Why do Atheists Debate the Existence of God? - Pastor David
We, at the Lion and Lamb Ministry, receive numerous emails and comments from so-called atheists looking to debate the Bible and God's existence. And, I just do not understand their desire to do this.
Why would an atheist debate ANYONE about Atheism? I find no reason for a true atheist to care much about, or for that matter, want to use any of their lifetime, trying to disprove the existence of what they believe to be a non-existent God. If atheists truly believe there is no God, why waste what precious little time in the life they have, on trying to disprove the existence of something they believe does not exist.
What is the point for the atheist of freeing other folks from this illusion, (they say), of God. Instead they should as the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:32, "let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die."
And another thing, what in the Christian believer do they have the urge to fix? The believer is perfectly happy with their relationship with God. The Believer in Christ has left a life behind that they do not wish to return to. The atheist for the most part is in a life they never left. Personally I do not believe the atheist has ever accepted, (well obviously), the opportunity to know God, therefore, in any debate on this topic they are speaking from ignorance, not knowing both sides.
Now, If they claim to once have been a believer, this would imply that they once knew God. However, if they claim they only believed in God with a mental ascent but did not actually KNOW God, then they were not a TRUE Believer in the Christian sense.
So, having said all that, it seems to me, that the great majority of those that CALL themselves atheists are REALLY just rebellious agnostics that do not wish to live their lives for a God that they do not know. So, instead...they attempt to disprove that very God's existence.
Now, the Apostle Paul ran into very much the same crowd in Acts 17. At some point, I encourage you all to get your bibles and go to Acts 17 and read all about this....You see believers, on the other hand, HAVE a reason to pursue such debates as shown in the text of Acts 17. We WANT others to KNOW the Joy of God that WE know! And to have eternal life with God.
But for one to think that this is all there is, and to vehemently want others to come to know that realization, MAKES NO SENSE! They have no HOPE! I mean what do they want Believer's in Christ to do, turn from Christ and our Blessed Hope to their life with NO HOPE?? And if they have no hope WHAT DO THEY CARE!
God based Charities and hospitals FAR outnumber any atheistic ones. Far out number...are there even any atheistic hospitals or charities? So it is a point of ridiculousness for atheists to be out there debating the existence of God. And, keep in mind, if they were TRUE atheists they wouldn't be!
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.
Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)