Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dangers of Un-Belief (taking on the Atheist)

I have known several atheists in my lifetime and have been able to get opinions and the general attitude of the average Atheist from my experience. I am taking a very hit-miss angle with this post, so if you are weak of Faith or are easily offended, please do not read this post!

Atheism: is the condition of being without theistic beliefs and alternatively the disbelief in the existence of deities. In antiquity, atheism was represented by Epicureanism. It disappeared from European philosophy when Christianity became dominant. During the Age of Enlightenment, atheism re-emerged as an accusation against those who questioned the religious status quo, but by the late 18th century it had become the avowed position of a growing minority. By the 20th century, atheism had become the state-supported position of countries governed by communism, as well as the dominant position amongst scientists, rationalists, and humanists.

-Atheism is believing in unbelief. What a huge contradiction in itself. We have not even crested the term itself and it is already coming into contradiction.
-Another point about Atheism is that by being in the condition of or having a view of un-belief, an atheist has already admitted that they acknowledge God exists!

In order to believe that something does not exist, you have already entered into the realm of the spiritual world (1 Corinthians 2:10-15 "But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets. NO ONE can know a person's thoughts except that person's own spirit, and NO ONE can know God's thoughts except God's own Spirit [the Holy Spirit]. And we have received God's Spirit [not the world's spirit], so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit [the Holy Spirit], using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. But people who aren't spiritual cant receive these truths from God's Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can't understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.") whether you intend to or not. Be very cautious because this is were it gets very touchy and serious! You invoke the Deceiver's power in your life when you begin to open yourself up to attacks by making strong statements like "God doesn't exist", or "God is a big lie!" You just entered into another realm, one which is very real and very dangerous! You just sent Satan a huge notice saying "Come on in and ruin my life."

I am taking this stance on Atheism because so many people tend to throw God away or just plain deny His existence. Remarkably enough, I was raised in a predominantly christian (non-denomination) home and read the Bible daily and attended our little church regularly. But my past experience in Christianity caused my previous beliefs which I held for so many years. "God did not exist!" I firmly believed that God was not real and could not be real because I could not feel, touch, taste, see, or hear Him. So He couldn't be real, right? Wrong!

I eventually hit my rock-bottom in my not-so-distant life and turned to the God that I had to re-believe in and as a result, I am now a born-again Christian. I do not question God's existence or the validity of Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross. I now know God exists and I now know that Jesus suffered and died for our sins to serve as a blood sacrifice (that was the customs of repentance to God in that period of time). He had to in order for God to forgive us of our transgressions against Him. This was the only thing God would accept in place of total extinction of the human race in payment for what we had become from what we were created to be. God had previously conducted a sin-sweep or clean-up during the Great Flood and had promised to man that He would never again conduct the same clean-up of our sin. So He had a Son named Jesus Christ who was born of a virgin woman (ensuring His birth remained very spiritual and pure) and raised as the human Son of God! Jesus was very human and I will get into this more in my next post. But even with Jesus' stigma of needing to eventually die for all humanity to be saved (not a small accomplishment), He was very human, He differed in that He did NOT sin!

Too many atheists spend so much time and so much energy trying to prove what is already true and trying to deny what has already come to pass. This is a mistake that will only be forgiven if that person repents to God and turns their life around and begins to live according to what God wants in their lives and not live according to what Satan wants in their lives! Satan loves atheists because they are deceived and try to deceive others in what they say and do. Their lifestyles are their "ministry" of fate. We as Christians need to love them and return love for hate and show these confused people by our lifestyles that God is VERY REAL and VERY EXISTENT! Pray for those who persecute you and do good to those who harm you. This is the Word of God, our book of instructions for life.....................................................................................

1 Timothy 6:3-5 "Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life. Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become healthy."

Be careful not to become a party to this behavior because God takes this very seriously, so we should also take this very seriously.....................God WILL NOT tolerate ignorance and blatant disregard for Him!!!

2 comments:

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  2. Not that it matters but the Constitution and the Founding Fathers made it clear that there was no ONE religion for this country. While you may think (now) that atheism is bad, you were once a rabid anti god nut. I know, I used to tell you to chill constantly (when in public.) I may be an atheist, however, I can guarantee I am also true to the CONSTITUTION that allows for my non-belief.

    Lastly, you defined atheism incorrectly. And even if I corrected it you will never agree. I would love to know which dictionary, or historical document you did take the definition from.

    I don't mind you quoting me, just do it in context! That article was based on bigoted remarks made by NATIONAL MEDIA figures. What they said was WRONG, of course you did not include that.

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