Monday, January 2, 2012

The Atheist Dilemma

Atheist or Anti-theist as I like to call them, love to make the statement, "there is no God!" 
I had numerous conversations with anti-theist which lead nowhere except around and around in circles. An Atheist strongly believes that there is no God, just as I strongly believe God exist. Sometimes I wonder why an atheist is so outspoken against something they claim does not exist. Dawkins, Hitchens and many others have written numerous books on their belief's.
When I was not yet a believer, I never thought of going around mocking Christians and their faith. These guys go out of their way pushing their adgenda. Why? Is there maybe deep within them some kind of fear? Atheist people get real mad when I call their atheism a religion. Their statement  of "there is no God" is an empty statement, because they cannot for a fact disprove God. Neither can I necessarily prove the existence of God to them. So, in my view an atheist has thoroughly examened  all the evidence and has come to the conclusion in his or her mind that God does not exist.
Since the atheist can not disprove God for a fact, their believe that God does not exist is by faith. I as believer I know with an absolute certainty that God exist and that God is the creator of all things. I have not seen God, but I believe by faith just as the atheist believes by faith. When I say God, I mean the God of the Bible, YHWH, the only true and living God. God is only a title and there are many god's and it can get confusing sometimes,  because people have made so many of their own god's in the past and present. The Bible speaks very clear about the natural man, which in this case the atheist is, a natural man without any kind true spiritual understanding. "But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 2Cr 2:14. 
It is a fact that unbelievers and rejecters of God have no spiritual understanding or relationship in any way to the true and living God. The dilemma for the atheist is that they can not be sure that there is no God. One thing believers and unbelievers share is that at one point in our life's we will have to face death. One out of one dies and that is reality. The question for the atheist is, what happens at the moment of passing?  Blackness, darkness, nothingness?  The light switch just get's turned off? What if you are wrong my dear atheist, what if there is something that happens at the moment of death. The writer of Hebrews wrote this: "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.." Heb 9:27.
What if he is right my atheist friend? Can you stand before God on your day of judgment having rejected Him? The only unpardonable sin is the rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I would not want to be in your shoes on that day. Are you 100% sure that God does not exist? Because if not, I would really take some time and learn about Jesus. Meet the real Jesus, not the one portrayed  on the History or Discovery channel. Start with the gospel of John. Jesus said seek and you shall find. I think that the atheist community  is in a dilemma, because if their theory proofs to be wrong, there is much to fear. Eternal separation from God. Even the unbelievers are still getting blessed by God living on this earth, which will not always be.
The Bible teaches that today is the day of salvation. Seek God before it is to late. I hope pray that any proclaiming atheist reads this to at least investigate who Jesus is, why He came and died on the cross for the sin of the world. The glorious promise of eternal life He gave to all of those who believe in Him by faith. Jesus said: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." Mat 7:13, 14.  Jesus does not want anyone to perish but have everlasting life. Are you sure that when you die that there is nothing? Think about it.
"The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good." Psalm 14:1
Believers in Jesus are not any better than anybody else, we are sinners just like everybody else. We are fallen creatures that were forgiven by Jesus Christ through His sacrifice on the cross. Heaven is not full of good people, but of forgiven sinners.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16.

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