Had some seriously raw dialogue with some “Atheists” a while back and thought it would be an interesting post! I actually was just tweeting about how God had allowed me to minister to a dying man in a hospital and received a very surprising response. I was on my way to visit a member of our church who was sick and in the hospital. As I arrived ready to minister I found myself walking aimlessly through the hospital kinda lost (it’s so easy to get turned around). God, however, was doing the aiming! While trying to find the sick member’s room a man walking in the hall saw that I had my bible and a badge so he stopped me and made a serious request. He asked if I would go and pray with his dying brother. He didn’t know how much time he had left and wanted to be sure He had everything settled with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I agreed to make the visit. I went into the sick man’s room and introduced myself. He was in much pain, but was alert enough to have a conversation. During our visit I had the great honor of talking to him about Jesus and how he could be sure he knew he was on his way to heaven through faith in Him. The man wanted to pray and pray he did. I believe he already knew Christ but was praying for assurance of his salvation. After he prayed his face lit up a little and he thanked me for coming by. Well after that great moment of being used of God to share the Gospel of Christ I wrote a tweet about the experience. And I shared how God in His divine way led me to a dying man and that after our visit this man had assurance that he was on his way to heaven regardless if he recovered from his illness or not.
Well a few days later I noticed that someone had sent me a tweet (messages through twitter) responding to the tweet I sent about the dying man. Actually I received a few tweets from different
folks all who were “atheists.” You see atheists choose not to believe that God exists. They choose to reject the truth of God’s Word and decide to just ignore Him and live life their own way. One man’s
twitter name was “Good without God.” His message basically asked, “Isn’t that what hospitals are for?” “And if he had died before you got there then what?” Another atheist asked, “How can you say that this man had received salvation from God and could know that he would go to heaven? How do you know?” All these questions caught me by surprise, but then the light went on! This was just what I was praying for: an opportunity to share the truth about the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him!
Well I responded to this atheist by sending another twitter message and before I knew it an entire community of atheists was sending me tweets. While some atheists just questioned my faith in Christ and the existence of God others made statements that were downright vulgar and vicious. One
atheist tweeted to his atheist followers, “check out @mikeramondetta this out to be good!” Well good did come as a result, good with God of course!
Next week’s post will include my conversation with one atheist in particular and how God used our twitter conversation to communicate the Gospel of Christ to him.
Maybe you have had a similar situation. What interesting ways has God allowed you to get the Gospel out to those who do not believe? Start the conversation by leaving your comment!