Atheists Know There is a God, But…

Atheists know there is a God even though they wouldn’t admit it. And it seems to me that the more their hearts condemn them, the harder they try to put up the front that denies the existence of God.

If atheists truly believe that God does not exist, why does it bother them so much when we say He does? I believe their conscience is working them up!

There is no excuse good enough to justify a disbelief in the existence of God.

The Scriptures tell us that the things in us and outside us bear evidence that God exists. So one must have suppressed this knowledge of God over time to reach the point where one can willfully and deliberately assert that there is no God.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Romans 1:20-22.

Professing to be wise, they became foolish

That statement aptly describes the situation of atheists. Their so-called wisdom in denying the existence of God is at the same time their foolishness.

Just like every human being born into this world, they were not born without an inkling of the knowledge of God. Rather, out of their own sheer volition, they gradually stifled the voices in their hearts which tell them that there is a God.

And in “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” I could say I have observed that firsthand more than a few times…

In the last one and half years, I have written some posts specifically targeting atheists or those who say there is no God. Following those posts, I have also been involved with series of online conversations with some atheists, both on this blog and across my Twitter handle.

Atheists

During our discussions, I could see that many of them tend to assume an air of superiority in knowledge. They seem to want to show that they have read so many books, and have known much about the universe, life and existence to know that God does not exist. And nothing could be farther from the truth!

We know who the foolish one is

Granted, some of the atheists I have encountered are quite knowledgeable! To that extent, they appear to think that we believers must be foolish to believe that God exists. But any form of knowledge that denies the existence of God is not a correct knowledge.

Atheists may be wise in their own eyes, calling us, believers, uninformed. But between they and us, the Bible is very clear about who the foolish one is:

The fool says in his heart that there is no God… Psalm 14:1

Those words were spoken over two thousand years ago and they still hold as true today as they have always done. According to the Bible, it is the person that says God doesn’t exist that qualifies to be called a fool, not the one that believes in His existence.

Another thing I observed from my conversations with atheists is that they are not absolutely sure that God doesn’t exist as they would want to claim. In their unguarded moments they do make claims or raise objections that presuppose that there must be a God. Yet they are reluctant to admit it.

In other words, I could surmise that many atheists are living in self-denial when they say that God doesn’t exist, because deep in their hearts they know that they are wrong.

A wicked, loveless non-existent God, Really?

On one occasion, a self-professed atheist got carried away during our conversations and he kept saying, God is wicked, God doesn’t love humans, God enjoys to see people suffer, etc. Really?

I couldn’t hold back asking him, “How can the God you say doesn’t exist be wicked and loveless? How can He even enjoy the suffering in the world except He exists in the first place?”

You see, that atheist knows there is God. May be what he doesn’t understand is the nature or character of God.

It is one thing to doubt the goodness; of God and another to claim His non-existence. I think that so-called atheist got it completely mixed up…

No matter how hard they try, atheists would never be able to prove that there is no God. (We know He does exist!). The more they try to do so, the more of their folly they put on display.

All atheist know there is God

God exists, and anyone who seeks Him with all his or her heart will find Him.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart Jeremiah 29:13.

When a Princeton educated atheist cried out to God

It is a hard truth, but it still has to be said again: Deep in their hearts, atheists know there is a God, but they just don’t want to admit it.

In his book, The War Is Over,  Andrew Wommack expressed it better when he wrote that:

(Atheists) know that there is a God. It is just a lie (when they say there is no God). You don’t have to try and convince people of their need for God. Everybody in their heart already knows it. Every body!

For emphasis sake, let’s echoe it again: everybody, including atheists, already know in their hearts that there is a God… They may deny it or suppress the knowledge, but they still know!

To further illustrate his point, Wommack tells of an experience with an educated atheist who cried out to God to save him when he faced enemy-attacks during the Vietnamese-American war:

While I was an American soldier in Vietnam, many told me they were atheists. I remember one guy, a Princeton educated atheist, made me look like an absolute fool because he was a better talker than I was. But when the bombs started dropping and the bullets began to fly, this guy cried out to the God he said he didn’t believe in… saying “Oh God save me!” It’s all just a mind game let them get into a life-and-death situation and they will say, Oh God help me!”

The question is, if the atheist Andrew refered to truly believed there was no God, why did he cry out to Him for help when his life was in danger?

Your comments are welcome.

©Copyright 2017 | Victor Uyanwanne

 

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41 thoughts on “Atheists Know There is a God, But…

  1. Evad Mac 30/11/2017 / 3:35 am

    G’day, my first time to your blog. Great post and I look forward to reading more.

    It’s either “Oh God save me” or they will ask a Christian to pray for them. We can do the thing that no atheist can argue with. Pray for them.

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    • VictorsCorner 30/11/2017 / 5:55 am

      Thank you Mac for stopping by here. I’m so glad to have you read my blog and I’m hoping to seeing more of you.

      Your comment is well appreciated. It sounds like you have had experiences with atheists who cried out to God for help or who asked a Christian to pray for them. If yes, would you mind sharing?

