PSALM 14:1- The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
PSALM 19:1- The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2nd Tim 2:13- If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
According to the word of God, the atheist is a fool! Whether he chooses to believe or not is strictly their eternal descision. But he needs to remember the words of Jesus in:
John 3:18-"He that believeth not is condemned already." Jesus didn't condemn him nor did I. The atheist is condemned already by the fact that he does not believe. After all, just who are they trying to convince concerning their unbelief, others or themselves?
They will never convince me that there is no God! I know what he did for me! I know how he put a peace in my heart that passeth all understanding! He filled that void, that empty, thirsty part of my soul that I tried to find in sin. It seemed to to be quenched by trying to satisfy my lusts for a while, but I always came up short. I would still be empty on the inside! Then one day Jesus came to where I was, as I was. In spite of my sin and unbelief and washed me in his blood and filled that void that all thirsty souls long for! I'll never forget that wonderful day that the sweet spirit of God bade me to call upon his name for mercy upon my hell bound soul! If the unbeliever has something better than that, I would like to hear about it!
I'm not bragging on myself! I'm not worth two cents to a nickel to even mention! I'm talking about a God that can save a drunk and put a Bible in his hands and call him to preach that an unbeliever can become a believer and one day make heaven his home!
Jesus believes in the atheist! He believed in him enough to die on the cross for his sins, including the sin of unbelief. The atheist say's there is no God! I say there is no such thing as an atheist! There never was! It's all a myth!
There is a big difference between having a head knowledge of who Jesus is, or a historical awareness of Jesus. If ALL it took was to believe, then Satan is saved. We know that can't be.
James 2:19 - Thou believest there is one God, thou doest well. The Devils also believe, and tremble. The devils spoke out of the maniac of Gadera in Mark 5:7 and said to Jesus, "What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most high God."
Somewhere down in the depths of the atheist's soul, hidden behind the arrogancy, the smiles and the handshakes, is a thirsty soul that God wants to save. The atheist has a head knowledge of Jesus Christ. Even secular scientists acknowledge him by certain dates in time such as A.C. or B.C. The atheist does not have a heart knowledge or belief in Jesus Christ.
Most people BELIEVE in God, but thats as far as it goes with many. The heart must believe to experience salvation in Christ. We read our history books and believe them with no problem, yet many will not believe the Bible. Just any old book will not do. It's more than an education or intellect. It takes the living Word of God to grant the gift of faith to the unbeliever so he can be saved!
Heb. 4:12 - For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints, and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Rom.10:10 - For with the heart, man believeth unto righteousness.
Rom. 10:13 - Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
He loves us even if no one else does! He loves the atheist even when he doesn't love God!
Rom. 5:8-9-But God commendeth (introduced) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9) Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
John 3:16- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Heb 2:3-How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation: which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.
Based on the authority God's Word, Repent or Perish. Turn unbeliever, or you will burn in Hell! Get saved unbeliever, or you WILL go to hell! Get saved while you know you can, and not when you think you will!
Unfortunately, hell is a place where atheist's will become believers. But if he gets to that point, it's too late then. You better remember that JESUS SAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John 5:24 - Verily, Verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation: but is passed from death unto life.
John 3:18 - "He that believeth not is condemned already."
May the Lord bless you, Bro.George