Here are ten reasons why I am not an atheist, although I could extend this list. Yes, my reasoning is based upon the authority of God’s word and that is what I use here. Pay close attention to reason number two, where it tells us that creation itself is a witness to the existence of God, and therefore all mankind is without excuse.
Because God’s word (the bible) tells me that I would be a fool to say that there is no God.
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. (Psalms 14:1)
Because God’s word tells me that there is no excuse for me, or anyone else for not believing in God, as His very own creation is a testimony to His existence. I believe the Bible which tells me that the unbelieving people EXCHANGED the TRUTH of God’s Word for a LIE! The mercy of God is available to ALL people, BUT if SOME people CHOOSE to follow after a LIE, then that is their CHOICE.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from FAITH to FAITH: as it is written, The JUST shall LIVE by FAITH. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (suppress) the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the CREATION of the world are CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the THINGS that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are WITHOUT EXCUSE: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, NEITHER were THANKFUL; but became VAIN in their IMAGINATIONS, and their FOOLISH HEART was DARKENED. Professing THEMSELVES to be WISE, they became FOOLS, And CHANGED the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the LUSTS of THEIR OWN HEARTS, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who CHANGED (exchanged) the TRUTH OF GOD into a LIE, and worshipped and served the CREATURE more than the CREATOR, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:23-25)
And even as they did NOT like to retain God in THEIR KNOWLEDGE, God GAVE THEM OVER to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (Romans 1:28 )
Because of the accuracy of the biblical prophecies which have convinced me that the bible is truly the living word of God. Many prophecies have been fulfilled to the very letter, such as the birthplace of the Messiah in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), and the death of the Messiah (Isaiah 53:1-12) as well.
Because I believe God’s word which tells me that He LOVED me so much, that He SENT His Son to die for my sins. I believe His word which tells me that he died for UNGODLY wretches like MYSELF, and for YOU too! I believe that I am NOT under the WRATH of God, because I have been JUSTIFIED by the perfect, and SINLESS BLOOD of Jesus Christ!
For when we were yet without strength, in due time CHRIST died for the UNGODLY. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure (perhaps) for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his LOVE toward US, in that, while WE were yet SINNERS, CHRIST died for US. Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED by HIS BLOOD, we shall be SAVED from WRATH through HIM. (Romans 5:6-9)
Because I believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, just like He said He would, and that He truly is the conqueror of death.
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that ALL things MUST be FULFILLED, which were written in the law of MOSES, and in the PROPHETS, and in the PSALMS, concerning ME. Then opened HE their UNDERSTANDING, that they might UNDERSTAND the SCRIPTURES, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached IN HIS NAME among all nations, beginning at JERUSALEM. (Luke 24:44-47)
Because of the witness of the Holy Spirit, I know that God is my Father. If a person does NOT have the Holy Spirit dwelling within them, THEN they will NEVER see Heaven at all! Oh people please take this word to heart! Jesus said that YOU must be born again. There is a NATURAL FLESHLY (physical) birth, and then their is a SPIRITUAL birth (being BORN AGAIN).
That which is born of the FLESH is FLESH; and that which is born of the SPIRIT is SPIRIT. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye MUST be BORN AGAIN. (John 3:6-7)
But ye are NOT in the FLESH, but in the SPIRIT, if so be that the SPIRIT of God dwell in you. Now if any man have NOT the SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is NONE of his. (Romans 8:9)
But if the SPIRIT of him that RAISED up Jesus from the dead DWELL IN YOU, he that RAISED UP CHRIST from the DEAD shall also quicken (make alive) your MORTAL bodies by his SPIRIT that DWELLETH IN YOU. (Romans 8:11)
The SPIRIT itself beareth witness with our spirit, that WE are the CHILDREN of GOD: And if children, then HEIRS; heirs of God, and JOINT-HEIRS with CHRIST; if so be that we SUFFER with him, that we may be also GLORIFIED TOGETHER. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are NOT WORTHY to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:16-18)
Because I believe God’s word which tells me that this present world is just a temporary place, and that is going to be dissolved one day. [ just like an Alka Seltzer tablet in a glass of water.]
Seeing then that ALL these things shall be DISSOLVED, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be DISSOLVED, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for NEW heavens and a NEW earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3:11-13)
Because I believe that Jesus Christ is preparing a place for me, and every other person who has put their trust in Him.
In my Father’s house are MANY mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a PLACE for YOU. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that WHERE I AM, there YE may be also. (John 14:2-3)
For HERE have we NO CONTINUING CITY, but we seek one to come. (Hebrews 13:14)
Because I believe God’s word, which tells me that the only other option for eternity would be the lake of fire.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were OPENED: and another book was opened, which is the BOOK OF LIFE: and the dead were JUDGED out of those things which were WRITTEN in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were JUDGED every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the LAKE OF FIRE. This is the second death. And WHOSOEVER was NOT found written in the BOOK OF LIFE was CAST into the LAKE OF FIRE. (Revelation 20:12-15)
Because I want to be with all the other believers throughout the centuries who had a relationship with the Lord, but most of all to see Jesus.
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of MANY ANGELS round about the THRONE and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the LAMB that was SLAIN to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the LAMB for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. (Revelation 5:11-14)
Will you come along with me? All are invited. You may even be an atheist but there is still time to get right with God. God will wipe your slate completely clean. It does not matter how wicked your past has been, and besides that, we are all a bunch of wretches anyway in need of the mercy of God. All are invited to come. Your race or language does not matter either, because the mercy of God is offered to every person, even to the four corners of the earth.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art WORTHY to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast REDEEMED us to God BY THY BLOOD out of EVERY kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (Revelation 5:9)