Atheists confuse me. They talk about God. They cannot avoid it. And there is a reason. When the Bible tells us how God created human beings it says, “He has also put eternity in their heart” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). In other words, every human being is born with a God consciousness. It is part of the warp and woof of their nature. Because they cannot escape this God-consciousness, they suppress it and reject it.
As a result, atheists insist God does not exist. To be sure, the God they are talking about is the all-powerful Creator of the universe. They reject Him. But the atheist must then contend with the existence of the universe. He cannot deny the panoply of stars, planets, plants, and people that do exist. But how did all this come into being?
Most atheists lean on popular answers that have something to do with self-creation and the ‘big bang’ theory. What is the ‘big bang’? That’s when the universe exploded into being. But strictly speaking, this cannot be. Why? The universe could not exist before it existed in order to explode into existence. Any junior high student with a test tube full of sense can figure that out. For something to create itself, it must exist before it has been created. That cannot be. Self-creation is nonsense. If atheism reduces us to such nonsense, it is untenable.
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