“On the whole, people are not unbelieving. Some people will believe anything, provided it is not in the Bible! Astrology, UFOs, fortune telling, luck, charms, and a thousand superstitions are as common in the university college as the housewife’s kitchen. Gullibility has never been so high.
When we stop believing in God we don’t stop believing. We can’t. We are actually incurable. Something takes God’s place, but is not better than God! We “stand for God or fall for anything”. False prophets and way-out teachers thrive when Christianity becomes unfashionable.
Despite the usual suggestion of godless television the Christian faith does not breed fanatics or fools. It is stabilizing, civilizing, and progressive, a bulwark against mind-twisting obsessions which undermine the character of a nation. Faith in God can be destroyed, but not faith. It is always there. Scripture says it is the gift of God. It is our other faculty.
We can see, hear, feel, taste, smell – and believe. Believing is our spiritual sight, of hand, or hearing. It is under our own control. Jesus always talked about faith as our responsibility. He praised those who believed and warned those who did not. This touches us all. He said “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.” (John 7:38).
God bless you.”