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Why Should I Believe In God

As an agnostic, can any one give me reasons why I should believe in the Christian God? In particular, reasons that cannot also be promised by other religions? In a way I'm asking what makes Christianity unique and why does that uniqueness warrant belief?

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Although, I've been troubled with my belief lately, This is what I see a different in "Christ" worship from other religions,but it ultimately takes a leap of faith to accept any other logical answer. God is all powerful. God wants people living rightous lives by CHOICE not command. Man says, easier said then done, because you God are exempt from feelings of lust, greed, etc.God says,OK, I will come to earth in human form with human feelings, live a rightous life, even in the face of extreme cruelty, always preaching love to show that it can be done. Therefore, "Christ"-both man & God, chose to accept suffering overcoming human feelings, so we may know that it is possible to live a rightous life.
---Mike on 9/8/10

Believe and it's a win win situation!
not..then think you win now..but late find out you lost.

No harm in believing!
much harm not.

Jesus brings peace to your heart.
know Jesus is to know Peace
No Jesus = No peace
---paul on 12/4/08

for one he created you, 2, he loves you, 3 he,s the best friend you,ll ever have,4 ask and you will recieve.5look around god is everywhere,
---netta_3634 on 10/18/08

To serve him.
---Carla3939 on 9/13/08

skeptical,the uniqueness is accepting jesus as Gods son,aka being born again of the spirit. Then living an obidient life, daily, and daily becoming more and more like christ,more and more obidient to Gods will for your life,and reflecting this lifestyle so that people can see it.
---tom2 on 9/13/08

I understand that you are sceptical as not all people will believe In Jesus.But the fact is that God has created us all in His image wether or not we may believe in Him or His Son Jesus Christ.
God Has a plan for us all wether we may be christians or not.
The amazing thing is that regardless of what you have done God Almighty loves you and he cares about everything that goes on in your life. Now I am not saying that when you become a christian that everything works out, but in the midst of your sorrow or pain or confusion you can cling to a God you loves us all. So give God a chance and Ask Jesus to come into your life and if he doesnt change your perspective in any way then there truly is no God. Jesus Loves You
---edwin on 9/12/08


And what was that purpose?

It is a theory.
---atheist on 9/11/08


God made man for specific purpose's. I can see why you cannot grasp the mystery of the written word or the creator!

What did you make of The big Bang Theory?
---Carla3939 on 9/11/08

athiest,do i have any beliefs that dont contradict themselves?athiest the only thing that is contradictory is the emotions and thoughts and mind of is normal.God mademan,man CHOSE TO SIN.Gods answer to sin was death.and a life of toil,and problems.this life was not chosen by God but by adam.and it is still CHOSEN EVERYDAY by people JUST LIKE YOU,who CHOOSE to ignore the spiritual truth of you are as LOST as they come,I will pray for you.GOODBYE.
---tom2 on 9/8/08

atheist-- It seems to me you don't have questions, you just have arguments. I hope that someday, when (and if) you have sincere questions, you will find the answers you need.
---Donna66 on 9/8/08

the heavens declare his glory!and only a fool says in his heart "there is no God"(psalm 53:1)the Word of God declares that the god(satan)of this world, has blinded the minds of those that believe not I pray that The God of Jacob,will enlighten the eyes of your understanding,and draw you to Jesus, the one true God.
---susanna on 9/8/08


If god really exists and created everything, why didn't he just create the world without sin?

Why did he create the tree of knowledge?

Why did he create the serpent?

Your god fantasies have no logical consistency. Now tell me they don't have to make any sense because we don't understand the mind of god, that every messed up thing that happens in the world has a purpose from god but we just can't know or understand it, and then contrarily that your proof of god is this perfect world.

Do you have any beliefs that don't contradict one another?
---atheist on 9/7/08


So god's help for heartache and pain is death, and for those who survive heartache and pain are blessed with a learning experience.

