By Nathan Jones
How do Atheists respond when they finally understand multiple realities coexist?
We asked this question on our television show Christ in Prophecy of Carl Gallups, senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Florida, and the author of the best-selling apologetics book, The Magic Man in the Sky. He is also the founder of the world famous PPSIMMONS YouTube channel and prominent Freedom Friday radio talk show host.
Dr. Reagan: Have you had a personal opportunity to share some of the arguments for the existence of God with Atheists and Agnostics and see how they respond?
Carl Gallups: For years before I wrote my book The Magic Man in the Sky, and that is why I finally wrote the book.
Dr. Reagan: How do they normally respond?
Carl Gallups: When they're honest, and when we have decent conversations, its pretty mind blowing to them. In fact, we have led many to the Lord and a saving relationship with Him with the argument that multiple realities coexist and yet be unaware of each other.
That is one of the exciting things about Internet technology and Internet ministry now, it's that you can reach out to the world and can minister to people in a way that's a little less intimidating, a little less threatening, because you can do it by email or in blogs. Every week people come out of Atheism and they come out of this evolutionistic philosophy of life and come to Jesus Christ.
Dr. Reagan: In fact, you have some testimonies don't you about the impact of your book upon Atheists and Agnostics demonstrating how some people are just totally confused and don't know what they believe?
Carl Gallups: Yes, comments began pouring in about this antidotal understandings of how God exists, and He's using the book. I'm simply overwhelmed, and I just give Him all the praise in full.
Dr. Reagan: Your book is written in such a way that it is easy to understand. Wouldn't you say so, Nathan, that it just flows and it's easy to understand?
Nathan Jones: Yes, I agree that in reading it flowed very well.
Carl Gallups: Thank you.
Dr. Reagan: You don't have to be a physicist or a scientist or whatever. The arguments are so logical, and that's the point. People can't think of a way to refute them.
Nathan Jones: I like that you start your book with a story where in the beginning a Christian and a non-Christian — Christopher and Crowley — have a conversation about faith, and how the non-Christian just blows the Christian out of the water. To me, that story connected me to the book right there because I recognized all those arguments used to undermine the Christian's faith. Then you answer all of those arguments. So, it's rather like a self-help tool for any Christian who wants to understand their faith and why they believe what they believe.
Carl Gallups: Thank you, I appreciate that. I wrote the book and the first chapter, but originally I didn't have the opening conversation between Christopher and Crowley. I didn't think to put that in there at first. Everything after that I had written, but then adding the conversation just was from God. It was just this sort of inspiration afterwards to start the book with a fictitious conversation between a Christian and an Atheist, and let the Atheist dump all of his arguments and destroy the Christian. In the first chapter, that's what finally happens.
Dr. Reagan: I first thought, "Man, I don't like this story." But, it drew me to keep on reading.
Carl Gallups: It's meant to draw you in, because if you're a Christian you're thinking, "How does the author get out of this predicament? I wonder what kind of arguments could be made to get out of all of the Atheist's arguments. I wonder how the Christian deals with this." And, if you're an Atheist your thinking at the start, "Hey, I like this book!" So, the conversation served its purpose and God has blessed it. I think it was an inspiration inspired by God to put that first chapter in there.
Dr. Reagan: Now you're writing another book right now, aren't you?
Carl Gallups: I am. I'm not allowed to give the title out yet, but I can tell you that it is a juxtaposition of biblical truths versus political agendas and cultural myths. In other words, I just take topics from the world today such as homosexual marriage, abortion, Evolution being "settled science," gun control, and all of these things that impact our lives and the decisions that we make. Legislatures are making laws and world government are dealing with all of these challenges. So, I take every one of those and I compare them to God's Word. What does God's Word really say? What would Jesus say? What would Jesus do? What's the truth? Is there an agenda here? How do these things tie together? What's the spiritual agenda? I tie all of these together as the subject of my next book.
By the way, Christopher and Crowley are going to show back up in this book.
In the sixth segment of our interview with Pastor Carl Gallups concerning the existence of God, he'll give us the greatest non-biblical proof for God's existence.