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Psalm 14:1 - The fool has said in his heart,"There is no God." There are people living today who do not believe in the existence of God. They are called “atheists”. However, God calls them “fools” (Ps 53:1) and wicked (Ps 10:4). Atheists even have a public holiday devoted to them, April the 1 st, which day is also known as April fool’s day. Some famous atheists (like Richard Dawkins) travel the world over to disprove something they don’t believe in. How foolish can one get? Atheism is actually a religion, a belief-system. Atheists do not believe in God, because they do not WANT there to be a God for the simple reason that if there is a God, then they will be held accountable to Him for their deeds. Atheists try to reason away the existence of God so that they can live as they please and do as they please. (Rom 1:28). A society is not a healthy one when each does what is right in his own eyes! Simply put, it can get quite dangerous to live in such an environment! I offer below 10 points/arguments that the Christian can use to refute atheists. As you will see from these points, it is utterly irrational NOT to believe in God. 1. If the atheist asks you: “Prove to me that God exists!”, then answer him with a question: “Can you prove to me that God DOESN’T exist?” And watch the atheist say “Oh! Um! Ah!” There is simply no way that anyone can prove that God does not exist. Tell the atheist that the fact that he does not believe in God does NOT change the reality that there is a God! It is not going to help you at all to walk in the middle of the highway with your hands over your eyes all the while mumbling to yourself: “There are no trucks! There are no trucks!” Sooner or later you will be killed by one! So it is with God. To deny His existence is not going to help you at all. Sooner or later you WILL die and stand before God to give an account for how you have lived (Rom 14:10-12) whether you have believed in Him or not. Better wake up to that reality NOW while there is still time than to die and realize it later! Atheists sometimes bring up the problem of evil as their “proof” that God does not exist. They will say something like: “If there is a God, then why is there evil in the world?” You can respond in any of the following ways: a. The existence of evil is not God’s fault, but man’s (Jam 4:1-2). It is always man’s fault when someone is robbed, raped or killed. It is because of covetousness that you take someone else’s wife or steal his goods. Man’s heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked (Jer 17:9). Therefore, evil always founds it source in the heart of man. If Adam & Eve never sinned in the Garden of Eden, then there would have been no evil in the world. So no one can point a finger at God and say that it is ‘your fault’! No, no, it is our fault, mankind’s fault that there is sickness, disease and death in the world. We are responsible for all this.
Another argument that you can use is the argument of Intelligent Design. Ask the atheist a counter-question: “If there is no God. there must be a watchmaker. c. Unfortunately for us. God does not want robots. To say that there is no God. Creationists believe that in the beginning God spoke and. That’s why He gave us the ability to choose between obeying God and disobeying God. 12. 1 Pet 1:7. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen. If there is a watch. Fortunately. Romans 1:19-20 says: “Because what may be known of God is manifest in them. Evolutionists believe that in the beginning there was nothing which at some point of time caused a Big Bang and then something began to exist. I don’t blame them. it happened! (Genesis 1:1) 4. you must have absolute knowledge.b. Adam chose the latter and we suffered the consequences ever since. then there must be a painter. being understood by the things that are made. there is a builder. He wants us to love Him out of our own free will and choosing. If there is a painting. 3. then there must be a Creator! Selah! Some would argue at this point and say that what we see around us is not creation. Say he answers that he knows an incredible 1% of everything in the Universe.” To put it another way: If there is a building. then ask him: “What is the chance that God exists in the other 99% that you don’t know?” Atheists usually don’t have an answer for this.” Ask the atheist how much knowledge (percentage wise) he has of everything in the Universe. but the product of evolution. His Name is Jesus Christ. If you look at the creation. for God has shown it to them. d. He is the only One Who can take death and sickness away. Another way to look at it is that God allows hard times and even persecution from time to time to test the genuineness of our faith (Jam 1:2-4. so that they are without excuse. He is the Only One Who is able to save you from a certain Hell to bring you to a certain Heaven if you believe in His Name! 2. then what is your solution to evil?” They really don’t have any. etc). BANG. there is One Solution to evil. To make an absolute statement like “There is no God” you must have absolute knowledge about everything under the sun as well! Thomas Edison once said: “We do not know a millionth of 1% of anything. It is very interesting to note that every culture during every period of history from the most primitive to the most sophisticated has believed in some form . What can you answer to a question like that? Every reasonable man will answer that there is a very good probability that God exists in the other 99% that I don’t know. even His eternal power and Godhead. The atheist might ask you: “Why did God allow evil to enter the world? Why didn’t he just create us without the ability to sin?” God created us with free will.
