I am gonna kick a hornets nest, though I am not sure if any hornets are paying attention.
Before I do, let me say: Consider carefully who may see this before you share. I wrote it years ago when I was angry at those who say there is no God, and before I had a clue how gigantic God’s love is for those people. Nevertheless, I still believe this is all true. It is sorta long, so read it when you have time, or skip it altogether. Okay, put your hornet-proof suit on, cause here we go…
Did you know that God says there are no atheists? He says he made his existence plain to every one of us.
The “atheist” says, “I don’t believe in God.” Can we take him at his word? To deny the existence of God implies that you believe the universe and everything in it came from nothing, that man and every other creature evolved out of pond scum which came from nowhere.
When speaking to an “atheist”, he may tell you how mankind happened just by chance, and that we evolved into what we are today over millions of years. They point to changes within a species (microevolution) as proof that macroevolution took place.
They speak of the “Big Bang” in which nothing exploded to create everything. Or, they will tell you that everything in the universe, every one of the billions of stars, the planets that surround them, and every last thing on or around those planets was compacted down to the size of the head of a pin. They say this infinitely compacted mass began to spin faster and faster until it exploded, and well… here we are.
If you ask them where this mass and the force that made it explode came from they will shrug. They try to get clever with their words and dance around the question. Flustered and angry at this point, they will often blurt out, “Ww..well, where did God come from?
Generally, the “atheist” isn’t stupid. In fact, many if not most seem to be of above average intelligence. So how can intelligent people hang there hat on the most ridiculous postulation that man could possibly come up with, something that goes against everything we’ve ever learned about science and nature? Indeed, the Big Bang and evolution contradict the two most basic laws of science, the laws of thermodynamics. Everything just popped into existence out of nothing? Is there a single person who has observed anything popping into existence? Do you know anyone who has?
Yet atheists say everything came into being that way. One moment nothing, the next moment an entire universe, or a super-compacted pinhead-sized mass that, with the help of an amazing force (also coming from nowhere) blew up and became an infinite amount of galaxies, stars, planets, and everything else in the universe. Can any intelligent person actually believe that? That is the real question here.
There is no doubt that most of the scientific community supports the stated views of the “atheist”. But, when it come to the origin of the universe or the origin of living organisms the scientific community becomes rather unscientific to say the least.
True science has always relied upon direct observation, testing, and repeatable results before calling something scientific fact. Proof. But, when it comes to evolution or the Big Bang, speculation and conjecture are good enough to proclaim theories as fact.
Supposed missing links, some of which can be found in our children’s textbooks have proven to be hoaxes (Piltdown Man), without evidence (Peking Man), or simply mistakes (Nebraska Man).
Nebraska Man was the evidence used in the Scopes Monkey Trial supposedly proving evolution. They created complete drawings of “the missing link” half man, half ape. They did all this out of one tooth. That’s all there was of Nebraska Man, one single tooth. Tell me there wasn’t speculation involved in the drawing of this “missing link”. It was later discovered that this one tooth came from a pig now known to be extinct.
Yet our children are being taught evolution as a scientific fact and if any teacher dares to mention that there is an all powerful God who created our universe, that teacher may lose his or her job.
If evolution were true there would be innumerable transitional forms of every kind of living creature within the fossil record, but this is not the case. Books, articles, and essays by those out there doing the research are filled with conjecture and supposition. If those studying the subject did not have a predisposed bias, it would be clear that evolution is only a theory. This bias and the reason behind it is the point of this essay.
The strange fact of the matter is that most who claim to believe in evolution have not studied the subject at all. Sadly, I know more about the subject than they do.
I believe in an All Powerful Creator God. I cannot prove his existence to you although I see proof everywhere I look. My belief is by faith. When the “atheist” says he believes in evolution; that is also a statement of faith, not of science, and the two should never be confused.
“Atheists” get angry when the scientific validity of evolution is questioned. Why can’t they say: “I know it’s a theory but that’s what I believe?”
The answer is, they don’t want it to be a theory; they need it to be a fact. Because, if there is a God they will have to answer to Him.
Evolutionist George Wald, Harvard biology professor and Nobel Prize winner said this regarding the possibility of a single cell coming to life: “One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that spontaneous generation of living organisms is impossible. I choose to believe that which I know to be impossible rather than accept the unthinkable, special creation.”
I admire Mr. Wald’s honesty, but can you do that? Can you believe something that you know to be impossible? Obviously, the answer to that is no. How sad to live a life avoiding the truth and trying to legitimize a view you know to be false.
In Romans chapter one, the Bible says “…what may be known about God is plain to them because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities –his eternal power and divine nature– HAVE BEEN CLEARLY SEEN*, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” And later in the same chapter, verse 25 says, “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.”
It is not actual belief in evolution. It’s rejection of God. It does not matter what facts suggest, the “atheist” will claim to believe anything rather than admit belief in God. I don’t believe they are lying, exactly. I think they are fooling themselves and they have buried the truth that they have CLEARLY SEEN. They will not honestly consider the questions all mankind must ask: “Where did I come from?” and “Why am I here?”
So, to the “atheist” who says I do not believe in God, I say; I do not believe in atheists.
A.J. (a younger and more ornery version)
*The capitalization in the Romans verse is mine.
Honestly, today’s A.J. is still a little angry at anyone who would dare question the existence of our incredible God. But, I have to remember that if they truly and completely understood how God viewed them, that predisposed bias would go away and they would see all things through new eyes, and ponder all truth with a fresh heart. If there is a single atheist who got this far without blowing his or her top, please read this one more line: God is real, but He doesn’t want to judge and condemn you for all your wrongs; He wants to free you from judgement by paying your debt Himself because He loves you more than you could possibly comprehend.