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Four Things Every Athiest Needs To Know About Christians

Often I will receive, in my Facebook feed, an article that seeks to educate Christians on all the things we Christians are doing wrong in our attempt to share our Faith with Atheist. There is usually a lengthy list of comments and conversation starters that are either offensive to them or that they find insulting. This got me to thinking about how these individuals are looking at our activity as believers and I thought maybe there are a few things they may need to know about us. So here are four things I think every Atheist needs to know about Evangelical Christians. Some of these are in direct response to an argument that an Atheist may present.


1. As an Atheist you want me to know that not everyone believes the way I do. My response is very simple to that statement. My Faith doesn’t require everyone to believe what I believe! We actually know that most people don’t believe what we do and most people never will. We’re not happy about that but it is a sad reality based upon our beliefs. But just as Coke wants every person in the world to know about their product and embrace it, we as believers want everyone to have a chance to embrace Jesus.


2. As an Atheist you think I am trying to convince you to embrace Jesus, to force you to make some type of statement of acceptance. Nothing could be further from the truth. All I wish to do is present Jesus as who He is and allow you to make a decision freely based upon that information. As a believer we aren’t called to convict you of any wrong you have done, only to point to the way to change. We know if we can convince you to embrace Jesus, someone else will convince you to turn your back on Him.


3. As an Atheist you see tragedy and turmoil in the lives of believers as evidence that our prayers are unanswered. What you may not understand is that as a believer we are asked to come to Jesus as children. Children don’t hold back with their request, they don’t filter themselves very well. They literally ask for everything without regard to all the ramifications if that request is granted. But as a believer even though we ask and we don’t get the answer we were looking for, we are confident that Jesus heard our request and we are totally accepting of the answer that God gives. His plan is perfect and that plan may mean we are allowed to struggle some times. We always know that the answer will always fit into one of three categories …yes, no or wait.


4. As an Atheist you believe I am wasting my time. This is a hard one. What is a waste of time and who gets to determine what activities fall into that group? Is it a waste of time to rescue a baby dear from a frozen pond to know that the following year that fawn will then be grown and possibly shot by a hunter? Is it a waste of time to stop at the scene of a wreck when it looks like there are enough people helping to only find out they needed one more person to help push the car off of the victim of the wreck? My point is simple, it may be a waste of time in your eyes as you receive this information but it won’t be to everyone that I offer it too! I just don’t know who will or who won’t so I have to offer it to as many as I can as often as I can.


Jesus Saves Atheist Every Day, Maybe Today It Will Be You.

Darryl D



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