Faith, The Link Between God & Man

Hello my dear friend! How are you all? I hope and pray everything is well. I’m so happy and grateful to God could have time post my own article. This is a re-post from a writing that I’ve posted in 2013.  According to my blog tagline “Living by faith”, once again this post is about faith. An explanation about faith in an interesting and unique way. When someone ask and tries to make us doubt about the God’s presence and His existence, faith plays important role is restoring our beliefs in God’s existence in our lives. Not too biblical but deep enough to go into substance of faith. The conversation between a professor and his student below refers to the following the Bible verses,

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)

For we live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)


Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son?

Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you believe in GOD?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Professor: Is GOD good?

Student: Sure.

Professor: Is GOD all powerful?

Student: Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

 (Student was silent)

Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student: Yes.

Professor: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Professor: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From . . . GOD . . .

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student: Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Professor: So, who created evil?

 (Student did not answer)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them?

 (Student had no answer)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?

Student: No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?

Student: No, sir.

Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Professor: According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student: No, sir. There isn’t.

 (The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, super heat, mega heat, white heat, a little    heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

 (There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So, what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.

Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

 (The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

 (The class was in uproar)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

 (The class broke out into laughter)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

 (The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir . . . Exactly! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

 By the way, that student was Einstein. 🙂


Karina – Living by faith.

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50 thoughts on “Faith, The Link Between God & Man

  1. I enjoyed this post. This kind of reminded me of the movie God is not dead. Indeed, it takes faith. As humans, we want to know everything but we are meant to understand everything. We must seek God who is Sovereign in all our ways. Thank you for sharing Karina 😊

  2. Joh 9:35  Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” 
    Joh 9:36  He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 
    Joh 9:37  And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” 
    Joh 9:38  Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him. 
    Joh 9:39  And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” 
    Joh 9:40  Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?” 
    Joh 9:41  Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains. 

  3. As our Lord draws us closer to Himself, we leave the world further behind. Go on from strength to strength in the Lord as the time is short. Thank you.

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    • Dear, brother Mitch
      I am so sorry I couldn’t find the original link of this post, brother. But I will keep try to find out the source and I will inform you later. Thank you very much, brother. God Bless.

  6. I love this dialogue. Mankind with their limitation want to put God in a box questioning his sovereignty. He spoke this world into existence The all knowing, all seeing, all hearing God has no limit. In reality when we are face with questions like the student in this dialogue all we need to do is to keep silent and the Holy Spirit will give us words that cannot be challenged.

  7. I found your guest post of 8/26 an essential lesson for Christians, but was unable to comment there. Unfortunately, our young people have been indoctrinated w/ the lie that any judgment at all is proof of self-righteous on our part and — at the very least — in bad taste. This, I believe, is a ploy by Satan to undermine the discretion God has has given us as a protective measure. If we cannot distinguish between good fruit and poison, we are truly lost.

  8. A very interesting read, Karina. If a person honestly searches for truth, he WILL eventually come to God–just as He’s presented in the Bible. Although the last step IS faith, there are many preliminary steps of knowledge that can validate His existence and the veracity of His Word, in the study of Biblical archaeology, ancient manuscripts, prophecy, scientific verification, and more. (I recommend Lee Strobel’s books to anyone interested in why faith in God and His Son Jesus is a very rational response. )

    • Dear sister in Christ, Nancy
      Once again, thank yo very much for your time to visit and read my post. I also thank you for the suggested book. I will find out that book. Thank you very much and God Bless.

  9. Dear Karina, I missed your posts for many many months. I can’t explain what transpired but I stopped receiving them. However, I’m back and I’m trying to catch up with all that I missed.

    Thank you for lightening up the world with your light. Love you my sister in the LORD.

    I appreciate you and your faith in an unchanging God ✝️♥️

    • Dear, sister June
      Thank you very much for stopping by to my blog and always faithful come to read my blog posts. Right now, to be honest, I am a bit difficult to have good time to write a post because this time I have so many company tasks. I will write a post again when I have much time. Once again thank you very much for your care and attention, sister. I really…really appreciate it. God Bless and have a wonderful day.

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