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ON CHRISTIANITY

By BILLY GRAHAM

This article was published November 4, 2011 at 2:54 a.m.

— DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I was shocked recently by a comment from a well-known scientist I’ve always respected, saying he didn’t believe there was any evidence for God. How could anyone study the universe and think it all came about by chance? I’m a research scientist myself, and I’ve never had any doubt about God’s existence.

  • H.R.

DEAR H.R.: I’m thankful for your faith. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to meet many outstanding scientists and engineers who had a strong faith in Christ.

Some of these men and women had become believers through their study of God’s creation - a study that then led them to the Bible and to Jesus Christ. Although they came from many different fields, they each had come to realize that behind the complexities and wonders of the universe must have been a Creator. In fact, several told me that in their opinion it took far more faith to believe the universe happened by chance than to say God created it. The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1).

In spite of this, why do some scientists choose to disbelieve in God? There may be various reasons - but for many of them it can be summed up in one word: pride.They are proud of their abilities and their knowledge, and the idea of accepting Christ and humbly following Him is repugnant to them. The Psalmist observed, “In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God” (Psalm 10:4).

Don’t let the disbelief of some shake your faith. Ask God to draw you closer to Himself, and to use you to point others to Jesus Christ.

Write to Billy Graham in care of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C. 28201 or visit the website at

billygraham.org

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