It was meant to be an encouragement, but that comment was the catalyst for my encounter with an atheist.
Shortly after I posted, I received a notice from Twitter that someone had responded to my post. They said:
"The same God who ignored the prayers of parents as their children were slaughtered in Norway?"At first I was shocked that someone would
But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. Daniel 1:8
I was determined that I would not let their challenge go answered. I answered this person, a professed atheist, not with hatred or judgment, but with confidence that there is a God!
I'm sure this person has moved on to challenge another target. But I'm thankful for the exchange and I even told him that. He was trying so hard to make me question my beliefs, but instead he renewed my faith and got me excited.
But if I say, "I will not mention him or speak any more in his name," his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9
If someone were to challenge your faith and call you a fool, would you begin to question what you believe or do you know Whom you have believed in?
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