What are some Bible verses about Atheism?

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What is Atheism?

Atheism is defined as the doctrine that there is no God; denial of the existence of God. The Bible does not specifically address atheism as a concept, as the term itself is a relatively modern one. However, there are verses that discuss the rejection of God or unbelief. Here are 20 Bible verses that touch on themes related to atheism, unbelief, or turning away from God:

Verses about Atheism

The Bible does not explicitly address atheism, but it does contain verses that speak to the disbelief in God, the nature of faith, and the consequences of rejecting God. Here are some key verses:

  1. Psalm 14:1 (NKJV): “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.”
  2. Psalm 10:4 (NKJV): “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.”
  3. Proverbs 14:1 (NKJV): “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, There is none who does good.”
  4. Romans 1:20 (NKJV): “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”
  5. Romans 1:21 (NKJV): “because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
  6. Romans 1:28 (NKJV): “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.”
  7. 2 Peter 3:3 (NKJV): “knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts.”
  8. Jude 1:18 (NKJV): “how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.”
  9. Psalm 53:1 (NKJV): “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good.”
  10. Jeremiah 5:12 (NKJV): “They have lied about the Lord, And said, “It is not He. Neither will evil come upon us, Nor shall we see sword or famine.”
  11. Job 21:14 (NKJV): “Yet they say to God, ‘Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.”
  12. Isaiah 44:18 (NKJV): “They do not know nor understand; For He has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, And their hearts, so that they cannot understand.”
  13. Jeremiah 17:5 (NKJV): “Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.”
  14. John 3:18 (NKJV): “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
  15. John 3:36 (NKJV): “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
  16. John 12:37-38 (NKJV): “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
  17. 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV): “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
  18. 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV): “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
  19. Hebrews 3:12 (NKJV): “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God.”
  20. Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV): “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
  21. 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV): “Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.'”

These verses highlight the biblical perspective on disbelief in God, the importance of faith, and the nature of those who reject the knowledge of God.

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