An Atheist's Error

(Or is it an error?)

by Robert J. Stewart

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;" -Romans 1:18

The Atheist makes the grave and deadly error of deliberately rejecting the truth!  But is Atheism really an error?  Atheism is no mistake friend, it is a willing rejection of God Almighty.   No child is an Atheist.  A person does not become an Atheist until they've been brainwashed by some heathen teacher in a public school or godless university (or sadly by Atheist parents).   Romans 1:18 teaches that mankind, even in his unrighteousness, HOLDS THE TRUTH.  We read in the Word of God...

"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men," -Titus 2:11

It is clear from the Bible that God's saving grace is extended to all humanity.  Man HOLDS the truth at his fingertips.  Proverb 1:20 says that wisdom crieth out in the streets for people to hear, but few listen.  God's hand of invitation for salvation is extended to all people of all races of all nations.  The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for EVERYONE.  If you want to be saved, it is still not too late.  If your heart hasn't become hardened by unbelief to the point where you refuse to call upon the Lord for forgiveness, then you may be saved.  Ironically, it is the same sun which melts the wax that also hardens the clay.  The same Bible which melt one person's heart, causes another's to become hardened in unbelief.  The only thing which can keep you from becoming a born-again believer is you.  God wants to save everyone (2nd Peter 3:9).

The Atheist makes the foolish mistake of rejecting God.  According to the Word of God, there is NO such thing as an Atheist...

"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.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools," -Romans 1:21-22

Every honest person knows that there is a God, it is mankind's love for sin that causes him to run from the light of God's Word...

"For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." -John 3:20

The Bible teaches that the INVISIBLE things of creation are CLEARLY seen by the things which are visible...

 "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:" -Romans 1:20

Notice that the above Scripture declares that all men will be WITHOUT EXCUSE.  Frequently someone will ask me how a God of love could ever send anyone to burn in hell.  The answer is in the verse we just read...WITHOUT EXCUSE!  If you or anyone else goes to hell, it will be your own fault.  You will have no one to blame but yourself and your stubborn wicked pride that prevented you from coming to Jesus Christ for salvation...

"And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." -John 5:40

Jesus never turned anyone away empty-handed except those who were full of themselves.  You don't have to go to hell my friend.  You know deep down in your heart that Atheism is nothing more than anger and bitterness against a Holy and Righteous God.  What is stopping you from coming to Christ for salvation?  Is it a sinful lifestyle that you love so much?  Is it bitterness against God because of some deep-rooted heartbreak in your past?  Is it because you were hurt by someone who professed to be a "Christian," but they turned out to be a sheep in wolf's clothing?  Just because someone claims to be a "Christian," surely does not mean that they are.  Even the devil himself appears as a Christian (2nd Corinthians 11:14).  Push that old stinkin' pride away and come to Jesus now for forgiveness.  Confess your sins to Christ and ask Him to forgive and save you.

The Atheist's error is really no error at all, but a deliberate and rebellious rejection of the Saviour--Jesus Christ (Who is Almighty God).  Hebrews 11:6 declares that the ONLY way to please God is by FAITH...

 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." -Hebrews 11:6

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