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This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. This isn't a plot for money. I don't want anything from you. I just want to tell you what the best news on earth is.
......So what is it?
The best news on earth is the fact that Jesus Christ loved the world so much that He died on the cross for your sins!
"....But I'm an atheist and I don't believe in God."
Ok, great. Atheists usually believe the Big Bang Theory: Billions and billions of years ago, the entire universe with all space, matter, and time, was wrapped up in a tiny ball called a "singularity" and it was the size of a period on a piece of paper. Something happened and caused it to suddenly expand.
There are several problems with this theory. It is equivalent to saying that at the beginning of time, a bag of instant popcorn was already placed in a microwave ready to go, and all it needed was the right thing (e.g. heat) to cause it to expand. It does not explain:
- How the popcorn got into the bag
- Where the popcorn came from
- What placed it in the microwave
- What turned the microwave on
In other words, the Big Bang Theory doesn't explain:
- How the universe got into the singularity
- Where the universe came from
- What caused the singularity to expand in the first place
Imagine John Doe being on trial for murdering John Smith. The defense attorney asks, "How do you know that John Doe did it?" "We don't know how he did it, but we know that he did, because John Smith is dead," the prosecutor replies. How is this the same thing, you ask? It's easy. Scientists have said, "We don't know how the singularity got there or what made it expand, but we know it got there somehow. It expanded because we observe the celestial bodies moving away from each other." John Smith could have died by many other reasons. Just because they find him dead doesn't mean that John Doe did it. In parallel, just because the celestial bodies are observed moving away from each other doesn't mean for sure that anything expanded. Many other reasons that are perhaps still undiscovered could explain the phenomenon.
So as I just demonstrated, the Big Bang Theory is based on a lot of speculation.
Have you noticed that everything needs an instantiator? Everything in life happens due to a root cause that can be traced back.
Leaving God or any intellect out of the picture, the only other option we have is that:
- Something random happened to cause popcorn to be made
- Something else randomly happened to miraculously put the popcorn into the bag
- Something else randomly happened to place the popcorn bag into the microwave
- Something else randomly happened to turn the microwave on
In other words:
- Something randomly happened that created the complex and shrunken universe
- Something else randomly happened to put the universe into the singularity
- Something else randomly happened to cause the singularity to expand
And all of those things had to have a root cause themselves.
Mathematical probability disagrees with randomness as being the cause of everything. If randomness wasn't it, and if it certainly wasn't an intellectual being, what else could it have been?
Out of the options we have, it had to have been an intellectual being.
But if God created the universe, who created God?
To answer this question, let us think for a moment. Whatever mankind has created, he has dominion over, and is not subject to. Mankind invented the computer, but he is not subject to the computer. Inside the computer world, things can only be done when an electrical current is present. Since mankind is not subject to the computer world, he doesn't have to be plugged into an electrical source in order to function. Why? Because he is not a computer. He does not follow, nor is subject to, the rules of a computer.
In parallel, Christians believe the Bible in that God created space, matter, and time. In time, things only last for a season. Buildings are built and torn down, people are here and gone, and nothing lasts forever. Since God created time, he is not subject to time. He did not have a beginning, and he will not have an end. Therefore, God does not have to be created, because time cannot control him--he created time itself.
It is impossible for random processes to create time, because of how space and matter are affected by it.
So by common sense, an intellectual being had to create the universe. Some people think that the universe has existed forever. Well, let us look at this....
The universe has always been here, and for eternity passed, nothing exciting happened.
Then all of a sudden, POOF!
The basics of humanity come on the scene by nothing, for no reason, and something random and unknown started the whole evolution process. Does this really make sense?
So I say again, common sense says there had to be a god to create the universe.
...but there are multiple gods. Which god are we talking about?
Who created Zeus? The ancient Greeks. Who created Allah? Mohammad. Buddha? Siddhattha Gotama (e.g. Buddha) was a real person who lived between 563 BCE and 483 BCE -- he's long gone. Apollo? He was part of ancient Roman religion. You could go on and on. But who created Yahweh (the God of the Bible)? Is there history of Yahweh's creation? Try and find it. What about Yahweh's death? Try and find that too. What other god besides Yahweh led a group of people to occupy a certain piece of land that we all know exists today as a country (e.g. Israel)? Try finding one.
Other gods can be traced to a particular group of people, person, or religion. The person or persons that made Yahweh up have not been traced. That's another sign that God did not have to be created, and a way to dismiss all other gods.
...but what about the discrepancies in the Bible?
