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Chapter 62: Atheism




   In a recent article, the media was talking about how Christian beliefs were under attack again. It seems our national motto, God We has once again come under attack by This time, atheists claim that our national motto, God We is extremely offensive—even comparing it to radical Islamic terrorism.

   So, what does the Bible say about atheism?

   The Bible begins with the assertion of God. “In the beginning God… .” The Bible does not attempt to prove God’s existence, but declares God’s existence from the beginning. What the Bible does is reveal the nature, character, and works of God.

   There are many things in the Bible about why we should believe in God… . why he is Truth and the Light.

   What does the Bible say about atheism, those who don’t believe in God?

   There are not many verses that specifically call out atheists or non-believers, but there are Bible verses about atheism.

   The word “atheism” is derived from two Greek words:

   “a = no”, and “theos = God”.

   We as Christians believe in “Monotheism”(one God).

   The Bible identifies those who say there is no God as fools.

   They are fools because the evidence of God is everywhere. These people are corrupt and should not be believed.

   (Psalms 14:1), (both are same) says, “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt. They have done abominable work, there is none that does good.”

   God is revealed in His creation, through His word, and through Jesus Christ. Everybody knows that God is real; some people just suppress the truth.

   Behind every creation there is always a creator. You might not know the person who built your house, but you know it didn’t just get there on its own.

   Atheists are going to say, well, who created God? God is not in the same category as created things. God is not created. God is eternal. He simply exists. It is God who brought matter, time, and space into existence.

   If you stop and think about it, it’s impossible for something to come from nothing. To say nothingness caused nothing and created everything is absurd!! Nothing will always remain nothing.

   Atheism cannot explain existence. Atheists live by science, but science changes. God and the Bible remains the same.

   They know there is a God.

   If atheists believe there is no God, why are they always so obsessed with Him? Why are they worried about Christians? If God is not real, why does it matter? It’s because there is a God! Without God, nothing in life makes sense.

   Atheists cannot account for immorality. Why is right, right? Why is wrong, wrong”

   Atheists cannot account for rationality, logic, and intelligence, because their world view will not allow them to.

   A British scientist once said, “If you study science deep enough and long enough, it will force you to believe in God.”

   Science has its limitations.

   Some Bible verses that speak of Atheism:


A) Psalms 14:1

E) Corinthians 3:18-20

I) I) John 14:9

B) Psalms 53:1

F) Ephesians 4:18

J) Hebrews 3:8

C) Psalms 210:4-7

G) Revelation 21:8

K) Matthew 12:20

D) Psalms 90:2

H) Psalms 11:20


   Jesus views an atheist in by saying, “He that is not with me, scattereth abroad.” What He is saying is that you are either for God or you are against God. You are either an atheist or you are a Christian. You cannot be both!!

   Estimating the number of atheists in the U. S. is complicated. But one thing is for sure; along with the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans, there has been an increase in the number of atheists. The number of Americans who identify as atheists—has roughly doubled in the past several years. Pew Research Center found that 3.1% of American adults say they are atheists, when asked about their religious identity, up from 1.6% in 2007. A few other statistics are:

   Atheists in general, are more likely to be male and younger than the overall population. 68% are men, and the median age of atheist adults in the U. S. is 34 years of age.

   Atheists also are more likely to be white (78% are caucasian), and highly educated. About four in ten atheists, (43%), have a college degree, compared with 27% of the general public.

   Atheists tend to align with the Democratic party, (about 69%).

   Atheists overwhelmingly favor same-sex marriage (92%), and legal abortion (87%).

   Atheists know God is real, but they hate God so they suppress the truth by their own unrighteousness 1:18-19).

   They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God

   They can’t understand the things of God Corinthians

   One last question. Are atheists going to Heaven? The Bible says in “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

   A good summary definition of God is “The Supreme Being; the Creator and Ruler of all that is; the Self Existent One who is perfect in power, goodness, and wisdom”.

   God is one, but exists as three persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit