Those who CLAIM to be Atheist did not get there by natural means. They have to be brainwashed out of the knowledge of God. They have to disregard what is written in their hearts, and still there is the nagging feeling they are wrong. They have to deny the evidence that is all around them that an intelligent being HAD to create all that can be known, seen, and felt.
He hath made everything beautiful in its time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end.
“He set eternity in their heart” It cannot be denied that men want to live forever, they are afraid of the finality of death, they morn when family or friends die, it just seems unfair! Some have used this to blame God, and try to erase him not only from their minds, but even from the public forum. But even if successful, they will never be able to rid their heart of knowing they want eternity.
The Bible says of those who try to do this as being the hight of foolishness.
The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God.
Logically, there is no way to prove there is no God, those who claim atheism will object in two areas to this:
1. It would be incumbent upon those that claim God exists to prove it,
2. You cannot prove a negative
However, both objections are fallacious. All of recorded human history shows belief in higher powers, the atheist view is new, so in order for that view to be accepted, IT MUST BE THE ONE TO PROVE HUMAN HISTORY AS BEING WRONG.
Negatives are proved all the time! Two proof of this:
modus ponens: affirming the antecedent or the law of detachment
Modus tollens: denying the consequent
other proofs are negative balances, negative temperatures, etc.
Again, it is incumbent on the denier to prove their point.
Life force in it’s very nature proves God. Why is something alive? When someone dies, everything that was in them physically before they died remains, however, something changes, we all know it, there is no LIFE left in them. What is that life force, science has no answer, they try to say it is electrical impulses, but, electrical impulses remain for quite a while after the life force is removed, blood cells still have electrical impulses much longer than brain cells, although, by a limited time.
People have changed lives, this also proves a higher power, and also is a great problem for atheists. They can come up with other explanations, which atheistic scientists try to do in many areas of science, but all of these fail the test. The problem for their arguments is the diversity of personalities that have their lives changed when God is accepted on Biblical terms.
I love this part of Ecclesiastes 3:11
“he hath set eternity in their heart”
It is a set of words beautifully put together, it brings up feelings of wonder and nostalgia all at the same time. It is a comforting, alive, and profound set of words that proclaim a truth that can only be denied by a lying heart and lips that hate God for unsubstantiated reasoning.
If you are tired of the struggle against your heart, please take the time to write to me. We can discuss it, I care for you!