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By   •   December 8, 2004   •   Topics:

Q:

Do you think it's possible for someone who has a logical kind of mind to believe in God? I was trained as an engineer, and it's hard for me to have faith or to believe in something that I can't prove.


A:

Some of the most devout men and women I have ever known were also scientists or engineers. To them, there was no conflict between their faith and their reason—in fact, some told me they went hand in hand.

Why was this? The reason, they explained, was because they had discovered that their minds were limited, and no matter how intelligent they were, they would never be able to understand everything. Instead of being proud and arrogant (as some intelligent people unfortunately are), they humbly realized their own limitations.

But they also had discovered that faith in God is logical. They came to see, for example, that it’s much more logical to believe God created this complex universe than to believe it all happened by chance. As the Bible says, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20).

Most of all, they made the greatest discovery of all: God not only created us, but He came down to earth in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. He did this to show us His love, and as we give ourselves to Him, He enters our lives and begins to change us from within. Why not invite Him into your life today? Then ask Him to help you “Love the Lord your God … with all your mind” (Luke 10:27).

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