That’s what atheists think; that they could have done a better job of running the universe than their Creator. This is especially true in the area of justice. What it boils down to, however, is that atheists would have placed very little value on holiness, justice, and love. And evil?
“Eh, it’s not such a big deal,” at least not according to atheists.
Because of evil, today, 10,000 children will starve to death
Because of evil, today, millions of children are working in sexual slavery
Because of evil, today, people of various religions are killing each other and bringing the world to the brink of destruction.
Because of evil, today AID’s will claim the lives thousands of children.
Because of evil, the gap between the rich and the poor is growing faster than at any other time in history.
Because of evil, children are contracting STD’s at a rate that isn’t even matched by adults.
Because of evil, people are choosing to die in numbers unequalled at any other time in history.
Because of evil, despair, loneliness, and hopelessness are rampant in all age groups.
Because of evil, we are in danger of destroying the very planet upon which we live.
We humans cannot fix the problem because we are the part of the problem. Some people pride themselves on how accepting they are. Accepting is good but not when you’re accepting of evil. Immoral behaviour makes people dangerous - Period. Murder, stealing, adultery, drunkenness and drug addiction, bragging, violence, bitterness, envy, lying, gossip, strife, backbiters, hating others and being hated by others, insolence, pride, coveting etc. all this is the noise that people make in the absence of a life changing relationship with Jesus.
Our sinful nature is always prompting us to see what’s wrong in the world and then causing us to blame those problems on what we think “isn’t right” in other people. This human flaw shows up in: You don’t go to the right school, wear the right clothes, vote for the right political party, live in the right neighbourhood, cheer the right team, have the right number of children, eat the right kind of food, hold to the right convictions, speak the right language, adhere to the right customs, have the right colour skin, support the right cause, worship the right god(s) and on and on.
Because of evil, atheists think that they aren’t part of the problem; that they’re above it, aloof from it all. Because of evil, atheists think that evil isn’t a big deal. That is why they don't understand the boiling rage that God feels toward evil.
God says, “Evil is so horrific there is no punishment great enough to pay for inviting it into the universe (something that each and everyone of us do, practically on a daily basis). Not even an eternity of punishment comes close to doing justice for the act of ruining a perfect universe.”
Atheists think He should have done it different. Atheists think God should have destroyed evil before the founding of the universe.
. We don't understand why but rather than destroy evil, God is instead going to defeat evil.
. We don't understand how but humans are part of that plan.
. A war of cosmic proportions is taking place even as I speak. Some will die. Those who want to, will live.
God says, “You are so important to Me and My love for you is so great that:
. I will do everything possible to allow you to survive this battle and enter into My presence. Only you can stop that from happening.
. I will do everything possible to make sure that you do not need to be separated from Me for eternity. Only you can stop that from happening.
. In fact, if you go to hell, you'll have to step over My dead body to get there.
Atheists think He should have done it different.
Atheists think that a perfectly Holy God should overlook crime and only judge those who are worse than they are.
Atheists think that a perfectly loving God should not have paid a debt that we could not pay.
Atheists think that they would have done it better.