Atheists Abound

By David J. Stewart

"I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me..." -Isaiah 45:5

There are far more atheists in the world today than you think.  Although most people do profess a belief in God, many of them do not recognize the God of the Bible.  For example: Psychic medium, James Van Praagh, states...



SOURCE: James Van Praagh, Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life After Death (New York: Dutton, Penguin Putnam, Inc.,1997), p.28. (capitals added for emphasis)

Do you see, Mr. Van Praagh has a false god, which in essence is no God at all.  To him, god is merely an energy force.  Van Praagh further states...

“Where does God reside? My answer is: within you. Within the very core of you. GOD IS YOUR ESSENCE. God is life itself. I don’t believe that God is a figure in space looking down on us. And while there have been many who have represented the great Light of God in human form, the same God spark that was in them is in each one of us . . .  everyone else has this same light, too. The difference may be in the degree—some lights are brighter than others, and some lights are very dim.”


SOURCE: James Van Praagh, Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life After Death (New York: Dutton, Penguin Putnam, Inc.,1997), p.28. (capitals added for emphasis)

James Van Praagh is actually an atheist, because he denies the True and Living God of the Bible.  His false ideologies basically summarize the beliefs of the entire New Age Movement today.  We read in 1st John 2:22, "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."  Jesus stated in Luke 10:16, "...he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me."  A person who rejects Jesus Christ, i.e., the Son of God, has also rejected the Father in Heaven.  The Word of God makes this very clear.  Jesus Christ came to this earth as the manifestation of the Godhead in the flesh.  The Godhead became incarnate, human, in the flesh of Jesus Christ... "For in him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."  Jesus forgave sin as only God can do (Luke 5:20-21).  Jesus accepted worship as only God is entitled to (Isaiah 42:8; Mathew 8:2).  According to the Bible, Jesus is Almighty God!!!

Jude 1:15, “To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

One of the biggest atheist groups today are those who follow Judaism.  Don't believe me?  The Jews are saturated with sin today.  Jews today still practice idolatry.  In fact, it's epidemic!  Here's an article written by Jewish Rabbi Shraqa Simmons titled, WHY WE DON'T BELIEVE IN JESUS...$.asp

This is the heart of Judaism... CHRIST REJECTION!  Oh! Listen my friend, if you reject Jesus Christ, then you have serious problems with God the Father, because they are one and the same.  We read in John 14:9, "Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?"  Jesus exclaimed in John 10:30, "I and my Father are one."

Judaism is of the Devil, and worships a false god.  We plainly read in Isaiah 45:5, "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me..." (Isaiah 45:5).  So in reality, according to the Bible, a false god is equivalent to no god.  Judaizers are atheists, without a God to worship--because they have rejected Jesus Christ, the God of the Bible.  Jesus Christ is called the King of kings, and Lord of Lords in the Bible; but never the God of gods, because there are NO OTHER GODS!

Most religions today are atheistic, because they have rejected the True and Living God.  Islam is of the Devil, and all Islamic Muslims are atheists.  Oh sure, Muslims profess to believe in Allah, but Allah is a myth, a false god, a non-existent figment of their darkened imagination.  Islam denies Jesus Christ, i.e., that Christ died for our sins, or that God ever had a Son.  Thus, they have denied God Almighty according to Isaiah 45:5.  The Bible and the Qur'an are diametrically opposed to each other.  There can be no harmony between the two.  Over one billion Muslims are Hellbound, worshipping the false moon god, Allah.  Since they do not recognize the God of the Bible, they have no God, and are ;therefore, practicing atheists.  Society is filled with atheists today, from New Agers to Muslims. 

You see, the Devil would love for everyone to become an atheist, but he can't accomplish something so blatant and obvious.  So what Satan does instead is to lure his victims into worshipping a false god, which is not God at all.  In essence, they have become practicing atheists, worshipping a god that doesn't exist.  Mormons deny Jesus' deity.  Jehovah's Witnesses deny Jesus' deity.  Christian Scientists deny Jesus' deity.  Scientologists deny Jesus' deity.  Black Muslims deny Jesus' deity.  Judaizers deny Jesus' deity.  Thousands of religions today sinfully deny the deity of Christ.  Wiccan witches deny Jesus' deity.  Modernists, like Martin Luther King Jr., deny Jesus' deity.  How 'bout you?

Jesus clearly warned in John 8:24, "...if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins."  In the King James Bible, the pronoun he is the only word in italics, which means it wasn't in the original Greek.  It was ADDED by the King James translators because they felt it necessary for clarity.  Hence, Jesus was claiming to be I AM [God Almighty].  Carefully consider Exodus 3:14... "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you."  Listen to the statement Jesus made in John 8:58 that caused the Jews to try to murder Him... "Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM."  Clearly, Jesus was claiming to be Almighty God, as referenced in Exodus 3:14.  Oh listen friend, don't be a fool--you need to have your sins forgiven in Christ Jesus.  Allah didn't die for your sins, Jesus did.  Confucius didn't die for your sins, Jesus did.  The Pope didn't die for your sins, Jesus did.  Buddha didn't die for your sins, Jesus did.  No priest or minister can forgive your sins on behalf of Christ.  None of the Apostles had such powers.  Only God can forgive sin (Luke 5:20,21).

The bottom line is this... if you reject Jesus Christ as Almighty God, then you are an atheist without a God, because "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me..." (Isaiah 45:5).  You need to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved (Acts 16:31), i.e., to have your sins washed away by Jesus' precious blood (1st Peter 1:18,19).

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." -Isaiah 45:22

"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." -Acts 4:10-12

Ye Must Be Born Again!