10/20/10 Nester, 18
I stopped a young man at the park (Nester), asking his views on eternity. Though he does not believe in God he was very open to talking. He doesn't think a person can think scientifically and also have faith. I asked if he knew of the laws of conservation of matter and energy and explained that according to scientific laws neither matter nor energy could have created themselves. Something outside the laws of science must have created them. If there was a "big bang" at the beginning then who lit the fuse? The creation must have had a Creator. I don't think I had to convince Nester of God's existence beyond doubt - after all - on their worst days strong believers have doubts and on their better days atheists doubt their non-belief. I just wanted Nester to know that there are good answers to his questions. After this he agreed to consider the implications if God DOES exist. I used the law to show him where he would stand if there is a judgment day. As he thought about his guilt and accountability before God, he was no longer questioning God's existence but wondered how he could be forgiven. The gospel was starting to make sense to him. Granted, Nester was caught up in the conversation, and afterward I reminded him he had said he didn't even believe in God but since he had agreed to the possibility that He exists, it would be wise to assume He does. Isn't that where most of us start, wondering if anyone actually hears our prayers?