As it is written, None is righteous, no, not one. No one understands, no one seeks for God. All have turned aside, together they have become worthless, no one does good, not even one. (Romans 3:10-12).
The scripture I have used to open up this Blog post, should knock EVERY single one of us, off the pedestal, we have ourselves on, shouldn’t it beloved? We ALL want to think, that we are so self-righteous, and this scripture tells us, just how wrong our thinking is doesn’t it?
As a born again believer in Jesus Christ, one thing I struggle with, is talking with someone who is NOT just an unbeliever, but is an Atheist. An Atheist doesn’t believe in God….PERIOD.
How do we show the love of Christ, to those who doesn’t believe in his existence, or turns a deaf ear, when we mention God? We should show them the same love, that we would anyone else. We need to see them, the same as every other person. God created all! God Loves all! We are called to do the same.
I have NEVER encountered an Atheist before, that changed recently however. I’m gonna be honest Friends, I was NOT prepared. During our conversation, EVERY TIME I asked a question concerning God and Faith, they counteracted with a response, that I had trouble answering. I am ALWAYS open with my faith to those around me. Needless to Say, within a short time frame, God usually comes up in a conversation.
When I met this particular individual, I could tell right away, they were extremely uncomfortable around me. I’m sure it was the presence of the Holy Spirit, that they were feeling, and it bothered them. I simply asked, Have we met before, at work perhaps? Their reply was, I don’t think so. I asked, where do you go to Church at, maybe I have seen you there? Their reply was, I DON’T GO TO CHURCH! Me being me asks, Do you NOT go because you choose NOT to go, or do you NOT believe?
Can of worms just kept flowing after that y’all. I was told that I live in a “fantasy world” and they live in the “real world.” I asked what do you believe in then? Below is their response.
- The individual stated they have no beliefs. They just didn’t believe in God. They told me if I could provide them with evidence, maybe they would believe.
- The individual stated they believe in other God’s, not “MY GOD.”
- The individual stated they have science, I have faith, and faith, is living blind.
- The individual stated they have moral’s without God. Therefore, why do they need God.
It broke my heart Friends
I told them about my grandson Tyler, that we lost to SID’S at 4 1/2 months old. Their reply was, Why did God take your innocent baby away from you, yet he lets rapists and murderers live? I replied, I don’t have an answer for why. God has a reason for ALL he does. I can tell you that Tyler NOT only changed my life, he’s still impacting those around me, and his short-lived life meant something! I have the hope and assurance, with my faith in God, that I will see him again one day! They just sort of laughed at me.
The individual asked, Why does God allow all these shootings that are taking place, that are killing ALL these innocent people? Again, I replied, we live in a fallen world, where evil is taking place everyday. People have freewill, and they CHOOSE to do the evil things they do. I also said, in my opinion, I don’t believe in someone being taken away to soon. Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You. And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass. (Job 14:5).
A Time for Everything
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.
- A time to give birth and a time to die.
- A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
- A time to kill and a time to heal.
- A time to tear down and a time to build up.
- A time to weep and a time to laugh.
- A time to mourn and a time to dance.
- A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones.
- A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
- A time to search and a time to give up as lost.
- A time to keep and a time to throw away.
- A time to tear apart and a time to sew together.
- A time to be silent and a time to speak.
- A time to love and a time to hate.
- A time for war and a time for peace.
Show The Love Of Christ
Our goal should NOT be debating with Atheists, but to show them the love of Jesus Christ. As born again believers in Jesus Christ, our hope is they will accept Jesus as Lord and savior. Our job is tell them about Jesus. We can’t save them, only God can do the saving. We plant the seeds. The Holy Spirit can penetrate, the most hardest of hearts. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. (John 6:44).
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging symbol. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).
As Christians, it’s hard for us to accept, that someone who may have raped, or murdered someone, can be forgiven. In truth, those sins aren’t any different, than telling a lie or stealing. To God, Sin is Sin. For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23-24).
Anyone who calls on the name of Lord can be saved. We would like to think, how can that be possible, in certain situations, but that is in God’s word. The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for ALL who believe. For there is no distinction. (Romans 3:22).
We can say, but am I NOT better than they are Lord? Do you NOT realize the way they’ve lived their lives? I am a “good person.” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. (Mark 10:18).
Scriptures of Reference…..Jesus Christ goes before us all
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8).
Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like me. (Isaiah 46:9).
So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, We are unworthy servants, we have only done what was our duty. (Luke 17:10).
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:11).
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10).
But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him. (John 12:37).
You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent. (John 5:38).
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:18).
We need to keep in mind, WE are called by GOD to share the LOVE of Jesus Christ. It is up to GOD to do the Convicting, Saving, and Judging. One thing I want to share with someone, who does NOT believe in God is this….Whether YOU believe in God’s existence or not, it won’t change the fact that GOD IS REAL! GOD LOVES YOU! GOD SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, TO TAKE HIS WRATH, IN YOUR PLACE, SO YOU CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, APART FROM HELL!
That is Truth, and it can be denied all anyone wants to, but it’s a fact. I’d rather you be told that now, than when your standing before God on judgement day. I have a video below to show you, just how much Jesus Christ suffered for you! I Pray this will penetrate your hearts.
Your Sister in Christ
Hey Friends. Thank you for taking time out of your day, to spend a few moments in mine. As a follower of Jesus Christ, it’s important to me to share the gospel with you. I write about my ups and downs, my struggles and insecurities, but above all else, I share how God brings me through it all. Let’s continue our walk with Christ together.