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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Misunderstanding Atheists

I've been spending some time on Hemant Metha's blog and if there is one word that would describe the atheists who comment there, regarding their views of Christianity, it would be misunderstanding. Massive, chronic, profound, dramatic misunderstanding.
Of course this is nothing new. Today's atheists call themselves “New” and mock what's written in the Bible as bronze age nonsense. Those who deny their Creator are of course pre date the Bible by several thousand years. As Jesus said,
They will be ever hearing but never understanding; they will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them. Matthew 13:11-17
The unbelief of the atheists has rendered them ignorant of life and how it works. The young women are so dull of mind and slow of thought that they believe that being hard and impervious to kindness is a badge of honour.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. John 3:19,20

Those words, spoken two thousand years ago, ring as true on Hemant's blog today as ever before. God's revelation to us is inaccessible to those who live upon the earth. In fact, when the light of Jesus shines on the lives of these people, rather than turning toward the light, they run deeper and deeper into the darkness. They actually prefer darkness to light.

For although they knew God exists, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21

As I said a couple posts ago, I'm done visiting atheist blogs. I'm not sure why I kept trying to tell these people about Jesus. Five years is a long time. Part of me found it impossible to believe that they would hold to a world-view that has absolutely no supporting evidence. They just seem absolutely blind.

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

There's a good line that goes, “When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” Sadly, these unfortunates don't even know they're in a hole. The bottom of the pit is where they think life is meant to be lived. Atheists call it freedom. They've believed the lie.

They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Ephesians 4:18

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