The whole of creation is a mystery The sun is a
mystery—why don't men say there is no sun ? The
moon is a mystery—why don't men say there is no
moon? The earth is a mystery which geologists
have never been able to fathom—why don't they
say there is no earth ?
There would be just as much sense in saying so as
there is in saying there is no God.
Secondly: He teaches him to* doubt God's word.
In this, the devil displays his greatest power, for if
he can only succeed in getting a soul to doubt God
he is sure to have him wandering.
Those who doubt seem to be his leading agents;
for the Apostle Paul saw fit to earnestly caution
Timothy against such characters, when he wrote
him in mention of Hymeneus and Philetus, who
doubted the resurrection: " Shun profane and vain
babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodli
ness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of
whom is Hymeneus and Philetus." *
It is impossible for a man to have faith in that he
doubts; and he who doubts God, cannot understand
him; therefore he who doubts is a wanderer from
the way of understanding.
9 Oh, sinner, doubt not the God of peace,
For he who doubts is sure to err,
From the path of truth,
And in wisdom has no share.
* 2 Tim. ii: 16, 17.