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      • Evad Mac 30/11/2017 / 6:08 am

        I haven’t experienced any atheist screaming to God to help them but have heard Mr Wommack sharing that story. Have had a few atheist’s ask me for prayer in the past but most of my atheist’s experiences come from having a brother who is a pretty strong God hater (atheist). Have had some interesting chats with him over the years.

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        • VictorsCorner 30/11/2017 / 6:14 am

          Oh you listen to Wommack too? I love to hear him speak too.

          How is your brother doing now? You know you can’t force him to acknowledge God. But we owe it to him and other atheists to pray for them that their eyes of understanding will be opened to see the light of God and be saved.

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        • Evad Mac 30/11/2017 / 6:54 am

          Yeah I watch some of his Youtube videos and my wife’s mother and 3 friends are currently students at Charis bible college.

          Yeah I try not to engage with my brother on the subject of faith/Christian stuff because of past experiences. Your post rang truth for me. I pray for me though, will never stop that.

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        • VictorsCorner 30/11/2017 / 8:15 am

          That’s good to know. I’m happy for your friends and family attending Charis Bible college. It’s my dream to be there some day too.

          Talking about your brother again, it’s a good idea not to argue with him about God so much. If he hates God, that means in away he believes that God exists, whether he acknowledges it or not. But it will be okay to continue praying for him to experience the love of God. Once that happens, he would be the one telling people about God.

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    • VictorsCorner 30/11/2017 / 6:20 am

      By the way Mac, I have visited your blog already and I completely loved the posts I read there. You have a way of sharing great gospel truths in uncomplicated terms. Please keep it up.

      I left you some çomments and have followed you as well, hopefully we can interact more.

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      • Evad Mac 30/11/2017 / 6:52 am

        G’day Victor, thanks heaps for checking my blog out dude. I look forward to interacting more as well.

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    • haduken66 26/01/2018 / 11:31 am

      Can prayers stop a bullet and are you willing to put that to the test ?

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      • VictorsCorner 26/01/2018 / 6:00 pm

        Your comment is not justified. Taking things out of context doesn’t benefit anyone.

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  2. exceptionalstar 30/11/2017 / 2:10 pm

    I’m grateful you shared. Do correct the typo. error, “Those words were spoken over two years ago and they still hold as true today as they have…”

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  3. Grace Esedeke 01/12/2017 / 3:33 pm

    I have encountered several of them. One incident that left me really surprised happened in an aircraft. On our way to Uyo from Abuja, the aircraft began tumbling very seriously, rocking us back and forth and was about to crash land (bad weather I guessed). While I wasn’t the least disturbed, the ‘White’ guy sitting beside me, who had previously told me i was wasting my time reading about God since ‘He doesn’t exist..’ was literally shaking.

    When he noticed I wasn’t moved by the disturbance, he blotted out saying “pls pray for me.. pray for us. I don’t want to die. I want to have what you have…”
    I couldn’t help but laugh and in my mind I said “so now you need my God ba!

    In my interactions with a couple of them, I realized that a lot of people who are atheist, where either Christians, or raised as Christians, or have had a close relationship with a Christian who ‘prayed over a thing for ‘years’and God did not come through…”

    So they become frustrated and angry at God thereby denying His existence.

    A friend of mine who lost his wife and kids in an accident is gradually becoming one.

    And he has their popular line of argument: “if God exists and loves the world as the Bible claims, why does evil happen, why do people suffer…. etc..

    They need our love.

    This was a great read dear.
    Keep the flag flying.
    Welcome to December!

    Cheers!✌🤗💌
    Grace.

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    • VictorsCorner 01/12/2017 / 4:01 pm

      Grace, you would not know how deeply I appreciate this comment. Apart from validating the claim of the post, the experience you shared was most appropriate. And the insights you too, so on point.

      Sure I will keep the flag flying. I’m glad we are in it together. Once again, thank you for the wonderful contribution. You are welcome to December too.

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  4. Jamie R 02/12/2017 / 12:21 pm

    Recently, I’ve been accused of being a ‘satanist’ and a ‘lonely and lost’ individual (just because I am an atheist).
    So I created a blog to help people see past the ignorant stereotypes of atheism, including this one.

    http://www.theatheistvoice.wordpress.com

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    • VictorsCorner 02/12/2017 / 12:32 pm

      Whatever you meant by “ignorant stereotypes of atheism,” you can be sure that this post is not one of them as you wrongly assumed.

      As believers in God and with the Bible as guide, we are talking about here concerning atheist is fundamental rather than stereotypical as alleged.

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  5. You may remember Victor my Post about my Teenage years, I will leave the link below in case you would like to update but to condense here…..

    After being deceived as a Teenager that I came from an Ape and that the Godhead and the Bible were just made up Stories, I became an Atheist in my thinking for nearly 30 years but after having a need to go to Church so Ron and I could be Married there, 7 weeks later I was so overwhelmed with the Truth of God’s reality as confirmed in Scripture that I could not deny Him any longer in my heart and I Repented of my unbelief but it was many years later before I understood what I share today in my Posts and Comments.

    Teenage years – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/my-journey-continues-the-teenage-years/

    Victor because of my Life Experiences, I have Heart Felt Compassion for all Atheists, how many have also been deceived like I was.

