I remember those days, when I was little, I took a great delight in the word of God. I was like David. I had great faith in God and He spoke to me a lot. As I grew up, learning more, especially from friends, those around me in reality and the internet, with this group of people called “atheist”.
I became a little skeptical and my faith dwindled; I was walking on the sea looking up to Jesus, on my way to Him, I reasoned, I sank.
Lord Jesus, please help me!
I had to think about other religions, sought out the truth about them.
During my early and middle teenage years, every morning and evening, a mosque nearby would broadcast their prayers in arabic, using a loud speaker. I couldn’t understand a thing. I saw the Muslims worshipping their own god. My parents never told me anything regarding their religion. I saw them as people worshipping God in a different way, I didn’t care about their religion because I saw great power in the Christian God than the Islam.
Further personal research showed that they are doing it wrong.
There’s one difference I found out about the Bible and Qur’an. The Bible was written by men, who walked with God; they had intimate relationship with the spirit of God. While the Qur’an was spat straight by a heaven’s castaway who claimed to be an angel, to a man who people address as a prophet in a wilderness.
Jesus first met the devil in no other place but the wilderness.
Today, that book has done more harm than good. It has cost billions of lives. Some Muslims claim Hitler to be a Christian, who caused the holocaust.
Please judge me, do I, Kelvin, sound like Hitler?
It’s left for them to accept Jesus Christ and move away from that carnality, because God is a spirit, and they that worship Him must do it in spirit and truth.
Now, to the atheists. They rely so much on evidence and they made me look for evidence also which affected my faith.
I’ve read so many quotes from people of old and renown, and I saw some to be atheistic. Two examples are given below;
“Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.” – Anthony C. Grayling
“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” – Karl Marx
Well, one has to choose between everyday caffeine and the Holy spirit.
These skeptical people are only teaching others to be their own god. The same thing motivational speakers do, the same thing many pastors and ministers in church do nowadays. And it’s leading some of God’s children astray.
The atheists are classified as Thomases. For there was a man named Thomas in the Bible, he was one of the twelve disciples. Three days after the death of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of Jesus came and the news spread among the disciples, but Thomas was skeptical about it. When Jesus appeared to His disciples, Thomas wanted to be sure about His resurrection, he moved close to Him and even had to deep his fingers into the wounds of Jesus Christ before he could believe and said “My Lord my God”.
Jesus Christ said to Him “Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29.
Today, we have skeptics like Thomas, science is their walking stick. They don’t want Jesus Christ who is the light in this dark world, they want to discover their way through philosophy and science – evidence.
And we know science has made many mistakes in time past, for science is all about trial and error. Do you actually want to fall under error?
Here in Nigeria, there are traditional worshippers. Like in countries all over the world, they have their own hand made idol they worship. The strangest part of it is that, their idols do respond.
But guys, these are demons we’re talking about, the God of the Bible was against them, and is still against them.
“Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.” – Thomas Jefferson
“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.” – Edgar Allan Poe
Statements like the above mentioned should come out from the mouth of an immortal, not a mortal who doesn’t know his beginning and ending.
There’s one religion that is special and tells the truth about God. Seek it.
Common sense tells one, there’s an inventor for each tech, there’s an artist for each art. There should be a creator for everything natural, “who is that creator?” Should be the question. But for skepticism, it is “I need evidence”.
The Pharisees asked Jesus Christ to show them a sign, Jesus Christ knew they were skeptical about Him being the son of God. So, showing them a sign would mean, entertaining them like the magicians do.
Jesus Christ told them “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.” Matthew 16:4
The sign of prophet Jonas talks about Jesus’s resurrection on the third day, as Jonas was released from the mouth of a fish on the third day.
And Thomas was skeptical about Jesus Christ’s resurrection, until he met evidence.
The Israelites of old saw the power of God, yet disbelieved God, and acted wickedly. God destroyed them.
If you don’t want to believe the God of the Bible because it sounds archaic, crude and cruel, leaving you to do whatever you want to do. Then your afterlife is at stake.
Guys, let’s search for the truth that saves, so that tomorrow, we’ll have no regrets.
Jesus loves you