**What do we need a God for?
That’s what was title and asked in a TV show last night.
There was a Protestant Bishop (who spoke very well), a convinced young man pointing out the reality of Jesus Resurrection quite convincing, an atheist woman author in “missionary enthusiasm for Atheism” as she said, and a movie actor who tried to proof his disbelieve with the bible, in which he found “a lot of antitheses”.
Result was: No Result really.
I think it was such in Jesus time, and it might remain such until Jesus comes again in all His might and power to judge the world.
Result of the show was, to speak in Football language: Goalless draw.
The audience applauded both parties alike.
That’s because none of the two parties ever has or will have any proof. That means; both have to make up their own proofs.
Now, there are two ways to do so in case of BELIEVE where the holy word indicates; BELIEFE is necessary as the only way. Jesus kept saying so e.g. in Mat 9:22, Marc 5:34 + 10:52, Luke 7:50 + 8:48 + 17:19 + 18:42.
But no, not merely believe (“they simply believe something that pleases them an atheist said”) but several components as well, such as open ears, open eyes, open mind, and loving deeds; deeds according to Mat 7,16.
Unbelievers take their convincement for true and scoop their settled conviction out of what they see only. Sorry, but it reminds much so on dogs, who believe what they smell only. What doesn’t smell, is inexistent.
The overwhelming direct consequence of the life and death of Jesus Christ (not mentioning Jesus resurrection in which they don’t believe) they reject. If they’d dare to (just for a try) read openhearted this life and word of Jesus Christ, consequences would be overwhelmingly clear. It’s not so much that they can’t believe, they reject faith. Often out of disappointments in their lives, more often though, they simply trust science more than the higher and highest peace of God, which transcends all understanding in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:7) And this is felt by Christians – rejected by atheists.
Why don’t you tell atheists who might read here once in a while, trying to discover why you believe; WHY YOU BELIEVE.