The Atheist and His Atheism
By David J. Stewart
Atheism is a self-induced delusion. Ironically, that's exactly what Atheist's say about Christianity. It boils down to the evidence, i.e., what a person accepts as “proof.” You can present the same exact evidence to 10 people, and half will belief, but the other half won't. Why is this? The Bible says it involves the heart, i.e., the subconscience (who a person really is deep down inside). Humanity has an evil heart of unbelief by nature (Jeremiah 17:9). We are all sinners (Romans 3:10,19-23). The penalty for sin is death (Romans 6:23), which includes a second death in Hell (Revelation 21:8).
Thankfully, God has made a way of escape through Jesus Christ, His Son (John 3:16). The choice is yours alone to make. Do you really believe that the Creator is “The God who wasn't there” as atheists allege. Every watch has a maker, and I assure you that the universe has a Maker as well. It is not only improbable; but impossible that this universe just happened, let alone that it evolved from some chaotic explosion... A BIG BANG! Please, what a joke! Chaos never leads to order. Order can only come from careful planning and meticulous precision, which God has certainly accomplished. It is man that steals, kills, and destroys as Satan wants them too (John 10:10).
God's glory (goodness) is seen by nature itself (Psalm 19:1-3). If a person will be truthful with them self, then they have to conclude that the Bible is indeed truth, and there is a God.
A Brief Study of the Soul, Spirit, and Body
You are not what enters into your mind at any given moment; but rather, what thoughts have been stored and meditated in your subconscious mind (your heart). To simplify this in Biblical terms. God created man in His own 3-fold image of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). There's only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), but He (masculine) exists in 3 Persons; all equal in power (omnipotence), knowledge (omniscience), and presence (omnipresent).
Likewise, man is composed of body, soul, and spirit. The body houses the soul, and the soul houses the spirit. Man's soul is composed of a mind to think, a heart to feel, and a will to decide. Animals have souls, as do humans; but animals do NOT have spirits, which separates humanity from the animal world. Man's spirit is dead at birth, alienated from God by sin (Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:2). This is why a man must be born-again (John 3:5), having the Spirit of God make him alive in Christ Jesus by faith (Romans 8:11). This is accomplished through the seed of the Word of God (1st Peter 1:23).
There's no such thing as an atheist according to the Bible. Romans 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Notice the phrase is verse 21, “when they knew God.” Such people CHOOSE not to glorify (Greek: “to acknowledge”) Him as God. Everyone at an early age in life KNOWS that there is a divine Being, a Creator, a God.
It is only through heathen public school brainwashing and demonic INDOCTRINATION in atheist institutions (such as state universities), that faith in God is stripped away and substituted with the lying principles of Evolution and the foolish lies of modern psychology. You won't find the term sin mentioned in any modern reference book on psychology,. because in the mind of the modern=day psychology, man's problems all stem from flaws in the evolutionary process (which they believe can be eradicated through gene manipulation, education, and other worldly methods). But the Bible teaches that man's problems are causing by humanity's wicked heart (Jeremiah 17:9). Men are evil by nature, cut-throat, liars, thieves, adulterers, and murders by nature.
Atheism is defined by Webster's New World Dictionary as, "1) the belief that there is no God, or denial that God or gods exist.2) godlessness." An atheist, therefore, is a person who believes that there is no God. But what does the Bible say?
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." —Psalm 14:1
Atheism is a belief system that ardently denies the existence of God. God calls the atheist a FOOL! Many atheists spend much time and effort attempting to "disprove" that God exists. According to Romans Chapter 1, they know that He exists, but they want to control their own lives and not submit to the Lord. They are actually rather tragic figures, just like any other unsaved individual. It is hard to live out their atheism--if they did, they'd actually be considered crazy like O'Hair was.
The atheist's RELIGION (which is simply a system of beliefs based on a philosophy) of atheism is simply a way to try to block out and override the truth--the ol' ostrich-head-in-the-sand technique:
If you try to tell 'em the truth, they say "Shut up!"
stick their heads in the ground and shout--
"There's nobody there,
there's nobody there,
there's nobody there, I tell you!
See, I can't see 'em!"
Well, atheist reader, Somebody is there and His truth has stood from the beginning of time and will continue for all eternity. God is not dependent on you in any way. Blasphemies, wars, famines, and political appointments come and go, but when the dust settles, there's Jesus. And there is nothing you can do about it but breathe out hot air. You will humble yourself before the Lord Jesus or you will be ground to powder.
"And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." --Jesus Christ (Matthew 21:44)
Most atheists have what I call the Don Quixote Syndrome. Let me explain. Cervantes wrote a book about Don Quixote a long time ago. Don Quixote would attack windmills as if they were his enemies. Of course a windmill is nobody's enemy. If what the atheist believes is REALLY his belief, then he would leave people like me alone. After all, if God did not exist, He and His followers would be no enemy to the atheist. We'd just be deluded people.
Therefore IF the atheist REALLY believes there is no God and the fool attacks a Christian, then he has the Don Quixote Syndrome because the Christian is not his enemy. Nevertheless, God is real and THAT is why atheists have all these organizations and debates to "prove" that God does not exist. Atheist reader, if you would just be true to what you purport to believe, then you wouldn't have the Don Quixote Syndrome.
My old pastor once ministered to an old atheist who had been a card-carrying atheist for decades--but as he laid on his death bed, he wanted a pastor. I don't know if he got saved or not. When it's time to die, many atheists are understandably uneasy and those that aren't should be terrified.
There is hope for the atheist. He can be saved. In fact, there are plenty of atheists that have come to Jesus Christ. I refuse to argue with them, but will answer honest questions. Unfortunately, many atheists ignorantly say hard things against the Lord Jesus Christ and His people. Don't let fancy titles and big words shake your faith in the One who holds your eternal destiny.
Think about this: What does the atheist have to offer you? Eternal life? Spiritual comfort? Love? Kindness? Comfort in the midnight hour when no one is around? No, none of these. He has nothing to offer you but blasphemy, hell-fire and the wrath of God. The atheist will tell you fabulous fairy tales like ...
You were spontaneously generated from a rock,
a monkey is your daddy,
a fish is your cousin,
you have no hope,
you should just live for today,
when you're dead, you're dead.
If you follow their ignorant advice and die without Christ, you WILL forever regret it and you will remember that someone told you the truth and you scoffed.
Atheists try their hardest to argue a fact that is firmly established--God is real. You cannot look on His creation and its ways and honestly deny it. I won't argue that 2+2=4 and I won't argue that God exists. An atheist once wrote and said, "2+2 is not necessarily 4." Well, write any other number on your math test and see if you get it right.
The bottom line is that atheism is a false belief system composed of fools--it's not new--the Bible told us about atheism thousands of years ago. Is there a real atheist? No. The closest thing to it is someone who has told themselves a lie so many times that they begin to believe it's true.
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