When you grow up you’ll get it figured out. There isn’t a tooth fairy. There isn’t an Easter Bunny. And, painful as it may have been to find out, no Santa Claus either. Some folks have used that same kind of reasoning to say that there is no God. They’re wrong, but they say it anyway. One other thing that you can add to the “nonexistent” class is…..the atheist. There is no such thing as an atheist.
Before you get all excited to show me an example, let me explain. All people are born with an inherent knowledge that God exists and a desire to worship….something. We know by nature that this universe did not happen by chance. It couldn’t have, regardless of what the evolutionist tries to point to as evidence to the contrary. Reasonable people understand that, something does not create itself from nothing. Anyway, back to the “nonexistent” atheist.
The atheist says there is no God, but he worships one. Every time he looks in the mirror he says “praise the lord”. There are far more hypocrites who profess atheism than you will ever find in a church. While declaring that there is no God, the atheist worships himself! He takes many of the attributes of the Almighty and applies them to himself. The atheist is “all mighty”, “all knowing”, and in some senses, omnipresent. He believes in god, he just refuses to acknowledge the God of the Bible.
You see, if the atheist admits that the Almighty exists, he finds himself in a quandry. He must submit to Him or face the consequences. The truth is, it’s not so much that the atheist doesn’t believe in God, it’s that he hates Him! He wants to live as he pleases without the fear of judgment. Sadly, there is no escaping. The Scripture tells us that “it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this, the judgment” Hebrews 9:27. The only way to stand at that judgment with any degree of confidence, is to have the Judge as your defense attorney. Believing in the finished work of Jesus Christ, having His righteousness imputed to your account, is your only hope of eternal salvation.
Only a fool would reject such a gift. Can you afford to be wrong?