8 Absurd Things Atheists Must Believe Before Breakfast Part 5
Compiled by Don Cain
Now You Can Ask Who Can You Trust?
Some may dethrone God in their lives, but that doesn’t change the fact that He continues to rule and reign. Your home had a builder. You do not need to know his name to know he exists. The building itself proves that. No building at any time ever just popped into existence uncaused. Yet there are those who want to say that’s just what the universe did. Uncaused. One Tuesday afternoon.
CONSIDER THESE PHENOMENAL STATEMENTS:
MATTHEW 7:13 “Enter in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many go in there.”
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-21 “Therefore if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. And all things are of God who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. To wit God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be reconciled to God. For He made Him to be sin for us; Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
(If you feel an impulse to resist, you do not have to yield to it. You have the power to choose God.)
Is not this the most wonderful news anyone can ever receive? A brand new life. A fresh start. Finally—a true reason for living. Don’t miss out. Ask God to reveal His salvation to you. What do you have to lose? Don’t trust the Snake. Some are troubled by the aspect of mystery found in the Bible.
It has been observed that the four most mysterious words in the Bible are, actually, the first four: IN THE BEGINNING GOD.
With God in the picture miracles are to be expected. Carl Marx famously said: “Religion is the opiate of the people.”
The shooters in schools, after murdering classmates and teachers, often take their own lives supposing they have avoided culpability. The real opiate of the people is the inculcating of the belief that after death, there is only nothingness.
God in the picture makes all the difference in the world. May He grant us conviction of sin and show us our Savior.
Whether you know it or not, there exists an infinitely powerful and good Being, who is holy, righteous and just who loves you and me.
And beyond our ability to comprehend, in spite of knowing every wrong choice we have ever made, He desires to be reconciled to us. Is not this the greatest thought that can occupy the human mind? Invite God to show you that this is true. Then, when asked you can tell others “I believe God Himself proved to me it is true.” What do you have to lose? What do you have to gain? Ask. Seek. Find. To reject God is to accept that the final reality is The Survival Of The Fittest. Can we really live in the hopeless despair of that?
Christian belief is not a philosophical argument. Scripture claims that Jesus rose from the dead. The church claims He is alive today. Every book of the New Testament claims its authority not on the death but on the resurrection. This is not difficult to prove. You can know for yourself. For certain. All it takes is a prayer uttered in all sincerity.
Will you let this be your moment of truth?
Based off of what I have been able to discover so far, I thought You didn’t exist. But as I consider that You do exist and did create this world, I know that I have not followed Your standards or even cared to follow them. Help me in this moment. Forgive me of all the wrong I have done. I accept Your Son Jesus as having paid for my sin, and made a way to connect to You. Help me discover more of your Truth as I look to you as my Savior and leader.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
How Great Is The Darkness
You now know more than 99% of your family, friends, and co-workers. Will you allow God to use you to shine light into their darkness? Of course the Enemy will try to persuade you otherwise. Don’t let others “call evil good, and good evil” any longer. You have the basis, God, for declaring what is right and what is wrong. Resolve that when you look back a year from now, ten years from now, or decades from now, you will be filled with joy for your choice of speaking these truths out to others who need God’s light.