- Religion and Philosophy
The fool says I his heart, “there is no God. “
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile, there is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men
To see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt,
There is no one who does good, not even one.
Psalm 14 :1 -3
Who are the atheists in the world ?
Are they the only ones who outrightly deny the existence of God and deny the Creation Theory or the Theory of Intelligent Design ? Are they the follower’s of Darwin’s Evolution Theory who deny that man is created by God. These people are actually atheists but a person who intellectually believes in the existence of God could also be an atheist.
In what way ?
A person may actually believe in God but if he/she is living careless and immoral lives, his/her profession of a knowledge of God is a vanity. There are so many people who profess they believe in God , they even profess that they are Christians yet if you will examine deeply their lives and the intentions of their hearts, you will realize that their ways and lifestyle do not acknowledge the reality of God.
In what ways people do this ?
They live immoral lives disregarding the moral instructions of the Bible. They live in fornication or sex outside of marriage, sexual immorality, adultery. They are people living in cohabitation or living together as husband and wife even though they are not married. Though they profess faith in God, their lives deny God’s existence because they do not fear Him.They do not fear that God reserve His judgement to the immorals.
There is no fear of God in their hearts. Though they may attend church regularly nor may even be in the ministry, yet they live as if there is no God because they live carelessly not considering the ways and moral precepts of God.
People are to be considered as practical atheists if they flourish in corruption, stealing government funds, exploiting the weak and poor , using their education to legalize their crimes. Their ways are corrupt and they are ever fearless. They have gained great education only to oppress and take advantage of the poor. They are ever corrupt because they live in lies. They are casual liars and careless in bringing false testimonies against their neighbor. They lie about everything, about their age, about their job, their education,their marital status, about their family. They never care enough that God hates lying tonques.
They are atheists because they are murderers. They carelessly killed unborn babies and consider it as a professional’s job. They never take thought that it is an abomination in the eyes of God. They are atheists because they are ever covetous and idolaters always desiring the best things the world could offer. They are always working very very hard to fulfill their selfish ambitions making it their most cherished idols.
You are a practical atheist if you have no consideration about the moral precepts of God, though you may profess a religion or faith. If you died without repenting surely you will receive the judgement of God.
Who are the true believers of God ?
The true believers of God have great consideration for the moral precepts of the Bible. He/She always stay away from the sins of sexual immorality, fornication, adultery, bearing false testimonies or lying, killing or murder, stealing or robbery, any form of idolatry or covetousness.
A true believer of God fears God greatly and reveres Him highly. A profession of religion is not an evidence of faith in God. Profession of religion must be coupled with a life consistent with what the Bible teaches, a life of righteousness and holiness..