Oh, like the one that says the moon gives off light? Have you ever gone outside on a clear night, and wondered why the sky was kinda lit up, and then you looked all around and found a big full moon? Well, where was this light coming from? It was coming from the moon. True, the original light source is the sun, but the moon does give off light. What if the moon had a black surface? In that case it would absorb the light hitting it from the sun. The moon though has a white surface, so it reflects (e.g. gives off) a lot of the light that hits it from the sun. How is this a discrepancy?
Maybe you heard that the Bible says the earth is flat. Isaiah 40:22 talks about the earth as a circle. Any mathematician will tell you that a sphere is a 3D circle. How is this a discrepancy?
...the Bible says God condoned the killing of women and children. Isn't God cruel?
You would think so at first, but since God is all-knowing, God knew that these people were wicked. He knew that the children would grow up to be wicked. It is no different than the law punishing a criminal for breaking the law. God expects obedience, and those who don't obey should be punished.
...but Genesis talks about a talking snake. Do you actually believe this?
The serpent who talked to Eve in Genesis is not a literal snake. It is understood that what talked to Eve that day was called a serpent because of God's judgment and condemnation on it. Not everything in the Bible is literal.
...why doesn't God just come down and show himself to everyone?
If he did that, we would be dead. The Bible says that nobody can look on God and live (Exodus 33:20).
...why should I believe in somebody that I don't see?
Look around your surroundings right now and see if you see Barack Obama anywhere. You most likely don't see him. So he does not exist because you don't see him? Well no, of course not. It just means that you are not at his location. God is the same way. We don't see him because we are not where he lives as a being. The Bible says that Jesus is sitting on the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. As you would probably agree, earth is not Heaven. Just because he is not with us, doesn't mean he doesn't exist.
When you question the Bible, ask yourself how 40 different people can write about the same person over 1500 years. Additionally, ask yourself how someone can talk about someone that would exist in the future. Isaiah 53 talks of someone being "bruised for our iniquities," and someone who the "chastisement of our peace" was upon. Later on in the New Testament, you see that this person was Jesus Christ.
A lot of atheist's arguments are unfounded, as I just demonstrated.
God doesn't give me much of a choice. Either I believe in him, or he sends me to hell. Right?
No, that's a common atheist argument. The Bible says in Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Like I said above, God in his holiness requires perfection. Not meeting his strict standards is what sin is. The Bible says that sin is "transgression of the law." But God knows that in ourselves, we cannot be perfect. That's why he offers to us the sacrifice that he made on the cross. Since he does not want to force himself on us, he gives us a choice. We can either accept his payment for our sins, or we can pay for them ourselves, in hell. Somebody must pay for our actions.
Imagine that you had a life threatening health problem that you had to have emergency surgery for. The doctors performed the surgery and you made a full recovery. After the surgery, you get a hospital bill for $20,000 and you were required to pay the bill in full within 3 months, or your posessions would be confiscated by a collections agency. After all, you owed it and it was your duty to pay. You worked at a fast food restaurant on minimum wage, and so there would be absolutely no way for you to afford health insurance, much less pay the bill.
But then one day, you get a knock on your front door. You open the door and a stranger is standing there with a check for $20,000. He says, "I know of your hospital bill and I have come to offer you the payment in full." What if you rejected that check? The bill would still be yours to pay. It would be up to you to go and find $20,000 somewhere. But what if you accepted it? The payment of this stranger would then cover your debt, and you would be free of the debt completely.
That is what Jesus has done. Everyone has a sin debt that they cannot pay. But God knew of this sin debt, and he has offered us his perfect sacrifice on the cross. If we reject it, the debt is still ours to pay in hell. But if we accept it, the payment covers all of our sins forever. Would you curse this stranger after he offered you the check? Would you spit in his face and call him hateful names? Probably not. Sadly though, that is what people have done with Jesus. Figuratively, they've cursed him, mocked him, and spit in his face, when all he ever wanted to do was pay for their sins.
So you see, God loves you and wants you to live debt free.
The best news on Earth is that Jesus loves you so much that he gave his life for you!
By believing on Jesus Christ, after death you will live forever in Heaven because the wages of your sins have already been paid for. Jesus nailed them to His cross!
Colossians 2:13-14 says, "And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross."
I want to accept this payment that Jesus has offered for me. How do I do it?
John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Romans 10:9-13 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
According to God's Word, all you need to do is call upon the Lord in your own words and ask Him to save you. Pray believing!
If you prayed this prayer of faith, God has saved you from your sins!
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