Saturday, July 05, 2008

For Atheists Only

I would like to ask a big favor. Forget (for a moment) about whether or not God exists, and give me your serious thoughts on the few verses below. Please read them carefully:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." (John 5:24-29).

Here's the build-up to my question: Some say Jesus of Nazareth was a great teacher. Others say that He was crazy, while others (a few) think that He didn’t exist at all.

I think that "great" teachers don’t say the sort of weird things He said (believe His words and you have everlasting life, that His voice would raise the billions of the dead human race, etc.), and if He didn’t exist, who said these amazing words? So, I think that there are only two reasonable options. He was either a crazy liar, or He was the Son of God. Am I wrong?

By Ray Comfort


Stepheny Weaver said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! :) I will be coming here often.... :D


Anonymous said...

Only a fool would deny the existence of God. And I'm just repeating what the Word says.

Sis. Julie said...

I'm glad to see you have posted since I came here last. I'm just sorry it hasn't been more often. But I know you have been working and that makes it a bit difficult. Good post though!!

2corinthians515.kjv said...

Hi I am wondering who you are and where you are from? I am from Australia in the state of Victoria, and am Curious as to who you are! seeing where you stand compared to us here!
I could not find anyway address to email you on your blogsite? maybe I missed it?

Stepheny Weaver said...

A new post?


Mary said...

I'm an atheist.

I believe that Jesus might have existed, but if he did than his life was exaggerated and he didn't do anything supernatural. I can't be sure he ever said those words, as his story wasn't written down for so long. I think he was a religious leader, and over the retelling of the story, just like in the spreading of rumors, the tale got grander and more spectacular. Jesus is kind of like Chuck Norris. People might have just made up stuff about how wonderful he was; there is no way to authenticate it besides listening to hear-say, which is poor evidence. If you don't have faith in religion, then the stories aren't very convincing.

So, I think most of what is in the bible is fictional, just like I think the stories of the Greek Gods are fictional. I mean, Jesus really isn't even the greatest being to appear in books. If you think of the bible as a story, rather than a holy text, then Harry Potter (from the JK Rowling series) and Gandalf (from the Lord of the Rings) both preformed greater "miracles."