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    "Certainly!" the lecturer responded.

    "Sir, I have known, loved, and served God for many years. I have received great joy from His salvation and deep comfort from His Word. He has graciously kept me from many sins and enabled me to lead a calm and contented life. If, when I die, I come to learn that there is no God - can you please tell me what I have lost by believing in God during my life?"

    The room became completely silent as the audience grasped the simple logic of the woman's question. The lecturer, however, had not expected this and did not know what to answer.

    After a lengthy pause, the woman spoke again. "Sir, my second question is this - If, when you come to die, you discover that there is a God, and that the Bible is true; can you please tell me, Sir, what you will lose?"


    During a church meeting in a small town in Parker County, Texas, a man professed to be an atheist. His confession created a tremendous shock throughout this small, religious community.


    The next morning, the atheist went to the post office, which was located in a store. The storekeeper was not at the meeting the night before and the following conversation took place:

    "Say, what is this I hear? I heard that you said publicly in the meeting last night that you do not believe in a God. "

Why would it be a very difficult task for an atheist to answer the two simple questions asked by the old, Christian woman?


In what sense is a church person who believes with his mind that there is a God, but neither loves nor serves Him with his whole heart, a greater fool than the complete atheist?


What effect would such "mindbelieving," but not "heartliving" Christians have upon our society?



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