Have you ever had to deal with what to say to an atheist?
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.
When your faith is questioned will you be Prepared? Next may be the harder question…What to say to an Atheist when the topic of God arises?
Do You Believe in Jesus Christ for Your Salvation?
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?
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 know what to say to an atheist while making sure we deliver the love of 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.
What to say to an atheist: My First Experience
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 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!
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?
This individual stated they have _____:
- No beliefs because I do NOT believe in God but if YOU can provide ME with solid proof maybe I would believe.
- Beliefs in other God’s not “MY GOD.”
- Science, whereas I have faith and faith, is living blind.
- Moral’s without God, therefore, why do I 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.
Questions from an Atheist
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 but he’s also still impacting those around me and his short-lived life meant something!
Not only that, but 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 every day.”
People have free will 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 too 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.
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.
- Plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
- Kill and a time to heal.
- Tear down and a time to build up.
- Weep and a time to laugh.
- Mourn and a time to dance.
- Throw stones and a time to gather stones.
- Embrace and a time to shun embracing.
- Search and a time to give up as lost.
- Keep and a time to throw away.
- Tear apart and a time to sew together.
- Silent and a time to speak.
- Love and a time to hate.
- War and a time for peace.
It Is Not About What to Say to An Atheist, It is About Showing 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 to 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 hardest of hearts and that includes Atheists
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.
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 cymbal. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like me.
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.
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.
You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent.
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.
We need to keep in mind, WE are called by GOD to share the LOVE of Jesus Christ and that includes Atheists too. God loves them just as much as Tou and I!
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 judgment day.
I have a video below to show you just how much Jesus Christ suffered for you!
I Pray this will penetrate your hearts.