Even Atheist’s Live by Faith
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” (Psalms 118:8 KJV)
a·the·ist [ey-thee-ist] is a noun.
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.
1565–75; < Greek áthe ( os ) godless + -ist
*Definition taken from dictionary.com*
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders OBtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” ( Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV)
An atheist believes, or has faith, accepts as his truth, there is no God or higher authority in existence, than man in this world. What concrete truths can man offer in support of this godless belief system? Creation screams clearly and perfectly there is one God who is the Creator and sustains life. God has made man with an innate longing for a heart relationship with Him; serving and worshiping Him both in spirit and truth.
“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” ( Romans 1:19-21)
Faith is a universal hope. All men, including any who consider themselves to be atheists, exist or live by faith in something or someone. The issue is not only if individuals place their trust in a belief of God and the blood of Jesus Christ, or errantly place their trust in people or OBjects; rather it is also if what we have bestowed our trust in is found to be unfailing. The Bible has been the proven and reliable Truth of God over and over again. Our faith is only as worthy as the OBject or entity in which it is placed.
The Bible speaks much about faith in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews. This chapter has been coined the “Biblical Faith Hall of Fame.” Atheists would tell us our life existence has no real purpose. This chapter rehearses details of great men and women of abundant faith such as Noah, Abel, Enoch, Abraham, and Sara who placed great faith in God and how His great purposes shaped their lives for His purpose and glory.
People often bounce from one humanistic idea to another, often undermining confidence in the laws of creation as well. Theories of evolution cannot be fit into an account of creation of a holy God.
Many continue to choose to wallow in self-deprecating lifestyle habits and choices which serve to camouflage or suppress, but never fill or relieve their innate desire. God has placed a desire or huge void in every man’s heart just waiting for our invitation for His presence in their lives, filling the spiritual chasm in their heart.
Atheism is a belief system or structure containing disorder and chaos, and fleeting happiness depending upon immediate circumstances. This changing about with the wind causes many to run about in circles, attempting to defend personal beliefs and opinions not logical or truthful according to the Word of God. Atheists never stumble upon a concrete foundation to build their life upon in this godless mindset.
God is always and foremost God of order and truth. The following verse comes at the end of a chapter in 1st Corinthians speaking to us about order in worship and service within the church; however, this order carries through in spiritual growth and discernment to our lives outside of church as well.
“Let all things be done decently and in order.”
(1 Corinthians 14:40)
God is a God of order, decency, and perfection, not chaos and confusion. He freely provides clarity of Truth and spiritual discernment allowing all to rightly divide His Word.
Faith placed in Him is building our spiritual house upon the solid Rock. The indwelling of His spirit fills up the ravine within our hearts perfectly and puts life in perfect order.
For Further Consideration:
What belief system do you base your life upon? Are you grounded upon the Word of God, or based upon man’s opinion and traditions? Put your trust in the proven Rock.