After reading through some of Neil’s posts over at 4 Simpsons I had a moment of clarity through the fog of my Spring cold- a “No Duh” moment.
The reason why atheists want to say there’s no heaven, no God, no Jesus, and the Bible a bunch of unfounded myths written and supported by self-righteous, deluded zealots, is so they won’t be held accountable for their sins.
They will not have to face an all-powerful, all-knowing, holy, and perfect God and have their sins judged. Their salvation is the belief that when they die they just simply go away, being turned back into dust. Ironic isn’t it, that their idea of salvation is annihilation? To them, that fantasy is far better than the reality of facing angry and wrathful God and eternal damnation. Come to think of it, if I wasn’t a believer, that sounds better, too.
The thing is, they do know the truth. They do know what their destiny is without Christ. All of nature points to it. That’s the reason why they cling so haplessly to the theory of evolution and vehemently deny ID. If there is a Creator, then all that Christians are saying is true. The Bible is true. They cannot have that, for they smell their death. They have to believe in evolution to feel more comfortable about what happens when they die.
The poor guys though, they can never clear the knowledge of their sin and its consequences from their being though they create theory after theory to try to remake and redefine their version of eternal life.
We cannot redefine what God has told us. Belief and faith in Christ for forgiveness and salvation IS eternal life with Him in heaven. Nothing else can get us there. We will all face God one day.
Some with Christ.
Some with only their theories.