-O-L.

So, next time you hear some atheist telling you there is no God, just remember the man who said there are no thunderstorms.

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Larry Spargimino

Dr. Larry Spargimino is co-host of the SWRC broadcast and joined the ministry in 1998. Larry researches and writes books and articles for the ministry, assists on tours, and helps answer listeners' theological questions when they call the ministry. Larry holds a doctorate from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and pastors a local church.

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