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Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God."
- Matthew 22:29

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 2:14
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Luke 20:38
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Rev 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Atheist Believes Africa Needs God

Kendall Harmon of Anglican blog TitusOneNine found an interesting article in the UK's Times Online about an atheist who believes that Africa needs missionaries and not money. In the article, Matthew Parris, the atheist, describes a trans-Africa road trip where he and his friends sought shelter at night near missionary areas for safety reasons. Matthew and his friends noted that people in mission areas were different. The attitudes of the missionaries transfers to the local people and changes them for the better.

During a recent visit to Malawi, Matthew notes that Christians do heal the sick and do teach people to read and write. The work of Christians in Africa is so profound that Matthew writes;

"It confounds my ideological beliefs, stubbornly refuses to fit my world view, and has embarrassed my growing belief that there is no God. ... In Africa Christianity changes people's hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good."

We have long noted that atheists seem only to exist in stable theistic societies. Atheists tend to assume social stability developed naturally versus as the result of theistic influence. The problem with the atheist model of society is that it is only sustainable in theistic societies. The atheist model is not true across all socieites. A universal truth applies worldwide and not just locally.

Take another African society as an example. Somalia is ruled by a-religious war lords who follow neither Islam nor Christianity. Might makes right. The ethics of the war lords conflicts with the ethics of the theistic society atheists. Are both sets of ethics equally moral? If not, why is one group's ethics correct and the other in error? By what authority?

Matthew has learned a valuable lesson. Its one thing to declare oneself an atheist in the relative safety of a theistic society. Its another to live that belief outside of theistic society.

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Source: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God



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