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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An atheist's question

"I keep on being told that God knows everything, that He hears everything, and here you go telling me there are some times He is deaf? That’s not what I call omniscience, Ray. Do you?”

If you are not conscious of the reality of God, it’s because you are only two thirds a person. You are made up of your body (the machine in which you live), your soul (the real you that lives within your body--your emotions, your will, consciousness, etc.), and spirit. Your spirit is your “God conscious” part, and that part of you is "dead in trespasses and sin" (see Ephesians 2:1). The plug is pulled, and so you have no light.

It’s interesting that you should ask if God is deaf. Eight hundred years before Christ, Isaiah addressed your question:

"Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear" (Isaiah 59:1).

You are cut off from God by your sins, but the moment you genuinely repent and trust the Savior, you will come out of the darkness into the light (see 2 Corinthians 4:6).

But if you stay proud and rebellious, you will carry on not being conscious of His existence, and when and if you do pray in that spirit, your prayers won’t get past the ceiling. You have God’s Word on it (see Psalm 66:18).