Atheist, Mark Dempsey states, According to Paul van Buren, a Death of God theologian, the word God itself is “either meaningless or misleading”. Van Buren contends it is impossible to think about God and says: “We cannot identify anything which will count for or against the truth of our statements concerning ‘God’.”
Paul van Buren, an Episcopal priest who died in 1988, endeavored to secularize the Gospel’s message in an attempt to make said message resonate within a progressively secularized society. Paul van Buren’s error is his failure to understand the all-encompassing role of the Holy Spirit in the interpersonal relationship between God and man. God can ONLY be intimately known by those who humble them self and desperately desire to know Him yet God’s reality is permanently etched in the heart of every human being at conception.
God pervades every molecule of our existence and has made Himself known through what He has created in Nature; therefore, every human being having attained an age of reason intuitively knows that God exists and that He possesses power, dominion and authority over Creation, Time, life, death, Heaven, Earth, Hell and Eternity. God the Holy Spirit has articulated this truism in the Scriptures and has warned those who exist in a facade of denial i.e. Atheism that they will be “without excuse” when they stand in the Judgment in Eternity.
If you live in the lies and obfuscation that is Atheism, know that our Creator knows your heart, your thoughts before you think them; therefore, you cannot hide and your deception will be revealed in the Day of Judgment. It would be wise of you to humble yourself, repent of your sin, acknowledge-believe in your heart, confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay your sin-debt and that He was resurrected for your justification leading to eternal life. This is far superior to existing in a lie merely to ingratiate your insatiable flesh while dying in your sin and ultimately losing your soul in Hell forever in futility.
Rickey D. Holtsclaw