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner 02/12/2017 / 7:25 pm

      Yes Anne, I do remember your story as a former atheist. Just like in your case, I know that not all atheists are beyond redemption.

      As I do interact with them, my prayer is that they too will come to know the truth like you. That way, it would be obvious to them that atheism is a dead end.

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      • As I shared with you before Victor, I also had a Man Commenting on my Blog calling Paul an imposter, at the time I answered him assuring him as you did with your doubter that Paul was indeed a Anointed Apostle but he rejected this and in the end I gave up and Blocked his Comments, he never accepted the Truth from me but hopefully he will have his eyes opened to his error and ask forgiveness for slandering Paul and rejecting God’s Truth in Scripture.

        I will leave the link for you below in case you would like to read our Conversation…..

        Link- https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/who-do-we-listen-to-god-or-man/

        Christian Love – Anne.

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      • I’m not sure why you think that, though. It could be true that most atheists are like that. But it’s not clear that even Romans 1 is speaking that all atheists as individuals. One could interpret the verse as saying that humanity in general is suppressing the knowledge of God. Is doubt in itself just wrong? We all go through periods of doubt…

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        • VictorsCorner 09/12/2017 / 6:23 am

          Not just atheists, everyone human being ever created has a sense of the existence of God, the creator Himself put it there. To think otherwise is self deception…

          Well, not all humanity is suppressing the knowledge of the existence of God, because many of us have acknowledged it. It is those who say there is no God (atheists) that could have suppressed that knowledge.

          I didn’t say doubt is wrong, but know that it is more blessed to believe thàn to doubt. As a Christian who believes in the existence of God, I have more reasons to believe than to doubt.

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  6. Amanda 25/12/2017 / 2:11 am

    I’ve been atheist for a few years now, and I can confidently say the entire premise of this post is inapplicable. I don’t think the spiritual people would appreciate or agree if I said “All spiritual people know there is no creator, they just won’t admit it”, so let’s not make statements as if they’re facts just because we desperately want them to be true, because that isnt how reality works.

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    • VictorsCorner 25/12/2017 / 5:06 am

      I wouldn’t know what you meant by “all spiritual people,’ but What I do admit is that there is God and I know it.

      Amanda, I believe you already understood the context of this post. So there might be no need to overflog it. Suffice to say that the path of atheism is a path of foolishness as the Bible puts it. I would humbly suggest that you reconsider where you are heading to…

      If you have the time, you may want to check out my other post, “Be an atheist if you want” via this link: https://victorscornerdotorg.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/being-an-atheist/

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  7. SpaniardVIII 28/12/2017 / 7:46 pm

    “Atheists know there is a God even though they wouldn’t admit it. And it seems to me that the more their hearts condemn them, the harder they try to put up the front that denies the existence of God.”
    Excellent statement. Both of us have come to the same conclusion about the atheists.

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    • VictorsCorner 28/12/2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, going through your posts/comments, I could see that we are on the same page, and rightly so, on this one.

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  8. liny_113112 14/01/2018 / 8:11 am

    Well Sir , it doesnt mean that a person who beleives in God know everything about the world we live. There is not relevance in the religion “Christianity” other than the book sitting on your prayer table.

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    • VictorsCorner 14/01/2018 / 8:26 am

      Whether one believes in God or not, no one has all the knowledge in the world. Only God is omniscient, all knowing.

      As for your claim about Christianity, I would believe you know better than that, even though you would not admit it.

      If you would understand Christianity as having a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible as the authentic word of God, you would know that your life here and hereafter depends on it. As with people of your kind, you may deny it but it doesn’t change anything.

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      • lavanya_113112 27/02/2018 / 6:34 am

        I dont know anything sir, and you are absolutely right nobody knows anything, but its just that everybody can beleive in anything, you beleive in such an entity named god, but i dont and there are thousands of them like that. And truly speaking , yeah I know about christianity , but in a different way than you or others who try to know christianity when being inside its loop, but i view it from outside, so now u can say who will get a clearer picture??.

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        • VictorsCorner 27/02/2018 / 7:10 am

          You are right that everyone can believe what they want. But I should add that everyone is also responsible for what they believe in.

          Yes, as you noted, I believe in God and in His Son Jesus Christ as well. I would wish that you do the same thing, because not doing so would spell something of an eternal consequence. (This is not a threat).

          Knowing about Christianity is not enough. One has to get to a point where one has entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as one’s Lord are personal Saviour. It is the only way to secure one’s eternal destiny.

          I hope that makes sense a littlettle. If not, I would be glad to throw in more light. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  9. Guestspeaker 06/02/2018 / 12:35 pm

    Often when life is in danger or there is such a huge problem than one thinks this is the end, than many start screaming at that God. One good about such life endangering episode is that several people who had a near death experience became so much convinced about that Highest Being that they become preachers and servants for that God.

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    • VictorsCorner 07/02/2018 / 5:56 am

      I agree with you. Having near death experiences have brought some people to acknowledge there is God. But one should not wait untill that happens before expressing a simple believe in God.

      Thanks for the contribution.

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