Atheist scoffs at the Divine Law and the Holy Spirit’s relevance in the life of a believer. Let’s discuss that…
Atheist, Mark D, stated: “A pastor can be a terrible person, while a prostitute can be a decent person. Can’t we now say that Christians are wrong about the importance of morality and that morality does not a good person make?”
Response to Mark D…
Once again, Mark D grasps at straws as he attempts to justify his decision to seek death in sin and Hell by rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord. Odds are greatly in favor of the Pastor being a respectable person and the prostitute being a dishonorable person. As a Christian who loves Jesus Christ and as a 31-year veteran of the Houston PD who has policed prostitutes, I can affirm my positioning via experiential knowledge.
Fact: If one disrespects God the Father and our Creator, Jesus Christ, His words, His edicts, their own body, they are living contrary to God’s will and are therefore guided by their own sense of morality which is relativistic and destructive and deadly.
As mankind is created in the spiritual image of God, Objective morality – The Divine Law – The Natural Law – is infused within our inner-man, our spirit, at conception in the womb (Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 2:15). This Divine Law wars against our sinful-nature inherited from our first father, Adam (Romans 7:7-25). It is the sin-nature that is more powerful than the Divine Law in the man who lives in naturalism-atheism-nihilism-moral relativism; therefore, without the indwelling Holy Spirit of God given to those who love God and trust in Jesus as Lord, the only true inhibitor of antisocial conduct in the overwhelming majority of unbelievers is fear of punishment, societal stigma, embarrassment-shame.
As a man or woman continues to live in moral relativism, the Divine Law written on the heart becomes progressively weaker as a guide of morality; therefore, that godless individual is eventually given-over by God to internalize a debased mind (Romans 1:28-29), a corrupt nature, where their conscience is seared and the insatiable nature of the flesh seeking aberrant lust strives for incrementally increasing forms of debauchery in order to find pleasure and satisfaction thereby creating a life-scenario that is not only displeasing to God but makes the pathway to finding God and His righteousness and life in Eternity extremely unlikely.
The attached Scripture explains the incrementalism involved in the life of an Atheist as they live in continual rejection of God, God’s Truth and the pardon from sin and Hell freely offered by grace through faith in Jesus Christ-Yeshua. The longer an Atheist remains on the broad road to destruction, the more difficult it will be to find the narrow road leading to life in Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:13-14).
Rickey D. Holtsclaw