Ask Your Barber
The Bible says to have an answer for why you believe to those who ask you.
This is a good example of an answer to one of the most common reasons sinners give for ignoring God and His goodness.
A Christian went to his favourite barber shop for his weekly hair-cut and beard trimming. In the course of their conversation, they touched upon the subject of God.
The barber said: "Look man, I don't think that God exists as you believe."
"Why do you think that?" asked the Christian.
"Well, it's so easy, you only have to go out in the street to realise that God does not exist. If God existed, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abused or crippled children? If God existed, there would be no suffering or pain. Would there be murder or even war? I cannot imagine a loving God who would permit ANY of these things."
The Christian didn't want to enter into an argument and could think of no immediate response to the barber's logic. The barber finished his job and the Christian fellow left the shop. The moment he stepped out the door he saw a man sitting on the curb whose long hair and beard were in need of a barber's attention (It looked so long, dirty and untidy).
The Christian turned and re-entered the barber shop and said to the barber: "You
know what? Barbers absolutely do not exist!" "How can you say that barbers do
not exist?" exclaimed the barber. "Well, I'm here and I'm a barber. I just cut
"No!" the Christian exclaimed. "Barbers do not exist; because if they did exist, there would be no people with long hair and stringy beards like that man out there in the street, sitting on the kerb."
"Oh, barbers do indeed exist! What happens is that people first have to come to me. They seek me out and find me!"
"You are exactly right!"- affirmed the Christian. "That's exactly the point. God does exist, what happens is people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
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