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The Insanity of Atheism

I was listening to an evangelist sharing the gospel with a young man on the streets and the young man claimed he was an atheist.  He claimed that he did not believe in any god yet he hated the Christian God more than them all.  He despised the Christian God and ranted on and on about how Christianity is simply stupid.

The irony of this is that atheists are insane.  They hate a God that they don’t even believe exists.  Their thoughts are consistent in their bitter hatred toward a God that they believe was created by the minds of human beings.  They despise the very God who made them.

Romans 1:20 tells us that all people have the same evidence about God’s existence.  We all know that God exists.  However, atheists and false religions choose to worship false gods.  Atheists worship the god of themselves.  Their god is the creation of their own imaginations.  They have a god and they worship that god and that god is the atheist and their worldview.  However, they are not consistent with their atheism (at least most of the time).  Atheists operate their lives based on morals, objectivity, and they use laws like we all do each and every day yet they find no basis for any of these things because without God, nothing makes sense.

Romans 1 goes on to tell us that atheists (and all other false religions) reject the God of the Bible for one reason: they love their sin.  Romans 1:18 is clear that atheists and false religions love their wickedness more than they love God.  They hate the God they claim doesn’t even live in the first place.  That is insanity and atheists are hating someone who doesn’t even exist in their worldview.  Again, atheists know they are wrong and thus the Bible calls atheists fools because they do know God exists and simply refuse to repent of their wickedness (Psalm 14:1).

The fabric of our human society is God.  Morals, laws, science, absolutes, joy, happiness, work ethic, etc. all come from God.  The atheist appeals to culture or to their own intellect when defending morality yet they can’t be sure of anything (so they reason) but they can’t even be sure of that.  Again, atheism is insanity!  The disciple of Christ appeals to something outside of themselves, mainly the Word of God for our authority.  The reason that we hold to morality, to ethics, to right or wrong, to evil and good, to justice and injustice, etc. is because of the Word of God.  And the Word of God is true for all people whether they acknowledge God or not (Hebrews 4:12).  The disciple can show the foolishness of the atheists thinking by appealing to the Word of God despite the atheists denial of the Word of God.  Ironically, the atheist wants the Christian to listen to their insane arguments against God yet deny the Christian the use of the Word of God to prove God.  Yet both the theist and the atheist has the same evidence for God yet the atheist, by ignorance, despises God and ignores all sound reasoning in favor of insanity.

The atheist worldview leads only to despair.  After all, death is the end.  Death has no meaning but neither does life.  All we are in the atheist worldview is atoms put together by random chance.  We serve no purpose and the quicker we make our exit from this world, the better (especially Christians in the atheist worldview).  There is no hope, no reasons for joy, no true meaning to life or death, and no promise of tomorrow.  The entire worldview of the atheist should be summed up like this: 1 Corinthians 15:32.

I rejoice in the risen Savior!  I am thankful that He saved me when I was lost and dead in my sins (Ephesians 2:1-5).  I am thankful that Christ is alive and He ever lives to pray for me (Hebrews 7:25).  I rejoice that God hears my prayers (Matthew 7:7).  I rejoice that my life, my job, my marriage, my raising my boys, my hope, my future death all have meaning because of Christ.  Jesus is truly my life (Colossians 3:1-4).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/02/2014 at 11:24 PM

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