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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Questions That Challenge Atheist Thinking

Questions That Challenge Atheist Thinking 

Atheists often seem to have had a hard life of abuse and neglect. This makes them extremely self-centered, mean spirited, and arrogant. They blame the God they say doesn't exist and seem to take in out on believers. But if there's no God as they claim, how can they hate Him so? How can there even be moral evil without a divine standard? Does God force people to mistreat us? Should we be robots programed to be good?
The Bible says God is good, created a good world, gave man free will to obey, or disobey him. Could objections to God and the Bible merely be an excuse? We all have free choice every day of our lives. It's us who make the bad choices. A loving God doesn't force us to be good, but the devil tempts us to be bad. It's our choice who we will obey. As an atheist, what do you mean?

Are you saying God must give you special protection from disappointment?
Are you saying God must prevent people from abusing you?
Are you saying God must suspend his laws of nature so you can’t get hurt?
Are you saying God must keep your loved ones and friends alive?
Are you saying God must annul everyone elses free will in a way they can't harm you?
Are you saying God must make you happy, secure, successful or you won’t believe in Him?
If God did not exist—just nature exists, would that make you happy, successful, and secure?
Could it be that God has given us all abundant blessings for which you show no gratitude?
Can you show there is no personal creative spirit Christians call God?
What will happen if your way means God must take away everything he gave you to enjoy?
What if you will live alone in darkness eternally? Do you know it's impossible?
 The Bible says, There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12. You're right--this life isn't fair, but God says the one to follow will be perfectly just and fair--both Heaven and Hell. We reap what we sow and deserve (Galatians 6:7). 
Here's good news: God demonstrates His love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him (Romans 5:8-9). God can put His forgiveness, love, and peace in your heart, and give you a better outlook. Won't you ask for His forgiveness and truth? Jesus knows firsthand about injustice and pain, yet endured it for sinners--me and you. Yes, God loves all us sinners including atheists. Hell is worse than anything in this life, but the good world Heaven can be ours. It's your choice.  Say Lord, I turn from sin and self to trust You now and forever as my Savior, Lord and Guide.
 Let me also recommend some helpful books. Joyce Meyer's New York Times bestseller, Power Thoughts, 12 Strategies to win the Battle of the Mind. Charles Colson, Tough Questions about God, Faith, and Life. Norman Geisler & Frank Turek, I Don't Have  Enough Faith to Be  an Atheist.   God bless you in recovery. Thank U & thank  Him.

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