The Danger of Atheism
The Danger of Atheism
Where did life come from? Many believe that God created forms of life, but who or what created God? Those who believe in God know that He has always been in existence. Many others are Atheists who believe that life was accidentally created, but they don't know exactly when or how.
Whatever your theory is about the origin of life, it requires faith in what you believe. When thinking about what to believe, the first thing to consider is the complexity of life.
If God never existed, how did life with all its complexities come into being? Before life came into being, we would have to assume there was a time when no life existed. Then we would have to believe that certain elements somehow came together, creating a form of life from which all other forms of life evolved.
The problem is that elements of their own accord could not create the complex design of even one living cell. To suggest otherwise would also suggest that these inanimate elements had some degree of intelligence to be able to design something.
Elements cannot think; therefore, they have no intelligence. We should realize then that any original elements could not purposely create life or the thoughts thereof. We should also realize that it would have been impossible for those elements to accidentally create life or thoughts.
Life was not accidentally created. If it was, we would have to assume that certain elements came together somehow, and then created complex forms of life that had independent motion and thought.
If certain elements did not create life, then who or what did? We know that life must be created by life, but what about the original life that started the process? This original life was not a human being because we are born as a result of conception in our mother's womb.
The first man and woman were involved in the process of creating human beings. But then how were those first two humans created? We must conclude that an original form of life created them and other forms of life, and that this original form of life has always been in existence.
Life, space, and time have no boundaries. The nature of these concepts is that they are infinite. God is the infinite, immortal form of life who has always been in existence, God was not created; He creates other forms of life. Atheism, however, tells us that there is no God, and that life itself had a beginning; but it cannot tell us how it was created. If life itself began, then time would have had a beginning because time measures the motion and development of life.
Does it really matter what we believe about the creation of life? For most people, knowing the purpose of life is more important. If God did not exist, and life was accidentally created, then what would be the purpose of life? For all forms of life, including humans, the primary purpose would be to survive.
Humans, however, are the most intelligent species and we know there is more to life than the instinct to survive. We want to live a happier, longer life, and the purpose of many is to improve the quality of life.
The danger of Atheism is the false hope in this imperfect world; a world that will be destroyed someday. Human beings cannot make a perfect world and they cannot save the world from destruction. Even if God did not exist, human beings would eventually destroy the world. And they would die without the hope of ever living again.
Those who believe in God know that we have a higher purpose than just to survive. Our purpose is to someday live eternally in peace and happiness in a perfect world; and God has a plan for us to achieve that. He made it possible for us to be saved from death and destruction. The world cannot continue as it is much longer. Soon God will destroy this world and bring judgment to those who are not saved.
Jesus came to the world to save us from death and destruction. If you reject the existence of God, then you reject Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God. Jesus died for our sins, but if you don't believe in Him as your savior, you will die without the possibility of eternal life. God is going to create a new earth; and it will be a paradise for those who believe in Jesus. But there is danger for those who don't. The danger of Atheism is the loss forever of a place in the new world.
God does not want anyone to be destroyed. But that is the ultimate danger of Atheism. For those who don't believe in God, and who are not forgiven for their sins, there will be a day of judgment. And there will be a punishment known as the second death in the Lake of Fire, from which there will be no return to life.
Alternately, those who believe in God and accept Jesus as their Lord and savior will be forgiven for their sins and saved. They will not die in the Lake of Fire; they will have eternal life in a perfect world.
In Summary, many believe that God creates other forms of life, and many others don't believe in God, and that life was accidentally created. When deciding what to believe, you should consider the complexity of life. If you believe that life itself came into being, you would have to assume that at one time no life existed.
Could certain elements accidentally come together and create life and the thoughts thereof? These elements, without intelligence, could not create the complex design of even one living cell. They could not purposely or accidentally create complex forms of life that have independent motion and thought.
Because the elements did not create life, we must conclude that life creates life. How was this process started? It was not started by humans; we are created in our mother's womb. So how were the first man and woman created? We must conclude that an original form of life created them, and that this original form of life has always been in existence.
The nature of life is that it is infinite, and God is the infinite form of life who was not created, and creates other forms of life. Atheism tells us there is no God, but cannot explain how life was created. Because time is infinite, life itself could not have had a beginning because time measures the motion and development of life.
Knowing our purpose is important, and if life was accidentally created, finding our purpose would be difficult. Our primary purpose would be to survive, but because humans are the intelligent species, we know there is more to life than just the instinct to survive. Humans want to live a happier, longer life, and many try to improve the quality of life.
The danger of Atheism is the false hope in a world that will be destroyed someday. We cannot make a perfect world or save the world from destruction. If God did not exist, we would destroy the world, and die without the hope of living again. But those who believe in God know that our purpose is to live eternally in peace and happiness in a perfect world. God has a plan for us to be saved from death and destruction. He will soon destroy this world and bring judgment to those who are not saved.
If you reject the existence of God, then you reject His Son, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins. If you don't accept Him as your savior, you cannot have eternal life. For those who do accept Jesus as their savior, God will create a paradise in a new world. The danger of Atheism is the loss of a place in the new world.
The ultimate danger of Atheism is that its believers will be destroyed for eternity. A day of judgment will come for those who don't believe in God; they will not be forgiven for their sins. Their punishment will be the second death in the Lake of Fire, from which they will never live again.
Alternately, those who believe in God and accept Jesus as their Lord and savior will be forgiven for their sins. They will be saved and not die in the Lake of Fire. They will have eternal life in a perfect world.
From the Bible:
"But the fearful, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice sorcery, the idolaters and all liars will have their place in the Lake of Fire. This is the second death."
Revelation, Chapter 21, Verse 8)
"God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, or sorrow, or crying, or pain, for the former things have passed away."
(Revelation, Chapter 21, Verse 4)
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