16 Sobering Things Every Atheist Should Know

You should hear this if you are an atheist

… Belief in God isn’t blindly based on acceptance of the Bible as truth, or simply because the argument makes sense, but because when we begin to truly look for him, we begin to find him everywhere. In nature, in science, in supernatural experience, and perhaps most compellingly of all in the transformed lives of the people who have already believed in him – Martin Saunders, Contributing Editor, Christian Today.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, I know that God exists. But I also know there are atheists everywhere around the world – people who do not believe in the existence of God.

Just like Jesus wants us to do, I owe it to such people in particular and to humanity in general, to tell them about God. Not just because of the earthly benefits but for the eternal significance as well.

That was why I earlier published To those who say there is no God. The post was an open letter to all those who believe that God doesn’t exist. The comments it generated gave rise to the When you encounter an atheist online for the first time series previously posted on this blog.

As you well know, I can’t force anyone to believe in God. But I can at least let them know some things that may help them make up their mind in the affirmative. After all, acknowledging Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and personal Saviour remains a decision everyone has to take by him/herself.

So if you are an atheist, here are 16 sobering truths I wish you to know.

1. God exists – whether you believe it or not.

I had to say that first because it is the main thrust of this discourse. This article is of no effect if God does not exist. What is the point of life if there was no God?

Sorry to disappoint you: the fact that you do not believe in God does not diminish Him one bit. He is an all-sufficient God. Even if you change your mind and decide to believe in God today, it still does not add to His value.

But you know what? It is in your best interest both in time and in eternity to acknowledge Him. I hope you will find the impetus to continue reading after hearing that!

2. To know God, check the Bible

The Bible is the manual of life God gave to man. It is the final authority on anything there is to know about God and His creation.

If in your search for God, you have not checked the Bible, then you have been looking in the wrong direction. And if you have checked it before, you have to check it again. This time, do it in faith.

God has revealed Himself to mankind through the Bible. The Bible has the correct answer to all the questions about life and the after-life. If your disbelief in God has come from reading other books, it is now time you read the Bible with an open heart and with faith.

3. God loves you, I thought you should know.

Contrary to what you might have heard about Him, God is a loving God. As the Bible puts it, “God is love.” God loves you even if you do not acknowledge Him yet.

You don’t believe in Him, He loves you. You hate Him, He still loves you.  Because of that love, He does not want you to perish in your ignorance of, or disbelief in, Him.

He would rather have you come to Him humbly in faith through His only Son Jesus Christ, whom He allowed to die in the hands of wicked people for your sin and those of mankind.

4. God is not angry with you.

Has anyone ever told you that God is angry with you? That will not be true! The fact that you don’t believe in God does not mean that He is angry with you. In fact, He loves you too much to be angry with you.

God should have been – and He has every right to be – angry with you for not believing in Him. But His Son Jesus Christ has paid the price for you once and for all. For now, you are covered by His abundant grace.

The only thing that can provoke God eventually is if you fail to acknowledge the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for you before you leave this earth. If that happens, there is nothing God can do for you again; His anger would then no longer be restrained on the other side of this life.

Anyone who fails to believe in God while alive will be eternally separated from Him after death.

5. Jesus Christ is the only Way to God.

That is an audacious claim, I know. But it is not outrageous.

It is true that there are many ways to arrive a given destination. But when it comes to going to God, Jesus Christ is the Only Way; there is no shortcut and there is no roundabout way.

There is no other way to God apart from through Jesus Christ.  That fact cannot be overemphasized.

Jesus Himself declared unequivocally: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:16.

6. You are not the first person to doubt the existence of God.

I guess you know that already! There have been people before you who did not believe in God and there will still be people after you who will not believe in Him.

For instance, Marilyn Adamson confessed in her expository article Does God exist?: 

I was an atheist at one time. And like many atheists, the issue of people believing in God bothered me greatly…

However, the fact that you are not alone in the disbelief in the existence of God should not give you any comfort. Being in a state where you do not believe in God is not the best place you can be.

What are you if you say there is no God?

7. The Bible has a word for anyone who doesn’t believe there is God.

You should hear that word as stated in Psalms chapter 14:1:

A fool says in his heart there is no God.

That is it. According to the Bible, anyone who says there is no God is a fool. Such persons may or may not be educated, lowly or highly placed in the society, if they do not acknowledge God, they are fools. That may sound harsh I know, but then it is the harsh truth.

So you can see that it is wisdom to acknowledge God. It is foolishness not to.

I know there are people who think they are wise so they think have no need of God. But for such people, the Bible says, “In professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).

No matter how you feel about it, there is no wisdom in saying there is no God. If I say there is no God, it means I am foolish.

The only good news after this is that this kind of foolishness can be cured. The cure is to turn to God in faith through Jesus Christ.

8. There have been people who turned from atheism to God.

Sad to say, some people have died in their atheism, thereby sentencing themselves to eternal damnation. But thankfully, there have also been people who moved from atheism to faith in the true God.

