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It is not unusual for persons in their early twenties to defect from their early teaching. The reasons are many. Perhaps their exposure to unbelief “took” better than their exposure to belief. This is often the case, for the Bible says, “The heart of man is deceitful above all things.”

The human heart is as prepared by sin to accept unbelief as faith. Some person they regard highly has undoubtedly influenced their thinking; and for the time being they look on their early training as “bunk.” As someone has said, “A little learning may take a man away from God, but full understanding will bring him back.”

Some of the staunchest Christians I know are people who had periods in their life when they questioned the Bible, Christ, and God. But as they continued to examine the matter, there was overwhelming evidence that only “the fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”

Share this answer with someone who may be questioning God.

Prayer for the day

I pray for all the questioning people today, Lord, remembering times in my own life when unbelief reigned.

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  1. Minie says:

    This is a great subject. Thank you for teaching this. Help me Lord to obey You 24/7. Amen.

  2. Judith Giliomee. says:

    I have always had the greatest respect and love for Billy Graham, although I never attended any of his meetings, to my regret. I have however met many who are the fruit of his ministry. I read “Just as I am”, which confirmed all that I had every felt for this Brother in Christ Jesus. I was just a little disappointed that you did not quote the scripture from the KJV version……. May God continue to bless this ministry, as they go forth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, across the Earth.

  3. Joe says:

    Amen. Bring them back to You Good Lord.

  4. Gerry says:

    Christian growth is a never-ending process of learning God’s great truths. There will be times of questioning and asking why to many circumstances in life. Doubt may creep in at times. However satan is the master deceiver and loves to plant seeds of doubt. When this occurs prayerfully reject these thoughts in Jesus Holy name. Know for certain that Christ is ruler over all things.

  5. Ed says:

    So true – Amen!!

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    GOD is our Father, I will never think of anything that HE will forget, so why should I worry. God is always accessible in our time of need. God Bless U n Ur Ministries! Amen.

  7. Nikki says:

    Excellent reminder!

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  9. Jesslyn F Brown says:

    Don’t give up on those backslide ones, continue to uphold them in prayer and trust the Lord to do wonders,