Life and college would be better...
---atheist on 9/7/08

well the world believes in evolution without proof.bottom line is either you believe jesus or you either grow spiritually thru him,or are dead in sin.
---tom2 on 9/7/08

athiest, NO thats where your thinking is wrong. God did not setup the world as it is.he made paradise,and man,namely adam SINNED just as man does is SIN in the world that causes all of mans issues,not God. but adam answered God when questioned about why he ate the fruit,oh the woman you gave me bade me you see from the very begining from adam man has tried to blame your not abnormal ,your just flat out mistaken.its your choices,your attitude,that makes your life well adjusted,or miserablely skeptical,not God.
---tom2 on 9/7/08


I do have a quite elegant form follows function stainless steel urinal in my kitchen that I put my wooden kitchen spoons in.

Does that answer your question?
---atheist on 9/6/08

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You misquote me. what I said was:

But HE is available, in any situation, to help people conquer or bare difficult situations.( that should be bear, not bare)

I stand by that without alteration.

Eventually the Germans were conquered. Those who died avoided further heartache and pain. Those who survived often learned much about the human spirit, forgiveness, love etc. and went on to contribute greatly to mankind.

The trouble with you is, that unless GOD meets the conditions YOU have set up for Him, you will not believe. If He had to match YOUR template, He would not be GOD.
Are you pouting because you think God is not fair? What makes you think He ever promised life would be "fair"?
---Donna66 on 9/6/08

Jami, there is many people like you. I have a son who also believed in God and went to college and from there on questioned everything. His mom died and it got worse. Each of us have questions. Just read the questions that Athiest ask, and you will see there many question whether God really exist or not. You are not along in this. Many have little faith because of what has happened to them and their feelings and emotions cause them to doubt. God knew this would happen. He left us here to continue in a world of sin, and many things are going to happen. God promised eternal life, He did not promise that we would never suffer. That, sometimes is the gospel some preach, that everything will be great. Just not true in this life.
---Mark_V. on 9/6/08


I have broached this question many times using not only Hitler, but Stalin, Lenin, and Pol Pot.

The basic question still remains: "If God is omnipresent, omnipotent, had the ability to create and control everything we know including ourselves, why does he not do anything when such terrible things are committed particularly led by one or a few men?"

It seems to me that his inaction points to his non-existence. Can you tell me why God is missing in action at such times...

I am not stuck on Hitler, but you seem to be stuck on an answer to this question.
---atheist on 9/6/08

Atheist Those perceived to have been lost to His madness, or any other, have gained the riches of God's glory prepared for them. Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus came that we may have life. Father has given all power unto Jesus, in heaven and on earth. Jesus ushered in the dispensation of grace. He did not come to judge the world (as this current sensually based system of things), but rather to save (as deliver man from) it's grasp. We are instructed to judge nothing before time. He has set His time of judgement. I dare not say I know the mind of God, however He has given me the mind of Christ, that mind tells me not to return evil for evil, but contrawise overcome evil with good, our Father will do no less.
---Josef on 9/6/08

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Atheist, Ps.115:16 "The Heaven [even] the heavens are the LORD'S, but the earth hath He given to the children of men." So the more appropriate question would be. why did man not act to rectify the issues of your inquiries?" Answer Jer.17:9,10 "The heart [of man is] deceitful above all [things] and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Therefore "I the LORD search the heart, I try (examine) the reins (interior self or motives), even to give every man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings." Father uses men like Hitler to bring up and out of us, all that is within us, for our own examination, to destroy them before their purpose was served, would defeat the Father's own purpose for them.
---Josef on 9/6/08

Atheist your 9/5/08 post was beautifully stated. Quoting you,

"At least you've got something. Something outside of yourself."
Beyond ourselves would have been more aptly put.

"Belief in God gives comfort. But it does not prove god, or that the bible is the word of god."
That belief (reliance and assurance) is proof, for it would not be possible without his presence, His word or His influence. That comfort and certainty is available to you as well.

"Ultimately believers chose to believe what they believe, each finding god within themselves. If there is a god, that is where he is anyway..."
Exactly, search within Atheist, and you to will find Him. It is He that led you to this site.
---josef on 9/6/08

athiest, no, the world is in the condition it is because of sin.
---tom2 on 9/6/08

athiest,ever read john 3-16? its apparent you blame God for the world condition.or atleast are angry over what you perceive as his inaction towards the wrong done in the world by men.your not so abnormal,there are plenty of people walking around mad at GOD.
---tom2 on 9/6/08

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Donna: "Given these conditions,tragic things happen, not because God wills it, but because of the conditions He set for the world from the beginning.

