Category: Atheism & Evolution

8 Questions for Atheists

Having a chat with atheists can be very interesting. They claim to be more intellectual than Christians and they perceive Christians as being merely silly believers of a non-existent God.
However below are some questions for atheists. Ironically, most atheist avert answering these questions. Hopefully these questions can help atheists discover that life is beyond what we merely see in the natural – but to understand that even though they doubt God’s existence – they need to also look into the holes in their own belief system.

 

QUESTION 1
Is Atheism a LACK of Belief in God or a BELIEF that there is no God?
Most atheists generally claim that atheism is a LACK of belief in God or gods. This definition implies that atheists DO NOT have the ability to believe in God. This definition implies that atheists are INCAPABLE of believing in God. Is this true? Do atheists lack or have an inability to believe in God?
The Bible however explains that atheists do not lack a belief – but rather atheists SUPPRESS their belief in God. Every human being has a measure of faith and has the ability to believe. In every human being is the desire to worship someone or something. However the case with atheists is that they suppress God as the object of belief and replace God with anti-God belief systems.
Romans 1:20-23 says the following pertaining to atheism and the atheists suppression of belief in God: For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
Therefore atheists not only suppress the existence of God in their lives but through the theory of evolution they have replaced God with the worship of animals and worship of themselves. The theories of evolution is what has become the atheist’s religion.
Therefore atheism cannot be defined as a LACK of belief because the atheist simply CHOOSES to SUPPRESS his belief in God.
Atheism is a CHOICE. It is a belief system.

 

QUESTION 2
If God Exists Would You Become A Christian?
If the atheist were given all the “proof” and “evidence” that they needed pertaining to the existence of God, would he/she become a Christian?
This is a question that only individual atheists can answer themselves. However, the several atheists that I have personally asked this question have continued to either avert directly answering the question or continue to rebel against the idea that God exists.
The truth is, it takes humility to accept God. Pride is the seed of atheism. Atheism is the belief that life is “better” without God or that life does not need God. Atheism is a belief that man does not have to be accountable to a Greater Power than himself.
Therefore to accept God into one’s life requires personal humility and a sense that one is accountable to somebody greater than himself.
If you’re an atheist and you’re reading this take the time to ask yourself “If God Exists, Would You Become A Christian?”

 

QUESTION 3
How Do You Determine What’s Right & What’s Wrong?
To the atheist: Where does your sense of morality come from? How do you determine what is acceptable and what is unacceptable?
For example – if there are 2 atheists in a room: One atheist believes that abortion is wrong and another atheist believes that abortion is good. Which of these atheists is correct? Which one is right and which one is wrong?
For the Christian the question of morality and right or wrong comes from the Scriptures / the Bible. But for the atheist, the morality issue is very murky and always changing. For example, with the atheist, something as queer as beastiality can be wrong today and then the same act might be okay with him in the future. After all, atheists view themselves more as animals than humans. So the queer concept of beastiality is an open view even in their mindset.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
The issue of right and wrong comes only from one source – God.

 

QUESTION 4
How Do You Deal With Guilt & Sin in Your Life?
No matter what moral beliefs we may have, all people have felt guilt in their life. Every person including the atheist has felt that they have done wrong in their life and may have felt guilt or remorse or depression as a result.
The question however is: How do atheists deal with guilt and sin in their life? What do atheists do to remove guilt or sin in their hearts?
It is said that atheists are more likely to commit suicide than theists. This is believed due to the fact that the atheist belief system does not adequately account for purpose or meaning of life. Hence in the perception of the atheist life is not only temporary but it lacks no definitive meaning.
In the eyes of God & the Christian however, God has given meaning and purpose to people’s lives. Every person can find their meaning in life through a relationship with God.
God says the following in Isaiah 43:7“Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”
God created us to glorify Him. Glorifying God means that we acknowledge His existence and He is the object of our faith and worship. It also means that we live in order please and serve our Creator.
Without God, the issue of guilt and sin cannot be properly or adequately dealt with.
In Isaiah 43:25-26 God says “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. 26 Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted.”
God sent Jesus Christ to deal with our sin problem (John 3:16)

 

QUESTION 5
Do You Act According To What You Believe or According To What You Lack In Belief?
If atheism is simply a lack in belief in God, then do atheists act according to what they believe in – or do they act according to their lack of belief.
Everyone BELIEVES in something or someone. Our beliefs drive us. What we believe in affects our life and ultimately our destiny.
The truth is – we don’t have to see something in order to believe in it. All humans have the ability to believe.
Atheists have NO EVIDENCE that non-life can create life but yet they BELIEVE it.
Atheists have NO EVIDENCE as to HOW the universe was created yet they BELIEVE their theories.
Atheists have NO EVIDENCE dinosaurs turned into birds but yet they BELIEVE it.
The Bible describes belief / faith as the following: Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
Therefore the atheist does not behave according to what he lacks belief in – but he behaves according to what he believes in even if that belief is wrong.
The source of our faith however should not be our own intelligence – but the source of our faith should be God and His word.
True faith does not come by hearing the word of man but true faith comes by hearing the word of God.
Romans 10:17 says “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”.

 

QUESTION 6
Can You Prove HOW the Universe Was Created?
There is no evidence pertaining to the evolutionist explanation for origin of life. All evolutionist explanations for the origin of life and the creation of the universe remain merely as theories, presumptions and hypothesis. The reason is because there is no scientific proof that for example, life may have evolved from non-life or that life resulted due to a “big bang”.
Therefore atheists cannot prove how the universe was created. It actually takes faith to believe some of the theories that evolutionists have suggested.
The Bible is clear as to who and how the universe was created. God created the universe.
Genesis 1:1-2In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

 

QUESTION 7
Can You Prove That God Does Not Exist?
When asked this question atheists argue that it’s not up to them to provide evidence for proof of God. The problem however with their argument is that if they claim God doesn’t exist then they should provide the evidence.
If atheists have never visited every planet; or if they have never been to every part of the universe; or if they have never seen every star in outer space – then how can they prove that God does not exist?
Atheism in itself is merely a CLAIM – it is NOT a fact.
Atheism is NOT merely a lack of belief – it is an NONFACTUAL CLAIM that God does not exist because there is no proof that He doesn’t exist.
Psalm 14:1 – 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.

 

QUESTION 8
Do You Know Where You’re Going When You Die?
The atheist cannot prove that heaven and hell does not exist. However, what a tragic day it will be when the atheist discovers the existence of hell because there is no going back and there is no second chance.
Does heaven and hell exist? Yes these places do.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end”.
God has put eternity in our hearts. This means that in our mind or soul God has placed within us a spiritual longing or desire for eternal fulfillment inside of us; God has put that sense inside us that there is more to life than the mere physical and natural things that we touch and see.
Every person whether Christian or atheist has an eternal desire or a search for purpose and meaning that is beyond the present. The issue is our interpretation of these desires and how we apply these desires.
Our sense of longing and meaning should be directed towards God who is the source. Without God there is no meaning or fulfillment in a person’s life.
Ultimately when people die, where they go will be an indication of who or what their source of fulfillment was.
Jesus is our fulfillment. Without Jesus Christ we are nothing. Jesus came that we may have abundant life.
John 10:10“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”.

