Atheists Are Bright?

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The atheist Oxford professor Richard Dawkins said, “One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.”

When asked to state the main difference between believers and atheists, Richard Dawkins unhesitatingly quipped: “Well, we’re bright”. [(Castillo, Brent (2007), “Is U.S. Ready for an Atheist Revolution?” The Wichita Eagle, October 11].

Atheists are bright?

But in order to be an atheist, one must know that God does not exist. That means that one must possess evidence that proves that God does not exist. In fact, the atheist must know (and thus be able to prove) the following:

1. Matter is eternal, having existed non-contingently, without a beginning.

2. Matter is all that exists.

3. Matter has always existed.

4. No one piece of matter is worth any more than any other piece of matter.

5. By sheer chance, dead matter became living matter.

6. By sheer chance, dead matter became conscious matter.

7. By sheer chance, dead matter became a human being.

8. By sheer chance, dead matter developed conscience.

But the atheist CAN NOT know or prove any of these eight items!

Even modern science acknowledges that the Universe is not eternal (Miller, Jeff (2007), “God and the Laws of Thermodynamics: A Mechanical Engineer’s Perspective,” Reason & Revelation, 27[4]:25-31, April).

In fact, these eight points are but a fraction of many barriers to proving atheism. So, the atheist can’t prove the very things that must be proven in order to assert that God does not exist.

“Professing to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22).

Richard Dawkins said,

“Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.”

Mr. Dawkins, aren’t you yourself guilty of not providing evidence to your own beliefs?

 

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  1. Revelation 19:20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

    These are two actual people going into an actual place called the Lake of Fire.

    More than a thousand years later, the devil joins them. (And they are still there.)

    Revelation 20:10
    10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

    After the great white throne judgment, other people will go there, too–all those whose names aren’t written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

    Revelation 20:14-15
    14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

    Matthew 25:41, 46
    41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
    46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

    This is an actual everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels, but which people will also inhabit–first the beast and false prophet, and after the millennium and the judgment, everyone else not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (the true elect).

    Revelation was written to provide actual practical knowledge to help people be prepared for an actual time (the Tribulation) when these things are fulfilled, culminating in the actual, visible, bodily return of Christ.

    Revelation 1:1a
    The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place.

    It is utterly irresponsible to tell people on the basis of man’s opinion that the beast and the false prophet cannot refer to two humans when in fact the Bible is clear that does. It is irresponsible to tell people that Revelation is unclear, apocalyptic language and therefore it won’t really happen in a visible way. It’s my deep conviction that Revelation is not that complicated, but people believe one of two lies from men – “I won’t be here for its fulfillment so it doesn’t matter” (pre-Tribulation Rapture) or “it’s mostly symbolic” (and therefore impractical and/or unknowable). Jesus did not teach either of these things, and Scripture is consistent. All Scripture is the word of the Word of God, who created everything with His words (Genesis 1), took on flesh (John 1:14), died for sinners, rose again, went to the right hand of the Father, and is coming back in the flesh to destroy those who reject His word and fight against Him (Revelation 19:21) and to reward the saints.

    Jesus described an actual period of Tribulation.

    Matthew 24:21-22
    21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

    Luke 21:25-26
    25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

    People all over the world don’t die and men’s hearts don’t fail them for fear from a symbolic threat. This is an actual future time, a time for which God wants His servants (the elect) to be prepared, and thus He wrote Revelation.

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