An Atheist, as a faithful servant of Satan, mocks a Christian’s faith and love for Jesus Christ. Let’s discuss that…
Atheist, Mark D, wrote: “I spoke with a Christian man yesterday, who told me that his personal relationship with Jesus had transformed his life. “I was a sinner, and I asked Jesus to come into my heart and now I am a changed man. I would not be the man that I am today without Jesus”, he said. I asked him what he meant when he said that he had asked Jesus to come into his heart, but he never could give me an answer. His transformation was entirely based on his feelings, and his feelings were evidence of his claim. I told him not to trust his feelings, because even though they are real and he owns them, they often don’t reveal the truth. Moreover, they are not evidence. “Feelings can be deceptive and prompt you to be irrational,” I said. It was then that he abruptly ended our conversation. Can you see why he is deluded?”
Response to the atheist…
What this Christian could not explain or articulate to Mark was the supernatural transformation of the “new birth” or the experience of being “born again” by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord (John 3:1-21; 1 Peter 3:15).
When a man, woman or child humbles them self before God the Father and acknowledges their sin, their disobedience and their need for forgiveness and agrees with God to repent of sin; when this person sincerely believes within their heart (their inner-man/spirit) and then confesses with their mouth that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay their sin-debt and that He was resurrected from the dead for their justification leading to Eternal life with God, that person so believing and confessing is instantaneously transformed from spiritual death into spiritual life by the indwelling Holy Spirit of God (Acts 17:30; Romans 10:9-10; John 5:24; Ephesians 1:13).
At that moment of belief and confession, there may not be a physiological or even a psychologically perceptible manifestation of change in the new Christian’s life, but the one confessing sincere belief in Jesus as Lord can rest assured that a supernatural life awaits them through the incremental process of Sanctification – a daily incremental transformation from a life pursuing Worldly lust leading to death in sin to a life wholly focused on loving God and walking in obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit manifesting in a life daily preparing for Eternity with God (Hebrews 11:6). It is through obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit that the “fruit of the Spirit” begins to manifest in the life of the faithful culminating in a life of contentment and peace with our Lord (Romans 5:1).
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)
The Atheist and Demonic Deception
Atheists, like Mark, will scoff and ridicule the Christian as these atheists are truly Satan’s minions in Time and they do Satan’s handiwork and his bidding even if unaware. Turn away from these servants of evil as they daily seek death in sin and death in Hell and they clamor for you, the faithful in Christ, to follow them into perdition (Isaiah 48:22; 1 Corinthians 15:33).
“Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Proverbs 25:26 (ESV)
Stand strong in the last days
Fellow Christians, we are living in the days spoken of by the Prophets; as we live and seek to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in these days of unconscionable evil, spiritual darkness and wickedness where men call evil good and good evil, where men and women have exchanged light for darkness and bitter for sweet (Isaiah 5:20-21), a defiled and bloody World where “women” – mommies murder their babies without conscience and men pursue sexual relations with other men without shame; women pursue sexual relations with other women in boastful arrogance; where men and women defile their bodies in gender confusion; with these forms of debauchery before us in these last days, please hold fast to your confession in Jesus Christ, grow closer to our Lord each and every day through prayer and study of His word; eschew the servants of Satan as epitomized and demonstrated by the atheist, the evolutionist, the nihilist, the secularist, the moral relativist, walking among us daily; KNOW your enemy and know that our fight is not with the flesh but with spiritual darkness, wickedness and evil seeking to destroy you, your family and your faith; don’t follow the atheist and their god, Satan, into Hell (Ephesians 6:10-18).