 

 

 

ARE YOU AN ATHEIST WANTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT JESUS CHRIST?
DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “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).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God

 

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We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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What is the Origin of Life?

What is the origin of life? Where does life come from? Does life come from non-life? Is life the product of the Big Bang or is God the Creator of all life?

Spontaneous Generation
One of the initial theories of the origin of life was spontaneous generation. This is the theory or belief that living things can arise from non-living material. The belief was that certain living forms such as maggots could arise from dead flesh or that fleas could arise from inanimate matter such as dust.
Whilst spontaneous generation has been disproven, what is crucial is the belief that life comes from non-life and this belief is still held by various scientists, evolutionists and atheists to this day.
Louis Pasteur in the 1800s disproved the theory of spontaneous generation and proved scientifically & experimentally that living things can only come from another living source.
Therefore the belief that non-life material can create living organisms cannot be scientifically proven and science experiments have failed to prove that life originates from non-living material.

Abiogenesis
Just like spontaneous generation, abiogenesis incorporates the theory that non-living material is the source of life. The major difference is that spontaneous generation is an obsolete theory. Spontaneous generation was believed to be able to occur over a shorter period of time.
Abiogenesis however, is the idea that the natural process of life arises from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. It is presumed or assumed to have occurred on Earth over 3 billion years ago. Abiogenesis theory is more complex in its study and attempts to discover how the first life on Earth emerged through a chain of increasingly complex organic chemical reactions, but did so only several times before giving rise to billions of years of subsequent, increasingly complicated life forms.
Secular scientists, evolutionists and atheists seldom admit it but abiogenesis is only a hypothesis. The abiogenesis theory is full of guesses, assumptions and historical conclusions that cannot be tested or proved scientifically. Therefore abiogenesis should not be received as factual or truth.
Just like spontaneous generation, abiogenesis tries to answer the question: Can non-life create life?
However, believers of abiogenesis to this day cannot prove that the origin of life comes for non-living material.

Panspermia
Panspermia is the suggestion that life on earth may have originated from outer space or other parts of the universe. Panspermia suggests that microscopic life was distributed to the earth by asteroids, comets or meteorites. The hypothesis also suggests that life may have begun after the Big Bang over 10 billion years ago.
Just like spontaneous generation & abiogenesis, the hypothesis of Panspermia cannot be tested nor proven scientifically. It is a series of guesses and assumptions by atheists and secular scientists for which there is no proof for such claims.

 

GOD AS THE CREATOR OF LIFE

Hebrews 11:3 NKJV
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

For the Christian, the answer to the origin of life is very simple. God is the Creator of all that we see. God is the originator of life. Without God there cannot be any life.
Hebrews 11:3 tells us that the things which are seen were not made by the things which are visible.
Therefore, just because God is invisible, it does not mean that God does not exist.
Also, just because God is invisible, it does not mean that He did not create the visible.
God is living and therefore only life can come from the living. It is also a scientific fact that life can create life.
The problem with atheists, evolutionists and secular scientists is that they refuse to acknowledge the existence of God. They would rather shift having their faith placed in God to having their faith placed in scientifically unproven hypothesis such as spontaneous generation, abiogenesis or panspermia.

Christians are often ridiculed for not having proof that God is the Creator of all life. However, Christians have always believed that God exists and that God is the intelligent Creator of the universe as we know it. Christians do not apologize for their faith in God. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1) and without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).

Atheists and secular scientists however take a hypocritical approach to their stance of the origin of life. While claiming to only look at the evidence, their historical conclusions regarding the origin of life are neither scientific and cannot be proven.
They ridicule Christians for lacking proof of the origin of life whilst they themselves lack proof for their own theories regarding the very same subject.
Again and again scientific evidence is stacking up that non-life CANNOT create life and no amount of scientific study or hypothesis will be able to prove that life originated from non-living material.

What is the origin of life? Genesis 1:1-31 clearly tells us the origin of life. God is the Creator. Without God there is no life.

Genesis 1:1 NKJV
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

 

 

Can We Be Good Without God?

Can we be good without God? Are people generally good by nature?
There are some people who are of the school of thought that mankind is good by nature. They believe that man does not need God in order to be good.
Atheists for example, would go to the extent to claim that theism is the reason why certain people are not good and they blame religion as the source of some of problems within the world. Therefore atheists are of the inclination that the world would be a better place if there was no God or no religion.
Are these kind of perceptions true? Can such perceptions be proved?

An experiment was once done by some teachers at a certain kindergarten. The experiment was to test whether certain children would obey their instructions. In the experiment, the teachers firmly instructed each child not to spit into the water fountain that was in the middle of the kindergarten premises.
After instructing each child, the teachers then secretly observed the kids during the day to see if any of the children would disobey their instructions.
Sure enough, within the hour some of the kids who would pass by the fountain would first look around to see if anyone was watching them before curiously spitting into the water fountain and effectively disobeying their teachers’ instructions.

 

What is Sin?
The Bible teaches us in Romans 3:10 that “there is none righteous, no, not one”.
Romans 3:23 further tells us that “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.
Nobody is naturally or morally or spiritually good by nature.
If we think about it – we do not have to teach a child to lie. We do not have to teach a child to steal. We do not have to teach a child to be disobey. A child can lie, steal or disobey without being taught.
However, we do have to teach a child good manners; we have to teach a child that stealing is wrong; we have to teach a child that lying is wrong. This fact proves that every person is born with what the Bible calls sin. Therefore man is not inherently good by nature. Every human has inherited sin or the sin nature from Adam (Romans 5:12).
Therefore man is not inherently good by nature.
What is sin? Sin is the violation or disobedience of God’s law (1 John 3:4). Sin is the opposite of God’s nature. All unrighteousness from God’s perspective is sin. Sin is missing God’s mark.
Are we sinners by nature? Yes we are sinners. We are sinners not because we sin, but we are sinners because man is inherently born with the ability to sin.

 

What is the Condition of Man’s Heart?
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a manMatthew 15:19-20 NKJV
The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; who can know it?Jeremiah 17:9 NKJV

Without God man cannot be good. Without God, the heart of man can produce wickedness and sinful lifestyles. Without God, the heart of man cannot change. Without God, the Bible says Isaiah 64:6 that “our righteousness are like filthy rags”.
Therefore any personal effort to be good without God are meaningless in the eyes of God.
Man cannot change himself because within him is the sin nature and this nature controls him.
The sin nature is the part of a person’s nature that does not think or function with God.
The New Testament Greek word is sarx. Kenneth Wuest defines sarx as “the totally depraved nature as dominating the unsaved individual.” The unbeliever has only this nature in him.

