Searching for God in a Godless World
Our Godless Culture and Godless World
“Godless culture?” you ask. “But religion is everywhere!” Yes, and even religion often leaves out God—just so much feel good drivel. Furthermore, Christianity has become largely isolated from our culture. We have kicked God out of our schools, out of our social dialogue, and for the most part out of our national conscience. Yes, ours has become a godless culture.
Furthermore, ours is a godless culture in the midst of a godless world. Oh, the “god” word is floated around in the context of numerous religions. But even the world at large doesn’t want anything to do with the God of the Bible. The god of individual spirituality is Ok, but not Jesus and the God of the Bible. I know of numerous cases where pastors were asked to pray to open some community meeting but were told not mention Jesus in their prayer. That appears to be the attitude of much of the world.
The Soul’s Search for God
In Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis wrote: “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” Numerous people down through the ages from Augustine, to Pascal, to modern writers have referred to there being a “God-shaped hole” in every man, a place within that only God can fill, the soul’s search for God.