For instance, freelance writer and lecturer, Philip Vander Elst tells his own change story in the expository article  From Atheism to Christianity: a Personal Journey. He gives us a glimpse into who he was before he came to acknowledge God:

Growing up in a non-Christian family with intellectually gifted but unbelieving parents, I used to think that belief in God and the supernatural had been discredited by the advance of science, and was incompatible with liberty. Religious faith seemed to me to involve the blind worship of a cosmic dictator, and the abandonment of reason in favour of ‘revelation

Similarly, in Five atheists who lost faith in atheism Martin Saunders, a Contributing Editor for Christian Today, writes about some “former atheists who found that their belief in nothing ultimately led them nowhere.” These people were intellectuals who departed from their avowed atheism to robust faith in God. That can be your story too!

9. Your lifetime is your only opportunity for you to know God.

The nine months spent in your mother’s womb prepared you for the life on earth. Similarly, your life on earth prepares you to be birthed into eternity.

Therefore, your life on earth is your only opportunity for you to know God, personally. If you miss it, you miss out eternally.

I don’t want you to miss out. Hence, I am writing this post to you as an individual.

The point is, if you do not get to establish a personal relationship with God through his Son Jesus Christ while you are still alive, you will inevitably be faced with the stark reality of being forever separated from God. That’s not something to look forward to, I must say.

10. Whatever misgivings you have about God can be handled.

That’s a promise, trust me! God is big enough to handle any (mis)guided thought you might have about Him. But nothing can be sorted out without your cooperation.

As Saunders stated, “when we begin to truly look for [God], we begin to find him everywhere. In nature, in science, in supernatural experience, and perhaps most compellingly of all in the transformed lives of the people who have already believed in him.”

You were not born an atheist, just as I was not born a Christian. I became a believer in Jesus Christ and so can you.

At some point in your life (or is it over a period of time?), you came to believe there is no God. You have your reasons, rightly or wrongly, for the claim that there is no God. But He is such a gracious God that He would not force you to acknowledge Him.

Therefore, if you would make up your mind to seek Him in faith, you would find Him. This is a guarantee because God said through prophet Jeremiah that:

“… ye shall seek me, and find me [God], when ye shall search for me [God] with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13

11. God has numerous children and He has room for you too.

The key is in your hands! God created everyone but not everyone is His ‘child’. I hope you didn’t find that confusing?

The children of God are those who believe in Him through Jesus Christ. You may say you do not believe in God. But it is that same God that you don’t believe in that created you.

Does God exist?

It is true He created you but He cannot force you to become His child. Becoming his child is something you would have to do out of your own volition, without any force from me or from anyone else.

To become a child of God, you have to be given the right. As the Bible says “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to … But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become sons of God” John 1:12

The good thing is that the right to become a child of God is yours for the asking… even right now!

12. If you die today, where would you spend eternity?

Would you not want to find an answer to that question before it becomes too late? That’s a question not only for you but for all humans. There are only two possible options – eternity with God or eternity without Him.

Fortunately, anyone who believes in God through His Son Jesus Christ has already settled that issue. For such people, there is nothing to fear; their place is in God.

You already know that the fact that you don’t believe in God does not preclude you from dying. And death is the gateway to eternity.  Once you die, you have lost all the chances of ever knowing God.

Your present life is the only chance you to make the decision about where to spend eternity – with God in Heaven or with satan in hell. There is no sitting on the fence between the two choices.

Failure to choose God is already an automatic choice for hellfire. Hope that doesn’t sound too harsh?

13. The question of sin cannot be cured except in Christ.

There is no substitute to Christ at all! Even you yourself know that you are not perfect; you are not without blemish. In order words, you are a sinner who needs the forgiveness of God.

I didn’t say that to condemn you, but rather as a kind of reality check. You have to know this (in case no one ever told you before now): just like all humans, you are a sinner because you were born that way.

Sin is the nature of all men. You cannot solve the problem of sin on your own; you need help – God’s help.

The only authentic remedy for sin is in the blood Jesus Christ. All it requires is a simple faith in His sacrificial death and resurrection. It is only in believing in God through Jesus that your sin nature and its eternal consequence can be permanently dealt with.

14. You are accountable to God, now or later.

This is inescapable! You may not believe in God but you should understand that you are still answerable to Him. Whether you chose to accept Him or not you will still be accountable to Him for your actions.

One day, you will stand before Him to explain how you lived your life here on Earth and what you did with the offer of grace by His son Jesus Christ. I thought you should know that too.

15. There is a future reality called Hellfire.

Many people don’t like to hear that word ‘hellfire’. But I care about you too much not to warn you about it!

It is the final destination reserved for everyone who rejects the salvation that Christ offers. The place was originally meant for satan and his angels. But sadly, anyone that rejects God has sided with satan and so will ultimately end up where satan himself will be confined to too, forever.

You don’t have to go there if you decide to accept Jesus Christ now that you are still alive, otherwise, hellfire will be an inescapable reality. This is not a threat; it is the truth I just tried to share in love.

16. Very far from God is not too far yet.

You might think that you have gone a long way in the journey of your (wrong) belief that God doesn’t exist. But I would say you are yet to reach the point of no return. God is ready to accept you as his son/daughter if you give Him the chance now.

