Summary: Looking at seven reasons why atheism is a difficult stance to take.
Does God believe in atheists?
Intro: There’s a story told about a Professor of biology who was an atheist. Every year he began his lectures on evolution by asking if any of the students were religious. When they identified themselves he boasted that by the end of his course they’d all know evolution was the truth and would have become atheists. Over the years many a student lost their faith during his course.
One day our atheist professor was walking through the forest, marvelling at the wonderful world evolution has given us. His wondering was interrupted by a loud growl. He turned to see a large, hungry and cranky grizzly bear charging towards him. The professor began to run, but it was no use, the bear was too fast. The professor tripped and next thing he knew the grizzly was standing above him, one foot on his chest, his paw ready to strike. With terror in his eyes the atheist professor realised he was about to experience survival of the fittest first hand.
At that point he cried out "God help me!"
Time stopped! The bear froze. The forest was silent. A bright light shone down upon the atheist and a voice boomed from the heavens, "You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others I don’t exist, and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?"
The atheist professor looked up into the light, "It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now…but perhaps could you make the bear a Christian?"
"Very well," the voice said.
The light went out and the sounds of the forest resumed. And then the bear dropped its right paw, brought both paws together, bowed its head and spoke: "Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful."
You know when push comes to shove atheists are few and far between there just surpressing the truth they know deep inside. That’s what I think any way a one time atheist.
Did you know that the first atheists were Christians? The word ’atheist’ today means one who denies the existence of God. But before that at the time of Christianity it meant one who worshipped one God alone rather than a diversity of gods.
Atheism has got a grip in the mindset of the UK today around 40% of the nation would adhere to being atheists. Its not surprising when we see the bias of the BBC towards evolution as fact and the liberal mindset towards morality ever decreasing. So unlike in the USA where God and issues of morality played an important role in elections in the UK it’s completely different issue!
One time press secretary Alistar Campbell announced on behalf of Tony Blair ‘We don’t do God.’
If I had £10 every time somebody said, ‘ I’m an atheist!’
It quite a bold statement to make ‘I’m an atheist!’ when you think about it you would have to been everywhere, seen everything, know everything, done everything to claim categorically there is no God
A new belief system
Richard Dawkins was recently asked “What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?” “I believe but I cannot prove, that all life, all intelligence, all creativity and all ‘design’ anywhere in the universe is the direct or indirect product of Darwinian natural selection,’’www.edge.org
Romans 1:25.They exchanged the truth of God for a lie
Atheism has been a growing trait in the west since the enlightenment period of the 18th century. This is a period when the world view made a huge paradigm shift from a sacral worldview (God was behind everything) to a secular worldview system of thought that rejects all forms of faith or religion and accepts only what can be derived from the senses.
This has brought about modernism – the belief that reason and science have delivered humanity from medieval superstition and ignorance and given us the modern ‘progress’ whose benefits we now enjoy.
GK Chesterton said ‘when people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing- they believe in anything.’
The Bible isn’t quiet about the atheist? Atheist- atheoi – godless ones.
Psalm 14. The fool in his heart says there is no God.
Prv14: 12. A way that seems right to a man but its end is death.
Job: 20.5. The joy of the godless lasts but a moment
Tit. 1v15. both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
Eph2: 12 without hope and without God in the world.
The atheist is without excuse
Rom.1:18-25. Ultimately God tells us that the atheist is without excuse in regard to belief in him because the evidence is overwhelming!