Atheists Know There is a God, But…

Atheists know there is a God even though they wouldn’t admit it. And it seems to me that the more their hearts condemn them, the harder they try to put up the front that denies the existence of God.

If atheists truly believe that God does not exist, why does it bother them so much when we say He does? I believe their conscience is working them up!

There is no excuse good enough to justify a disbelief in the existence of God.

The Scriptures tell us that the things in us and outside us bear evidence that God exists. So one must have suppressed this knowledge of God over time to reach the point where one can willfully and deliberately assert that there is no God.

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: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Romans 1:20-22.

Professing to be wise, they became foolish

That statement aptly describes the situation of atheists. Their so-called wisdom in denying the existence of God is at the same time their foolishness.

Just like every human being born into this world, they were not born without an inkling of the knowledge of God. Rather, out of their own sheer volition, they gradually stifled the voices in their hearts which tell them that there is a God.

And in “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” I could say I have observed that firsthand more than a few times…

In the last one and half years, I have written some posts specifically targeting atheists or those who say there is no God. Following those posts, I have also been involved with series of online conversations with some atheists, both on this blog and across my Twitter handle.

Atheists

During our discussions, I could see that many of them tend to assume an air of superiority in knowledge. They seem to want to show that they have read so many books, and have known much about the universe, life and existence to know that God does not exist. And nothing could be farther from the truth!

We know who the foolish one is

Granted, some of the atheists I have encountered are quite knowledgeable! To that extent, they appear to think that we believers must be foolish to believe that God exists. But any form of knowledge that denies the existence of God is not a correct knowledge.

Atheists may be wise in their own eyes, calling us, believers, uninformed. But between they and us, the Bible is very clear about who the foolish one is:

The fool says in his heart that there is no God… Psalm 14:1

Those words were spoken over two thousand years ago and they still hold as true today as they have always done. According to the Bible, it is the person that says God doesn’t exist that qualifies to be called a fool, not the one that believes in His existence.

Another thing I observed from my conversations with atheists is that they are not absolutely sure that God doesn’t exist as they would want to claim. In their unguarded moments they do make claims or raise objections that presuppose that there must be a God. Yet they are reluctant to admit it.

In other words, I could surmise that many atheists are living in self-denial when they say that God doesn’t exist, because deep in their hearts they know that they are wrong.

A wicked, loveless non-existent God, Really?

On one occasion, a self-professed atheist got carried away during our conversations and he kept saying, God is wicked, God doesn’t love humans, God enjoys to see people suffer, etc. Really?

I couldn’t hold back asking him, “How can the God you say doesn’t exist be wicked and loveless? How can He even enjoy the suffering in the world except He exists in the first place?”

You see, that atheist knows there is God. May be what he doesn’t understand is the nature or character of God.

It is one thing to doubt the goodness; of God and another to claim His non-existence. I think that so-called atheist got it completely mixed up…

No matter how hard they try, atheists would never be able to prove that there is no God. (We know He does exist!). The more they try to do so, the more of their folly they put on display.

All atheist know there is God

God exists, and anyone who seeks Him with all his or her heart will find Him.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart Jeremiah 29:13.

When a Princeton educated atheist cried out to God

It is a hard truth, but it still has to be said again: Deep in their hearts, atheists know there is a God, but they just don’t want to admit it.

In his book, The War Is Over,  Andrew Wommack expressed it better when he wrote that:

(Atheists) know that there is a God. It is just a lie (when they say there is no God). You don’t have to try and convince people of their need for God. Everybody in their heart already knows it. Every body!

For emphasis sake, let’s echoe it again: everybody, including atheists, already know in their hearts that there is a God… They may deny it or suppress the knowledge, but they still know!

To further illustrate his point, Wommack tells of an experience with an educated atheist who cried out to God to save him when he faced enemy-attacks during the Vietnamese-American war:

While I was an American soldier in Vietnam, many told me they were atheists. I remember one guy, a Princeton educated atheist, made me look like an absolute fool because he was a better talker than I was. But when the bombs started dropping and the bullets began to fly, this guy cried out to the God he said he didn’t believe in… saying “Oh God save me!” It’s all just a mind game let them get into a life-and-death situation and they will say, Oh God help me!”

The question is, if the atheist Andrew refered to truly believed there was no God, why did he cry out to Him for help when his life was in danger?

Your comments are welcome.

©Copyright 2017 | Victor Uyanwanne

 

42 thoughts on “Atheists Know There is a God, But…

  1. Guestspeaker Feb 6, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Often when life is in danger or there is such a huge problem than one thinks this is the end, than many start screaming at that God. One good about such life endangering episode is that several people who had a near death experience became so much convinced about that Highest Being that they become preachers and servants for that God.

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    • VictorsCorner Feb 7, 2018 / 5:56 am

      I agree with you. Having near death experiences have brought some people to acknowledge there is God. But one should not wait untill that happens before expressing a simple believe in God.

      Thanks for the contribution.

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  2. liny_113112 Jan 14, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Well Sir , it doesnt mean that a person who beleives in God know everything about the world we live. There is not relevance in the religion “Christianity” other than the book sitting on your prayer table.

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    • VictorsCorner Jan 14, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Whether one believes in God or not, no one has all the knowledge in the world. Only God is omniscient, all knowing.

      As for your claim about Christianity, I would believe you know better than that, even though you would not admit it.

      If you would understand Christianity as having a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible as the authentic word of God, you would know that your life here and hereafter depends on it. As with people of your kind, you may deny it but it doesn’t change anything.

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      • lavanya_113112 Feb 27, 2018 / 6:34 am

        I dont know anything sir, and you are absolutely right nobody knows anything, but its just that everybody can beleive in anything, you beleive in such an entity named god, but i dont and there are thousands of them like that. And truly speaking , yeah I know about christianity , but in a different way than you or others who try to know christianity when being inside its loop, but i view it from outside, so now u can say who will get a clearer picture??.

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        • VictorsCorner Feb 27, 2018 / 7:10 am

          You are right that everyone can believe what they want. But I should add that everyone is also responsible for what they believe in.

          Yes, as you noted, I believe in God and in His Son Jesus Christ as well. I would wish that you do the same thing, because not doing so would spell something of an eternal consequence. (This is not a threat).

          Knowing about Christianity is not enough. One has to get to a point where one has entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as one’s Lord are personal Saviour. It is the only way to secure one’s eternal destiny.

          I hope that makes sense a littlettle. If not, I would be glad to throw in more light. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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