Once you realise that you are on the wrong part, the honourable thing to do is to retrace your steps. Anyone who fails to acknowledge God is already on the wrong path.

If you don’t want to end up in the wrong destination, you should not continue on the journey in the wrong direction. The prodigal son found his back to his father, so can you!

Forget about the wrong things you might have been told about God. Dismantle your previous mindset and seek God yourself with all your heart and with faith.Give Jesus an invitation into your heart and I can assure you He will honour it.

Would you acknowledge God through His son, Jesus Christ now?

 

P.S: To you that believe in God through his Son Jesus Christ, if you have any sobering thing you would want an atheist to know that doesn’t fall into any of the ones listed above, do me a favour by commenting. You may be the voice that someone may hear to turn to God. Those that have contrary opinions are also welcome to comment.

 

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67 thoughts on “16 Sobering Things Every Atheist Should Know

  1. Allallt May 19, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I don’t really know what I was expecting when I opened this page. But I have to admit I wasn’t expecting this.
    This posts makes precisely no attempt to meet atheists at common ground or to have a message that might resonate or anything. It’s just an opportunity taken to preach, claimed to be aimed at atheists but very much written in the language that could rightly make someone think other religious people were the audience; almost literally preaching to the choir.

    Surely you have encountered the basic point that the Bible is only convincing to people who already believe. Or that Pascal’s wager has been thoroughly dealt with. Or that everyone already knows that if I believe then I will believe, but if I don’t believe simply asking me to isn’t powerful.

    I don’t mean this to come of rude, but I think it would benefit your writing for atheists if you actually take a moment to really think about the message you want to send, instead of jsut threatening them with Hell (which they don’t believe in) and telling them they’re wrong (they already know you disagree with them and so would say that).

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    • VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 5:23 am

      @Allallt. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. The purpose of the post was to present the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it is, not to establish a common ground as you expected.

      If you are looking for a common ground, you may as well explore the links referenced in the post. You will see the thoughts of former atheists like you.

      The issue of Hell is not a threat (I thought I mentioned that in the post) as you took it to be. It is an ‘avoidable future reality I tried to mention in love. The fact that you don’t believe in it doesn’t preclude its existence. But wait a minute, let me be a bit curious: how come it was the mention of hellfire that caught your attention more than the love of God for you as explained in the post?

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      • Allallt May 20, 2016 / 9:04 am

        I’m not currently destined for the love of God.

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        • VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 10:08 am

          My understanding is that God loves us all, including you! So, I would like to ask you why you feel “not currently destined for the love of God.”

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          • Allallt May 20, 2016 / 10:43 am

            First of all, to avoid patronising conversation later on, I want to point out that I am having this conversation from within the Christian narrative, even though I don’t accept it as true. That’s probably too obvious to need pointing out, but I’ve had the ‘atheists can’t talk about that stuff’ argument used against me before.

            Anyway, I’m going to be sent to Hell by virtue of not being able to believe: (1) a God exists; (2) a human sacrifice is a good thing; (3) perfection was ever a reasonable expectation of a person.

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          • VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 11:16 am

            @Allalltt.The death of Jesus Christ was a perfect sacrifice, without which the redemption of the human race would have been impossible. It is however not an approval for human sacrifice as you suggested.

            God raised Jesus from death and He is alive forever. Therein lies the eternal hope of all men, including you.

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  2. notabilia May 19, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    That’s a long list, but it might help you to know that atheists like me think you are a blithering idiot, so you could have shortened it down a bit. What you speak of, you do so without the slightest evidence. What you speak of is a figment of your stubborn, deluded mind, which allows you to go on and on, without a sane purchase of what you are trying to get others to think about. The modern scientific worldview, which has been around for centuries now, so there is no excuse for your obtuse irrationalism, depends on evidence, on backing up claims and theories with observable, refutable, data. Yours are just absurd personal projections, like reading chicken entrails for entirely fantastical meaning, nothing more.

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  3. kingsoracle May 19, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    Reblogged this on The king'soracle. and commented:
    I BELIEVE IN GOD, I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT JESUS IS THE WAY,THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
    In case you have a contrary opinion, kindly read on.

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  4. danielwalldammit May 20, 2016 / 12:49 am

    Always fascinating to see the advice others have for atheists. Also fascinating to see how condescending these bits of advice consistently happen to be.

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    • VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 8:03 am

      @DanielWall. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. But please don’t see any part of the post as condescending, because it was never intended to be so.
      You may want to be more specific on the points you disagree with, for further clarifications.

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  5. VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 6:45 am

    @Kingsoracle. Thanks for the enthusiasm. I agree with your position. And I appreciate the reblog.

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  6. FreeAtheism May 20, 2016 / 7:06 am

    This post is all about your assertion of truth…. your faith in what is true… not verified truths in the slightest. If you have any integrity you will go back rewrite 1-16 to start each one with “If God is real…” so to make them relflect truth.

    The only thing that would be sobering to logical & reasonable atheists would be undeniable facts. You have not presented that. If you don’t fix this oversight, you may as well change God to “The Faerie King” for all the truth it reflects.

