What if the atheist are wrong and there is a God? Christians will use this to debate atheists or agnostics often. They site things from the Bible and talk about faith and belief and all of God’s promises and what will happen to those who do not accept this to be true. Atheist site all of the Bible contradictions and inconsistencies and well researched facts. Each side can make claims of theology scholars who have studied the history of the Bible although, some of these scholars may be a bit biased in their studies, perhaps trying to prove what they already deem as truth.
Well what if they are both right?
Most might argue that this is not possible. There’s either a God or there is not. Either you believe in Him or you don’t. But what if the issue is Not if there is a God or not, what if the issue is did he really inspire the writings in the Bible?
I have spent most of my life agonizing over what has been written in the Bible. The fear of going to Hell if I’m wrong, has tormented me. And it has pained me greatly to understand how God could be loving, compassionate, understanding and fair yet have such cut and dry demands on how to worship him and how to get into heaven. With what seems to be no allowance for people who are truly searching for answers and not out of rebellion or defiance. Someone who demonstrates all the moral conduct required in the Bible and who’s only flaw is that they are not sure if there is a God, is destined to go to Hell. Yet murderers, rapist, and child molesters may go to Heaven as long as they repent and accept Jesus as their savior. Within reason, I believe in second chances but why is it that there is a stipulation in order to receive that chance? God must know my mind, He must know my good intent, but he still demands that I believe it or else? Do as I say, that’s it? Does that not sound like a dictator? Wouldnt a fair and compassionate God, help me understand? Even if I was not able to come to the conclusion that he wanted by the end of my life? Would he not help me get to that conclusion like a patient and loving parent does with their child? This isn’t about dealing with a 2-year-old that doesn’t yet understand reasoning and you have to give an immediate slap on the hand to get them to stop putting their finger in an electrical outlet. These are some of the reasons I have trouble believing that God is exactly as this Bible written by men would have us believe.
Anyhow,I do not have a problem with people wanting to study the Bible. I have done so. I just have a problem with people who claim to follow only the Bible and God yet they only choose the good parts of the Bible to learn from and they dismiss the parts they say is not valid anymore. As in Old Testament but if you read all of the Bible you can find horrifying things in the New Testament as well.If you are religious, it is required that you learn about the entire Bible. If you are Atheist or even in between, you should arm yourself with this knowledge so that you know if someone is giving you false information or not. I urge everyone to read the Bible whether you believe in God or not.
- Agnostic? Gnostic. (thesecretatheist.wordpress.com)
- Why do atheists hate God? (faithorfiction.wordpress.com)
- No Evidence for God? (borne.wordpress.com)
- 10 amazing Bible facts (thatfaith.wordpress.com)
- Can’t Touch This – Final Post (perfectlyfractured.wordpress.com)