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If a person does not believe in God, why is he yet missing the most important reason for, and purpose of, his life?


Why can a person not live without having any gods? Can you name several false "gods" that non-church people live for in our society today? Can you name any false "gods" for which church people live?


    A minister once entered an auditorium to preach to a large crowd on the subject of "God." As he entered, a man rushed forward and handed him a folded note. Supposing it to be an announcement, he opened it as he stepped onto the stage. The note contained one single word - "Fool!"

    Despite his surprise, the minister made an excellent application from this note. He addressed the crowd and said, "Something just happened which is very unusual. Someone just handed me a message which consists of only one word - the word 'Fool!' I have often heard of those who have written letters and forgotten to sign their names - but this is the first time I have ever heard of anyone who signed his name and forgot to write the letter! "

    The minister then proceeded to preach on Psalm 14: 1, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

    Why were this minister's remarks not only fitting, but also true?

What would life be like if you tried to believe that there was no God? If a person denied the important biblical doctrines of God, and the possibility of knowing Him, why would he be missing the most important reason for, and purpose of, his life?

Can a person live without any "gods"? Many people in our society claim to be atheists today. They have turned away from the true God, and yet, they live for other "gods." Can you name some "gods" people live for, care most about, and "worship" in our society?

What is a "god"? Who or what is your "god"? How can your "god" be seen in your life?

What do the following two stories teach us about atheism?


    A certain famous atheistic lecturer once addressed a large crowd. He spoke for an hour, using highly educated terms and deep philosophical arguments, attempting to prove that God does not exist.

    When he concluded his speech, an older woman stood up and asked simply and politely, "Sir, may I ask you two questions?"


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