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    • VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 8:09 am

      @Freeatheism. No offence taken. The fact that you disagree with the points does not diminish the truth they convey.
      A little thinking on your part would make the meaning clearer to you.Thanks for reading all the same.

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  7. FreeAtheism May 20, 2016 / 8:47 am

    The points you post are not truths or facts, just claims. There is no evidence to support them. If you at least posed reasons they are true, you could claim it, but as it is you have listed sobering concerns for faerie king non-believers… mere mythical threats. I don’t buy it at all.

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    • VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 8:55 am

      @Freeatheist. We obviously have different views. Whether you accept mine or not is totally up to you. As I noted somewhere in the post, when it comes to believing in God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, it cannot be forced. It has to be a personal decision. And that’s the beauty of it. Thanks for your time.

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  8. VictorsCorner May 20, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    @Notabilia. Let me thank you for reading and taking time to comment, despite the lengthy nature of the post. I wanted to have all the points in one post. That’s why I resisted the urge to split it into more than one post.

    I take it to be that you have a better side than you showed in your comment. All the same,
    I understand where you are coming from, so I take no offence at your vituperations. All the best.

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    • VictorsCorner May 21, 2016 / 8:52 am

      All right Alberto. Will do. Thanks for reading.

      Update:
      Albert, I have checked out your article as I promised. It’s obvious you headed in the wrong direction with your responses. You completely missed the points.

      In any case, I feel that the points of my post are already clear enough. I hope that one day your heart will be open enough to receive the simple truth of the Gospel which is capable of changing your life.

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      • Alberto May 29, 2016 / 10:13 pm

        Thank you victor for reading my article. I would like to show me where i missed the point. I don’t accept theological speculation but deal with the actual, the real, things proven, the facts.

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        • VictorsCorner May 29, 2016 / 10:53 pm

          Alberto, thanks for coming back here. What you stated as facts are really no facts, to my mind. You only dismissed what you didn’t really understand.

          You think we have been fooled into believing that God exists, but we are not. As followers of Jesus Christ, we know better than the positions you asserted.

          As my post indicated, it is he who says there is no God that has been deceived. So if you say God doesn’t exist, on which premise do you say that? I know you are not all-knowing. So you can’t possibly prove that God doesn’t exist because your knowledge as a human being is very limited.

          If you must know Alberto, apart from Biblical assertions (and not theological speculations as you claimed), there are logical pieces evidence of God’s existence. If you have the time, please explore this link: http://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html

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          • Alberto June 4, 2016 / 7:13 pm

            thank you victor for your response. it appears that you have not clearly looked at the points in the article that I have written. GOd is a theological speculation. Can you present him as you present yourself? no. can you ask him to present himself? sure but will he do it? no. until you can present the actual god in our midts, it is indeed, a theological speculation, whether you like it or not. all of the evidence you may present is no different than the many monotheistic, polytheistic, animistic religions in existence. give me god and not things about him. not a book about him. give me god himself. can you do that? the fact of the matter is no. this is an objective statement not based on speculation.
            you mentioned that on what premise can I prove god doesn’t exist? is that even possible? to prove that some invisible creature doesn’t exist is impossible. can you prove that thor doesn’t exist? no.can you prove that bramah doesn’t exist? no. can you prove that rah doesn’t exist? no can you prove that alfheim doesn’t exist? no. you cannot prove a negative. the idea that you can prove an invisible creature exist is faulty and poor logic. the onus probandi is on the theist, not on the atheist. you’ve made the claim that the god exist, then present your god. i don’t claim omniscience. i claim objectivity, the tangible, reality.

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          • VictorsCorner June 5, 2016 / 11:48 am

            @Albert, for the records, I read your article, every one of the points you raised. Reading is one thing, agreeing with your drift is another. I suppose you already where I stand.

            God is not a theological speculation as you suggested. People like you who don’t believe that He exists are the ones speculating, because they cannot prove that He doesn’t.

            If you must know, God is a Spirit, so you can’t see Him face to face as you demanded. But you know, the evidences that He exists are all in and around us.

            To use your words, it is not ‘poor logic’ to believe in an invisible Creator God. In fact it is wisdom to do so.

            For instance, you don’t see air with your physical eyes. But only a fool would doubt that it exists. So is God.

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          • Alberto June 26, 2016 / 1:27 am

            Victor, people like me don’t speculate. We deal with what we actually have not with things we think exists. You mentioned air…in fact, we can see air, we can feel air, we can separate each of the molecules and atoms that make up air. God is not like air. We can prove air because of what I just mentioned. God can’t be proven by this way. Present god and it will be proof. No god, no proof.

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          • VictorsCorner June 26, 2016 / 10:40 am

            Alberto, I am not speculating either. It is something I have known in me with utmost certainty. It may sound strange to you, because you are not spiritually discerning yet.

            But remember the opening quote, “…Belief in God isn’t blindly based on acceptance of the Bible as truth, or simply because the argument makes sense, but because when we begin to truly look for him, we begin to find him everywhere. In nature, in science, in supernatural experience, and perhaps most compellingly of all in the transformed lives of the people who have already believed in him – Martin Saunders, Contributing Editor, Christian Today.”

