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ready always to give an answer to every man that asks
If the existence of God may be proven beyond doubt, how is
it that Atheists exist? Thatís not a rhetorical question. There is
an answer and only the Bible provides it. We know that God
exists. We know this as certainly as we know of the transitions
from no universe to a dead universe and from a dead universe to a
living universe. We know those transitions would be impossible if
they were driven only by chance occurrences. This is an absolute
commandment of statistics. If there were no God, then chance is
all thatís left to make any kind of transition (let alone the most
improbable of all transitions). Therefore we know beyond doubt
that God exists.
Knowing this, how is it that Atheists exist? Are they ignorant?
Some are, but not all. This is how the Bible describes it:
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom
the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which
believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who
is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said
again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart;
that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with
their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that
they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who
believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
The above verses represent quotes from three different books of
the Bible. There are many similar references that could have
been used. The point is that the minds of the lost are made
cloudy and subject to delusion. They are unable to apply reason
to religion, even if they have that skill in other areas. The hard
lesson for us is that no amount of reason will affect the minds of
the lost. That doesnít mean that we are wasting our time
presenting indisputable evidence of Jesus Christ. After all, this
writer was once counted among the unbelievers who was stunned
to discover that science always points to God. That we now believe
is not a credit to our ability, but instead to the grace of God who
healed our blindness. We were never lost therefore, but only
experiencing a time of unbelief. That time is over because God
We present the good news of Jesus Christ in this manner for
those whom God chooses to draw. This is done in the hope that
God will end the time of unbelief for many.