May 10, 2017
Writer: David Payne
More and more people today are finding it easier to not believe in God or claim they're spiritual, but not affiliate with any type of religion.
After many of his own inquiries and thoughts about the nature of God, along with personal study, Hyrum Lewis, a professor at BYU-Idaho, decided he would write a book called "There is a God: How to Respond to Atheism in the Last Days."
In an interview Lewis said questions if God was real started when we has about seven or eight years old. As he continued to learn and study he realized many of those questions were easily answered.
"The book is really the result of a lifetime of inquiry and question," Lewis said. "I was just coming across a lot of atheist arguments and I realized that there were actually pretty weak."
While studying Intellectual History and Philosophy at USC, Lewis learned more about social thought and the history of philosophy.
"I was reading a lot in philosophy," Lewis said. "I was reading a lot in the major thinkers of the twentieth century and most of them, the people who get most of the attention, from scholars, especially at USC, where these atheists."
As Lewis continued his studies, he heard many arguments that God could not be real.
"I wasn't going to call him out in seminar," Lewis said. "I would go home and just write my frustrations and that's one of the ways this book developed."
Some of the arguments Lewis heard included "If God is all-good and all-powerful, why would there be suffering in the world?" or "How can you believe in God if you can't see Him?" Lewis said there were many answers to these questions using scripture.
"There's hypocrisy there that needed to be exposed," Lewis said. "That's one of the things I was trying to do with this book."
"There is a God: How to Respond to Atheism in the Last Days" was released May 9, 2017 and is available on Amazon where you can purchase a paperback book or a Kindle Edition.
Click below to hear the full interview.