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          • VictorsCorner June 5, 2016 / 11:50 am

            To really know God, you will have to come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ His son. This happens by faith. This is a relationship I would like to call you into.

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          • Alberto June 26, 2016 / 1:22 am

            Thank you victor but i am a living being that has actual relationships that I can, touch, see, feel, hear. The relationship you present is not one that matches this.

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          • VictorsCorner June 26, 2016 / 10:36 am

            Alberto, you are welcome back. You have to know that not all life’s realities can be touched, seen, felt or heard. You should know that already.

            Yes the relationship with God through Jesus Christ as I proposed to you is based on faith. I really wish that your heart will be opened to it to experience it.
            God is a Spirit and the things about Him must be spiritually perceived.

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  9. chuks May 23, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    A word they say, is enough for the wise. But this piece is more than a word. To the Atheists, you have heard it all, repent now and believe in God. You may think you are wise, but the wisdom of men is foolishness before God. For you to say that God does not exist, it means you are suffering from ignorance. Remember that ignorance is the wrong application of knowledge.

    I encourage you to be wise and embrace the truth today- that God indeed exists. As for me and my household, we believe that God exists and we would serve him for evermore.

    God is the ultimate reality and He controls the universe. He created the Heavens and the earth, and nothing was made without Him.

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    • VictorsCorner May 23, 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks Chuks for the comment. I really appreciate your lending a passionate voice to this discourse.
      You have made the message clearer for more appreciation. God bless you and your family, and uphold you all and your decisions to serve God forever.

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  10. Allallt May 24, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    I think you’re failing to grasp my point: the things you think atheist ‘should’ know are already things most atheists know you ‘think’ are true. Simply repeating them isn’t helping any one make any progress in any direction.

    Try the following 8 facts I think you should know:

    (1) God doesn’t exist just because you believe it really hard.
    (2) Reading the Bible has not allowed people to come to know god, that’s why there’s tens of thousands of denominations of Christianity.
    (3) If Jesus is the only way to God, entire civilisations for thousands of years had no path to God, even though God spoke to them
    (4) You are not the first person to sincerely believe an indefensible claim
    (5) Most atheists turned away from religion
    (6) Your lifetime is your one opportunity to understand what it true and good and beautiful. God is not a part of that.
    (7) There are many problems relating to God that cannot be handled without just ignoring them.
    (8) Questions of ‘sin’ cannot be handled by pretending a human sacrifice 2,000 years ago is a moral answer.

    I’d wager that you already know I believe these things to be true. But, simply writing it down doesn’t help you deconvert, does it?

    See, the argument centres around the question of whether the Bible is a fiction book or not. I’m from the camp that says it is a work of fiction. Thus, quoting from that book to say it is not fiction is no more powerful than quoting from The Hunger Games. I don’t believe the Bible, so quoting from the Bible is not going to convince me (or other atheists).

    You need some sort of evidence and reasoned argument to convince other people.The only people taking your assertions seriously are people who would have believed it even if they hadn’t read it. That’s not your target audience.

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    • VictorsCorner May 25, 2016 / 7:57 am

      I would say I got your point the first time. We obviously have different views, and I recognise I cannot force you into accepting mine. It’s totally up to you…

      If you missed the introductory quote in the article, I would suggest you read it again: “… Belief in God isn’t blindly based on acceptance of the Bible as truth, or simply because the argument makes sense, but because when we begin to truly look for him, we begin to find him everywhere. In nature, in science, in supernatural experience, and perhaps most compellingly of all in the transformed lives of the people who have already believed in him – Martin Saunders, Contributing Editor, Christian Today.”

      Whether you accept the Bible or not doesn’t stop it from being what it is – the written word of God. You said you are from the camp that sees it as a work of fiction. But I am from the camp that knows the Bible was inspired by God.

      If you have the time, you may check this link on why we say the Bible was divinely inspired: https://carm.org/what-is-meant-by-inspiration
      There are evidence even outside the Bible that proves there must be a God. For instance, kindly see the post: http://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html.

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      • Allallt May 25, 2016 / 9:48 am

        So, what was your purpose in writing this? It’s titled as if it’s aimed at atheists. But it patently isn’t.

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        • VictorsCorner June 4, 2016 / 5:49 pm

          @Allallt. The purpose of the piece was clearly stated, irrespective of whether or not you agree with it.

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          • Allallt June 5, 2016 / 11:00 am

            Thank you for your politician’s merry-go-round. That you ignore my comments and simply tell me to read the post again, as if the answer is in there somewhere, is noted.

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          • VictorsCorner June 5, 2016 / 11:54 am

            Allallt, I read your comments and I am sure you read my responses too. Calling them a ‘politician’s merry-go-round’ is a display of lack of understanding, of which I am not surprised (No offence intended please).

            The appropriate points were already made in the post. While I appreciate the fact that you read them, I also know I can’t force you to accept them.The choice is entirely yours.

