Einstein's "God Letter" to Go on Auction
A letter written by Albert Einstein in 1955 about his view of God is to be auctioned by Christie’s in New York in December and is expected to fetch $1 million to $1.5 million. In the letter to philosopher Erik Gutkind, Einstein said, “The word ‘God’ is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of venerable but still rather primitive legends.” Einstein had a brilliant mind, but there is no evidence that he gave attention to studying the Bible for himself, so he had no proper basis on which to reject it as God’s Word. His “faith” that the Bible is a mythical book was blind faith, and he gambled his eternal soul on that faith. By his own testimony, he rejected Jesus as Lord and Saviour and died in his sins. His mind was open to the universe but closed to the God of the universe. The prophecy of 2 Peter 3 describes end-time scoffers who deny supernatural creation and the Bible’s teachings, such as the global flood. They are “willingly ignorant.” They scoff at the righteous God because they “walk after their own lusts” and reject His holy laws. Psalm 2 describes the same end-time rebellion. The high and mighty of the nations will “imagine a vain thing,” which is to cast away God’s law. It’s vain because it is impossible to successfully rebel against God’s authority. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). “God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
(Friday Church News Notes, October 12, 2018, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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