The so-called “new atheists” often portray themselves as the champions of reason. Yet a careful examination of their worldview reveals that atheism (more specifically, naturalism) undermines our reasoning ability. To see why, let’s consider some quotations from René Descartes, David Hume, and Charles Darwin.
Jesus the Christ loves you, praise YHWH our Elohim!!!
Repent of your sins and believe on Adonai Jesus Christ, believe in your heart that He has died for sins and rose from the tomb on the third day and let the Holy Spirit within you, and you shall be saved.
Evidence for Jesus Christ’s existence, crucifixion, and disappearance from the grave (He rose from it):
The Lord Jesus Christ did exist, gathered disciples, and was crucified and went missing from the grave. To argue about wether He was taken from the grave or rose from it, is an argument a skeptic can make. Because well if you disregard the eye witness testimony of the disciples and there willingness to die for Christ, and humans won’t die for something they know is a lie, when Peter is pinned upside down to that cross, he could have said that it was a fake, but He didn’t because it wasn’t, what care would he have about death in this world if he knew for a fact he had assurance of a life in another, Jesus Christ did rise from the grave and is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Now the evidence for the Lord Jesus Christ’s existence really isn’t hard to find a multitude of non-Christian scholars and historians mention Him within 150 years after the time of His life. One such is Tacitus a Roman historian who reported on emperor nero’s decision to blame the Christians for the fire that had destroyed rome in 64 AD. Tacitus wrote:
“Nero fastened the guilt … on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of … Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome…”
In this Tacitus makes reference to not only Christians, but Christ calling Him Christus and confirming the Gospels going on to say that He suffered the extreme penalty (crucifixion) under the reign of Tiberius and by the sentence of Pontius Pilate, which like I said confirms the Gospels narrative.
Another important source of evidence about Jesus and early Christianity can be found in the letters of Pliny the Younger to Emperor Trajan. Pliny was the Roman governor of Bithynia in Asia Minor. In one of his letters, dated around A.D. 112, he asks Trajan’s advice about the appropriate way to conduct legal proceedings against those accused of being Christians. Pliny says that he needed to consult the emperor about this issue because a great multitude of every age, class, and sex stood accused of Christianity. At one point in his letter, Pliny relates some of the information he has learned about these Christians:
“They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath, not to any wicked deeds, but never to commit any fraud, theft or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then reassemble to partake of food – but food of an ordinary and innocent kind.”
This passage provides a number of interesting insights into the beliefs and practices of early Christians. First, we see that Christians regularly met on a certain fixed day for worship. Second, their worship was directed to Christ, demonstrating that they firmly believed in His divinity. Furthermore, one scholar interprets Pliny’s statement that hymns were sung to Christ, “as to a god”, as a reference to the rather distinctive fact that, “unlike other gods who were worshipped, Christ was a person who had lived on earth.” If this interpretation is correct, Pliny understood that Christians were worshipping an actual historical person as God! Of course, this agrees perfectly with the New Testament doctrine that Jesus was both God and man.
You may have heard of the scholar Flavius Josephus who mentioned James as being the brother of the Lord Jesus Christ, which matches what Paul said calling James “The Lord’s brother” and there is another document that Josephus may have written which goes:
“About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he … wrought surprising feats… He was the Christ. When Pilate …condemned him to be crucified, those who had . . . come to love him did not give up their affection for him. On the third day he appeared … restored to life… And the tribe of Christians … has … not disappeared.”
Now it’s up to debate wether this is the entirely original document of what Josephus wrote, or if a Christian had edited it. But regardless he wrote about the Lord Jesus Christ. Wether it was negative or positive like the possible document is. Anyways there are many other statements, documents, letters, and writings of all sorts from the ancient world talking about the Lord Jesus Christ and there is not one question if He was a real person or if He was crucified and went missing from the grave. That is clear as day, He is a real person, was crucified, and went missing from the grave. And He did rise from the grave. And for more evidence of the Lord Jesus Christ, there’s the Bible and you see there is no evidence the Bible is corrupted, a lie, created by the Roman government, folktale. It is the recount of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, now wether you want to believe it is up to you. And what profit was there in spreading Christianity, All the early Christian suffered persecution, beatings, and were killed. Another Scholar reported that James the Lord’s Brother was thrown off a building and then stoned to death for spreading the Gospel in Jerusalem. These people went to great lengths even giving their own lives for Adonai Jesus the Christ.
