By Ken Blue
Every person has a circle of reason. I am not talking about circular reasoning, but the circle or circumference of one’s reasoning. When we allow ourselves to be pulled into the other mans circle, we are at his mercy and under his rules. A Christian must not fall for this tactic.
Faith that God exist helps us believe the Bible, and faith in the Bible helps us understand and believe God. The starting place is that God exists.
I am reminded of a situation in a science class at a secular university. The teacher drew a circle on the board and proceeded with his questions and diagrams to “prove” to the students that God could not exist. A student raised his hand for permission to speak. It was granted. “Professor, the problem with your argument is that you have confined God to your circle. God is outside your circle of reason and intellect.”
And so it is. If you can believe in a God of creation, you can believe the Bible, and if you believe the Bible, you will understand the God of creation. Don’t allow yourself to be confined to the circle the atheist, the agnostic and the scoffers have drawn for themselves. God is outside the puny little world of man’s reason which they have drawn for themselves.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.
Chuck Hanson says
Hello, Pastor Blue. I appreciate your insight here…How often I’ve tried to draw God into my circle, while He is seeking to draw me out of it. A good reminder as to why He is God, and I’m not! I’m pleased, and not a bit surprised, to see that you are continuing to faithfully teach and minister for our Lord in “true Blue” fashion. Blessings to you as you further meet the needs of people.
I thought to leave you a personal message here since your influence in my life is still evident. However, this doesn’t seem to be the proper format. So, since i’m having trouble navigating outlook, I would like to ask you to send me an email should you have the time, and perhaps I can catch you up. I find myself thinking of you, your family, and Open Door often.
Thank you for your consideration.