 

How Should We Judge Righteousness / Goodness?
Morally, we can all find somebody that’s “worse” than us. We may for instance think that a murderer is worse than a thief; or that committing adultery is worse than watching pornography.
However, God will not judge us according to how we stand against the morality or standards of others. God will also not judge us according to our personal perceptions of what we individually consider to be right or wrong.
God will not also judge us according to the moral laws of a society or a nation or a particular tradition.
God will judge us against the backdrop of His eternal holy, pure and perfect nature. God’s standard of goodness is higher than that of man.
God says in Isaiah 55:8,9 NKJVFor My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

 

How Can We Be Righteous?
For man to be righteous before a holy God, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
Without Jesus Christ we cannot be righteous because only Christ can make us righteous before God because of the finished work He completed on the cross.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV says For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Therefore it is only through Christ that we can become the righteousness of God.
God imputed our sin to Jesus Christ as if He were a sinner, though He was not. Christ paid the debt of sin that we could not pay by dying for the sins of the entire world (John 3:16). In exchange, God imputed the righteousness of Christ to Christian believers.
Romans 5:15-19 NKJV says: But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. 16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

So – can we be good without God? No we can’t. We need God.
ONLY when we become born again and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord & Saviour can we then be made righteous (John 1:12) and become part of the eternal family of God. In Christ we are treated as sons & daughters bound for Heaven and not sinners bound for hell (1 John 5:12,13).
ONLY through Christ Jesus can we become a new creation and receive a new heart that desire to conform to the image of Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17-19).

Today, if you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Saviour and if you want Jesus Christ to change your life – simply believe and trust in Jesus Christ and allow Him to take Lordship over your life.

 

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We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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What’s Wrong with Being Atheist?

According to atheists, an atheist is a person who lacks belief in God or “gods”. However lacking a belief in God does not necessarily mean that God does not exist.
A person born blind may have never seen the stars with his own eyes – however it does not mean that the stars do not exist. Despite the testimonies of others, the blind person can either choose to believe or choose to have a “lack of belief” – but it does not change the fact that the stars exist.
Therefore atheism is a choice. It is a deliberate choice to have a “lack of belief in God”.

What’s Wrong With Being Atheist?
So what’s wrong with being atheist? Are atheists better people than Christians? Do atheists have a better moral standard? Do atheists have a better purpose in life?
Below are some important reasons to note as to what is wrong with being an atheist

(1) Being Atheist Is Foolish
Psalms 14:1The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”. They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
In the Bible a fool is a person who does not think with God. Therefore a person behaves foolishly when his thoughts and actions are contrary to the plan, principles and nature of God.
Therefore when the Bible speaks of a person being a fool, it is not addressing the person’s IQ or academic or professional & educational abilities.
So why is atheism foolish? God is Spirit (John 4:24) and therefore the things of God can only be spiritually discerned. Atheists only try to understand things from a natural & materialistic viewpoint and ignore the spiritual. However, the natural viewpoint is limited because the things of God can be discerned spiritually.
1 Corinthians 2:14 says “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”.
Therefore it is no surprise if an atheist finds the things of God to be foolish. The atheist is a “natural man” who believes only in natural things and so he cannot understand the things that are “spiritually discerned”.

(2) Atheist Have No Moral Compass
Psalms 14:1 describes a person who says “There is no God” as person who does “abominable works”.
An abominable work means something that is exceptionally bad or displeasing; detestable.
Atheism itself is abominable because out of atheism come many detestable philosophies, principles and practices.
Why do atheists lack a moral compass? Atheists have no sense of what’s right and what’s wrong. To the atheist, the truth can change. For example, to the atheist, beastiality might be wrong today – but it might be okay tomorrow.
Atheists cannot define what is moral; what is true; and what is acceptable. Why? Because they do not have a timeless moral standard upon which they stand upon.
After all, the majority of atheists are more likely to believe in the Theory of Evolution and therefore most atheists believe that mankind are just animals at their core. Therefore the concept of man having a conscience or a soul is foolishness to atheists because in the mind of the atheist – man is just an animal at his core. Just like animals, atheists have no basis for truth,
However, in 1 Timothy 4:2 the Bible speaks of people having a “seared conscience”. A seared conscience is a conscience that is insensitive or desensitized. A seared conscience lacks a moral standard and the conscience does not function properly.
Examples of well-known atheists who had seared consciences are Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, Kim Jong II, Lenin, Ceaucescu who killed over 100 million people. They had no respect for life. This reliably proves that atheists in leadership and people who have no fear for God have no moral compass.
Another example is that, most atheists are more likely to support the killing of unborn babies than people who are not atheist. A sign that atheists have seared consciences.

(3) Atheist Make Themselves Gods
Atheism creates the terrible deception that: if there is no God, then man himself is a “god” who answers to no one. Out of atheism, secular humanism is birthed. The idea of secular humanism is that man can fix himself; man can fix his life; man fix all the problems of the world without the help of God. Humanism promotes a self-centred life and not a God-centred life. It promotes the idea that man is the “god” and that we don’t need God.
So-called “free-thinking” is a method to escape accountability for immoral thinking and behavior.
Atheists don’t like accountability. Rebellion is one of the roots of atheism. The desire for lack of spiritual and moral accountability means that atheists replace God’s law and create their own life principles without wanting to answer to anyone for their actions.
It’s no wonder there is a sense of puffed up knowledge & arrogance among atheists. It’s an attitude rooted in pride and self-worship. Although they won’t admit it, they falsely believe and behave as if they have the answers pertaining to all things both natural and spiritual.
Romans 1:22 says “Professing to be wise, they became fools”. According to Psalms 14:1, atheism is the beginning of all things foolish.
The Bible teaches that all things should be seen through the light and viewpoint of our Almighty Creator. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

(4) Hell Awaits The Atheist
What’s wrong with being atheist? The problem is hell awaits those who “lack a belief in God”.
Romans 1:18-19 says: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
Atheism is a suppression of the truth. It is a choice to suppress the existence of God.
The Bible clearly tells us that nature or creation itself is proof that God exists and that mankind is without excuse in relation to God’s existence.
Romans 1:20 says: For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse
God has also put eternity in the heart of man (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Without God in his life, man will always have a void that only God can fill.
If a person does not believe in God, then that person leaves absolutely no room for salvation in his life. Salvation from hell begins first with the faith that God exists.
Hebrews 11:3 says: By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 11:6 says: But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Therefore atheism is a rejection of God; it is a rejection of the one and only Saviour from sin and hell; it is a rejection of eternal life.

 

BELIEVE IN GOD. CHOOSE GOD.
If as an atheist you are doubting evolution and atheism, it’s important to know that God DOES exist and God does NOT reject anybody who comes to Him.
An atheist can learn about God and discover the wonderful plan that God has for his/her life by converting to Christianity. It’s through the Christian faith that we learn about the grace and mercy of God and the love that He has towards us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for our sins. Jesus paid for our sins (John 3:16).
The gift of eternal life and the opportunity to have a relationship with God is open to whosoever will be believe.

 

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “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).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God

 

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We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

This prayer is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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5 Things Atheists Can’t Prove

“Do you have proof for your claim?” – This is a popular question that most atheists love to ask a Christian believer. Atheists pride themselves in requiring proof for any Biblical view of life, creation and God. However, the interesting irony is that the atheist himself does not have any proof or evidence that disputes various Christian Biblical beliefs.

Does the atheist really lack faith – or does he actually exercise faith?
Atheism is a human opinion – but even opinions can be wrong.
Atheism is a “lack of belief” – but lacking belief in something does not prove that the thing you lack belief in does not exist.
Atheism, just like Christianity requires faith – because faith requires that you believe in things that you cannot always see nor prove.
Christians do not dispute that faith is an important component of Christianity – but the problem is atheists cannot admit their self-deception that atheism itself is a faith or belief system.

In fact, it would be true to say that it takes a great deal of FAITH to become an atheist than it does to believe in God. Atheism itself requires the suspension of reason & human logic so that the atheist can believe in things that he has neither observed, tested nor proved.

So the atheist needs to be asked this important question: “Do YOU have proof for your claim?”

Below are a few of the things that atheists cannot prove and may help reveal that atheism itself does not pride itself in scientific evidence or proof but that atheism is simply an ANTI-GOD FAITH / BELIEF SYSTEM.

 

5 THINGS ATHEISTS CAN’T PROVE

 

  1. Atheists Cannot Prove That There Is No God

Can the atheist honestly prove that God does not exist? Has he been to every planet in the solar system? Has he been to all the ends of the earth? Has he visited every star in the universe? Has he seen and experienced anything beyond the natural realm? Does he know everything about every subject known to man? Atheists CANNOT prove that God does not exist.
To claim that there is no God is not only arrogant – but it is foolish. Psalm 14:1 says “The fool says in his heart ‘There is no God’…”
Yes of course, the atheist might retort and say: “Can you prove that unicorns or the spaghetti monster don’t exist” or “The burden of proof is on the believer”.
Atheists consist of less than 4% of the population of people who believe in the existence of a supernatural deity.
Therefore the burden of proof is not on the majority but it is on the minority. The burden is on the 4% to prove that every other population that believes in the existence of God or the supernatural are “uneducated” as some atheists claim.
Christians do not preach that unicorns, or Spiderman, or that the spaghetti monster created the universe.
Christians speak and preach about the existence of God, a supernatural Being who created the universe. Christians preach that the natural was made by the Supernatural and that the EVIDENCE or PROOF of God is seen in the creation itself and that no human being is “without excuse” for not believing in God.
Romans 1:20 says For since the creation of the world His (God’s) invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse

 

  1. Atheists Cannot Prove That Non-Life Can Create Life

The atheist prides himself in science. Science indeed is a good instrument for understanding the method in which God’s creation functions and Christians have no problem with science.
However, neither science nor atheists can prove that NOTHING can create SOMETHING. Atheists pride themselves in requiring proof or evidence yet there is no scientific observable & testable evidence that non-life can create life.
Many atheists are inclined to believe in abiogenesis which is the theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter. However, there is no scientific observable proof that abiogenesis is possible. All forms of abiogenesis are neither supportable is there proof or evidence. Yet the atheist currently BELIEVES this theory – a clear indication that it takes FAITH to be an atheist or evolutionist.
If non-life could create life, then this process would not only be historical, but it would be observable in the present time. It could be tested in the labs. To this day we ought to be observing new planets creating themselves out of nothing or new living creatures on the earth creating themselves out of nothing.
Atheists therefore CANNOT prove the origins of life came from non-life.
However the Bible tells us clearly how life originated and from whom life originated.
Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.
God is the source of ALL life whether seen or unseen. Without God there would be no life. Only a Being more intelligent than creation itself could have created an organized system such as seen in the universe.

 

  1. Atheists Cannot Prove That Evolution Is Occurring In The Present, That It Occurred in The Past & That It Will Occur In The Future

The truth is this: Evolution is NOT happening now. Yet the atheist would have us falsely believe that evolution happened; evolution is happening and that evolution will happen.
Remember that the atheist prides himself in requiring proof or evidence for various claims. Yet hypocritically, the atheist has no proof that evolution is happening now in the present.
If evolution were a real and observable process then there would be MANY transitional animals, plants or forms that we could observe. We would for example be able to observe an animal that is half-fish and half-bird or an animal that is half-baboon and half-human. I can bet you that such examples sound ludicrous even to the average atheist – and if it does sound ludicrous – it’s because evolution itself is false and ludicrous.
Atheists and evolutionists have concluded that they have “evidence” of one kind of animal transitioning into another kind of animal yet they have no observable proof or evidence of such claims. Therefore the atheist CANNOT prove that evolution happened or is happening.
Instead what we can truly see and truly authenticate and observe is what God did in Genesis 1.
God made distinct kinds or categories of plants and animals with many varieties in each kind or category.
In Genesis 1:11-25 God made plants, trees, animals, fish and every living creature according to their kinds and God saw that it was good.
For example cats are a kind or category. Yet under the kind / category of cats we have a variety of cats, for example lions, tigers, cougars, cheetahs, domestic cats etc

Genesis 1:11,12NKJVThen God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:24-25NKJVThen God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

 

  1. Atheists Cannot Prove What Will Happen When We Die

Are we just simply flesh and that’s it? Besides having a body, do we not also have a soul and a spirit? When our body dies, what happens to our spirit – where does our spirit go?
So the question is this: Is there life after death? The Christians says “Yes” but the atheist says “No”.
Atheists have NO scientific proof / evidence AGAINST the belief that man has a soul or spirit.
To deny the existence of a soul or spirit would be like a man thinks that a computer can function without software.
However, remember that the atheist prides himself in having scientific proof and evidence.
Atheists have no scientific evidence or proof that we will become nothing or seize to entirely exist when we die. Indeed their naturalistic view is that our bodies will simply decay or that the moment we are dead then that is the end.
The Christian believes by faith that he/she has eternal life through Christ and that he/she will be with Christ after physically death. Therefore Christians do not deny their faith.
However, the atheist denies that he has FAITH in the things that he CANNOT prove.
1 John 5:12-13NKJVHe who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

 

  1. Atheists Cannot Prove That They Know About All Things Spiritual

The atheist may dismiss the Christian & Biblical perception of God and life by labelling Christian views as being a “fallacy”, “strawman”, “uneducated” and the like. However, the atheist CANNOT prove that he is omniscient and that he knows everything in relation to both natural and supernatural matters.
Science itself is the study of the natural – NOT the supernatural.
By only focusing on studying the creation it would be irrational to presume that the creation does not have a Maker. For example, if a person were to only focus on studying the hardware & software of a computer it would be foolish to conclude that the computer existed without an intelligent inventor.
Yet the atheist has come to the irrational conclusion that all visible things that he sees and studies through the lens of science just simply managed to coherently and systematically exist and function without the hand of an Intelligent Designer.
It takes FAITH to come to such an irrational conclusion. Yet the irony is that the atheist prides himself in living according to “reason”, “proof” and “evidence” whilst having NO evidence of his own conclusions.
Hebrews 11:3 says “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible”.
The Bible clearly tells us that the natural things we see were made by the unseen / supernatural / spiritual.
Furthermore Romans 1:20 says “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”.

The irony however is that the atheist uses faith and NOT the scientific evidence he prides himself in order to argue against the existence of God and all things spiritual.
Many atheists will claim that they used to go to church and that they were “former Christians”. However, no genuine Christian would ever conclude that God does not exist. Therefore the question is: were such “former Christians” actually genuine Christians in the first place? (To understand what a Biblical Christian is as defined by scriptures read What Is A Christian?)

 

 

BELIEVE IN GOD

If as an atheist you are doubting evolution and atheism, it’s important to know that God DOES exist and God does NOT reject anybody who comes to Him.

An atheist can learn about God and discover the wonderful plan that God has for his/her life by converting to Christianity. It’s through the Christian faith that we learn about the grace and mercy of God and the love that He has towards us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for our sins. Jesus paid for our sins (John 3:16).

The gift of eternal life and the opportunity to have a relationship with God is open to whosoever will be believe.

 

5 Reasons Why Atheism is Foolish

Psalms 14:1 NKJV – 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.

If a person doesn’t believe in God, the Bible says that such a person is a fool.
It doesn’t matter how educated the atheist might be; whether he/she has a degree in rocket science or if he/she has all the science degrees known to man – if such a person does not believe in God – the word of God classifies that person as a foolish person.
Now, why would even the most educated atheist be seen as a fool or be viewed as being unwise for not believing in God? Below are various reasons why the word of God is 100% true and correct according to Psalms 14:1 when it states that atheism is foolish.

 

5 FOOLISH THINGS THAT ATHEISTS BELIEVE

1. Atheist Don’t Appreciate That Every Design Has A Designer
Recently I was researching to find out as to what were some of the most complex or complicated machines or devices that man has ever built to date.
One of these complex machines that peaked my interest was the Airbus A380. In order to build just ONE Airbus A380 this single aircraft requires about 4 million parts, with 2.5 million part numbers produced by 1500 companies from 30 countries around the world.
However my most favourite complex machine is the Large Hadron Collider. It is the most expensive and complex machine ever built. The LHC was built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries, as well as hundreds of universities & laboratories. The LHC is the largest single machine in the world which lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17mi) in circumference, as deep as 175 metres (574ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.
The majority of people, myself included, probably do not know or understand the precise complexities or the effort of the intelligent people and minds that had to work together in order to design & build such massive & complex machinery.
The Airbus A380 was intelligently & deliberately designed by intelligent minds & each of the 4 million parts that make that aircraft have a specific purpose in the make-up & design of that plane.
The LHC too – as complex as it is, was intelligently & deliberately designed through the cooperation of over 10,000 intelligent minds who come from over 100 countries.
Now – if we were to use the same thought process or the same thought pattern that the atheist uses in relation to creation, it would be very easy to understand why atheism is extremely foolish and why atheists are regarded as being fools by God. Somehow, the atheist cannot appreciate the complexity but yet harmonious aspects of nature or the universe and come to the conclusion that there is a vastly superior Being behind creation. They cannot appreciate just the complexity and wonders of the human body but yet foolishly come to a poor conclusion that the human body and human existence as a result is just one big accident.
Albert Einstein was quoted as saying “The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in a position of the little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws but we understand the laws only dimly”
Genesis 1:1 NKJV – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

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2. Atheists Think Accidents Can Create Complex & Harmonious Systems & Life-forms
CS Lewis, a former atheist said the following: “If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our thought processes are mere accidents, the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts, i.e, of Materialism and Astronomy are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true. I see no reason for believing that one accident should be to give a correct account of all the other accidents”.
If I can paraphrase CS Lewis’ statement I would say this: It is utter & absolute foolishness to believe that a series of accidents can create a harmonious circumstance. Accidents do not create harmony. Noise does not create music; Fire does not create ice. If life & the universe is an accident then our very thought processes eg atheism is an accident, science is an accident, the machinery we design & create are accidents.
The atheist thinks he is clever but yet is foolish because he cannot understand that the fact that our solar system is called a “system” is because there is a methodology & a harmony to how our solar system works and exists. It’s not a chaotic or continuously accidental existence. The system didn’t exist by accident or chance. It was created deliberately by God and that’s why creation exists.
It would be foolish with all its complexities, its deliberate design and the number of components and parts it takes to build a single Airbus A380 & LHC to assume that there was absolutely no intelligent design or intelligent mind behind the creation of these machines. What foolishness is would be to assume that there was a big bang explosion of energy and gas and that over a certain period of years the Airbus and the Large Hadron Collider self-existed without the hand of a creator.
Atheism denies the existence of God as the intelligent & creative Being behind the creation of life and the universe. Instead the atheist opts to believe that life & the universe exists as a result of an accident and that there was no intelligent Being who deliberately created the universe.
The make-up of the universe is far more complex than an Airbus or an LHC and it would be foolish to think that the universe was not created by an intelligent Creator who is far more intelligent than any human being could ever fathom.
Romans 1:20 NKJV – For since the creation of the world His (God’s) invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Just as the existence of the Airbus or LHC are evidence that its manufacturers exist Romans 1:20 explains that the existence of nature & the entire universe are clear evidence that a Creator (God) exists that creation did not just come from nothing or nowhere.

3. The Atheist Foolishly Thinks Science Has The Answers To Everything
Can a person learn the German language by reading a mathematics textbook? Can I learn about how a cellphone functions by reading a biology textbook? If a man wanted to learn how to drive a car, would you suggest they read a TV manual?
If the above questions sound absurd it’s because atheism avails its foolishness by assuming that science has the answers to all things – including the spiritual & whether or not the spiritual realm exists.
Science is the systematic study of the structure & behavior of the physical & natural world through observation and experiment.
The atheist however reveals his foolish pattern of thinking by assuming that science should be able to study God who is neither physical nor natural.
God is Spirit and He is SUPERnatural. Therefore science is NOT the best means by which a person can learn or observe the nature of God. It would be similar to trying to learn the German language by reading a mathematics book. It’s foolish – yet the atheist thought pattern is very similar to this illogic thinking when it comes to God.
The atheist is using science which is the study of the physical and natural to disprove the existence of a spiritual & supernatural God. What foolishness.
If the atheists truly and genuinely wants to know God then he/she has do a few things that will draw that person to God. For example, genuinely praying, genuinely seeking to know God, reading God’s word (the Bible) and YES – having FAITH that God exists. It’s these simple things that enable one to enter from the physical & into God’s spiritual realm.
1 Corinthians 1:18-21 says “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.”
Does this mean that people should abandon science? Of course not. Science however only tries though in a limited way to explain the physical creation by a supernatural unseen Creator – God.
Hebrews 11:3 NKJV – By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

4. Atheists Don’t Know That Atheism is a Belief System
The atheist will proudly but foolishly tell you that atheism is the non-belief in God or gods. However, I’m yet to meet or have a conversation with an atheist who doesn’t believe in the Theory of Evolution or the Big Bang Theory. Neither evolution nor the big bang can be proved by experimentation or observation.
None of these 2 theories can scientifically explain nor give observable evidence of the origin of life but yet atheists are happy to theorize and hypothesis this issue. Ironically theorizing & hypothesizing both which require a degree of FAITH. Yet FAITH is something that atheists claim not to live by – but they foolishly contradict themselves by applying faith based thinking & hypothesis in their speculations about evolution, the big bang and the origin of life.
The truth is – it takes FAITH to believe in evolution & the big bang theories.
The reason being that there is no observable scientific evidence that man for example descended from worms called Xenorturbella bocki which at some point in time became a type of fish and then later became an ape and finally turned into what we are now – humans. Can the atheist prove that 500 million years ago we were Xenorturbella bocki worms? How did they get to “500 million years ago”? What scientific instruments did they use to come up with “500 million years”? Have the atheists studied, observed & experimented a Xenorturbella bocki worm change from a worm to an ape-like mammal?
Atheists have no scientific or observable evidence to prove these claims yet cling to the FAITH or BELIEF that we descended from a worm type then later apes.
I would personally prefer the following definition of atheism that I once saw on one of the social media platforms: Atheism is the belief that there was nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason what so ever into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs, birds, trees, fish and the like.
Despite their reliance on science as the answer to ALL things, atheists lacks any scientific or observable evidence for evolution or the big bang theories. Neither does the atheist have any scientific evidence for the origin of life.

5. The Atheist Cannot Disprove The Existence of God
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Therefore just because a person has never seen a physical manifestation of God, it does not mean that God does not exist.
There is nobody who is omniscient / all-knowing. We are all limited in our capacity; we are all limited in our understanding; we are all limited in our knowledge.
Yet despite our universal limited capacities, I have found during various debates that the atheist believes that he/she thinks ABSOLUTELY that there is no God. If you ask these atheists such questions as “Have you been to every single planet in the galaxy? Have you been to every single star in the galaxy? Do you know everything there is to know about every single subject?” the atheist will either try to find a way to skirt the questions or begrudgingly admit that they are indeed limited in capacity & knowledge.
Therefore an atheist CANNOT prove that God does not exist. An atheist has no interest in knowing God – therefore how can He know God? The atheist isn’t interested yet he foolishly claims that He doesn’t exist to the billions of people who believe and worship God.

Conclusion
So is atheism foolish? Yes it is. God says so through His word in Psalms 14:1 that the atheist is foolish.
There is no common sense thinking pattern when it comes to atheism as stated in the 5 areas above.
Romans 1:20 says the atheist is “without excuse” because nature itself testifies that there is a Creator. Just as complex machinery like the Airbus 380 and the LHC did not create themselves – therefore the universe could never have created itself. Common sense thinking should reveal that nature & life exists as a result of an intelligent & mighty Creator.

 

SALVATION CALL !!! ARE YOU AN ATHEIST WHO WANTS TO KNOW GOD???
DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CHILD OF GOD & A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
This means that we have all broken God’s laws and God’s 10 Commandments like those mentioned in Exodus 20:1-17. For example, if you have told a lie; if you have stolen something; if you have lusted after somebody or if you have coveted. This means you are guilty of breaking at least one or more of God’s 10 Commandments. Breaking God’s commandments makes us sinners. The fact that we are sinners who have broken God’s law means that we are accountable to God who is the Lawgiver. Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death BUT the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner who has broken God’s commandments and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “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).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God

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We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
Today I repent and have decided to follow you. Thank you for forgiving all my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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Who Created God?

“Dad, who made God?”. That’s a question my young 9 year old daughter once asked me.
I’m sure if you’re like me, whether you’re a Christian or skeptic, you must have asked yourself or somebody else that same question.
We sort of look at everything in existence around us and we know without a doubt that the cellphone we use, the car we drive or the home we live in all have their maker. And therefore, if we believe that God made the trees, the animals, the earth, the universe and us as humans – then who made God?

The answer to this question is this: NOBODY created God; God was NEVER made because God is ETERNAL and He therefore has ALWAYS existed. He is the UNCREATED Creator.

Why and How Is God UNCREATED?
God does not fall under the CATEGORY of created beings. To ask who created God would be the same as asking the following questions for example: “Can trees walk?” or “Can pigs fly?”
If these questions sound absurd or ridiculous it’s because we know without a doubt through personal knowledge & understanding that trees DON’T fall under the category of creation that walks and pigs DON’T fall under the category of animals that fly.
Therefore in relation to God and the things of God we must have a personal understanding and knowledge of what are some of the factors that make or categorize God as being – GOD.

These factors are the following:

1. God is Eternal
God has no beginning and He has no end. Everything that is in existence began with God and everything will end with God. (Isaiah 44:6 ESV – Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides Me there is no god.”).
NOBODY came or existed BEFORE GOD. According to Isaiah 44:6 we learn that God is first & last; He is eternal and there is no other God besides Him or before Him or who will come AFTER Him.
Therefore to suggest that somebody else made God, would raise the question of WHO made the person that made God; and WHO made the person, that made the person that made God? And the questions will go on and on and on and on…
However, God is clear in telling us through scripture that He is eternal and NO OTHER God came before Him and NO OTHER God will come after Him.
Revelation 22:13 ESV – I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
John 8:58 ESV – Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

 

2. God as Creator of Time, exists OUTSIDE of time.
God is not limited or subject to time as we understand it. He is eternal. He has no beginning and he has no end.
Before God’s creation plan, time did not exist at all. Time actually began to exist only during the First Day of creation when God began the creation process – (Genesis 1:5 “…And there was evening and there was morning, the FIRST DAY”).
Therefore, if our bodies age; if our assets physically depreciate; it’s because we are subject to time; we live INSIDE of time. God does not age and will always be immortal because He is not bound by time because He exists outside of time.
Genesis 1:1-5 ESV – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

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3. Most Scientists Agree That The Universe Had a Beginning
While people may differ on precisely how or when the universe actually began, there is a general agreement that the universe did not always exist but that the universe had a starting point or a beginning. If you’re an Atheist or Skeptic you’re likely to believe in the Big Bang theory and the argument that there is no God or intelligent design that was involved in the creation process.
However, if you’re a Christian you will believe that the universe began according to Genesis Chapter 1. Therefore, if the universe had a beginning (as agreed by both Christians & skeptics) then there must have been a specific cause or intelligent Being that started it. Because nothing CANNOT make something. Skeptics & Christians differ on what this cause is, however the Bible is clear in Genesis Chapter 1 and Job 38 that God is the cause of creation.
Read Genesis Chapter 1
Read Job Chapter 38

 

4. We CANNOT Know EVERYTHING About God but We Must SEEK Him & Have FAITH In Him.
Our minds are limited. Our abilities are limited. Therefore our knowledge and understanding are limited. As people, at least as long as we are on this earth, we will never know EVERYTHING there is to know about God. Even the skeptics and science experts who deny the existence of God do not know everything which is why they continue to study, experiment, theorize, and hypothesize.
However, God has provided us with what we NEED to know and what is NECESSARY for us to know and understand for this life in relation to Him through the Bible and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (John 17:3 ESV – And this is eternal life, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.)
There are some questions in life whether about God or other things that we might not receive an answer from in this lifetime and might remain a mystery to us whilst we are on this earth.
However in all things we MUST CONTINUE TO STRIVE & TO SEEK GOD AT ALL TIMES and to never lean on our own understanding, but to TRUST and have FAITH in Him and in our lives.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

 

Summary
So who created God? NOBODY created God. God has ALWAYS existed. God is the uncreated Creator.
1 Timothy 1:17 ESV – To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

What Atheists Need to Know About God

I’m sure that both Christians and Atheists will agree that when the conversation about God and religion comes up it’s difficult for the 2 groups to agree at all. Both Christians and Atheists do not see God from the same lens and therefore this causes ferocious debate and arguments.

As a Christian who has had several strong debates with Atheists about God, I thought it might be a good idea to write about the various misconceptions I’ve discovered that Atheists have about God and Christianity and what Atheists need to know about God and Christianity in general.

