Chapter One


I asked a man at the Moscow airport, "Do you believe in God?" He replied, "I do not believe in what I cannot see." I said, "Do you believe there are radio waves in this room?" He did not answer.

Our senses are very limited. Much of reality is beyond our senses, beyond our ability to experience. Much of our knowledge comes from evidences, testimonies of witnesses, historical records, sound reasoning, and other sources.

In a court case, knowledge is obtained by the examination of evidences, by the testimonies of witnesses, by reasoning and argumentation. The judge and jury must consider the evidences and testimonies. All the knowledge presented together leads the judge and jury to determine if there is assurance of conviction.

You need to examine the evidences of God. Will you consider the knowledge presented? Will you have assurance, conviction? Assurance and conviction are called faith (Hebrews 11:1).

In order to believe in a person, you need to know about the person and to know the person. You can learn about a person from others who know the person. You can learn about a person by seeing what the person has done. You can also learn to know a person by having the person speak to you, by the person's word (Romans 10:17).

Germaine Lockwood

Copyright ©1996 by Germaine Charles Lockwood. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Scripture quotations in this work, unless otherwise indicated, are from The New American Standard Bible, Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Scripture quotations from The New King James Bible (NKJB), Copyright ©1979,1980,1982, Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville, TN. Used by permission.

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