"Prove that the world is a creation. If you can prove that, then you must also prove that it is your God who created it. Run along now." Bill
The Bible doesn't mince words. It calls the atheist a "fool" (see Psalm 14:1) and speaks of "his foolish heart" being "darkened." It says that certain godless man are "proud, knowing nothing," and that they are "obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth..." (1 Timothy 6:4-5).
How can any person have meaningful dialog with someone who is unreasonable and refuses to call creation what it is--a creation? But the root of the corrupt tree isn't atheism--it's pride (see Psalm 10:4). I am encouraged that some, who profess to be atheists, write to me outside of this blog, and some even show up at the ministry for lunch or just to chat.
These types of people are open-minded, show a measure of humility, and they are the very reason this blog exists.
Please, soften your heart and think about the issues of life and death. You only get one chance at life. Don't blow it.
Rugby is a great game. It's like American football, except there are no pads, it's faster, and the ball can't be tossed forward.
Our son records games for us so that we can enjoy watching them, and the cool thing is that he only gives us games in which our team doesn't lose. It's a win/win situation. So we never panic when the other team gets ahead. Not in the slightest.
Such is the case with Christianity. We can't lose. I never panic for a second when an atheist thinks he's ahead of the game by saying that God doesn't exist, that things evolved, or that the Bible is full of mistakes.
God exists. Nature (creation) proves that. Knowing Him proves it. The reality of the conscience prove's it. Having the gift of everlasting life proves it. Then on top of all that I have foreknowledge of Scripture. God has recorded the game from the beginning to the end.
Every sign of the age in which we live is perfectly lined up--from increased godlessness, increased knowledge, fear of the future, the trouble in the Middle East, earthquakes in different parts of the world, hypocrisy in the Church, and much more-perfectly pinpointed in Scripture. Then there's the verses that tell us that skeptics will predictably say that these signs have always been around…and they have, but the trouble around Israel gives us the timeline.
The only mistakes in the Bible are mistakes people have made, and atheists are making the ultimate mistake when they reject God's mercy. When they think that they will ultimately win, they delude themselves. But this isn't some game. Its outcome will determine where they will spend eternity.
To say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man. He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him the benefit of his own bully-pulpit.
Peter Sellers once played a very simple gardener, who was mistakenly thought to be extremely intelligent--it was because of that fine dividing line between genius and insanity
Such is the case with Professor Hawking. He is heralded as "the genius of Britain," and yet some of his beliefs border on the insane, or at least they are very weird.
He believes the scientific impossibly that nothing created everything (Sir Isaac Newton called atheism "senseless and odious"), that there are space aliens, and that if we (us six billion plus human beings) don't start living in space, we will become extinct within a century.
Not only does he have this insight way back into our origins, into deep space, but he also has a unique knowledge of the afterlife.
He knows that Heaven doesn't exist.
John Lennon wasn't so sure. He said to pretend there's no Heaven. That's easy if you try. Then he said he hoped that someday we would join him. No doubt when he wrote those words, he wasn't thinking about where he would be, someday.
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for Ray and Kirk. Praying continuously for protection over you and your families. Praying also that God continues to magnify himself through your ministry. I am an evangelist at heart & so I naturally love what you do. However, many Christians nowadays, think it's weird wanting to talk about the Lord so freely whether on the streets or anywhere else for that matter, but well, I guess it's a sign of the times. You guys inspire me and encourage me not get sidetracked and remember what is important- The Cross of Christ, Him on calvary who died for our sins. Simple as that. Keep spreading the Word. Keep illuminating us with His light as well as with all the knowledge He gives you to share through your WOTM web. You guys rock! God bless you!
|Posted On: 08/30/11 05:42:06 PM
||Age 0, IL
We need more Christian people who would stand up for their faith and be counted.Keep up the good fight Ray you are an encouragement to the True Christian and again I say Amen Noel
|Posted On: 06/27/11 03:47:46 AM
||Age 0, AUSTRALIA
Amen Ray. Good article, thanks. Lou Newton
|Posted On: 06/21/11 04:21:21 PM
||Age 0, OH