But HE is available, in any situation, to help people conquor or bare difficult situations."

So God created people so he would have them to interact with. Then created the laws of the universe and sat backed and watched? But he is "available" to help out sometimes and help "bear difficult situations" when he doesn't?

So during the Holocaust with Jews praying for help, and millions of Christians praying that Hitler would die, the best God could do was help everyone bear it?

God does not treat the dolls in his playhouse very nicely...
---atheist on 9/5/08

hes stuck on hitler,athiest did you know that stalin killed more people than hitler?wow another topic to bash God have been told over and over but you are wacked out on german leaders of the 30s and 40s.
---tom2 on 9/5/08


There are many good things people get from religion. They get strength in the bad times from god, and it really doesn't matter if hes imaginary or not. When you lose a loved one you can believe that you will meet again in Heaven. Fear of god can mediate a temptation to do something that you know is wrong. Again it doesn't matter if god is there, or if heaven, or hell are real, or the bible is the word of god. At least you've got something. Something outside of yourself.

Belief in God gives comfort. But it does not prove god, or that the bible is the word of god.

Ultimately believers chose to believe what they believe, each finding god within themselves.

If there is a god, that is where he is anyway...
---atheist on 9/5/08


I am sorry, but after reading your reply five times, it still doesn't make any sense to me.
---atheist on 9/5/08

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If you were a potter would you create a vase to use as a camber pot or would you use a chamber pot to display flowers in it. The point being God is God how will the pot ask why it was made for a beautiful purpose and the chamber pot ask why it was made for it's purpose are not both made for a specific purpose and have a specific use?

can all things be made vases only or should all clay vessels be made chamber pots?

Should all people be made Black/white?

Where do you think the design and purposes should stop and why?

If you can come up with a better purpose than that which God has designed, do you think you would have done a better Job?
---Carla3939 on 9/5/08

Jami-- Your doubts are very common.

Think of this:
For some reason, God created human-kind. Christians believe it was so HE could have a relationship with them. Thus they had to be sentient creatures.

To interact with each other and their God, these sentient creatures must have the ability to make choices.

The universe must operate by physical laws that are reliable, so that the sentient creatures will be able to interact reliably with their surroundings and each other.

Given these conditions,tragic things happen, not because God wills it, but because of the conditions He set for the world from the beginning.

But HE is available, in any situation, to help people conquor or bare difficult situations.
---Donna66 on 9/5/08

I came to this blog with the similar questions to Atheist though I personally consider myself agnostic. I believed in GOD wholeheartedly until college when I took a class that disected the Bible, "The Philosophy of Religion." I have questioned spiritually and GOD since that class and think about it at least every day of my life. (I obsess over my lack of belief). I want to believe, but I cannot. I don't feel that it is a matter of unwillingness, I just cannot find reason to believe (not to mention a few tragedies that have occurred in my life). I teach my son about GOD and we pray together at night because I want him to make his own decision regarding his belief. Faith is important. Trust me, it's no fun being faithless.
---Jami on 9/5/08


I think you misunderstand my point. If God is just, loving, omnipresent, and omnipotent to the point that he created everything, why would he allow Hitler, a miscreant by anyone's standard, to cause the death and horror that he did? Why would he allow innocent Jewish children to be gassed and not intervene?

If he breathed the breath of life into all of mankind, why didn't he just suck it out of Hitler? Why did he allow Hitler to create Hell on earth and wait patiently to demonstrate his wrath and power?
---atheist on 9/5/08

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"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."

You think that describes me? You do not know me and that certainly doesn't describe me or anyone I know personally. Judge not least you be judged...

As for the story of Job...Please explain how a loving god, who should have no need of ego, given he created everything, stooped so low as allow Job to be abused and tortured by Satan to prove Job's faith. God should protect his adherents, not let them suffer to test their faith. Was god so inconfident that he needed to test Job? Was he just showing of to Satan?
---atheist on 9/5/08

uniqueness? jesus died for you.took upon himself your punishment,pretty unique i would say.
---tom2 on 9/5/08

