April 2015, Vol. 34, No. 4

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Which Came First?

posted on February 14, 2018

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A young skeptic said to an elderly lady, “I once believed in God, but since studying science I am convinced that God is but an empty word.”

The lady replied, “Well, I have not studied science, but since you have, maybe you can tell me from whence came the egg.”

“Why, of course, from the hen,” was the reply. “And where did the hen come from?” “Why, the egg.” “And perhaps,” said the lady, “you can tell me which existed first.” “The hen, of course,” rejoined the young man. “You mean that a hen existed without having come from an egg?” “Oh, no,” said the young man, “I should have said the egg was first.” “Then you mean that an egg existed without having come from a hen?” The young man exclaimed, “You’ve got me all mixed up!”

She drove home the point: “Young man, since you cannot explain the existence of even a hen or an egg without God, you cannot expect me to believe that you can explain the existence of the whole world without Him.”

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

Leroy Brownlow
via Findlay church of Christ
Sparta, TN

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