Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Truth About the Atheist

“When I die, I'll rot. When you die, you'll rot. Neither of us will decay faster, or stink more, than the other. Everything living dies, everything dead rots, and everything rotten may serve as fertilizer for new life. It's the carbon cycle and I didn't make it up and I have better sense than to fight or even resent a naturally occurring process.” W. Maryanne

Skeptics often unwittingly talk in the language of “absolutes.” They say that “no one” can know if God exists, or no one can know if there is life after death, or, as in this case, that “everything” dies and rots. Yet, those who talk in absolutes (as though they had absolute knowledge) reveal a lack of knowledge.

For a skeptic to say “no one knows what happens after death,” he must know what everyone knows in order for him to know that no one knows. If he says that nobody knows, he must have access to every thought of every human being from the beginning of the human race until this very present second, because if anyone does know what happens after death, then he’s dead wrong. So, to be truthful, he is forced to say, “With the limited knowledge I have at present, I have come to the conclusion that no one knows what happens.” So he really don’t know at all.

The professing atheist is in the same small boat. He can’t say, “There is no God” and be truthful. To do so he has to have access to all knowledge. So he has to say, “With the limited knowledge I have at present, I have come to the conclusion that there is no God. But I really don’t know.” So, in truth, every professing atheist is an “agnostic.” He doesn't know and therefore can never be certain that God, Heaven, and (more importantly) Hell don't exist.

Again, the person who maintains that everything dies believes that he has access to all knowledge about everything living. Big words, but small thoughts. The skeptic isn't aware that God never dies. What's more, God promises that any living human being who comes to Him through repentance and faith in Jesus will not perish, but have everlasting life.

Don't believe it? That's your problem. You believe what secular science says, so just expand your beliefs. Take one small step of faith. Soften your hard heart. That one small step of faith will be the first step toward knowing and trusting the God who is life, gave you life, and offers you eternal life.