men, to the unshakeable things.
Today let us explore the most basic of these unshakeable things, the Living God.
I first believed in God because those around me in childhood believed in God. Before my intelligence was developed enough for me to reason out things for myself, my parents and others around me instilled in me a belief in God. Blessed is the child in this day and age who has believing parents and is raised with the knowledge that there is a Living God. That child has a far greater chance toward real usefulness and happiness in the world, and a better chance at eternal salvation, than the child who is raised in ignorance of the Living God.
But, no matter how we are raised, human reason tells us all that there is a Living God. In my younger days I had the privilege of hearing Brother Batsell Barrett Baxter speak on this subject. He said, man must believe in the Living God because of “the starry heavens above and the sense of ought within." The "starry heavens above" have to do with this universe which we see before us, the realm of nature, which shows so clearly the imprint of God the creator and the present operator. "The sense of ought within" has to do with the fact that we have an innate sense of what we ought to do. It has to do with that which God has planted within us that points toward the right and points away from the wrong.
Throughout all the ages of the earth thinking men have recognized the fact of the Living God from the “starry heavens above.” “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard." (Psalms 19: 1-3). And Romans 1: 18 tells us that men are without excuse if they do not seek for the Creator whose handiwork is so displayed around them.
What would you think if I took you outside and pointed to my car and said, that car had no creator. It was not planned. It did not come from an automobile factory. It just happened. It resulted from a chance