Kindly presented by an Internet atheist community, I grabbed it because it presents such a wonderful opportunity to tell you the truth about the God of the Bible.
1. If there were proof that a god exists, atheists would be denied the freedom to claim that God doesn’t exist. And if God has proven anything over the centuries, it’s that He’s all about free will.
Want proof? In a section of the Bible simply called ‘1 Timothy’, it says “God wants everyone to be saved and to fully understand the truth.” That’s right, God wants everyone to be saved. He doesn’t force a single person. It’s up to us.
Another section of the Bible, ‘Joshua’ goes further: “Today you must decide who you will serve … But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” See? More free will. In fact, the entire existence of atheism is proof of free will.
2. Like it or not, God wants us to come to him in faith. The proof is found in a section of the Bible called ‘Hebrews’: “Without faith no one can please God. Whoever comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who sincerely try to find him.”
So the very thing that atheists hold in contempt is the very thing that God is all about. He wants a relationship with free-thinking people. He’s not interested in programming soulless robots to do His bidding because no matter how you look at it, that’s NOT a relationship.
3. The “facts” that “could be repeated, tested and demonstrated” is for logic and mathematics, not for the Creator of time, space and the universe. As Matt Slick puts it on the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry website:
How do you “prove” there is a Great Being outside of our universe? Do we look for footprints in a riverbed? Do we examine evidence under a microscope and say, “A ha! There’s God!”? That would be the wrong approach. If God exists, He would be beyond our universe, non-material, and transcendent.
For me, the evidence of God is the universe. No God means no universe, no Frank’s Cottage, no you or me.
For me, the evidence of God is Jesus Christ, whom serious Christians believe is God’s Son and whom a majority of historians believe existed. The Bible refers to Jesus as God’s son in several places (see Mark 1:11, John 1:14, 1 John 4:10, Mark 5:7) and there’s no provable reason to believe that’s not so.
For me, the evidence of God is the set of morals that are common to a majority of people on this planet.
Where did these morals come from? How do we really know that it’s wrong to kill, to rape, to steal, to lie, to defraud, to cheat on our spouses?
Why are these moral absolutes? Because they were implanted inside us by our Creator. And we clearly see what happens when we ignore these implants (see: ISIS, the Taliban, Nazi Germany, the Pol Pot regime, Josef Stalin and whoever has committed the latest mass murder).
So what do you think….do I, as a follower of Jesus, have a fiction that I simply want to believe? Yes or no, post your thoughts below and let’s have a conversation.