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Created on Jul 21 2011
Dear Mr. Dawkins,
It has been a great mystery to me as to why you do not understand the mere concept of faith. I have been looking through your books, watching your interviews, and watching debates that you have been apart of. Through all of this, it seems as though you and many others are “baffled” by the enormous number of people who believe in the existence of God, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. You and many others (who take time to read up on your strong efforts to stop faith) see us as being the most foolish people on the face of the earth. But then the answer as to why you don’t get it was right in front of me the whole time. It’s something called the spirit of God. Here are a couple of verses that explains everything that confuses you:
“That is what is meant by the Scriptures which say that no mere man has ever seen, heard or even imagined what wonderful things God has ready for those who love the Lord. But we know about these things because God has sent his Spirit to tell us, and his Spirit searches out and shows us all of God’s deepest secrets. No one can really know what anyone else is thinking, or what he is really like, except that person himself. And no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own spirit. And God has actually given us his Spirit (and not the world’s spirit) to tell us about the wonderful free gifts of grace and blessing that God has given us. In telling you about these gifts we have even used the very words given to us by the Holy Spirit, not words that we as men might choose. So we use the Holy Spirits words for interpreting spiritual truth in spiritual language. But the man who isn’t a Christian can’t understand and can’t accept these thoughts from God, which the Holy Spirit teaches us. They sound foolish to him, because only those who have the Holy Spirit within them can understand what the Holy Spirit means. Others just can’t take it in. But the spiritual man has insight into everything, and that bothers and baffles the man of the world, who can’t understand him at all. How could he? For certainly he has never been one to know the Lord’s thoughts, or discuss them with him, or to move the hands of God by prayer. But strange as it seems, we Christians actually do have within us a portion of the very thoughts and mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)
So don’t you see? Those who don’t accept Jesus Christ into their life will never understand faith. They will never understand the language we use. It doesn’t matter how many books you write, how many conferences you speak at, how many debates you try your best to win, or how many other philosophers live on past you and try the same thing you are trying. None of that will ever remove the spirit of God from people’s hearts if they truly believe and have faith and have had a true meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Your “battle” will never be won. Christ is the First and Last, the Living One who died, who is now alive forevermore. To be honest Mr. Dawkins I have been praying for you. Not because I’m afraid that you are doing something wrong for other people and will end peoples faith in Christ, but I have been praying for you because I fear for your future. I also have been praying that God would reveal himself to you in one way or another if you allow him to. But that is a choice that has to be made by you alone.
I hope you have a great day,
God bless you
anonymous