Atheist Re: "why didn't he intervene with Hitler?"
The wicked are reserved for the day of His wrath, and the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished. The LORD is not slack or slow concerning His promises, as is considered by some, but rather patient, not willing that any should perish, but that 'all' should come to repentance.
What if The LORD has determined a set time to demonstrate His wrath, and to make His power known, and simply endures patiently those vessels of wrath that are fit for destruction? We can be sure that the Father's judgement is just, He will render to every man according to His deeds. The Father is merciful, however, He will judge without mercy, those who has shown no mercy, in His time.
---Josef on 9/4/08

athiest,its amazing how you say the bible is a storybook,then use scripture too try and blame God for the actions and choices of people.but you forget the biggest and greatest answer of God about mans life in this world.namely that he sent his son as a PERFECT sacrifice for sin to die in our place,to take our punishment,for our sins,so that we might be justified through him in the eyes of God and washed clean so as to have commune with God again.the answer you keep looking for is in jesus,and jesus only.not in your opinion,or in your constant ridicule of GOD.
---tom2 on 9/4/08

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Hello, oh athiest, God WILL respond at the end of eartly time when He comes through the clouds with legions of angels and the saved are taken to Heaven but the unsaved will be trying to hide under the rocks to escape His presence. We're living in an age of mercy and when it's all over, you don't want to be on the wrong side. Not trying to sound scary--I personally hate "scare religion" but just telling you the truth because I care.
---Mary on 9/4/08

athiestmfirst God said that he would never again destroy all his creation for the sake of man.second God did act,but you wont or dont believe the message.we are now living under grace because of JESUS CHRIST.yes things are worse and jesus said they would be,but the holy spirit is still in the world convicting the hearts of men.THIS IS AN ACTION OF GOD.but one day ,grace will be gone.and as the bible says except those days be shortened there would be no flesh survive.but again you wont ,or dont accept the word,and the message of God thru jesus,or the just question God and blame God for everything.
---tom2 on 9/4/08

athiest,and again you ignore the messageJESUS CHRIST, jesus,jesus,jesus,jesus,jesus,jesus,jesus,you keep saying over and over how god ignores the world.but he sent his son to die on a cross and defeat satan and sin,but again you ignore JESUS,JESUS, will never know the truth,cause you dont know the answer to the question you keep asking,even though you have been told over and over again.
---tom2 on 9/4/08

Atheist: Read the book of Job and you will see that God gave satan access to Job to make his life miserable with boils---to test Jobs faith.HOWEVER,satan was told that he couldn't take Jobs life. God restored everything to Job that satan has taken. Atheist,satan is sifting you like a bag of wheat and YOU ARE LETTING HIM DO IT! You must make a CHOICE soon.You are running out of time! Please read Ps.14:1.You will find yourself there.
---Danelle on 9/4/08

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According to the Bible God was so disturbed by the behavior of people that he decided to wipe out everyone (who had free will) in a great flood---except for Noah.

Things are much worse now with a lot more people. Why isn't god acting.
---atheist on 9/4/08

athiest, no you totally miss the point of the message.God gives all of us free will.thats why you have people stealing ink pens,and others murdering people,and everthing in between.we all CHOOSE,whether too do right or wrong.and when a choice affects world history detrementally its rather cynical too blame a God you call imaginary.dialog with you is a waste of my time,you are totally brainwashed by science and the just keep ranting the same crap.God didn,t stop this ,and God didn,t stop that.God dont exist,God is imaginary.blah,blah,blah,blah,the bible a storybook,written by men,blah,blah,blah,blah,GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT,if you dont change you will have a reserved seat.
---tom2 on 9/3/08



God I understand is the penultimate supernatural being. He created the universe, Heaven, Hell, earth and everything living. He is omnipresent, omnipotent and immutable.

But God could not stop Hitler, because " ...satan has been deposed,but not yet taken out. He is still the prince of the power of the air."

So god must defer to a deposed prince you call Satan?

