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 12, 2011

Imposing the Atheist Worldview

"And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him. And the Lord said, 'To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: 'We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; we mourned to you, And you did not weep.' For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by all her children'" (Luke 7:29-35).

I love the way the Bible exposes how modern atheists, just like the religious leaders at the time of Christ, reject the will of God and try to impose their will on others.

Those who accept God's will, will always justify Him, but those who don't, try and justify themselves and religiously try and impose their will on others. The irony meter hits the top when atheists say that God doesn't exist, and in the next God-given breath, accuse Him of genocide, or of encouraging slavery. It is superfluous to say it, but if God doesn't exist He didn’t kill any Canaanites or encourage slavery.

So what does an atheist want from the Christian? He wants him to dance the childish dance of secularism. He wants the Christian to adopt the secular worldview and forget all about Judgment Day, Hell’s existence, Jesus, the cross, and the promise of everlasting life.

Notice how the Scriptures reveal that those who refuse God's will, whine no matter what. They can't be pleased. The modern idiom is "damned if we do, and damned if we don’t." There is no compromise between Christianity and this sin-loving world. We are either living in the kingdom of darkness or the Kingdom of Light.

Those who are in the world hate the light and won't be satisfied until its last flicker goes out, leaving the world in moral darkness. That day is getting close. We have a generation that has given themselves to blasphemy, pornography, fornication, homosexuality, adultery, and every other dark sin their heart desires.

And in darkness they will stay, until the light of what the Bible calls "the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord" exposes their evil deeds and they get their just due. May this world come to its senses, and come to Christ, before that Day.