Atheism comes in a number of shades. Some are actually humble and kind who have been convinced by others that there is no God and have simply not attempted to find out where the evidence for, or against, God is found. And from there, they go through every imaginable stage to the haughty, conceited, and hateful who simply do not want to hear that anyone is more powerful and more knowledgeable than themselves. How should Christians approach such people? Certainly, we are not supposed to hate them, yet we need not pity them. If they have made their decision through studying and much effort, then they have closed their minds against anything supernatural regardless of the evidence which points to such. More than anything else, we need to continue to make all the material available to them which contradicts their stand. So is the basis for this article.
By their stand against anything supernatural, they are automatically placed in the position of naturalists and evolutionists. They contend there is a natural cause for all circumstances and nothing has ever happened which circumvents natural laws. But you see, they are wrong and cannot allow themselves to open their minds to any such idea, even though there is massive evidence for it. The amazing thing is that, some 2,000 to 4,000 years ago when man had not accumulated very much knowledge in any branch of science, astrology, biology, or any other segment, men were able to put forth a record of events explaining every question that stymies today’s most brilliant minds in all of those fields of science. And they were able to write it in such a positive and accurate manner, that it has not been proven to be in error, even of the smallest item, and cannot be done so. And yet many of the haughty, hateful group of those atheists will contend that, "Anyone could write the Bible". When in truth, no one person could ever have done so and the approximately 40 who did write it could not have done so, had it not been for supernatural inspiration from a supernatural God!
One thing about the atheists, even though they contend that they must have natural laws to explain every thing and every incident, they are willing to break natural laws simply to avoid acceptance of supernatural intervention. Let's look.
We have certain basic laws that state which processes can or cannot occur in nature. Starting with the fact which says there is nothing in the universe except matter and energy. That is what the laws of conservation say, but there is also space which contains those. Now those conservation laws maintain that those two factors, matter and energy, cannot become more or less...in other words they remain the same quantity throughout the ages and regardless of what shape or condition they may have assumed. And in 1905 it was determined that mass was also a form of energy so the two laws became one . So we have determined that mass and energy cannot be destroyed, only altered or changed.
So, with those thoughts in mind, it brings up a perfectly natural question. If they cannot be eliminated or created...??? From whence did they originate?
Now that question applies to the entire universe, every molecule. And don't try to feed us the junk of a singularity the size of a pencil dot. It doesn't take an IQ equal to Einstein to know better than that. We just got through showing where NOTHING can be created, destroyed or increased or decreased in amount.
Where did the pencil dot come from? Where did the entire physical universe come from? If they just "occurred" then that was circumvention of our natural laws. It they were created by an almighty God, that is circumvention of our natural laws.
Some venture the opinion that energy and matter has always existed, which is also impossible. It has been proven that entropy (some rendered useless even if not destroyed) occurs in all instances when energy (heat) is used. Since all activity, caused by man or animals, or naturally occurring, and since a portion of that is always lost (entropy), it only means that eventually all heat will be dissipated into space and what is called "heat death" will have occurred. It is therefore impossible that it has existed forever. There is no starting point when we speak of prior eternity.
A factor which must be considered, and the Holy Bible took this into consideration when the creation was recorded. Time is something marked by occurrences. An evening and a morning made a day, in the beginning when God placed the celestial bodies in the heavens and started their rotations and circling other bodies. The sun and the moon determined our length of time of one day. When there is no mass (matter) and no energy, there is no reckoning of time.
The Bible speaks of "in the beginning". (Genesis 1:1) And numerous scriptures refer to "the end" and the apostle Peter also adds this statement concerning time:
"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day". (2 Peter 3:8)
So we can be assured that time, as we now know it, will be no more. In the spirit realm, there are no physical attributes to become tired or weary, no need of the sunlight for our vision will be from the "light" of God. We must try and grasp the possibilities in life as a spirit. Read these two short verses of scripture: (Revelation 21:23, 22;5)
Before we conclude our discussion here, let us take notice of a couple (among many dozens) of remarks from evolutionists who were honest enough to make at least some concessions:
"If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay of atoms, natural forces and radiation, how has it come into being? I think, however, that we must go further than this and admit that the only acceptable explanation is creation. I know that this is anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not reject a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it." (H.J. Lipson, F.R.S. Professor of Physics, University of Manchester, UK)
"To the unprejudiced, the fossil record of plants is in favor of special creation. Can you imagine how an orchid, a duck weed, and a palm have come from the same ancestry, and have we any evidence for this assumption? The evolutionist must be prepared with an answer, but I think that most would break down before an inquisition." (E.J.H. Corner "Evolution" in A.M. MacLeod and L.S. Cobley, eds., Evolution in Contemporary Botanical Thought, Chicago, IL: Quadrangle Books)