Sunday, September 6, 2009

So Says the Atheist

“I don’t see your God as being a God of love.” So says the atheist. Well duh!

That’s like saying that you don’t see a car you’ve never driven to be easy to handle. You don’t see an orange you’ve never eaten to be sweet and juicy. You’ve never been married and you don’t see it as a challenge.

Of course you only comprehend the justice side of God. You’re an atheist. You stand and live and exist under the judgement of God, guilty as charged.

It doesn’t need to be this way. God longs to shower you with love and mercy and grace and forgiveness and eternity in perfect peace. Only you can prevent that from happening.

5 comments:

Lorena said...

That’s like saying that you don’t see a car you’ve never driven to be easy to handle

Have driven the car - know the car very well.

Glen20 said...

Only you can prevent that from happening.

and last post

He has chosen, called, elected, destined and predestined in His foreknowledge some people for salvation so that they need not spend eternity in hell.

Do you think you can escape destiny and make YHWH's foreknowledge wrong?

Makarios said...

"Do you think you can escape destiny and make YHWH's foreknowledge wrong?"

No, but how do you know you aren't destined for salvation? That can't be known until your final breath.

You blaming God for going to hell is like someone refusing all offers of food and then blaming others for making you starve to death.

Who's to say that you won't come to your senses?

Glen20 said...

So when you say "only you can prevent that from happening" you mean "you can NOT prevent that from happening".

Makarios said...

God longs for you to experience salvation and the forgiveness of your sins. That's why He came to earth, to make that possible. Romans 5:8 "God demonstrates His love for us in that while we were still Hisenemies, Christ Jesus died for us."

Forgiveness of your sins is yours to accept or reject. Because of that, only you can keep that transaction from being completed.

Only you can keep yourself from eternity in heaven. Jesus is standing on the sidewalk, holding open the door to the limo. Only you can keep the journey from happening by refusing to get in.