The reason why the Atheist doesn’t believe in God is because they want to sing the same song as Frank Sinatra “I did it my way”.
The rebellious heart will not give thanks for receiving and will not acknowledge that they didn’t do it “their way”. They don’t want to live by rules – even though they may not break all of the rules – they don’t want to be told to live by rules.
To not believe in eternal life the Atheists actually think that they are getting themself off the hook – so no matter what they say or do doesn’t really matter because at the end of it all it will be as nothing – nothing could be further from the truth
Once thing confuses me a great deal – when an Atheist looks at their child / children how can they think so little to think that this is it and when their child dies they will be no more. Don’t you think that you should teach your children to live as Christ commanded - to be the best you can be and do the best you can do because ultimately it won’t be for anyone else but for yourself. God gives us commandments but these are for our good, not for anyone else. Sin destroys the sinner – yes, it also destroys the person at the receiving end, but ultimately it destroys the person who commits the sin.
The reason why the Christian acknowledges Christ is because they know that through the grace and mercy and everlasting love of God, they have been given earthly life and eternal life, through GRACE, not because of what they have done. They have a purpose for their lives because God saw them before the foundations of the world, to be perfect in His sight.
The Christian knows and acknowledges that they sin and fail and are not too proud to confess this; they don’t take sin lightly. In fact, they get on their knees and pray to God, who forgives their sin and wipes it as far as the East is from the West, because we have a Saviour who stands in the gap on our behalf. They live by the bible and their conscience (the Holy Spirit), the very Spirit of God himself, the Master of the Universe, who is so beautiful and wonderful that He gave us everything we need to live a perfect life in Christ. No, we are not perfect but through the precious, righteous and perfect blood of Christ, we are covered. This doesn’t mean that we can do what we like. No, when you accept Christ into your heart a change happens within – each human being needs this - whether they acknowledge it or not doesn’t matter, it is so.
All God requires is that we acknowledge Him. Just like a child – if they did not acknowledge their parent as “Their Parent”, the parent would be very hurt. What would they do – they would do whatever it takes to win them back, some children will get a good hiding to “bring them to their senses”. A Parent would treat each child individually, knowing how to bring them round. Sometimes you do get very naughty children and they grow up to be very bad and irresponsible adults. This can be for many reasons - bad upbringing with no morals, no parents, no correct guidance, no love (a big part), not being taught to love and respect all things and the list goes on.
In the same way, God will try throughout a person’s life to bring them to Him, but at the end of the road it will ultimately be each person’s responsibility to accept or reject Christ. Because if you don’t think you need a Saviour, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED.
You can’t blame God for all the bad things that happen in this life. God gave us a perfect heart and a perfect earth. Because we want to do it “our way” we now have a very imperfect human race with a very imperfect world. Whose fault is it – God’s or ours?
God gave us a perfect set of rules to live by and even more, He gave us Christ as a Saviour and Forgiver, because He knew that we couldn’t live by a perfect set of rules.
It’s so simple, so easy to understand. The human being is simple but make things complicated. The reason for this is to exalt themselves above God and because of competitiveness. They want to be seen as the Hero, the Saviour, the Fantastic one. There is only one Fantastic one – His name is Jesus Christ. He came to save the lost soul.
An Atheist cannot explain away how a human being is created - with a heart and emotions; the ability to feel the depth of love or the depth of sorrow and to know that they have a Creator. The ability to do such good or such evil and have a choice to turn from one or the other, but not being able to; except to accept a Saviour and do a change so drastic it cannot be explained. Because it’s not in Human strength, it’s by the grace of God.
The Atheist cannot explain love – because God is love and He who comes to Him must believe that He is. God has freely given us love and the choice to live in it or out of it; we don’t have to accept Him to receive love but we can use it in the right way when we do. To bring Glory and Honour to His Holy Name.
Fact People – the world is in such a mess because people have rejected God. You can talk about what happened in times past, but at no time ever has the world been in a such a mess as today, and not just physically either, but spiritually too. People are lost. The path is in front of you. As the bible says – choose today whom you shall serve.
Before the comments / insults start flying:
Jody Beggs – please refrain from saying Damn the Man because in saying this you are damning yourself. I pray that you may come to know the depth and greatness of the greatest love this world has ever known – Jesus Christ. Give him a chance. I can see that you don’t understand the bible and it’s confused you. Pray to God and ask Him with an open heart, to reveal the truth to you. Ask and we can help you to understand the bible – Old and New Testaments.
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