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      • Allallt May 25, 2016 / 12:18 pm

        I thought I’d replied to this already. If I’m just being blocked, let me know. It’ll save me a lot of time.
        Your objective and target audience are defined in your post: “I owe it to such people [atheists] in particular and to humanity in general, to tell them about God”.
        So, I’m not evaluating your theology at all. I’m evaluating the attempt you made to reach out to atheists. And here’s why I think your efforts were poor:
        Most atheists have deconverted from a religion; they know the superficial claims you are offering already and have their reasons for their disbelief.
        (I am an exception to this, I’ve never been religious.)
        You offer no way of becoming convinced of God that cares what is true. A lot of atheists will say they care that is true. What you offer is unsupported claims and rhetoric. That tends not to convince people who have thought about it.
        You say you want to “let them [atheists] know some things that may help them make up their mind in the affirmative [RE: God’s existence]”. And yet you offer nothing that one can mull over in attempting to understand truth. There’s no evidence. There’s no reasoned discussion.
        Your entire 16 “facts” can be summarised into 3: that you believe, that the Bible says you’re right to believe, and that I could believe too.

        I’m not going to implore you to come over to my blog, because I’m not excited to have a discussion with someone who responds with some iteration of the sentiment ‘I can’t make you believe, but I am right’. I’m more interested in discussions of evidence and reason. Most atheists I’ve met are.

        It does raise an interesting question: who are you really writing for? It could be that you’re fishing for a pat on the back from other Christians, or that this is some sort of tick-box exercise where you think God will accept this as an effort to honestly reach out to save the souls of atheists. But in terms of actually reaching out to atheists, I can see that you’ve made that effort.

        Again, this is not about your theology. What I will say about your theology is that it’s not enough to convince atheists, because all of theology starts with “if God exists, then…”. This is about offering some honest criticism, if your goal really is to reach out to atheists, instead of just pretending your theology is self-evidence enough to convince anyone.

        But if that’s not your goal, then I’ve missed the mark. My apologies.

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        • VictorsCorner June 4, 2016 / 6:01 pm

          @Allallt. Your comment wasn’t being blocked as you thought. I just found it in spam folder, but moved it out here.

          You shouldn’t really have a problem with the title if it doesn’t mean anything to you. In case you missed the whole essense of this post, you may reread it again, especially the introductory quote. Thanks for your time.

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  11. Reblogged this on Freedomborn … Aussie Christian Focus and commented:
    A great message Victor which I feel privileged to Reblog and yes as much as some may disagree it’s filled with Love, yes God is Love and He Loved everyone enough to send Jesus to be our Redeemer and He hates Sin because it brings evil, suffering and separation from Him.

    Having been an Atheist for almost 30 years after being deceived as a young Teenager that I came from an Ape, I appreciated very much Victor how you presented this very important witness of God’s Truth in His Word and yes we can see very much His reality in His Creation too that is why He tells us no one will have an excuse for rejecting Him.

    There is not one argument that an Atheist can present that cannot be refuted with God’s Truth and only a fool would reject His Truth.

    Thank you again Victor and Bless you greatly for your Stand for God against all that undermines His Majesty.

    Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus- Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner May 29, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thank you Anne for reblogging this. I feel privileged that you are lending your voice to mine in sending this gospel out.

      I am glad that you recognised it as a message of love, which it is. Unfortunately, I have been severely attacked here (as you might have noticed) and on Twitter for these truths I shared here. But I am not surprised! It is well with you, Anne.

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  12. VictorsCorner May 29, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    This reminds me: Anne is another confirmation of my claim in item no 8 that “There have been people who turned from atheism to God.”
    She was an atheist for a long time before coming to Christ. She shares her testimony for us to know what God has done in her life.

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  13. Correction Nnotabilia, sorry but I did not like your comment it was clicked by mistake, I missed Victor’s like and hit yours instead.

    But as I now have corrected my mistake, I would like to ask you what evidence do you have that we evolved from animals or nothing if that is what you believe instead of Creation ? The current Scientific evidence confirms we could never evolved from animals as our DNA is different which God told us it was in the Scriptures even before there was Pathology and Medical Science and as we know DNA never changes that is why the Police are able to use it today for identification, also our blood does not mix with animals blood regardless of how close it is to ours and the Big Bang Theory has now been proven to be fictitious, there is no evidence at all to confirm it..

    So Nnotabilia what do you believe and what evidence do you personally have to confirm what you believe?

    Regards – Anne.

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  14. Thank you Victor and you can be assured you have my support here 100%, I will return in the near future and respond again to the Atheists who attacked you, together we stand, divided we fall.

    Sadly we do know Atheists are motivated by their inner fear, only Perfect Love can overcome this and since they reject God they don’t have His Eternal Peace found in His deep abiding Love.

    It’s now very late in Aussie land Victor and well past my bedtime, I will hopefully return in the morning or later in the day or at night again.

    Blessings Anne.

