Atheist laughs at the concept of God. A brief rebuttal to atheistic hopelessness…
Atheist, June V, stated: “The idea that gods exist … to in turn perceive humans as being special … should be laughable. And from my perspective … now that I am out of religion … it IS laughable. Why I couldn’t see it before, is because the religion itself kept me blind-sighted.”
Christian response to June…
“There are honest doubters and dishonest doubters. An honest doubter is willing to search out the truth and live by the results; a dishonest doubter doesn’t want to know the truth. He can’t find God for the same reason a thief can’t find a policeman.” Adrian Rogers
It is beyond human understanding and even basic commonsense when one seeks Truth concerning God that this Universe, the Moon, the Sun, the Stars, the complexity of the human genome, could manifest with such design void a Designer. Furthermore, it is absurd to believe that the Creator of this vast Universe and its inexplicable complexity would not clearly identify Himself and His Plan and purposes to that and to those which He has created; therefore, God the Father through the Son, Jesus Christ-Yeshua and by the power of God the Holy Spirit has provided,
1) The testimony/irrefutable-extant-empirical evidence provided by Nature that validates our Creator’s reality. The Holy Spirit declares this preliminary evidence as beyond refutation and articulated that anyone who denies God’s Creation as evidence for His validity will be “without excuse” at their adjudication/judgment in Eternity (Romans 1:18-32).
2) The Incarnation of God in Time through Jesus Christ-Yeshua, God in flesh Who walked among us for 33.5-years articulating and demonstrating God the Father to all who would believe (Philippians 2:5-8).
3) The Scriptures/the Holy Bible that span 1400-years and 40-writers inspired by God the Holy Spirit which explain, define, demonstrate, God’s Plan, purposes, eschatology, love and our reason for being/our purpose as we are constrained within the Realm of Time (Matthew 24:35). The Scriptures are God’s Covenant of Grace to YOU as per the work of Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion and this Covenant is Sealed/Guaranteed by the Holy Spirit of God to everyone who believes (John 3:16; Ephesians 1:13).
It truly is “the fool” (Psalm 14:1; Proverbs 1:7) and the rebellious individual seeking obfuscation, justification, for their aberrant lust, their sin, their rejection of God’s authority who reject the irrefutable evidence for our Creator and His power, dominion, authority over life. It is this rejection of truth that culminates in death of the body and death of the soul in Hell because our Holy and Just and Righteous God will NOT permit destructive, unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom (Matthew 10:28; John 3:1-21; Revelation 21:27 .
It is irrefutable Truth that God will not reveal Himself to anyone who truly does not desire to know Him. Unless a man or woman is willing to humble them self (James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6) and acknowledge their need for God’s wisdom, His direction and His forgiveness for their sin, God the Father will remain an enigma and that person absorbed by narcissism, pride, arrogance, obsessions with aberrant lust, they will ultimately die in their sin and lose their soul in Hell for having rejected God’s Way to life in Eternity with Him i.e. by grace (unmerited favor) through faith (trusting-believing) that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay their sin-debt and that He was resurrected for their justification (Romans 10:9-10; John 14:6). It is the atheist that stumbles over the Rock of stumbling.
…just as it is written, “BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” Romans 9:33 (NASB)
Rickey D. Holtsclaw