Hey guys! We’re FINALLY starting our blog series! Thanks for coming back to TGWAM this week! I hope you enjoy what I have to say about the topic of “Christianity vs. Atheism” which is quite interesting…
Christians and atheists are well, quite frankly polar-opposites. One strongly believes in the existence of God, as to which the other completely disbelieves. Christians like you and I believe that God is real, that He created everything, and that He is Lord over all. This is all true; however, people who are atheists think that that all sounds insane. They think that that sounds just about as real as the existence of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. The definition of atheist is “a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.” Now obviously, we as Christians know that there is only one true God, but the thing about atheists is, they don’t even believe in other religions. They don’t believe in following Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, ANY other religion, just as much as they don’t believe in Christianity.
To me, I feel like atheists are the hardest people to convert to Christianity. Atheists don’t believe in any religion, therefore they won’t believe that an “imaginary God in the sky” can save them from all that they’ve done wrong. I feel like atheists would convert to religions that have idols and statues that they worship, much quicker than they would Christianity. I know that sounds crazy, because we all have a faith that’s miraculous, but they don’t and when they see worshipping a physical object versus something they won’t lay their eyes on until they leave this Earth makes more sense to them.
The number of people that identify as “atheists” has roughly doubled in the past few years. In 2007 a survey was taken that showed that 1.6% of Americans identify as atheists when it comes to religion. In 2014 this survey was taken again and 3.1% of Americans identified as “atheist”. Most atheists are younger males who have a higher education. This makes sense because many scientists, who obviously have a higher education because it takes a lot of school to be a scientist, are atheists. They’re atheists because in science, they believe that everything that exists has to have evidence and if you don’t follow the Christian faith, sometimes it’s hard to see the existence and “evidence” of God.
Most atheists tend to be Democrats and are commonly aligned with political liberalism. 92% are supporters of same-sex marriage, 87% support abortion, and 74% say that the government does more harm than good. The whole government situation is a bit controversial, so I’m not gonna get into all of that… But same-sex marriage and abortion are things that I can talk about.
There are so many verses in the Bible saying that homosexuality is wrong. (I’m only going to state one verse, but I will leave a list at the bottom with other verses about same-sex marriage.) Leviticus 18:22 identifies homosexuality as an abomination by saying, “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” (NIV). Okay, so there’s this verse and the ones I listed below, but if that isn’t enough for you, let’s use this example. When Noah was told to put animals on the ark, was he told to put two female elephants on the boat? Was he told to put two male turtles on the ark? No. He wasn’t. Because homosexuality was created by mankind, not God, therefore it is not good. We as humans have this twisted version of God/the Bible in our heads. We think that if we’re good enough of a person or if we give so much money to a certain charity that we’ll be able to go to heaven without having to lift a finger. Some people think that they can adapt the Bible to be a future version and that that’s just the way they did it back then and because things like homosexuality, abortion, etc. are socially acceptable now that the Bible shouldn’t matter. That’s not true. The Bible always has been and always will be true and 100% accurate.
Okay, now let’s talk about abortion. The definition of abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy”. Deliberate termination… Sounds harsh, huh? Abortion is murder. Once a child is conceived, it is living. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that that isn’t true. Psalm 139:13-16 talks about how God knew us before we were even born. It says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
A lot of people say that abortion is okay and acceptable because the “fetus” is a part of that woman’s body. No. Psalm 139:13-16 proves that we are all individuals and that we are created in God’s image. His perfect image. Why would we as humans want to destroy that? Because we’re either ignorant to the fact, or that we as Christians haven’t done the job we need to do to reach these people that are lost and are doing things like murdering innocent people just because they are “part of the woman’s body”. Let me ask you a question. When a mother hen lays her eggs and they’re growing and waiting to hatch, are they still a part of the hen’s body? Of course you’d all say, “Well absolutely not! They’re separate, individual, chicks.” You would be correct. Is it not the same exact way with every unborn, living thing?
Our job as Christians is to lead these people to God. Lead them to what is right. Move them away from what is wrong. They need to know that OUR God can do all things. OUR God is all-powerful and knows what is best. They need to know that without Him, nothing is possible, but with Him everything is possible. As the song “God of This City” by Chris Tomlin says, “You’re the God of this city, You’re the King of these people, You’re the Lord of this nation, You are. You’re the Light in this darkness, You’re the Hope to the hopeless, You’re the Peace to the restless, You are.” The people that don’t have that peace, the people that don’t have that hope, the people that don’t have that light, they need to know it’s there and they need to know how and where to find it. And you know what? That’s our job and we’ve kind of failed. We’ve made Christianity look hierarchal. We’ve made Christianity look like it’s a joke when we say something that’s the complete opposite of what we do. We have to uphold our faith. We have to show people that our faith is legitimate. That it isn’t a joke. We as Christians need to be more open to letting people in that are different than us. People that may believe nothing. When we push them away, like we tend to do pretty often, they’ll never want to come back to Christianity again because we’ve had a “holier-than-thou” attitude. We have to do our job so these people that have no hope at all, people that are lost and will live eternity separated from God, that there IS hope with God and that God doesn’t have to be backed up with science because we have enough proof in the Bible.
Thank you guys for reading what I had to say today in the first post of this religions series! I hope you’ll continue to follow TGWAM as we pursue new things such as these! Thank you for your continued support! I hope you’ll come back Thursday to read Bryanna’s first post about Christianity and Paganism/Wicca. Thank you once again for keeping in touch with Two Girls With a Mission. I hope you have a great day and a great rest of the week as we approach Easter!
Show The World His Love,
Bible Verses on Homosexuality and Marriage:
-1 Corinthians 6:9
-1 Corinthians 7:2-16
Link to “God of This City” by Chris Tomlin: