“Atheism is a strange thing. Even the devils never fell into that vice.” -C. H. Spurgeon
I don’t believe in atheism.
I don’t believe people, when they say they don’t believe in God.
I don’t believe God is a mystery that cannot be known. He’s real, He’s alive, and all are responsible to know Him.
Of course I realize people claim to be atheists; it seems to be somewhat popular these days. Atheists say they don’t believe in God or a god.
For today’s discussion I’d like to say that nobody really believes what they say because the Holy Scriptures contradict them. I realize this is a circular argument in their eyes but for me the argument ends there, it’s just that simple.
A so-called atheist might say, “you can’t prove there’s a god” and since I’ve come to this conclusion, I don’t believe it, or we can’t see God so we don’t believe it.
God has revealed himself to mankind and just because we say we don’t believe it doesn’t make it so.
Romans 1:19-23 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 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, 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. Pressing to be wise, they became fools and changed the glory of the in corruptible God into an image made like corruptible man-and birds, and four-footed animals and creeping things.
Man is without excuse. God has revealed Himself through nature.
Hebrews 1:1-3 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…
Man is without excuse. God has revealed Himself through His Son.
Luke 1:1-4 Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and minister of the word delivered them to us. It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainly of those things in which you were instructed.
Man is without excuse. God has revealed Himself through His Word.
Opponents of God are free to believe or not believe as they wish but they must know that won’t release them from accountability. Every human in all of history will stand before God and give account of their life. Nothing will be left hidden. Every sin you’ve ever committed will be brought before the Just Judge and a verdict will be rendered.
You might say well my sin isn’t that bad, or I’m a relatively good person compared to that guy….
You need to compare your life to the life of Christ and see how you measure up to His standard. Perfection is the measuring stick by which you will be judged. Every thought, word and deed for the entirety of your life must be perfect.
You may not like this, you may not believe this and you may not accept this as truth, but that won’t change it.
You can laugh, you can scoff, you can ridicule but what you can’t do is escape it. I must warn you today not to take that chance.
Ezekiel 3:17-19 “Son of man. I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel: therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.”
So why are there people that call themselves atheists? Again the answer is simple.
If they say they don’t believe what the Bible says, they don’t have to give account for their sin. They can live guilt free and never have to answer for how they lived their life.
Turn to Christ, see Him as the only One that can save and cast your cares upon Him. Matthew 7:24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock…