Every time I listen to the debate between a Christian and an atheist, on the view point of the Christian it always seem as if he or she is loosing the battle, and the atheist is just having plain old fun.
One of the problems I found among Christians debating atheist is that they are not really listening to what the atheist is saying. Often times I find that the atheists is right, and if we only agree, we would present a stronger case for Christ.
As Christians we never stop to realize that the message we are delivering to an atheist is the same message he or she is repeating back to us. For example, an atheist do not believe in God, and while he does not believe there is a God, he admits there is no hope for him or her after they die. On the part of the atheists, after they die that is the end of life.
I must say he is right, for if he does not believe there is a God, then there is no hope at all for the atheists, and secondly after he dies that is the end of life for him. This is true, because it is based upon his position in this life, and his stand against God.
What do we preach as Christians, “ Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”. John 3:5-6.
Except the atheist repent of his position and turn to God, he will die in his sins, at which point his life will end in the pits of hell. He cannot understand the things of God because they are spiritual and need spiritual discernment, and man as Jesus puts it clear, is a biological creation in which he preserves life until he calls it home.
Man as the atheist puts it has no life in himself, when he dies he has no hope without God. The spirit leaves the body, the biological temple in which it once dwells, but before the spirit of man knowingly rejects God and the knowledge presented to him by God, he is locked out of the kingdom of God; therefore, doomed to the pits.
For the theist there is hope, meaning one who believes in the son of God Jesus Christ, for him death is not the final run. For him it is the beginning of eternity in what was intended for humanity. As he live, he live as the atheist lives. He rise up in the morning and goes off to work, and returns home to be with his family once more. There is no difference between the two, but for one little yet great factor, the theists believed in God and the atheist does not.
What the atheist has is a front, he knows there is a God, but chooses not to give honor to God. He is no different from the Christian, who goes about spreading the gospel of Christ as instructed, only that his quest to spread his message of unbelief is a quest of madness, because he gets up to challenge something he claims does not exist.
If there was no God, why would he work so hard against soothing or someone that does not exist, it seems to me there is a God whose presence is a provoking one to him because of the love God desire to declare with the atheist, a message of hope and repentance.
The fear of the atheist is to admit his wrong, and having all the evidence he needs to know there is a God he suppresses the truth his anchor of escape from the power of darkness. So the next time you come across an atheists and he says to you, after he dies there is no hope, that it the end of life, remember he is not speaking for you, only for himself and those in his camp.
Remember he is right, because of his rejection of Christ Jesus, the son of God he is without hope. Hell is the end of life, it is as he says a place of absolute wastefulness, a great void, nothing, a place of torment, and the end, hell for an eternity.
Where there is life there is substance, peace, breathe, and glory, but where live does not exists is wastefulness, darkness, and a burning heat, the place the departed souls of the sinner will spend its eternity. Agree with the atheists, but let them know you have come in the name of Jesus to offer hope, and if they refuse, keep in mind what Jesus told us. “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:14}
Romans 1:18-24 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, 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, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: