When one tells me he is an atheist I ask him when he became made that decision. I know when I became a believer in Christ. He knows when he became an atheist. When he explains he will usually tell why at the same time. If not I ask why and they always give me their explanation for their bitterness toward God.
Then I can explain their expectation is based on God being something other than what they believe. Because I know that all atheism is rooted in bitterness. Bitterness is a negative reaction to people and/or circumstances and is always traceable back to God allowing something that they did not expect.
Once bitterness sets in it won’t be long until they begin to accept all kinds of lies about God. Evolution is only one of the lies the new atheist accepts. You see light received brings more light and light rejected brings more darkness.
In 1963 America began to kick God out of the school system. Now schools are locked down and guarded like prisons.
Atheism is ultimately idolatry because the atheist does not know God’s standards. The atheist creates their own God. They answer by saying something like God would never _________. Most likely God did not _________. But God did allow it because we live in a fallen world and our real battle is against spiritual wickedness.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
This is what I call levels of devils. The devils biggest cover up is “I did it my way.” The devil is a liar. He supplies all of us with lies so that he can steal life from us and condemn us to an eternal separation from God.
Forgiveness is the solution to bitterness. Forgiveness changes the future.
Is there someone you need to forgive?