Why does atheism exist within our supernatural Universe?
The core tenet of all creation, both angelic and human, is the necessity of free will firmly implanted within God’s sentient creatures, those created and ordained specifically to commune and relate to their Creator with intimacy and purpose. God the Father has placed before all of human kind three-forms of empirical, extant, evidence that testifies of His reality in both the Spiritual Realm and the Realm of Time,
- The supernatural universe that consumes our senses 24/7/365; a supernatural universe and origin that is beyond man’s naturalistic ability to define.
- The inspired and inerrant letter from our Creator (the Autographs) spanning 1400-years, three-continents, three-languages, forty-authors specifically chosen and anointed by God the Holy Spirit to scratch God’s divine thoughts and His perfect will upon parchment.
- The hypostatic union of God and man (Philippians 2:6-8), Jesus Christ, who entered the Realm of Time 2020-years ago and walked among man for 33.5-years defining the unseen God who is Spirit (John 4:24) and God’s Plan for Time and Eternity while offering forgiveness of sin and eternal life to all who believe in Jesus as Lord (John 3:16) via the imputation.
Interestingly, a sizeable number of men and women from the Sixth-Day of Creation forward have chosen to reject these forms of evidence relevant to our Creator’s validity and they’ve mounted philosophical, logical, biased, objections-arguments, some with great vitriol, to the idea or even the possibility that an intellectually, morally, ethically, superior being possessing omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, infinity, is causation for all creation. Why?Why does God make Himself elusive to some while revealing Himself so thoroughly and obviously to others? Why does it appear that God rejects some while favoring others? Was Calvin correct, does God predestined “many” to die in Hell while choosing a “few” to life with Him in the Kingdom? Is this possible? Actually, NO!
Elohim provides the answer in the second and third chapters of His Book of Beginnings titled in many compilations of God’s letters to His creation as “The Genesis.” God is the definition of perfect LOVE (1 John 4:8) and in order for true love to manifest and be sustained with purity and authenticity, the parties sharing love must possess the ability to choose that relationship or reject same; otherwise, the relationship is one of coercion or convenience and the beauty of shared love is not realized but thwarted by self-interest or worse, fear. From the beginning of our creation constrained by Time and physics, God created mankind to commune with Him, to love Him, to live with Him eternally. In order for the first man Adam to commune with God in intimacy, Adam was provided the opportunity via free will to choose intimacy with God or to choose compromise with evil and pursue his own will apart from God’s Covenant of provision and sustenance. The ONLY contingency placed upon Adam and his enjoyment of God’s Covenant was “obedience.” Adam and his wife, Eve, chose to pursue their own will and deny God’s sovereignty and perfect will for their life; therefore, God honored Adam and Eve, their free will choice to live apart from God and pursue their own values, morals, ethics.
It is no different today with the relationship or the lack thereof between God and mankind. God the Father is a Gentleman by nature and He will NOT force Himself upon anyone or coerce anyone to love Him, serve Him, worship Him, but God allows every man and woman to “choose” whom they will serve. If a man or woman possesses a heart that desperately desires to know God, God WILL reveal Himself to that person in an undeniable manner. The individual who humbles them self before God and seeks His perfect will for their life, they WILL find God and find an incredibly beautiful and loving relationship with God the Father by faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Mediator for sin and in addition, God the Father provides the Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit to take-up residence within those who love God and through the Spirit and Sanctification (a walk of obedience to God’s will) the greatest love known to mankind is realized and that relationship will continue throughout Eternity.
On the other hand, those who do not possess a heart that desires to know God, God hardens (Romans 9:18) and allows these individuals to pursue their own will, their personal desires in moral relativism and narcissism, hedonism, sensuality, and God will forever remain an enigma to the atheist, nihilist, secular humanist (Romans 1:18-32). God cannot and will not force Himself upon anyone as a coerced relationship is impotent, unfulfilling, injurious and wasteful.
Anyone who truly desires to know God will find Him as God will reveal Himself to them and anyone who does not desire to know God will never see or understand what God has placed before them in love as God desperately desires all men and women to be saved from sin and death in Hell and God desperately desires every man and woman come to a knowledge of the Truth (1 Timothy 2:4) as God is NOT FAR from each of us (Acts 17:27).
“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