evil cannot be condemned. If God does not exist. How does this prove the existence of God? Consider the following: a. then everyone can do what is right in his/her own eyes. He must therefore exist! 7. When the pygmy in central Africa kills his neighbour to get his neighbour’s wife he will suffer from pangs of guilt from knowing that he has done something wrong. If someone says that he does not believe in God. b. then tell him he is a fool. If God does not exist. Go to any society or civilization in the world today and they will tell you that they believe in the existence of God(s) and life after death. If evil exists. absolute moral laws unless God exists. although not having the law. don’t judge me! It is wrong to judge!” then ask him: “Since you do not believe in God. The presence of evil presupposes that God exist. If God does not exist then it is only a matter of survival of the fittest. the Moral Lawgiver. Ask the atheist: “Is it OK to rape a child?” If he says: “No!” Then ask him: “How do you know?” He will most probably reply: “Something in me tells me that that is just not right!” … to which you can answer: “What if the paedophile says that “something in . If there is no God. If he replies: “Hey. 6. Why is that? It seems that God has given each and every one of us the awareness of His existence and the immortality of the soul. these. are a law to themselves. Then all the hospitals can close as the doctors/nurses are putting their health at risk to expose themselves to their sick patients. Since God is the Ultimate Good. why not kill all the old and weak people as they are using up the food that you could have eaten? This is where atheism ultimately leads to. Everyone in the world … from the Indian in the Amazon Jungle to the business-man in Tokyo have an instinctive sense of right & wrong. how do you know right from wrong?” If God does not exist. who do not have the law.” 5. It is written: “When Gentiles. Therefore. then there is no moral standing from which anyone can tell another that he/she is wrong. Also He has put eternity in their hearts. must exist. except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. absolute moral laws exist. who show the work of the law written in their hearts. Universal. moral values.” Every one of us is aware of these absolute. How do we know that something is evil? By first knowing what is good. God gave us all a moral conscience. by nature do the things in the law. c.of afterlife and the existence of deity. This reminds me of the verse in Ecclesiastes 3:11 – “He has made everything beautiful in its time. then good must also necessarily exist. God. their conscience also bearing witness. and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them. It is impossible to have universal.
The universe began to exist. If you study nature carefully you will soon be convinced of the existence of God. or speak to the earth. and the birds of the air.” If atheists does not want to listen to you tell them to go and listen to the animals. Psalm 19:1 says “The heavens declare the glory of God. joy and happiness only to find out that there was no life after death … if indeed this was so. The mere existence of our universe demands the existence of a Creator! Consider the following: a. The atheist might ask you: “If the universe was created by God. and the breath of all mankind?” (Job 12:7-10) The study in biology will quickly convince any serious student that nature is too complex and too organized and too beautiful to have come into being without a Creator. has nothing to lose if you die and found out in the end that this life was all there is to it. The human brain is the most organized and complicated thing in the universe. “But now ask the beasts. One can only pity them and speak the Truth to them in love. This means that the universe also must have had a beginning! c. You would have had no regrets to have lived a Christian life full of peace. 8. The only conclusion that one can come to is that the universe has a Cause. Only Infinite Intelligence could have designed such a thing. and it will teach you. It’s constantly running out of energy. This fact alone tells me that the universe will have an end. and the fish of the sea will explain to you. who created God?” This is a foolish question which deserves a foolish answer: “What comes before first?” Since God is the First Cause. there can be nothing before Him as first will always be first! Nothing comes before first! 9. and the firmament shows His handiwork. b. Even the devils are better off than atheists as they at least believe in God (James 2:19)! Atheists are a very sorry and miserable bunch. because the universe is a “closed system” with no way of reenergizing itself. the atheist plays Russian roulette with his soul. in whose hand is the life of every living thing.him” says it is right to commit such a horrendous act?” Again. the atheist will have no answers for you. and they will tell you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this. Lastly. Tell the atheist that he is in a much more dangerous position when he dies just to found out in the end that there was a God after all who will judge him and throw him into hell to burn for all eternity for his disobedience and utter disregard for the Creator of the universe. as a Christian. Whatever begins to exist has a cause. namely God. 10. and they will teach you. Ask the atheist: “What if you are wrong in your belief?” Explain to him that you. It takes more faith to be an atheist than to be a .
and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. .Christian as atheists have to constantly cover their eyes against all the evidence of God’s existence all around them. for he who comes to God must believe that He is. If only their faith was channelled into the Right Direction – Jesus Christ – they would have been richly rewarded with life everlasting in Heaven … in the presence of God … where there are pleasures for ever more! Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him.
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