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  15. notabilia May 30, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I understand, Aussie Freedom something something – my comment was not directed to your “like.”
    I cannot imagine how someone like you makes it through the world as an upright adult – what you write down is magnificently preposterous. Our blood doesn’t mix with animals? The fiction of the Big Bang? Wow. What an education I am getting here in wordpressian wonderland. did you teachers know that you harbored these stupefying anti-science prejudices?
    Listen, there are some things people are just not cut out for. I’m a terrible plumber. I’m not too good at horseshoes. How about you and Victor leave the Big Thoughts alone for awhile – you just are not up for them.

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    • VictorsCorner May 30, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      @Notalia. I would love to take your advice but not when it’s mistaken. Is it not funny that you have enough faith to believe in the so-called big bang theory but none in the existence of God?

      “The physical Universe is a massive effect that must have an adequate cause. The presence of physical laws as well as human morality are evidence of a Creator Who designed the material realm and we humans who reside within it.” http://apologeticspress.org/MediaPlayer.aspx?media=4772&utm_source=5%2F30%2F2016&utm_campaign=Newsletter+16&utm_medium=email

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      • notabilia May 30, 2016 / 11:07 pm

        There is no “faith” to the Big Bang reality. It’s a scientific presumption of how the world originated. Thousands of scientists all over the world have collaborated to established this working account of how matter came into being. That’s it. No gods, no ridiculous conception of some “Creator,” which is utterly laughable. You are fighting a losing battle with established reality, like the racists who kept trying to justify slavery. Eventually, the world became wiser, and now only morons and congential freaks utter racist drivel in public. We can agree on many things, including the need to be nice to decent folks, but neither racism nor religious nonsense need “toleration.”

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        • VictorsCorner May 30, 2016 / 11:32 pm

          It is a ‘presumption’ and you believed it wholeheartedly? That’s not science. So you can’t rightly say it has been established. Because it has not and would never be.
          Real science is not based upon some ‘presumptions’ without empirical proofs.

          I am not fighting any battle with you or anyone over this. It is a settled matter already. God is the origin of life and everything in the universe. Science is our means of discovering what God has already created. If you insist there was a big bang, then the big God must have banged it 😂😀

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  16. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus May 31, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    It seems Notabilia that you like I once did and others do too, believe unproven theories and are unaware of the True facts, so I will leave some links for you below that confirm what I shared by Scientists that have proven the Theories of Evolution and the Big Bang are not a reality and are in error and you also cannot deny because you don’t want to believe it, that our blood doesn’t mix with Animals, many notable Scientists will agree with this Truth too, we also have human DNA Belly Buttons that no Animals have and as I shared before D.N.A does not change so we could never have evolved from Animals which means we were Created and this means there is an Awesome Creator as confirmed in His Creation and in His inspired Words in Scripture.

    http://www.eternal-productions.org/101science.html

    http://creation.com/

    http://creation.com/whats-this-all-about

    http://www.christiananswers.net/creation/aqoo/

    Kind Regards – Anne

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  17. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus May 31, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Of course we know Victor that God Spoke the World into existence, there was no Big Bang but yes if there had been it would have originated from Him as you said and would have had His signature all over it as we see today in our World.

    Blessings – Anne.

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  18. Gretl Feeson June 29, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Hi there.

    This is just my opinion but what a terrible and hurtful post.

    I mean what happens to the less fortunate in life who have to deal with the ‘devils temptations’ on a day to day basis compared to the person who is wealthy and rarely troubled in practical terms. I mean a young person living in an impoverished third world country cannot be judged the same as a middle class londoner and if thats the case i disagree strongly.

    I mean if I was a small child and a group of people burst into my home and killed my brother, raped my mother and sister and burned my village and turned me into a child soldier would I be judged the same throughout my life as someone who works as shop assistant in a grocery store in London. How does that work? Surely there’s going to be some issues there regarding level playing field.

    Not to get all judgemental or anything but God doesnt even seem like that nice a thing to be honest. He seems like a mystical dictator representing thug life and using life as a playground. I demand I go to ‘hell’ consider it my protest. I mean c’mon, god seriously needs to get his house in order.

    Would you say anything about god is dubious or questionable? I personally hate how it plays on fears we all might have and frankly i just dont have tme for it. If you don’t believe in god, are you able to love? God is love, what even is that? I mean These are the kind of statements you hear during a weekend spent taking hallucinagens.

    I feel we all have a god of sorts inside us that is our morality, standards, aspiration etc… A life long developing mentallity.

    How can anyone know god exists? I accept you can believe of course but this post is something else.

    I don’t really believe in anything, I guess there could be a higher power of sorts out there, maybe not. Who actually knows?

    Have a great day:)

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    • VictorsCorner June 30, 2016 / 7:48 am

      Hi Gretl, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate that you had to share your ‘opinion’ as you called it. But I feel that probably a few things weren’t clear to you.

      Of course there is a ‘Higher power’ as you chose to call Him. But we know Him as God, the creator of Heaven and Earth. Whether you believe in Him or not doesn’t take away anything from His existence, because He is all sufficient by Himself. But it is in your best interest to believe in Him.

      In any case, you seem not to know anything about Him as you painted Him a wicked ‘man’ which He is not. I will like to introduce Him to you as a loving Father who loves you so much He made a provision for the redemption of your soul. Or haven’t you ever wondered about what you would do about your sins?

