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“So I cast my lot with him-not the one who claimed wisdom, Confucius; or the one who claimed enlightenment, Buddha; or the one who claimed to be a prophet, Muhammad, but with the one who claimed to be God in human flesh. The one who declared, 'Before Abraham was born, I am' - and proved it.”
Norman L. Geisler
“A skeptic once said to me, 'I don't believe the Bible because it has miracles.' I said, 'Name one.' He said, 'Turning water into wine. Do you believe that?' I said, 'Yeah, it happens all the time.' He said, 'What do you mean?' I said, 'Well, rain goes through the grapevine up into the grape, and the grape turns into wine. All Jesus did was speed it up a little bit.”
Norman L. Geisler
“Ronald Reagan once quipped, “I’ve noticed all those in favor of abortion are already born.” Indeed, all pro-abortionists would become pro-life immediately if they found themselves back in the womb.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“I found it (the word 'mercy') occurs 261 times in the Bible-and seventy-two percent of them are in the Old Testament. That's a three-to-one ratio. Then I studied the word 'love' and found it occurs 322 times in the Bible, about half in each testament. So you have the same emphasis on love in both.”
Norman L. Geisler
“One who claims to be a skeptic of one set of beliefs is actually a true believer in another set of beliefs.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“If we admit God, must we admit Miracle? Indeed, indeed, you have no security against it. That is the bargain.” —C. S. LEWIS”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“In that thoroughly evil and violent and depraved culture, there was no hope for those children. This nation was so polluted that it as like gangrene that was taking over a person's leg, and God had to amputate the leg or the gangrene would spread and there wouldn't be anything left. In a sense, God's action was an act of mercy.”
Norman L. Geisler
“God has provided enough evidence in this life to convince anyone willing to believe, yet he has also left some ambiguity so as not to compel the unwilling.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“natural selection may be able to explain the survival of a species, but it cannot explain the arrival of a species.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“you ought not judge” is itself a judgment! (Pluralists misinterpret Jesus’ comments on judging [Matt. 7:1-5]. Jesus did not prohibit judging as such, only judging hypocritically.)”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“As we look at the evidence in the ensuing chapters, we’ll see that conclusions such as “God exists” and “the Bible is true” are certain beyond reasonable doubt.Therefore, it takes a lot more faith to be a non-Christian than it does to be a Christian.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“a perfectly just God must punish bad deeds regardless of how many good ones someone has performed.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“Even if there were doubt as to when life begins, the benefit of the doubt should be given to protecting life—reasonable people don’t shoot unless they’re absolutely sure they won’t kill an innocent human being.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“Only a rookie who knows nothing about science would say science takes away from faith. If you really study science, it will bring you closer to God.” —JAMES TOUR,”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“The highest freedom is the freedom from evil, not the freedom of doing evil.”
Norman L. Geisler, If God, Why Evil?: A New Way to Think about the Question
“You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. 10”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“if someone ever asks you, “Do you believe in evolution?” you should ask that person, “What do you mean by evolution? Do you mean micro- or macroevolution?” Microevolution has been observed; but it cannot be used as evidence for macroevolution, which has never been observed.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“Socrates once said that the unexamined life is not worth living.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“Mark Twain had a point when he concluded that it was not the parts of the Bible he did not understand that bothered him—but the parts he did understand!)”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’” —C. S. LEWIS”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“the Moral Law is not always the standard by which we treat others, but it is nearly always the standard by which we expect others to treat us.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“In the Old Testament the Rose of Sharon is just budding, but in the New Testament it is in full bloom. The whole Bible is all about Jesus.”
Norman L. Geisler, A Popular Survey of the New Testament
“Contrary to what is being taught in many public schools, truth is not relative but absolute. If something is true, it’s true for all people, at all times, in all places.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“To tell you the truth: I don’t believe in God. I’m an atheist.” “You’re an atheist?” “That’s right!” “Well, are you absolutely sure there is no God?” I asked him. He paused, and said, “Well, no, I’m not absolutely sure. I guess it’s possible there might be a God.” “So you’re not really an atheist, then—you’re an agnostic,” I informed him, “because an atheist says, ‘I know there is no God,’ and an agnostic says ‘I don’t know whether there is a God.”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“What amazes us is that parents all over the world are literally paying thousands of dollars in college tuition so that their sons and daughters can be taught the “truth” that there is no truth, not to mention other self-defeating postmodern assertions such as: 8220;All truth is relative” (Is that a relative truth?); “ There are no absolutes” (Are you absolutely sure?); and, “It’s true for you but not for me!” (Is that statement true just for you, or is it true for everyone?) “True for you but not for me” may be the mantra of our day, but it’s not how the world really works. Try saying that to your bank teller, the police, or the IRS and see how far you get! Of course these modern mantras are false because they are self-defeating. But for those who still blindly believe them, we have a few questions: If there really is no truth, then why try to learn anything? Why should any student listen to any professor? After all, the professor doesn’t have the truth. What’s the point of going to school, much less paying for it? And what’s the point of obeying the professor’s moral prohibitions against cheating on tests or plagiarizing term papers?”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant. He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was 30. Then, for three years, he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a home. He didn’t go to college. He never lived in a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself. He was only 33 when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his garments, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave, through the pity of a friend. [Twenty] centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race. I am well within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned—put together—have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that one, solitary life.29 If”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“The law of karma has made it so. According to classic Hinduism, if someone were to help those people by easing their suffering, they would be working against the law of karma. People suffer to work off their karmic debt, and if you helped them, then they would have to come back again and suffer even more to work off that debt. Plus, you would be doing something cruel by not letting them suffer, and you would increase your own karma problems. Helping”
Norman L. Geisler, When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences
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Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
“One who claims to be a skeptic of one set of beliefs is actually a true believer in another set of beliefs.” —PHILLIP E. JOHNSON”
Norman L. Geisler, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

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