 

8 THINGS ATHEISTS NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT GOD

1. God Does Not Delight In The Suffering of His Creation
Why do you believe in a God who allows suffering? If your God is so loving, why did He allow those innocent people to get killed? I’m sure at some point in our lives we’ve all asked ourselves these type of questions. Even atheists continue to ask these kind of questions – and there is nothing wrong with such questions. In fact whether Atheist or Christians, they are very normal and valid questions to ask especially in the face of tragedy and pain.
However the answers to such questions are not found by blaming the nature of God but rather by observing the flawed nature of man and how we treat one another as people.
Romans 3:10 – As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;”
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Jeremiah 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
If you are an Atheist or a Christian or a person of a different belief system and you are reading this article, I’m sure you will agree with Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23 and Jeremiah 17:9 which is basically saying that man at the core of his being is the following:
a) Man is not perfect in nature and character; he/she has flaws
b) Man has sinned or done something wrong at some point in his/her life
c) Man struggles with various vices, bad habits and weaknesses
d) Man is capable of the most wicked and heinous acts and crimes
e) Man is capable of thinking impure thoughts even without necessarily acting these thoughts out

You don’t need to be a Bible believer or a believer in God to know that the nature of all people is as the 5 areas mentioned above and as the Bible itself describes. If you have never done so – by conducting an objective and honest observation of your own personal character and nature, you will discover that you as an individual are not perfect and you are capable of wrong-doing no matter how small or how big.
It is with this understanding that we must know where suffering comes from.
Suffering comes about because of the flawed, wicked, wrong-doing sinful nature of man.
Therefore suffering exists not because of what God has done – but because of what man has done. What has man done? Man steals from his neighbour; Man tells lies; Man cheats on his wife; Man is jealous of others; Man murders his neighbor; Man kills an unborn child whilst it is in the womb of a mother ; Man emotionally and physically harms his neighbor; Man would rather see his fellow neighbours starve instead of sharing what he abundantly has; Man is selfish and greedy, etc.
Basically the majority of the suffering in the world exists because what we as people do towards each other and not necessarily because of the incorrect Atheistic belief that God is a sadist who delights in the suffering of others.
2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
God wants EVERYBODY to repent and follow Him – including the Atheist. However it is NOT God who fights for the right to kill or abort an unborn child; It is NOT God who causes a man to commit adultery and thereby destroy a family in the process; It is NOT God who causes a person to steal from another; It is NOT God who causes innocent people to be killed by a deranged and disturbed individual. However it is the sinful and fallen nature of man that has caused a lot of the suffering and pain that we see in the world. Therefore man is the architect of pain and suffering – not God.

2. God Has Given EVERYBODY Freewill
You are not a robot; you are not a machine that has to be programed to perform specific tasks. You are not designed that way. You have FREEWILL because God designed you that way.
However there is no action that is without consequence. There is always cause and effect to anything we do in life. Whether you are an Atheist or a Christian, God has given us all freewill but the choices we make in life have good and at times bad consequences.
Therefore if you are an Atheist, God does not and He will not force you to believe that He exists – Why? – because He has given you freewill. However, this freewill is not without consequence.
To understand that God gives us freewill and does not always interfere especially when we are determined to do the wrong thing, read the Bible passage below to understand how God does not interfere but will one day hold them accountable for their actions.
Romans 1:21-32 ESV
21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32 Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

If people or a society or a nation are DETERMINED to disobey God or if they are determined to satisfy their sinful lusts with a total disregard for God, you will discover that God does not interfere at times. From Romans 1:21-32 we learn that God gives freewill for people to do as they please even if people desire to do the wrong thing. Therefore because God DOES NOT force man to obey His principles and His word due to man’s FREEWILL some of the following scenarios as seen in Romans 1:21-32 will occur:
a) God gives them up in the lusts of their hearts to various impurities which these people are determined to act out (vs 24)
b) God gives them up to dishonorable passions (vs 26)
c) God gives them up to a debased mind to do what ought NOT to be done because they did not see it fit to acknowledge God (vs 28)

The CONSEQUENCES of bad freewill decisions are still found in Romans 1:21-32 – and these consequences of bad freewill decisions are that all kinds of evil will reign in the form of envy, murder, strife etc (Romans 1:28-31).

3. God Does Not Condone Hatred of People
Atheists have the misconception that Christians hate people who have a different ideology and belief than them. The truth is a REAL Christian should not hate or dislike any human being. God teaches Christians to hate SIN or to hate WRONG-DOING but God DOES NOT teach the Christian to hate other PEOPLE even if those people are Atheists or have different beliefs.
In fact, God tells Christians to PRAY for those who hate them or persecute them.
Matthew 5:43-48
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

However please understand – LOVING someone DOES NOT MEAN tolerating their wrong actions; For example, just because a Christian disagrees with a person’s homosexual lifestyle it does not necessarily mean that the Christian hates gay people. A Christian can dislike the lifestyle without hating the person who has chosen the lifestyle because God teaches that homosexuality is a sin and ultimately God teaches us to hate the sin but love the sinner. Christians are required to correct the people they love; to advise the people they love; to help the people they love; to preach to the people they love. And to God and the Christian, love must be extended to EVERYBODY whether that person is Atheist or not.
Proverbs 27:5 – Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

4. God Is A Loving & Caring God
Atheists need to know that God loves ALL of His creation. The Atheist might resist God and argue profusely against His existence; however God does not hate atheists – he loves them.
1 John 4:9-12 ESV
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us.

5. Jesus Died For The Atheist
Every person at some point in life must make a PERSONAL decision to choose whether they will follow God or not. When Jesus came into the world, He did not come for those who professed to be holy or sinless. Jesus in fact, came to save the wicked, the doubters, the haters, wrong-doers; of which every person who is born into the world is a sinner.
John 3:16-21 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”

Mark 2:15-17 – And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

6. God is Greater than Science
1 Corinthians 2:14-15 NKJV
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.
Science is defined as “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment”.
To the atheist one can put forward the following challenge: Show me a scientist who knows EVERYTHING there is to know about science or who has ALL the scientific answers and I will show you an OMNISCIENT man.
The truth is there is no human being who knows EVERYTHING or who has ALL the answers to science or to life. The least that any scientist can do is to have theories, assumptions or to conduct experiments in order to make new discoveries. The truth is – a man who knows EVERYTHING does not need to EXPERIMENT. The truth is – a man who knows EVERYTHING does not need to make scientific OBSERVATIONS. The truth is – a man who knows EVERYTHING does not need to do ANY systematic STUDIES. Why??? Because such a man ALREADY knows EVERYTHING.
The problem with atheism and atheists is that it attempts to presume to have the answers for everything – including the spiritual or supernatural realm.
Atheists basically believe that if science / scientists cannot explain the spiritual realm, then such a realm cannot possibly exist. Atheists believe that if science / scientists cannot explain God, then God does not exist.
Romans 1:19-20 – For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
God is supernatural; God is spiritual; God is greater than science. Science alone cannot explain Him and the purpose of science is not to discard God as being non-existent but to enhance the reality of His existence through the natural and visible things that He has created.

