- Religion and Philosophy
Does God care about the atheists?
The first and foremost responsibility of a Christian
Has anybody who call themselves christian realize what is the first thing that he is commissioned to do?
It is not to argue with the disbelievers.
Have you ever read about Christ arguing with the ordinary folks, farmers, carpenters, tax collectors or commoners?
In truth, Christ only argued with the Pharisees and Sadducees who, amazingly, are believers!
it is not to groom or make yourself attractive and appealing to people.
that is the custom of the hypocrites not christians.
In fact, the bible says much like sacrificing yourself for the others.
If you can offer your life as a ransom for the many, well and good.
It is not to gather around, turn to each other and create a well structured organization where you can do all sorts of brainwashing techniques and manipulations known to man.
The Christian leadership structure is simple.
The head of Woman is the Man, the head of Man is Christ and the head of Christ is God.
Now it may come as a shock to you but the Woman here simply means people involved in Religious Organizations where you apply softness or femininity and the Man as the people involved in Businesses and hard sciences where you can attribute features of masculinity.
And what does the Bible tell about proper relationship between Man and Woman?
That the Man is the head of the Woman.
Woman stop quarreling at your Man and Man, love your Woman.
Can you now see why debate between Religion and Agnosticism is downright pointless?
It is the same argument between Husband and Wife and it will lead you to nowhere so stop it!
Now, let us get the answer from Christ himself.
After Jesus was baptized by John, he was tested into the wilderness by the devil, overcame, and then called his First Disciples. That's it.
To be a christian, you need to be baptized by John. That is, baptism by water.
Translating into a more user-friendly statement, you need to be submerged into the world and all its earthiness! You need to experience all the good things in life such as going to school, making friends, getting your first job, going into a date, etc. and then process, absorb, digest and decide things for yourself.
You also need to experience the evil things as well and then learn to decide for yourself.
You need to be somewhat like a Tai chi master. That is, combining the right portion of yin and yang. That good and evil properly combined producing the right outcome.
So stop questioning about all the evils in the world because at the end of the day, it's just you and how you deal with it.
Nope, baptism is actually not getting your head or body wet into a religious ceremony.
That is merely symbolic of the true meaning of baptism by water.
Water in Bible by the way means peoples, places and tongues.
Now this immersion to affairs of humanity actually puts you into a test that will determine whether you are that:
seed that fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up,
or the seed that fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow,
or the seed that fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants
or that chosen seed that fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
The message of God for the Atheists
Now this is my challenge to all the atheists out there.
In fact, this is the first thing John was commanded by God to do.
Please read this passage from Revelation 2 New International Version (NIV) chapters 1 to 7.
To the Church in Ephesus
2 “To the angel[a] of the church in Ephesus write:
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. 6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
The first and foremost job of a wife is to bring out the softness in his husband after a long and tiring masculine work in the field. That is the sacred essence of sexual relationship.
Thus, the first and foremost work of a legitimate Christian is to call the atheists into a belief, once again, into God.