Sunday, 22 February 2015 19:05

Atheism does not make sense

The atheistic worldview (atheism) assumes that there is no God and everything in the physical universe came about only by natural means.  This is a known as a naturalistic worldview (naturalism).  In these worldviews, there is no basis for abstract concepts like logic or morality.

An atheist's beliefs and actions are inconsistent at best, because his worldview does not have a matching, consistent foundation.  Instead, many foundational concepts rely upon a Christian biblical worldview, and as such does not make sense on several levels.  

Logic & Mathematics

Logic and mathematics are abstract - they have no physical properties.  They are purely conceptual and immaterial, but can be expressed and demonstrated in physical ways.  Atheism cannot explain where logic or mathematics came from.  Many atheists claim that math was an invention of man, yet 1+1 equaled 2 before man existed.  Also, the rules governing these concepts never change.  In the atheist's evolving universe, how can that be so?  One has always been one...why haven't numbers evolved too?  The Bible teaches that God created logic and mathematics and established their absolute rules.

Morality

Like logic and math, morality is also abstract.  Again, it is the God of the Christian Bible that has defined the standard for good and evil, consequences of disobedience, and the requirements for forgiveness.  Because atheism requires the absence of God, there can be no moral absolute or standard.  Atheism insists that all life came about as a result of random chemical reactions over vast spans of time.  In this worldview, humans are no more than just more highly developed animals with no purpose other than to procreate.  Consequently, there is no higher authority to answer to beyond that which society has established.  There are some societies, groups, and individuals that accept and practice behaviors deemed as immoral by other peoples.  Sometimes, these disagreements lead to conflict, even war - but why would an atheist care?  To remain consistent with his worldview, the atheist has no place to judge a behavior as either good or bad, nor has any reason or motivation to do so beyond self-preservation, because ultimately there are no eternal consequences.  Why should an atheist hold murder against people when other animals do the same every day with impunity?

Science

Atheists today have staked a claim on science.  Several prominent atheists (Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, et al.) insist that one cannot be a good scientist unless they have an atheistic worldview.  They claim that science has done away with the need for a God.  Besides this being a preposterous assertion - there are many scientists that have made significant contributions that believe in God and are creationists1 - this is also illogical.  For science to be performed properly, logic and mathematics are required.  As discussed earlier, both of these were created by God.  How can atheists depend upon God for the basis of their argument against God?  Beyond that, science requires that the universe and its behavior remain consistent.  If it were not, then a scientist's observations and measurements today may not be reliable tomorrow, much less next year...thereby defeating a requirement enabling science to be conducted.  The universe created by God is consistent by design, while one arrived at by chance has no reason to be, nor guarantee of being consistent.

Conclusion

Atheism does not make sense.  Science makes sense and is true only from a biblical perspective and obviously, morality has taken its source from the God of the Bible - the ultimate and absolute authority.  God holds all people responsible for their actions, according to His law and commands, atheist or not.

The good news is that God loves "atheists" too!  Today is a great time to consider God's gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus.  If you want to learn more about Jesus, the Bible, and the Truth - then check out our other articles and useful links to external resources.

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1 Creationist scientists that have made significant contributions.

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Saturday, 21 February 2015 17:16

Seeking Salvation?

Sin.

Sin is the reason that we need salvation.  Without salvation, we must pay the fine for our sins ourselves.  The problem is we can’t afford the price. 

But God can and has.

The Bible states that the wages of sin is death.  In other words, sin ultimately leads to eternal separation from God and His provision.  The Bible also states that all are guilty of sin, no one is innocent.  As a result, we are all destined for eternal punishment.  So how does a person get out of this mess?

John 3:16 ESV - 16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.1

Salvation is a free gift from God, made possible by the work of Jesus the Christ, God the Son.  His sacrifice on the cross has paid for our sins – past, present, and future – so that we may be reconciled to Him for eternity.  Only through Jesus can this be done...

John 14:6 ESV - [6] Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.2

If you genuinely want to recieve this free gift of salvation, then call out to God and ask Him to forgive your sins.  You do this by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal saviour, making Him the Lord over your life, dedicating it to Him, for His purposes.  Just confess this verbally and know that if you genuinely spoke from your heart, then you are indeed saved...

Romans 10:9 ESV - because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.3

Welcome to the family of God!  The Bible states that you are now a new creation.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.4

What this means is that while your physical body is still the same, your spirit (the real you) has been re-born, re-created.  This is what is meant by being "born-again."

John 3:3 ESV - Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."5

What's next?

Please seek out a Bible believing church that teaches the whole truth of Scripture and contact their pastor or someone on staff and give them the great news of your salvation!  They will be able to hlep guide you towards the next steps in your new life in Christ.

And if you don't mind, please let us know so we can celebrate with you!


1Blue Letter Bible. "Gospel of John 3 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

2Blue Letter Bible. "Gospel of John 14 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

3Blue Letter Bible. "Romans 10 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

4Blue Letter Bible. "2 Corinthians - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

5Blue Letter Bible. "Gospel of John 3 - (ESV - English Standard Version)." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2013. 9 Apr 2013.

 

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