      Of course anyone can know that God exists – including you. Because anyone who seeks God with all His heart will find Him. Many people around the world have found Him and so can you!

      What He wants from you now is to have a personal relationship with Him through His son Jesus Christ. Feel free to let me know if you want to know how this works.

      In response to the issue on judgement you raised, I will tell you one thing: God will not judge anyone based on whether you lived (as you put it) in London or in some third world country, or any other part of the world for that matter. His judgement will be based on the simple but vital question “Did you accept or reject the grace of salvation which I (God) offered to the world through Jesus Christ?.”

      It will be an individual thing and everyone will answer for himself; you will answer the same question too. And your life time is your only opportunity to decide on that.
      You have a nice day too!

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      • Gretl Feeson June 30, 2016 / 11:50 am

        I see but surely ones decisions will be greatly influenced by what has happened in ones life. Like I am going to find it a lot more difficult to accept salvation if one has been tested in far more hurtful ways and a tougher environment than say another. 🙂

        Thanks for the reply.

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        • VictorsCorner June 30, 2016 / 7:13 pm

          Gretl, I agree with you that one’s experiences in life may affect his decisions. That’s understandable.

          But having experienced a hard life doesn’t mean one cannot accept salvation. In fact, there are several people whom it was their suffering/hardship that led them to accept salvation. When they found that they reached their end, they decided to seek God and got help.

          Jesus Christ actually made a special invitation to everyone experiencing burdens in life. He promised them rest they can’t find anywhere else (Matthew 11:28).

          But one should not actually wait until he reaches a dead end before coming to God. In any case, whether one has a good/easy or a hard life on earth now, everyone needs God. No exceptions.

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  19. Gretl Feeson June 30, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Also someone born closer to the time the events of christ etc… took place are going to have a much easier time having faith than those born thousands of years later. It seems like such an uneven playing field.

    In an ideal world it would be great to be able to believe in a just fair god but if god said such and such is wrong and that such and such is right would that be the way no questions asked because it is the will of god?

    I mean what about womens role in the society (whats that all about!), the LGBT community who just want to be happy or dietry stuff. In terms of how out of touch God is with the world, it amazes me when the bible I think says that if you lust after a women you see on television you have commited adultry, seriously? What do you think about these?

    If anything god really lacks foresight as the world has developed to the extent that it is nearly impossible to adhere to his laws.

    To me he is a dictator with some proper disturbing views that maybe was a sign of the times but still.

    For example how would you interpet the following?

    Numbers 31:17-18

    “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves”.

    Thanks 🙂

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    • VictorsCorner July 1, 2016 / 7:39 am

      Gretl, I appreciate your time here. So I will try to answer your questions to the best of my knowledge. (Pardon the lengthy words please):

      1. I understand your assumption that people that lived around Jesus Christ’s time would find it easier to believe in Him than the people after that time. But that’s not exactly what Biblical records and history tell us. There were people who rejected Jesus then as there are people who are rejecting Him in our day now. One thing is sure though: there are more followers of Jesus Christ now in the world presently than there have ever been at any time in history. The Gospel of Christ is what people need to hear to believe in Jesus Christ, not whether or not they lived in Jesus time.

      2. God is a God of justice. But He didn’t say we should not ask questions, as you suggested. In fact in Isaiah 41:21, God Himself challenges us with this: “Present your case,” says the LORD. “Set forth your arguments,” says Jacob’s King. In another place He says to us “Come now, let us reason together…” Isaiah 1:18. So if we have questions, feel free to ask. The only difference is whether or not one asks genuinely.

      3. Of course God has roles for women in the society, no doubt about that. But it may not be in the way some people have understood it to be.

      4. Everyone (not just the LGBT community you mentioned) has right to seek happiness and God approves that too. In fact Jesus says He wants our joy to be full. But it is in knowing God that there is real joy and happiness.

      5. Gretl, God is not out of touch with the world as you suggested. It is even more appropriate to say that it is the people of the world that are losing touch of God. All men, including you, need to get know God better.

      6. You sounded funny with your comment on ’lust’. Be reminded that the dictionary defines lust as “strong sexual desire.” Is it appropriate to have strong sexual desire for any woman you see on TV, (as you put it)? I will let you know that God doesn’t want people having strong sexual desires for someone OTHER THAN THEIR SPOUSE. I hope that’s clear enough?

      7. You can’t keep all the laws on your own; no one can. But you can accept Jesus and He will give you the grace to please Him.

      8. God is not a dictator as you believe. The story of killings you referred to in Numbers, was God’s judgment on the Midianites for their ‘sins’ AT THAT TIME. But you see, by the grace that Jesus Christ has brought to the world, God is not PRESENTLY judging people that way. We are in a time of GRACE now. AS THE Bible says, “God is patient towards us all, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” And NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!

      Thanks for your time.

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  20. VictorsCorner November 17, 2016 / 12:12 am

    Alberto, you are right here: the relationship I present transcends what you can feel, touch, smell…as you said. It is a relationship of who you believe… Faith.
    Your senses are limited. They can’t know or understand everything, not to talk of finding God.

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