I like what Ray Comfort says: "God Doesn't Believe in Atheists".
To say categorically, "There is no God," is to make an absolute statement. For the statement to be true, I must know for certain that there is no God in the entire universe. No human being has all knowledge. Therefore, none of us is able to truthfully make this assertion.
If you insist upon disbelief in God, what you must say is, "Having the limited knowledge I have at present, I believe that there is no God." Owing to a lack of knowledge on your part, you don't know if God exists. So, in the strict sense of the word, you cannot be an atheist. The only true qualifier for the title is the One who has absolute knowledge, and why on earth would God want to deny His own existence?
The professing atheist is what is commonly known as an “agnostic” - one who claims he “doesn't know” if God exists. It is interesting to note that the Latin equivalent for the Greek word is “ignoramus.” The Bible tells us that this ignorance is “willful” (Psalm 10:4). It's not that a person can't find God, but that he won't. It has been rightly said that the “atheist” can't find God for the same reason a thief can't find a policeman. He knows that if he admits that there is a God, he is admitting that he is ultimately responsible to Him. This is not a pleasant thought for some.
It is said that Mussolini (the Italian dictator), once stood on a pinnacle and cried, "God, if you are there, strike me dead!" When God didn't immediately bow to his dictates, Mussolini then concluded that there was no God. However, his prayer was answered some time later.
Excerpted from God Doesn't Believe in Atheists by Ray Comfort
Ram Comfort's argument is defeated in that we operate, daily, with substantial rather than exhaustive (omniscient) knowledge. For the most part, we live in a world of probability, rather than certainty.
Most non-believers will see that "The Bible is true because.... er... the Bible says it's true" is circular reasoning and many will then regard any future comments with suspicion.
Sometimes the Spirit will convict someone and they will intuitively know the Bible is true, but until that happens they aren't necessarily going to accept it.
1Jn 4:1 NKJV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1Th 5:21-22 NKJV Test all things; hold fast what is good. (22) Abstain from every form of evil.
Best answer is... (if they are the aggressor) "I respect your choice not to believe in God. God respects your choice. That's good enough for me. Now please do me the same courtesy and respect my choice to believe in God.
If you started the conversation about God or no God...
Give them something akin to Pascal's Wager... "If there is no God and I spent my life believing there was, I reaped the benefits of a life of faith and love and joy and peace. I will suffer no loss. If there is a God and you spent your life believing there wasn't, that God tried to warn you that you will have eternal hell and suffering you could have been spared by simply and only believing in his sacrifice for your salvation."
Now you've done it!!!Ray Comfort argues... It's a bad argument that presents a double standard.
For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived? ~ Deuteronomy 5:26
If you're not prepared to risk your very life for your "enemy" you have no right to speak to him of love. ~ Daughter
Many say they are called... but I am pretty convinced that with many of them it was the wrong number. ~ Project Peter
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