So You’re An Atheist? I Was Too๐Ÿ˜Š

So You’re An Atheist? I Was Too๐Ÿ˜Š

Acts 17:27 RSV “That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us.”

The above passage describes us. Like a blind man feeling around trying to find his way is what finding God can be like. Many have been tricked into believing they have already found Him when all they’ve acquired is man-made religion. On the other hand the atheist denies the existence of God (I know I was one). But does denying God’s existence mean He doesn’t exist?๐Ÿค”

ANGER CAN BLIND YOU

Let’s say someone has parents that weren’t all that great. You may hear them say things like, “My parents are dead to me!” Or, “My parents don’t exist!”๐Ÿ˜  But does this mean they really do not exist? Of course not. They may not exist in the mind and heart of the individual but they do exist. They’re simply in denial of their parents existence because they are angry at them. People do the same thing with God. They say things like, “If God really does exist why would he allow this or that to happen?” Or, “Why did he let this or that happen to me?”๐Ÿ˜  Whatever happened so traumatized the person that they’re angry. And often they’re anger has just cause. The only problem is their anger is directed toward someone they say they believe does not exist: God. Does that sound strange?๐Ÿค” People can not fathom how a loving God would allow such terrible things to happen. Hence what we really have is a case of misunderstanding that we’ve chosen to deal with by saying, “God doesn’t exist.” But does this mean that God really does not exist?๐Ÿค”

Psalms 19:1โ€ญ-โ€ฌ6 RSV “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and there is nothing hid from its heat.”

The evidence for God’s existence is overwhelming! The heavens, day and night, and all the earth never stop proclaiming His glorious handiwork. Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t think clearly when youโ€™re angry?” Some of us are so angry at God for the bad that’s happened in our lives that we’ve chosen to deny Him the same way people deny a family member they’ve been hurt by. “How can there be a God?” we say. But by the same token I can ask you these questions: “If God isn’t real why are you so mad at Him? Could it be because deep down inside you know he exists?”๐Ÿค”

CHOOSE

If we never find God in this life it will be because we chose not to seek Him. Not because He does not exist. Once we leave this life; this world, we will know for sure God lives. But for many it will be the greatest, disappointing, experience ever, forever!๐Ÿ˜ณ

Romans 1:20 RSV “Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”

Acts 17:27 RSV “That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us.”

I INVITE YOU

As I stated earlier I too was an atheist. What changed me? One day I got real with myself and my feelings. I recognized that what I was really mad at was not God, I was mad at this life, this world experience and how unfair it is. In my desperation I decided to do something I hadn’t done in years, I prayed. That’s right, I prayed to the God I said I did not believe in. I ranted and raved at Him in a passionate, angry way. I told Him everything I was feeling. I stopped blaming Him though and asked Him if He was real and if there was a way to serve Him to show me. And lo and behold! He answered me!๐Ÿ˜Š My life has never been the same since. That doesn’t mean it’s been trouble free. Now I face life’s challenges as a Christian. But I don’t care it comes with the territory. All the things I was once so distraught about now makes sense to me. God made it all make sense. I started studying the Bible for myself. My thorough research over the years has proven to me emphatically that it is indeed the written word of Almighty God! I invite you to do the same. Search for God. Simply ask Him if He’s real to make Himself known to you. What do you have to lose? Scream, yell, cry, rant and rave to Him if you like. He can take it. If you do this, if you really seek after God, HE WILL REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU! That’s a guarantee.๐Ÿ˜Š

Some folks are afraid to take this challenge. Why? Because if what I’m saying is true and they find out for themselves that God is real they won’t be able to comfortably live the remainder of their lives saying God does not exist. People hate being wrong just that much. They would rather take their chances and continue to live the biggest lie ever told. Also learning the existence of God is true would require some type of action regarding this new knowledge. This is unchartered territory; fear of the unknown. I say go for it! Ask God to reveal Himself to you. If He’s not real who cares. But if He is you are missing out on the most important thing (person) you ever needed. What a waste to find this out only after you die!๐Ÿ˜ณ Seek God! Once you find Him He will show you what you need to do next. The reward is so great!๐Ÿ˜Š

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