Better to believe in neither, be vigilant, and take responsiblity for our lives and the earth ourselves. Sitting here imagining a battle between two imaginary beings doesn't seem very productive.
---atheist on 9/3/08

I was on an airplane on the last lap of a long journey. We had just crossed via a transit airport. The flight attendants offered us snack just to see us through the hour long flight. It was not not much - a cup of tea and a couple of packets of biscuits. Most of us took them because they were free of charge. One couple near me refused them, after all they were banking on being home in the next hour. But half way over the Atlantic a problem occurred and we had to return to the last country we were in. This would mean waiting for another plane to be sent. It would delay us by a couple of hours we had gone through customs there was no shop available. We should accept free gifts. Just in case. It might be your last chance before home.
---frances008 on 9/3/08

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Not only is Christianity unique in offering you an extremely remarkable promise - eternal life - but this gift is offered free of charge all you need is to accept Jesus' actions and forgiveness that He paid for. IF you try to pay for it the money will be rejected and (your works will be burnt) thrown away. I don't know any other religion that makes such promises.
---frances008 on 9/3/08

WHY shouldn't you believe in GOD? You are not the center of the universe. What other hope do you have? ABSOLUTELY NONE. Of course GOD IS. You wouldn't be if HE wasn't.
Consider this...When you come to die...and you certainly will, what then? I can tell you.....the judgement.....what then? No GOD...NO hope..for eternity!!! That's a LONG Time to regret your stubborn pride. Think seriously while you can still choose to trust Him. Your eternal soul is in the balance forever!! Read Romans 1:20. NO excuse. NONE.
---eloia on 9/3/08

Atheist: God has given mankind 6,000yrs more or less to prove than man can not govern himself.God is a God of Covenant.Adam and Eve had a choice in the Garden and listened to satan instead of God.So,satan won at that time.(because of thier disobedience.)But, God already had a plan. Sending Jesus to purchase us back by sacrifice.(the NEW COVENANT.) The Blood! And this brings us back to John 3:16. Why didn't God stop Hitler? satan has been deposed,but not yet taken out.He is still the prince of the power of the air,but hisdays are CLOSING IN ON HIM!Be VIGILENT!
---Danelle on 9/3/08


Apparently my point flew over your head. It was that if god was going to bother to step in and influence me, as you suggested, that he certainly should have stepped in and "influenced" Hitler. The fact that he didn't is rather curious don't you think. Does he just not care, or is he just not there?
---atheist on 9/3/08

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as a believer I know that God through jesus is all we have that we can believe.
---tom2 on 9/3/08

athiest, type in the word wars,and look at the list.1000s of wars killing millions upon millions of your reckoning all Gods fault.
---tom2 on 9/3/08

Eventually everyone is going to die. Either by cancer or someone shooting someone. Whether by genocite or just plain murder. God permits this things to go on as His plan of redemption continues as He so ordained. In our eyes it looks as though God didn't care of those who died, but He was very much interested in everyone yet everyone who dies has a date. If God had removed Hilter and all others then He would have just removed sin from existence because that is what causes everyone to do what they do. Since Adam many have died through many circumstances because of sin, and God will remove sin when redemption has ended. Through every single instance of death, God works in the life's of others who are left.
---Mark_V. on 9/3/08

Athiest has good questions. Questions that everyone should be able to answer. Some things of God we will never understand but those things He gives us information on we should know. The world needs people like him in order to continue the plan of Redemption. If they were not needed, then no advice, teachings, or warnings would be given to any of us through Scripture. They have a cause in the plan, and a reason for been there, yet the gospel is open to them for if the gospel was only for righteous in Christ, no one would be saved who is lost.
---Mark_V. on 9/3/08

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Hi, you say "why didn't He intervene with Hitler" and I wish I knew. However one thing I do know is that many people of all faiths risked their lives to save some of the Jewish people. That courage it took to do that was GOD's purpose for each one that risked their lives, whether they acknowledged Him or not. God DID intervene just not in the way we would have liked Him to. My brother was murdered many years ago and I would love for God to have prevented it--but I see now how many people God used to minister to my family and am thankful He did.
---Mary on 9/3/08

athiest, as usual you miss the mark entirely.God did show his love, BY SENDING HIS SON TO DIE ON A CROSS.A BUT alas you dont believe his message.your stuck on have been killing each other for thousands of years,and hitler didn,t invent genoicide,he just refined it because of modern scientific developements,aka better ways and faster ways of killing.the thing you dont understand is god will judge hitler along with all other people one day.for their actions,aka choices.I think your statements are rather ironic,seems you want to hold God accountable for the actions and choices of people,like hitler.well thats not how it works.
---tom2 on 9/2/08

athiest,are you here to seek,or just bash GOD?the evidence is all around you ,but you are spiritually blind,and deaf.the message is jesus christ,God is love,God is light,God is all good and righteous.its men that are dark,evil,full of sin,pride,greed,and DOUBTS.I have spent way too much time,the message was given nearly 2000 years ago.and has been related too you by a number of fellow believers on this site.I suggest you search your heart,and allow God to reveal himself through his son jesus christ,because frankly thats all we have to save us from ourselves,too save us from sin.I suggest you seek,cause brother you are SOOOOOOO LOST.
---tom2 on 9/2/08


