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FIRST-PERSON: Padlock your church!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–Prepare to padlock and board up your church. Shut down all associations across America. Close the Baptist state conventions. Dissolve the Southern Baptist Convention.

A new book has been written by Geoffrey Berg, a graduate of England’s Cambridge University, which “absolutely disproves the existence of God, logically and simply.”

So I guess I’ll look for a new place of employment. My life and career have been a sham, a lie and a total hypocrisy. We all must join up with atheists now.

But wait! I just talked with God this morning. I’m quite sure it was Him. And I felt His presence at church Sunday. And I know lots of folks who know Him personally. It is evident in their lives and ministries.

So, let’s keep the doors of the churches, associations and conventions open after all.

The book is no joke. If it weren’t so sad, it would be hilarious. Here’s the scoop:

Berg unveiled his new book, “The Six Ways of Atheism” (named to contrast with The Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas) on May 29. It presents six “new or improved” arguments to disprove the existence of God by simple logical means “that practically everybody can understand.”

“Thus it will prove our universe is not like an absolute monarchy but more like republics in its structure,” according to mmdnewswire.com. “So for the first time, effective absolute positive disproofs of the existence of God will be revealed.”

Not only that, but the book will be sent free to every public library in all the world’s major English-speaking countries (U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland). Some free copies also will be sent to leading universities, national libraries and secularist organizations throughout the world.

Aren’t you glad you know God personally? Aren’t you glad you experienced His grace through the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus Christ? Aren’t you glad you have sensed on many occasions the power of the Holy Spirit in your own life?

Let’s pray for Geoffrey Berg and all who read his book. God works in mysterious ways. Maybe He will use this misguided book in some way to bring about an opposite response to what Berg intended.

Meanwhile, let’s stay in business and help others experience the reality of our Creator God, our Sacrificial Savior and our Holy Guide and Comforter.
Charlie Warren is editor of the Arkansas Baptist News, online at Arkansasbaptist.org.

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