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EXISTENCE OF GOD - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: God’s existence, creation, Bible, love,
. prayer, power, Holy Spirit, salvation,
. we should not argue
SCRIPTURE: John16:8, Rom.1:18-20, 8:18-30, 11:17,
. 1Cor.1:21, Eph.1:5, 5:1-2
Style: drama/conversation: a scientist tells
. assistant how s/he would go about
. witnessing without getting into any
. arguments: tell them what God has
. done in your life
Cast: SCIENTIST, ASSISTANT
Set & Props: lab coat.
ASSISTANT So I met an atheist today who said he has
. to hear logic before he believes anything,
. and I didn’t know quite what to say.
. I was going to go into how you just have to
. have faith, but – I was afraid of sounding
. really lame. I thought I would get some
. advice from a scientist who was knowledgeable
. on all this. So what would you have said?
SCIENTIST Well, let’s see, let me first explain
. something. Faith isn't just hoping
. that something is true. Faith is an action
. of acceptance based on learning the truth.
ASSISTANT Ah, see, that's why I came to you.
. So how would you have shown him proof?
SCIENTIST I would have told him THAT the verse:
. Romans 1:18-20 which really helped me
. clearly see what life was really about.
. It says, “The wrath of God is being revealed
. from heaven against all the godlessness
. and wickedness of men who suppress the truth
. by their wickedness, since what may be known
. about God is plain to them, because God
. has made it plain to them. 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,
. so that men are without excuse.”
ASSISTANT Ah, you just - quoted a Bible verse.
SCIENTIST Yes. There are two things about doing this.
. One, the verse is saying that every man, deep
. down inside, really knows that there is a God.
. They know this just by observing nature.
ASSISTANT They would just bring up the Big Bang or
. the Evolution Theory. And then they would say
. it was fact, even though it still hasn’t
. been proven. It’s hard to argue with that.
SCIENTIST Exactly, it would become an argument,
. because they do not want to see what
. they really already know.
ASSISTANT But you’re a scientist who knows how to talk
. around all these ideas, and ARGUE the cold,
. hard facts about things like DNA, and –
SCIENTIST Ah, but we are not to argue. We are
. to love them. We are to pray for them
. that the Holy Spirit will soften their hearts.
. And then – we can wait for opportunities
. to talk with them more at some other time.
ASSISTANT So THEN you would bring out all those
. scientific facts and data.
SCIENTIST No, I’d probably share more of what
. the Bible says and how it has changed my life.
. THOSE facts – they cannot refute.
ASSISTANT So what was the second point to your
. quoting scripture?
SCIENTIST Ah yes! The second point to quoting scripture
. is the scripture - itself. Romans 11:17 says,
. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing
. by the WORD of Christ.”
ASSISTANT But scripture is just –
SCIENTIST The word of God! “For the word of God
. is living and active and sharper
. than any two-edged sword, and piercing
. as far as the division of soul and spirit,
. of both joints and marrow, and able to judge
. the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
ASSISTNAT So you’re saying that Bible verses are
. powerful... But they don’t always make sense.
SCIENTIST “For since the wisdom of God, the world
. through ITS wisdom did not come to know God,
. God was well-pleased through the foolishness
. of the message preached to save those
. who believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:21
ASSISTANT Ahhhh! (quickly confused again) Wait,
. so it does make sense?
SCIENTIST People can HEAR about the awesomeness of HOW
. the Bible was written with no inconsistencies.
. They can SEE the complex intricacies
. of creation. But only if they want to
. or are ready to see Truth.
ASSISTANT But WHY didn’t God just make it more obvious?!
SCIENTIST How much more obvious can He be?
. Some people SAW Jesus Christ Himself,
. die on the cross and rise again,
. and STILL chose not to believe.
. What makes you think it would be
. any different today?
ASSISTANT But there must be SOMETHING we can SAY –
SCIENTIST It is very simple. We can love them.
. We can give them our testimony - which is –
. telling them how God has worked,
. and is still working, in our lives.
. And we can pray. It is not for you to argue,
. convince, or convict others to turn to Christ.
. That job is only for the Holy Spirit.
. Persuading, convincing and changing the heart
. can only happen through God’s power.
(SCIENTIST notices ASSISTANT’s downcast face.)
SCIENTIST You should be relieved. You have
. the easy part! God will do all the work.
. It is His worry, not yours. Do you really
. want the burden of someone else’s salvation
. on your shoulders?
ASSISTANT That's my problem, isn’t it?
SCIENTIST Yes? Yes, your problem is - you think 4
. it is your problem – and it isn’t!
ASSISTANT Ha! I can’t tell you what a relief that is!
. Thank you-thank you.
(ASSISTANT hugs SCIENTIST and runs out.)
SCIENTIST Heeeyyy, no problem. I just wish finding
. a cure for the common cold would be so easy.