Apologetics

There’s No Such Thing as an Atheist ~ The Final Chapter

There’s No Such Thing as an Atheist  Part 1  Part 2

So, if our minds know God exists, and our hearts know God exists, where does that leave the so-called atheist or agnostic?

Well, like I said before, there’s no such thing as an atheist, only a rebellious human being.

If a person knows God exists, as we all do, and yet refuses to acknowledge Him or submit to His authority, he is by definition, rebelling against God. The Bible describes it this way:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…….For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened…….For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:18, 21, 25

This refusal to acknowledge the truth about God will not last forever, though. As my husband puts it, everyone is either a member of the “Believers club” or the “future believers club”.

so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God ” Psalm 14:1a

Considering that we know God exists and that we will all have to acknowledge that one day anyway, atheism and agnosticism are foolish belief systems.

4 thoughts on “There’s No Such Thing as an Atheist ~ The Final Chapter”

  1. >This was sent to me by “William”, and I goofed and deleted it instead of posting it. William said:The bible says, as you quote, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.'” Well then, the bible calls him a fool, but it also says that he said it in his heart, which I take to mean that he sincerely (even if foolishly) believed it. So here, at least, the bible says that there is really such a thing as an atheist. Your thesis is unbiblical.

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  2. >William, thank you for commenting. I can see where you’re coming from, but I think the interpretation of Psalm 14:1 (“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’”) leans more towards something like this: “BECAUSE there is so much evidence for the existence of God (evidence in creation: Ps. 19:1, Rom. 1:20, evidence of conscience: Rom. 1:19, 2:14-15, just to cite a couple of points {by the way, I don’t know if you had a chance to read the previous two “Atheist” blog entries, but I explain this further there}) it is indeed incredibly foolish either to deny the existence of God outright or to try to convince oneself (i.e. saying it “in his heart”) that there is no God. Since we know that God’s word does not contradict itself, I think this perspective on Psalm 14:1 is more in keeping with Romans 1:18, 21 & 25: “…men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God…they exchanged the truth of God for a lie…”Of course, there are people who call themselves atheists, but the Bible says that they are suppressing the truth, not that they are ignorant of it. They are, as Romans 1:20 says, “without excuse”. We should pray for them and show them God’s love in hopes that they will embrace the truth of the Gospel.

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  3. >There is no such thing as an Atheist——————————————————————————–Are you an Atheist? Well I am going to prove to you that you are not an Atheist in its true sense. You may think that this is a rather arrogant thing to say, but if you bear with me you will see that the logic in this statement is irrefutable. First of all I want to define 3 different stances that people have about the existance of God. Believer: A person who believes in the existance of God. Agnostic: A person who isn’t sure whether God exists or not. Atheist: A person who doesn’t believe in the existance of God. If I were to say that there was no such thing as gold in China, then to prove my statement, I would have to search every square inch of that country in order to confidently say there was no gold. I would also have to search every person to make sure that there were no gold fillings and search every aeroplane in Chinese airspace. Such a mammoth task would be near impossible but would be necessary in order to prove my statement. Now lets look at the amount knowledge that a human being can possess. It is obvious that even the smartest person who has ever lived couldn’t possess even 1% of all the knowledge in existance. But lets imagine that there existed an Atheist who possessed 1% of all the knowledge in existance. This is of course a huge exaggeration, but for the sake of this argument lets say that someone did possess this amount of knowledge. If this person was honest, they would have to admit that the other 99% of knowledge that they didn’t possess could have the evidence that proves God’s existance. So as you can see from this very simple example, it is impossible to absolutely state that there is no God. Now back to the example. If I found gold in the tooth of one Chinese citizen, then I could truthfully say that there is gold in China even if that amount of Gold was very small. To conclude: If you claim to be an Atheist, then with respect I say to you that you are actually and Agnostic in the true sense, although I can respect that you may have chosen not believe in God without proof and in that sense you have chosen to be an Atheist, but your claim to be an atheist is not a scientific one, rather a belief or religion.To say that there is no God requires absolute knowledge. Knowledge of not only our 4 known and understood dimensions but all the higher dimensions as well and that would be impossible for a 3 dimensional creature such as yourself. However, If you had absolute knowledge then yes God would exist, because you would be God. On the other hand, to say that there is a God only requires personal experience or an understanding that the design in creation warrants a designer. But ultimately there really can only be 2 types of people, believers and agnostics. Those who have seen first hand or can see evidence that gold exists in China and those who believe that gold doesn’t exist in China, but can never really be sure that this is so. Got something to say about this writing. Try this discussion.Ideas for this page came from http://www.raycomfort.com

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  4. >Anonymous- Thanks for your comment. I am also a fan of Ray Comfort and “Way of the Master”.I have heard this argument before, and it certainly seems logical and reasonable to me.

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