A young skeptic said to an elderly lady, “I once believed in God, but since studying science, I am convinced that God is a empty word.” The lady replied, “I have not studied science, but since you have, maybe you can tell me from whence came this egg.” “Why, of course, from the hen,” was his 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,” said the young man. “You mean that a hen existed without having come from an egg?” asked the lady. “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 shouted, “You’ve got me all mixed up!” She then said, “Sir, since you cannot explain the existence of a hen or an egg without God, you cannot expect me to believe that you can explain the existence of the whole world without God” (Amos 4:13; Isaiah 45:18).
From Leroy Brownlow, Greatest Questions in the Old Testament
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