God’s Answers to Atheists

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #48 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE — Psalm 14:1: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”

Psalm 53:1: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.”

If you have been following the changes in our society and culture, you have no doubt heard of a group of people called the “new atheists.” Their numbers are growing at a rapid pace. A recent Gallup poll reports that five percent of Americans say they don’t believe in God. That may seem like a small number, but in reality, it isn’t, considering that just seven years ago, only one percent of Americans called themselves atheists.

Though there are many of these so-called “new atheists”, three of them stand out because they have written bestselling books over the past few years that promote their views. Their names are Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens who died last year. Previously, atheism carried a stigma with it; people didn’t come out and publicly declare themselves atheists because it was looked down upon. But these “new atheists” are very aggressive in their beliefs. They not only condemn belief in God, they condemn those who have respect and tolerance for a belief in God. To them, religion is not just wrong; it’s evil, and they say society would be better without it.

Someone once told the story of a philosophy professor who was teaching a course and he warned the class that he was going to give them a test the next day. When the day came, he entered the classroom, placed his chair on his desk and, turning to the blackboard, he wrote, “Prove to me this chair does not exist.”

Most of the nervous students began intently scribbling out a long answer. But one member of the class wrote down just two words, and then handed his paper to the teacher.

On the paper, the student had wrote: “What chair?”

I think this is often what happens when a determined atheist is asked to prove what he believes. He simply looks around and asks, “What God? I don’t see Him.”

Yet, if an atheist were to honestly look at the world, I believe he would see numerous reasons to believe in the existence of God. Now, the fact of the matter is, no one can conclusively prove or disprove the existence of God. You cannot put God in a testube and examine Him. But what we can do is provide reasons for our beliefs, and that is what I wish to do today.

On yesterday, we talked about how the incredible order of the universe, the precise design of the human body, and the coming of Jesus Christ to earth are all reasons to believe in God. Today, I want to show you three answers which God gives to atheists’ objections to His existence.

1. The first answer is the fact that there is morality in human nature.

2. The second answer which God gives to atheists is the fact that there is spirituality in human nature.

3. The third answer which God gives to atheists is the fact that so many people have given their testimony of a relationship with God.

+ Plus, listen to Ricky Dillard and New G singing “God is Great” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

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