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Atheism is a Statement of Faith in Darkness Itself

By Chris McCann
September 28, 2019

Am I surprised that words of truth spoken to you are unable to penetrate your atheistic thinking? Not a bit.

Would someone visiting a cemetery and having a discussion with the dead inside the tomb expect their words to be heard?

As I've repeatedly shared with you, you're not an atheist because of your superior intellect. No person is. Atheism is not a matter of an individual coming to an transcendent realization that there is no God. That's certainly the way the proud and often arrogant atheist would like to view his/her journey to 'enlightenment'. The fact of the matter, however, is far less glamorous and flattering.

The reality is that atheism is simply a result of God not choosing to reveal Himself to a person. Again, as stated previously, the Bible tells us that it is by God's wisdom that the world by its wisdom knew not God.

How enlightened is a person really, when God's presence is everywhere around them, and yet they see Him not and discount His very existence?

Atheism is not an intellectual rising above ancient 'barbaric' beliefs as you call them to a more advanced state of understanding. It is the opposite. Atheism is simply the blind banding together and drafting a constitution declaring that blindness is the highest form of being. Blindness, they say, is wonderful. It is a statement of faith in darkness itself. And since its adherents have spent their entire lives in darkness, and exist in darkness, they believe darkness is all there is or possibly can be. It's interesting that the Bible identifies Satan's kingdom as the kingdom of darkness. Jesus Christ and His kingdom, on the other hand, is said to be a kingdom of light.

You champion a cause that uplifts the darkness and you think that's some sort of higher intellectual state of enlightenment?

You haven't discovered anything at all. You've been left in the darkness is all. God has taken the light of your soul away leaving spiritual blindness. It's not something to congratulate yourself about. It's a judgment upon man for his sin.

God's elect people do not share the natural man's darkness. There is light in their dwellings:

Exodus 10:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Two kinds of people going through the same event---but one, the Egyptian (picturing the unsaved of the world) experiences it in total thick darkness; the other, the Israelite (picturing the child of God) experiences it in the light.

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

When the light comes on in a person's soul, they can't help but see God, because God is light.

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.