Adolf Hitler caused by war the death of millions, and millions more by genocide. God didn't "intervene personally" to straighten out Hitler why would he bother with me?

And why didn't he intervene with Hitler? If he is around you would think that he had good cause to let his love and omnipotence be known.
---atheist on 9/2/08

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danelle,people let life and so called intellect stand in the way of spiritual truth.they seem to try and think their way too God through physical means,and requiring physical proof of Gods existance.I would ask, do they believe man has a spirit,a soul.the answer for an athiest is no,if yes then they would have to admitt there is a God.believe me I fully understand whats going on has no place,or answers about spiritual truth,AND i WOULD JUST SAY AS OUR lord did,he who has an ear ,let him hear.trying to perceive spiritual truths from God ,without acknowledging Gods existance,or having accepted the message is futile.
---tom2 on 9/2/08

athiest is asking for proof,but as we know unless God decides to intervene personally,he will never recieve truth,while not accepting the message first.especially when he denies there is a God,or at the very least is requiring God too prove himself too him.well who knows,but its more likely he will get his proof at the great white throne hudgement,but alas, he wont like what God has too say to him on that day.
---tom2 on 9/2/08

To escape the everlasting fire of hell!!!
---mima on 9/2/08

Tom2: I understand what you are so laborously trying to say to the unbelievers and the agnostics.Remember that Jesus met resistance.We can expect the same.Especially now as the tribulation is upon us,and the love and faith of many is growing COLD! Remember too, that He said He could not return,except there be a FALLING AWAY.Already Ophra Winfry and her clique are into the demonic,giving heed to the doctrine of demons and seducing spirits. Pray without ceasing for the lost and the unbelieving! Amen!
---Danelle on 9/2/08

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Atheist: 1. You are a BELIEVER! 2.We all slip up and sin,but He forgives if we repent.3.God loves you! You do not have a simpleton mind,but a questioning one,like we all.I preceive that something evil is tormenting your mind because He has not given us a spirit of fear,but of power and love and a SOUND mind! Your struggle is not with flesh and blood,but with the powers of darkness.satan is tormenting you and you need deliverance.See a deliverance minister,have that spirit of unbelief cast out.Then you will be more receptive to the Holy Spirit and less QUESTIONING.Go for it!
---Danelle on 9/2/08

MIC and Danelle,

Rather than yelling at me, can you answer my questions regarding my potential destiny in the three cases listed below?
---atheist on 9/1/08

I maintain there is no such a one as a Atheist! I believe I pointed out to you that creation itelf SHOUTS at us, that there is a CREATOR.I am able to convince you,if you will cast that unbelieving spirit off you mind.If you don't believe in God, then you probanly dont believe in EVIL either and your future depends on your relationship with this GOD that you maintain does not exist. What you are is an Agnostic (not really sure) but deep down inside,you know there has to be something GREATER than yourself. I am TAKING YOU ON! I am TAKING YOU UNDER MY WING.Now tell me WHY you don't believe in God? At what age did this start?And what did your parents believe in? Tell me!
---Danelle on 9/1/08

Athiest:YES you know more about God which is evident from your posts and use it in your arguements.Therfore Your statement is to try to blind others but your eyes are wide open,You cavort amongst the sheep which affords you much amusement."This above all to thine own self be true.""By their fruits you will know them"
---MIC on 8/31/08

