I’ve noticed a lot of discussions between Atheists and Christians. There seems to be a lot of flaming from both sides.
Usually the Atheist professes to be more intelligent and free-thinking than any Christian. They talk as if what they’re saying is fact, and that the Bible is a fairytale.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools… who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creation more than the Creator. (Romans 1)
I feel that Atheists have to be really ignorant to believe the entire universe could come to exist by pure random chance. Atheists really don’t put any brain-time into their creation theology. And that should set off some alarms already.
Some Christians misrepresent God and might have actually caused Atheists to dislike God. The thing that most people don’t realize is that a meeting with God is very liberating. People expect judgment and condemnation, but in Christ there is no (yes, zero!) condemnation. (Romans 8:1).
I believe most ‘Atheists’, when faced with their death beds, will cry out to God. Atheists do believe that some higher power exists, but they refuse to acknowledge Him. They are reluctant to get to know Him because it’s more convenient that way.
I’m afraid that no person is with excuse, and Romans 1 is clear on this: For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made (creatures/us), even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations (theology, theories and ideologies), and their foolish heart was darkened.
To be honest, a lot of what the world see about Christianity is actually wrong, with churches misrepresenting God many times.
I’d like to suggest every Atheist, because they like to think of themselves as open-minded, buy themselves a Bible and spend time in the New Testament. You may just meet God, too….
You will like what you find.
And that’s my 2 cents…