Evolution is a lie
7:02 I believe these words are taken from Darwin’s letter to a William Graham in regards to a book that Graham had published at the time. In a different portion of the letter Darwin says: “Nevertheless you have expressed my inward conviction, though far more vividly and clearly than I could have done, that the Universe is not the result of chance.”
If Darwin expressed doubts towards his theories and came to the conviction that the universe is not a result of chance, then what of all the naturalists and atheists that aspire to Darwin’s studies? If you truly believe Darwin’s theories, then you should also consider his doubts on his theories and the fact that even he came to the conviction in purpose behind the universe. God bless and all the best with the rest…
Your presentations are succcint and clear. Qucik comments; So many fundamentalists (in the bad sense of the word meaning unwilling to use apologetics) contantly attempt to prove by scientific data the reasons for dinosauers or a literal 7 day creation (but unfortunately many pay no attention to even archeeological proof). I do as a Christian hold that scripture are true. Another apologetic approach such as that by Dr. Francis Schaeffer is the simple wording “Natural selection”. Asking questions first. What is “natural” be a personified and diefied term that somehow knows how to pick and choose the best genes, DNA, etcc. Question then is where do these “high” values come from (except by God). Another is the ultimate view of evolution making us better ad better humans; most everyone can agree even by World World2 (and later discoveries of the Gulag ddescimations of Russians were proof enough against getting humans evolving “better”. Even in later years Darwin was quoted as saying that his theory could not account for the miraculous intelligent perfection of the human eye. Ultimate view of evolution should bring us to a highest development of human, Uber Mensch. This approach of Darwin as so many “post Christian” scientists evades a God planned world. And in that world He made man and woman in his image, reason is one of the highest blessing of that design. It is a one of the guiders of our decisions; but meory, experience and emotion play and integral also are part of our minds and heart in deciding. Ultimate wisdom is knowing the fear of the Lord (as Job learned himself and put his hand over his mouth at Gods reply. By the time we get to the twentieth century we are confronted with an increasing numbers of confused and arrogant Big voices spilling over the internet. The Lord will frustrate the “wisdom of the wise”. Sorry for the long post. Thank you again for your clear understandable posts!
You are great David wood
An atheist could be someone who only rejects traditional gods but believes in a non traditional god? No. If you ou can’t even define atheism correctly why should I even listen to the rest of this?
For anyone who says there is more than the natural world and that there is other ways to find truth I ask what is the method other than naturalism and how do you show that your specific beliefs are correct? I’ve yet to have a response to this question, let alone a sensible one.
So gods whole reason for making us is to have a relationship with us but then only gave us the ability to observe the natural? And then that god punishes us for not knowing something that they made us unable to observe and understand. That just doesn’t make any sense.
If you want us to seriously consider that is something outside of the natural you first have to prove it.
They were freemasons a satanic death cult that has caused many problems in the world!
this was something on my mind ever since i was a kid. i couldn’t understand how biologists could think their findings were true at all, since they believed they were simply molecules studying other molecules. it seems that science is merely an observation, and not corresponding to “truth” at all, if there is no metaphysical framework to refer it back to.
I think your comparison of reason with memory is wrong. Reason is rather more like mathematics which is learned from outside. Our mental faculties aren’t only shaped by genes, but by environment too. Saying that our reason is faulty is like saying mathematics is faulty. But 2+2 is always 4, whether one’s mind understands it or not.
In a nut shell NO
What a crock of shit. Unbelievable…
Thank God i got revelation when a pastor placed his hands on me and I received the holy spirit. I didn’t have to think logically AND THERE’S NO WAY EVER WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED TO DO SO.
There is a possibility that the difference between a monkey and a human mind is that the positive feedback loops has pushed human minds to the threshold where we have become “conscious”. Conscious of the past and present, and ability to abstract and articulate.
One could argue that this is the working of God and I wouldn’t be able to argue one way or the other depending on your concept of God. I just don’t believe the man in the sky. That God doesn’t exist.
It is like believing in pokemon… Santa, tooth fairy, goblins, minotaurs… unicorns… scooby doo
The end words are hilarious! Stating something that is someone’s own opinion… then draws a conclusion based on that opinion … and the conclusion is: the cause of everything is God. Well to battle this, I simply say: NO!
Atheism is not rejecting God! It is the rejecting of YOUR or someone else’s notions about God!
It is the rejection of beliefs that has no solid proof! No atheist would reject God face-to-face!
But since there is too many religious mambo-jumbo… it is better to reject it ALL!
You’re quoting mediaeval scientist LOL
When being non believer was considered punishable by christians
Evolution is scientific fact whether you believe it or not