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, March 27, 2010

It's Sunday! Welcome to Atheist Church

If you are a first time visitor, I hope you feel welcome.

Let’s begin with the famous hymn “How Great Thou Art” (sung by a young Elvis).


"O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed."

Today’s Sermon, from Luke chapter 2

20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

The shepherds were eye-witnesses of what they had heard and seen. Some years later, the disciples were also eye-witnesses of what they had heard and seen. However, the gospel story is 2,000 years old. Obviously there are no eye-witnesses to its authenticity, so how can we rely on what is said, because it makes no ordinary claim. It claims the supernatural from beginning to end. While belief in its authenticity comes down to “faith”--as does everything else humanity believes about the past, whether it’s faith in what scientists tell us about evolution, or faith in what historians tell us about more recent history.

Surely, if there is a God, He would somehow substantiate the supernatural claims of the gospel story. After all, it is His-story.

There’s good news for those who want to know the truth. While the evolutionary theory is confined to the natural world and is quiescent, the gospel story is supernatural and miraculous in the truest sense of the word. By that, I mean that we can have as much assurance as to its reality, as the shepherds had that amazing night.

This is because God backs His Word with power. Think of a group who called themselves "athetricals." These were a people who mock the thought that electricity exists, and find fault with a book that instructs in its use. One day, one bold athetrical decides to do what the book says. He plugs an extension cord into a power source and to his amazement, the light comes on in his house.

God extends His power to all who obey His book. He will give them light, and those who experience the power will spend their lives glorifying and praising God for all the things that they have heard and seen.

The winner of this week’s $100 is Philip Malaby.

This service is free.

This week may God bless you with the knowledge of His salvation, and the best of health for you and your family.