My twitter conversation with the “Atheist community” turned out to be a pretty exciting opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ! After sifting through several tweets from several atheists I noticed that one atheist in particular seemed to be responding often and with interest and logical and realistic questions. Then I got a great idea: continue my twitter conversation about the existence of God with him. So we sent several tweets back and forth. He told me that he had read the Bible through and he still chose to believe that God did not exist. He told me that he did not believe there was any real “proof” that any God exists. You see that is the Atheist’s go to statement. They say, “If you can prove that God exists than I will believe.” Not true. The atheist has already made up his or her mind that they will live life as if God/Jesus does not exist. The problem is not proof, but a rebellious attitude toward a holy and loving God. The decision to be an atheist, although a bad one does not negate the reality that there is a God. The tweets continued and actually this one atheist in particular got me on to “Twitlonger” which allows you to type unlimited text instead of 140 characters a normal tweet allows. After praying and seeking God’s mind on how to respond I pointed this one atheist to the Scriptures in Romans 1:19-20 where it says, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them, for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” Creation, that is everything we see gives great proof that there is a God a being greater, stronger, and wiser than us humans. Humans are the most intelligent of God’s creations—at least some are. He also stated the simple response that it takes more faith to believe that there is no God than to believe there is a God! As a matter of fact it is very logical to a thinking person. Genesis 1:1 simply states, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!” The things we see every day in our world and universe point to a real and personal God! Denying this fact is like saying I don’t believe that I live on planet Earth. Look around man, at all the beautiful creation, people–your breathing air and not floating around etc. There is no doubt that you are on planet Earth. Denying this fact does not change the truth that you are living on Earth. I’m not trying to be rude but God’s Word says in Psalms 14:1a, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” No one wants to be a fool: a stupid fellow. I did not share this verse with this atheist as I was trying to speak the truth in love. But the fact is out of love I would want someone to tell me if I was stupid in an area of my life as serious as where my faith rests and where my eternal destination is determined!
After sharing the 2 illustrations above concerning God’s existence it did not make much head way. Truthfully it did not seem to make any sense or difference in this atheist’s life. But he kept in touch and continued our conversation via twitter. Then he sent me a message that really captured my
attention. He said in order for me to believe you need to give me some empirical evidence that will clearly demonstrate my Biblical theory. Basically you need to show me some tangible real life evidence that I can see and test that God exists! His message was a great challenge. Below was my last tweet I shared with him. As I wrote it and sent it I prayed that God would enlighten his eyes to the truth and that he would place faith in the One true God and Savior Jesus Christ!
@earnric if you are lkg for evidence by experience & observation then I got it for you: me! You will know God/Jesus exists when you place faith & trust in Him and His Word–the Bible! You cannot and will not find any other evidence that tops a changed life. Anyone who has heard the “Gospel”—the good news that Jesus came to earth died on the cross for your sins & mine then rose again that whoever believes in Him—exercises faith in Him will have their sins forgiven, will become a child of God (will know God) and will recv eternal life as promised by Jesus—live in heaven one day w/ Him forever instead of hell. Believe this, and pray recvg God’s gift of eternal life and you will have your experiential evidence. I know God exists because I put His word to the test and placed my faith in Him—believed that Jesus sacrifice was enough to forgive my sin & give me what He promised-to know Him etc. Just cause you read the bible through doesn’t mean much. It’s when you exercise (faith) in what the Bible says that there is power. It makes you wise unto salvation. You will
then know & experience God when you place your faith in Him!
Have you had a similar conversation with someone God put in your path? Someone who needed Jesus? 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!
WoW, that was great, Michael!! This poor guy still doesn’t get that it takes as much faith to believe in the so-called scientific theory of how the earth came to be & how mankind came to be versus GOD did it all!! He cannot scientically prove the earth came from a big bang theory or whatever explanation her has because it scientifically cannot be proven: It was not observed & it cannot be repeated. He should be the one to prove his theory, BUT you gave the best answer!!! Love you, Honey!!
BTW I work with a young woman who claims to be an atheist. We have had several discussions, but she gets her point out & then closes me out of mine.
I can tell you wrote this with much prayer. I pray he will read it, and re-read if he needs to, and that God will cause it to burn in his heart and mind until he accepts Him as his Savior! …can you imagine the scene in heaven when, prayerfully, one day you will see his face? 🙂
Great comments. I do pray that many atheists come to faith in Christ as a result! As we share our faith with atheists we need to try to engage them in the conversation, acknowledge their thoughts, get them to think, and then share our story of how we came to Jesus. It’s gotta be real.
I too am hoping that Mr. Atheist changes his shameful ways and his heart. Maybe God will choose to grab his heart and help him understand that he should turn around. I have a friend that I think is an atheist. I tried to give him a New Testament and he probobly threw it away. BUT… all I can do for the both of them is pray and we both(you and me) can just keep trying.
You are exactly right! Keep praying and keep trying!