7. God Wants Christians To Preach About Him
Atheists are offended by Christians and by Christianity. The misconception is that Christians are trying to drag “religion” down people’s throats.
The truth is, the Gospel is a message of LOVE; the Gospel is a message of God’s love for man and His offer for salvation to ANYONE who will receive Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Saviour.
Therefore atheists need to know that God has tasked Christians with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to all men regardless of their background, beliefs or preferences. Because every man has freewill, Christians cannot force anybody to worship God, but it does not mean that they should not be allowed to present the gospel.
Mark 16:15-16 – And He (Jesus) said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
2 Timothy 4:2-3 – Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

8. God’s Day of Judgment is Coming
To the Atheist I ask this sobering question. What if after all the sarcasm about God; and all the mocking; and all the God hating is over and then you die and find out that there is a God after all – and you stand before the very God whom you hated and did not believe in – what will you do? What will you say to Him?
Hebrews 9:27 – And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment
To the atheist I ask this sobering question. Are you REALLY sure that God does not exist? Because to refuse the existence of a Maker would be to assume that life is basically an accident and that your life has no meaning at all. Or if you don’t believe that life is an accident then does it not mean that there is a God who created you and has brought you into existence for a reason.
The sobering truth is that Heaven awaits those people who believe and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour whilst a terrible place called hell awaits those who refuse to believe in God nor follow Him.
John 1:12-13 – But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 3:3-8 – Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Matthew 10:28 – And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 25:41 – “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

 

What Atheists Say About God

Psalms 14:1 ESV
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

What do atheists say about God? What do they believe? Did God created the Heavens and the Earth – or shall we believe that man evolved from ape to human? The following below are some of the interesting things about what atheists say about God

1. God Does Not Exist
Atheists say that God is not real. They believe that God is a creation of man’s wild imagination and that he is as unreal as a unicorn.
Romans 1:19-20For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
You only need to objectively study creation itself to know and understand that neither man nor nature nor the universe could have existed without the hand of an Intelligent Maker. Everything that we can see and touch has a maker. If the car you drive; the mobile phone you use; the TV that you watch; the clothes you wear have a maker – how much so the trees, the animals, the stars, the mountains and so on. Therefore the existence of an intelligent Creator is evidenced by the fact that nothing can exist by itself without its maker.

2. God is Cruel & Uncaring
Atheists say that God does not love and that that He does not care. They perceive that if God is a loving Being, then He basically should not dictate any moral or spiritual rules and guidelines of how people and society should live their lives. To an atheist, a loving God would allow people the freedom to choose the manner in which they want to live.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20 loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
The reality is that God DOES NOT FORCE anyone to believe in Him. God has given us all the freedom to choose who we want to believe and what we want to believe. God does not force us to obey Him because unlike machines, we have free will. However, free will does not give us the authority to absolve ourselves from the consequences of our actions. Because in Deuteronomy 30:19,20 God clearly tells His people that they are free to choose between life and death, blessing and cursing. While God advises them to “choose life”, God however DOES NOT force them to choose life. Therefore whilst the atheist is free to disbelieve in God, there are however eternal and terrible consequences to such a choice.

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3. God Did Not Create Anything or Anybody
Atheists argue that God could not have created anything because they perceive that He does not exist in the first place. Instead atheists believe in the theory of evolution and the big bang theory which are theories that basically exclude the existence of a Supreme, intelligent Being as being behind the creation process.
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Let us be reminded that Evolution and the Big Bang are THEORIES.
A Theory is defined as “an IDEA to explain something, or a set of guiding principles”.
Therefore a theory is by no means TRUTH or FACT but a theory is an idea or assumption to try and explain something such as an event or a condition, etc.
Therefore the theory of evolution and the big bang theory are simply ideas or assumptions but NOT truth. Although taught in schools, these 2 theories have many contradictory holes in them and fail to answer a number of important questions which will be dealt with in detail in a future article.

4. God’s Word and Principles Are Oppressive
Atheists say that God’s word, the Bible infringes on the individual rights and freedoms of people. They believe that God’s word should be disobeyed because the Bible is part of a conspiracy to control and hoodwink the masses. They argue that the Bible is inspired by man and not by God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
God’s scriptures are not meant to oppress but His word is meant to set us free from the deception and lies of the devil. John 8:32 says “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”.
Therefore deception binds and oppresses but God’s word sets us free from the bondage of false theories and false teachings.
Regardless of belief systems, there is no person, family, institution or society that cannot live without some sort of moral code or principle or rules. Even the unbeliever lives according to some kind of moral code whatever those value systems might be. Therefore the atheist argument that Christians should abandon godly and biblical values does not make sense. The word of God according to 2 Timothy 2:16,17 trains a person in RIGHTEOUSNESS and equips a person for every GOOD work.

5. God is Responsible for All the Suffering in the World
If God is so loving, why does He allow suffering? If God is so loving, why did He allow those people to get killed? I’m sure at some point in our lives we’ve all asked ourselves these type of questions. Even atheists continue to ask these type of questions and there is nothing wrong with such questions.
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Jeremiah 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
The answer to such type of questions lies in the sinful condition of man and in the imperfect state of the world. Therefore suffering exists not because of what God has done – but because of what man has done. What has man done? Man sins against God; man steals from his neighbour; man murders his neighbor; man kills an unborn child whilst it is in the womb of a mother ; man emotionally and physically harms his neighbor; man commits adultery and destroys a marriage or relationship.
Basically the majority of the suffering in the world exists because what we as people do towards each other and not necessarily because of the incorrect atheist belief that God is a sadist who delights in the suffering of others.
2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
God wants EVERYBODY to repent and follow Him – including the atheist. However it is not God who fights for the right for the killing or abortion of an unborn child; It is not God who causes a man to commit adultery and thereby destroy a family in the process; It is not God who causes a person to steal from another. However it is the sinful and fallen nature of man that has caused suffering and it is one of the reasons why every person needs Jesus in their lives – so that we may love the way God loves us and so that we may live a life that please God and shows love to our neighbor.

READ ALSO: 8 THINGS THAT ATHEISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD

 

 

Is Seeing, Believing?

John 20:29 NKJV
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

A skeptic who does not believe in God or the things of God will tell you “Seeing is believing. If I can’t see it then I don’t believe it exists”. A skeptic will want “proof” of God’s existence.
However the contradictory thing is that even a skeptic has faith.
Ask a skeptic if he has ever seen the wind or the air. Ask him if he has ever seen gravity or electricity. We see the effects of the wind but we do not see the wind. We benefit from breathing the air but we do not see it.
Radio, television, cellphone and satellite signals and waves are invisible but these gadgets are able to receive and detect the presence of these invisible waves and signals.
Therefore a Christian may not have physically seen God, but it does not mean that God does not exist.

Hebrews 11:3 NKJV
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

If a skeptic can believe in the wind, television waves, gravity etc, all of which are invisible, then the skeptic contradicts himself when he says that “seeing is believing” or when he wants “proof” of God’s existence.
God’s word says that people are without excuse because everybody has an opportunity to believe and indeed have understanding that God exists.

Romans 1:20 NLT
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

According to God’s word, the proof of God’s existence is therefore clearly seen according to what He has created. The earth was designed or created intelligently by an intelligent Being – by the Almighty God. His divine nature, His invisible qualities, His eternal power are seen through everything God has made and they give testimony to His existence.
If one cannot see the air you breath but yet benefit from the air – then the skeptic should know that it is possible to be benefiting from an invisible God even though you don’t see Him.

Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.