Atheistic logic: “Buy a Bible and don’t read it, you’ll become a Catholic. Buy a Bible and only read what suits you and you’ll be an evangelical. Buy a Bible, read it fully, analyze it, reason it, and you will be an atheist.”
Response to the atheist…
When one reads the Scriptures seeking atheism…they will remain an atheist. If one reads the Scriptures with a heart that seeks God, they will find God. It’s not words on the pages of Scripture that changes lives, it’s the heart of the one consuming those words and the Holy Spirit that comes alongside the humble, desperately seeking and guides them into the deeper truths hidden within the richness of Scripture where life and truth and hope and knowledge and wisdom and peace are found (Jeremiah 29:11-13). It is here where Heaven and Earth meet and lives are redeemed unto God through Jesus Christ as Lord by the power and tutelage of the Holy Spirit (1 John 2:27).
The atheist remains an atheist subsequent to reading the Bible because they are Satan’s fool and they are rooted in demonic naturalism and they are blinded by their rebellion (2 Corinthians 4:4); unfortunately, this is why the Atheist is headed to death in sin (John 8:24) and the “second death” in Hell (Revelation 20:11-15)…they have chosen to reject what they intuitively know to be Truth because they love their sexual perversion, their abortions, their narcissism, this lost and dying World, more than God’s Truth and God’s promises (Romans 1:18-32).
“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