I’ve been thinking a lot about why I fight so hard against the obvious truth – Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
I’ve been forced to take a hard look in the mirror, and came to a realization that I hope all atheists will admit with me: We just want to sin.
Lets step away from the Bible for a second
- The Universe had a beginning, and we know that something cannot come from nothing. There must have been an uncaused cause, which makes a creator God a logical necessity.
- The Universe is fine tuned for life. If the universal constants were one small fraction different than what they are, the universe itself might collapse. That kind of precision can only come on purpose from the mind of God.
- Evolution is clearly false, and what we observe is in complete accordance with Biblical creation. You have never seen a land animal turn into a whale, because animals only display small variations within their kind. Abiogenesis is a joke. The best explanation for life on earth is clearly God.
- DNA? It is impossible for the coded language in DNA to occur by accident, information only comes from a mind. It would be like expecting a tornado moving through a junkyard to result in a fully functional Boeing 747 aircraft. “DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.” ― Bill Gates
- If you look at design, such as an artists work we see a couple of hallmarks – There are similarities in all of their work and it goes from simple to complex. Everything we see in nature indicates design, it is specified and complex.
- Oh, and let’s not forget that atheists have an incoherent moral framework where they can’t say objectively whether anything is morally right or wrong. There can be no objective moral truths without God, and since there are objective moral truths, God must exist.
Back to the Bible
- Jesus fulfilled 29 prophecies in one day. This was calculated by the late mathematician Peter Stoner. The probability of fulfilling just 8 of those would be astronomical.
- Zechariah 11:12 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. – What do you think the odds are of this prophecy of the exact amount that Jesus was betrayed for, would come to pass? We have to admit that through the power of God, those odds become an absolute lock.
- 1 Corinthians 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
- The Disciples saw and believed in the risen Jesus, and preached the good news under threat of death. With all of the witnesses listed by Paul, and the ministry of the 12 (who wouldn’t preach something they could die for if they knew it wasn’t true) – We are being obstinate, denying historical fact that Christ died for our sins and resurrected on the third day.
We simply can’t deny the obvious truth any longer. We can remain atheists, but we have to be honest with ourselves and admit that we are choosing not to believe in God in the face of overwhelming evidence because we want to continue to sin and answer only to ourselves.
- Did anyone fall for that April fools joke? Sorry. The sad part is, these are the best arguments we hear, and they’re all absolutely terrible.
- Actually, does anyone think any of these are good points? My position is – go ahead and believe if you want to, but the above are bad reason to do so.
- Have you noticed how much atheists are expected to know in these discussions? We’re supposed to know cosmology so physics hell even quantum physics, obviously evolution/Biology, taxonomy, geology, genetics… moral philosophy? etc the list is much longer than just that… and if we don’t know an answer, or if the answer is unknown, apparently that’s a bad thing to admit. And then on top of that, we have to know the bible pretty thoroughly. To reject evolution, as an example, all a theist needs is to believe the bible without needing any knowledge of the subject at all. Does that seem a little one sided? maybe it just seems that way from my perspective.