There was a professor of philosophy at USC who was a deeply committed atheist. Hisprimary goal for one required class was to spend the entire semester attempting to prove that God couldn't exist.
His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic.
For twenty years he had taught this class and no one had ever had the courage to go against him. Sure, some had argued in class at times, but no one had ever *really gone against him* (you will see what I mean later). Noboby would go against him because he had a reputation.
At the end of every semester, on the last day he would say to the class of 300 students, "If there is anyone here who still believes in God, stand up !"
In twenty years, nobody ever stood up. They knew what he was going to do next.
He would say, "Because anyone who believes in God is a fool. If God existed, hecould stop this piece of chalk from hitting the ground and breaking. Such a simple task to prove he is God, and yet he can't do it."
And every year he would drop the chalk onto the tile floor of the classroom and it would shatter into a hundred pieces. All the students were convinced that God couldn't exist. Certainly a number of Christians had slipped through, but for 20 years they had been too afraid to stand up.
Well, a few years ago there was a freshman who happened to get enrolled in the class. He was a Christian, and had heard the stories about this professor. He had to take the class because it was one of the required classes for his major. And he was afraid. But for three months that semester he prayed that he would have the courage to stand up no matter what the professor said or what the class thought. Nothing they said or did could ever shatter his faith, he hoped.
Finally, the day came. The professor said, "If there is anyone here who stillbelieves in God, stand up!" The professor, and the class of 300 people looked at him, shocked, as he stood up at the back of the room.
The professor shouted, "YOU FOOL! If nothing I have said all semester has convinced you that God doesn't exist, then you are a fool! If God existed, he could keep this piece of chalk from breaking when it hit the ground!"
He proceeded to drop the chalk, but as he did it slipped out of his fingers, off his shirt cuff, onto the pleats of his pants, down his leg, and off his shoe. And as it hit the ground it simply rolled away, unbroken. The professor's jaw dropped as he stared at the chalk. He looked up at the young man and then ran out of the lecture hall.
The young man who stood up proceeded to walk to the front of the room and sharedhis faith in Jesus for the next half hour. 300 students stayed and listened as he told of God's love for them and of his power through Jesus.
"'Have faith in God,' Jesus answered." -- Mark 11:22
Love always in Him "The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." -- John 1:5
Kat~ Hey Everyone! I have created this blog along(Got Jesus) with my cousin to share my discoveries I have found while seeking out the truth in the scriptures. More than anything I want to live my life for Jesus and in everything I do strive to do it with excellence to please Him. My goal is to have my name written in the Book of Life that God holds. We must always be ready to defend and give answers concering our faith to bring others to Him. Above all I want to apply what I find to my life!!! Thanks for looking at my blog!!!
Mac- I am a Christian, seeking to find the Will of God everyday. I hope that I will be able to share my faith to everyone who visits our blog, while growing as well. I dedicated my life to Christ four years ago. I love being outside! I have the greatest parents! and lots of siblings that God has blessed me with!
Psalm 19:14-14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against you good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.