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Atheist Re: Cases.
Case 1. Will be raised in the first resurrection and taught the salvation of God. "It is written in the prophets, And they [mankind] shall 'all' be taught of the LORD." In the first advent, Jesus said "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Therefore All who died before His first coming, as well as those who die "ignorant" of Him, having never heard His word of salvation, die in Him, and will be taught of Him during His millennial reign.
Case 2. Jesus said "If ye believe not that I AM [He], (The Truth, The Way, and The Life), ye shall die in your sins." For "By the deeds of the law there shall be no flesh be justified in His sight."
---Josef on 8/30/08

athiest,understand?you must first believe you are a sinner,in need of being saved,then belive jesus as your savior,the repent,aka ask for foergiveness, accept jesus and be born again,then the indwelling holy spirit allows you to discern and fellowship with God.this doesn,t mean you wont have doubts,why cause you are a faliable human being, in a world full of temptations and sin.
---tom2 on 8/30/08

Atheist Case 2. Continued. "He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he has not 'believed' (relied on, depended upon and trusted in) the name of the only begotten Son of God"
Case 3. "God so Loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. And this is the Father's will which sent Me, that 'every one' which 'seeth' (perceives and recognizes) the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." "If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
---Josef on 8/30/08

You should believe in your God, because he believes in you.
---Eloy on 8/30/08

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I call myself an atheist because I am an atheist...

My statements regarding Hell and punishment and the questions I posed to Jerry on 8/25 point out want I think is the best proof that god does not exist:

Reading through these many blogs, the entries show a range of beliefs, regarding the ten commandments and/or the new covenant and what that means, heaven and hell, salvation and the afterlife, of incredible vastness. If you all "knew" god and there was a god, you would all have the same belief and say the same things.

If you all knew god I would have had ten people all giving me the same answers to those three questions.

Any takers?
---atheist on 8/29/08

Athesist: Why do you call yourself an atheist? It is obvious that you BELIEVE in God.The problem haven't fully SURRENDERED to Him,and have no fear of Him.This is my explanation.You have not been transformed by the renewing of your mind.You are still CARNAL,sold under sin.Stop sitting on the fence,and cleanse your heart.You are keeping God in your hip-pocket,taking Him out whenever you want to confess your sins.You have no deep abiding relationship with Him.Only an occasional EMOTION.
---Danelle on 8/29/08

Atheist: I read your thesis on God's love,unbelievers,and the lake of fire etc. One thingstands out very clearly,those who reject God's offer of salvation will not BURN IN INTOLERABLE AGONY,BEGGING FOR WATER.They will INSTANTLY burn to death God is much too merciful to gloat over those who are burned.The OT offers us many instances of God's repentence of anger against the Israelites after trying His patience.But, someone had to stand in the GAP and intercede for them first.A wonderful example is the flood.The only righteous people He could find was Noah and his wife,thier sons and thier wives.God is just,merciful and loved us enough to send us a Saviour,who was beaten beyond recognition and crucified for us!
---Danelle on 8/28/08

Your reason beloved, is the Father's Love for you and your love for Him. A love that has been "shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit." For "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." Therefore do not "be weary in well doing: for in due season we will reap, [a harvest of good things prepared for us] If we faint not." Do not cave in, give up or quit dear heart, you "can do all things through Christ (the burden removing yoke destroying power of God) which strengthens you." Trust Him.
---josef on 8/28/08

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Truth is always unique, it is blessedness to believe him and it is salvation to obey him, and the Everlasting God Jesus Christ can never be matched by any religion.
---Eloy on 8/25/08


Case 1: I am completely ignorant of "god" and "god's word", but somehow I live my entire life following the 10C.

Case 2: I am aware of "god" and "god's word", but somehow (by accident) I live my entire life following the 10C. BUT I DON'T BELIEVE.

Case 3: I am aware of "god" and "god's word", I BELIEVE, have accepted Jesus, but have fallen many times (violating many of the 10C's), asked forgiveness again and again.

Please clarify for my slow simpleton mind...

What would be my fate in each of these cases?
---atheist on 8/25/08

All other religions work their way up to be accepting by God. Christianity is the only religion that aknowledges that's impossible. God had to reach down to us. If God created the universe, then God is not anything in the universe. (That's why God can't be found under a microscope) Scripture says that God is Spirit. Sin created a chasm that seperated God from Humanity. The one who was born into the world and yet born uniqely of God has connected the two again. Through Jesus we can know God and experience God. Only one way to know if it's true. Believe this and repent or you can conjur up questions till the cows come home. Why shouldn't you believe?
---Anthony on 8/25/08

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