Christian Apologetics Society

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.

Why are there Atheists?

That's a very good question and one that will not be answered in this post. The post title is actually from R.C. Sproul's book If there's a God, why are there atheists? I found this short 150 page book at a nearby Goodwill store, a good source for religious books of various beliefs. I'd seen Sproul's name mentioned in various Christian blogs, so with an interesting title and a half-dollar price, I took the book home to read.

The book is divided into two parts. Part one reads like a typical book and is the best portion of the book in regards apologetics and atheism. Part two is written in typical Christianese style with large bible quotes interspersed with narrative text. I find this format hard to read and would have preferred to have the scripture citations in a side bar so to not break the continuity and flow of the ideas being expounded.

The big take away from the book is the concept that most atheists attack religion versus the existence of God. The first part points out that much of atheist rhetoric is pop psychology aimed at discrediting religion and religious adherents. This first part provides a short history of psychology as it relates to religion and explains why all the arguments citing Freud, Marx, Nietzsche, etc. have no bearing on the fundamental question as to the existence of God. The book points out the limitations of each reknown psychologist.

The book is not a "keeper" for me and will be released back into circulation.

Related Posts:
Atheist Thought Experiment
Atheist Believes Africa Needs God
Atheist Penn Jillette Receives Bible

Source: If There's a God, Why Are There Atheists?

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