Norman Geisler (July 21, 1932 – July 1, 2019) was an evangelist, theologian, and author of several books including the widely popular ‘I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist‘ which is still considered a seminal work for Christian apologetics. Throughout his life, he founded two seminaries and always stayed true as a follower of Jesus Christ. Here are my top 10 favorite quotes from Norman Geisler:
“There may be some theoretical chance that wind and rain erosion could produce the face of four presidents on the side of a mountain, but it is still far more reasonable to assume that an intelligent sculptor created Mount Rushmore.”
“So I cast my lot with him-not the one who claimed wisdom, Confucius; or the one who claimed enlightenment, Buddha; or the one who claimed to be a prophet, Muhammad, but with the one who claimed to be God in human flesh. The one who declared, ‘Before Abraham was born, I am’ – and proved it.”
“A skeptic once said to me, ‘I don’t believe the Bible because it has miracles.’ I said, ‘Name one.’ He said, ‘Turning water into wine. Do you believe that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it happens all the time.’ He said, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘Well, rain goes through the grapevine up into the grape, and the grape turns into wine. All Jesus did was speed it up a little bit.”
“Ronald Reagan once quipped, “I’ve noticed all those in favor of abortion are already born.” Indeed, all pro-abortionists would become pro-life immediately if they found themselves back in the womb.” (I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, 2004)
“Belief in miracles does not destroy the integrity of scientific methodology, only its sovereignty. It says in effect that science does not have a sovereign claim to explain all events as natural, but only those that are regular, repeatable and/or predictable.” (Miracles and Modern Thought, 1982)
“In the Gospels—Jesus is the prophet to his people. In Acts and the Epistles—Jesus is the priest for his people. In the book of Revelation—Jesus is the King over his people.” (A Popular Survey of the New Testament, 2007)
“Love must be free: it is a free choice. So in spite of God’s desire, some men do not choose to love him. All who go to hell do so because of their free choice. They may not want to go to hell, But they do will it.
They make the decision to reject God, even though they don’t’ desire punishment.” (When Skeptics Ask, 1990)
“It is precisely because He is omnipotent that for Him some things are impossible.” (What Augustine Says: God, Faith, Reason, Christ, Scripture, Grace and Evil, 2003)
“…finite being needs a cause, the Cause of all finite beings (God) does not need a cause: He is the Uncaused Cause and Unlimited Limiter of all limited things.” (If God, Why Evil?: A New Way to Think about the Question, 2011)
“For nothing comes from nothing; nothing ever could.” (Twelve Points That Show Christianity Is True, 2013)
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