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There have been those, some of the notable men, who have refused to cooperate with Christ and have come to a very ignoble finish in their lives. Two such people were the famous writers H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw. They were brilliant men with worldly wisdom, yet they rejected the message of Scripture. They placed their trust in their own systems of belief, which were based on human reason.


Yet they could not find lasting inner peace, and they slowly lost confidence in what they believed. Wells’ final literary work, for example, has been aptly called "a scream of despair."


And shortly before Shaw died in 1950, he wrote, "The science to which I pinned my faith is bankrupt. Its counsels, which should have established the millennium, have led directly to the suicide of Europe. I believed them once. In their name I helped to destroy the faith of millions. And now they look at me and witness the great tragedy of an atheist who has lost his faith."