ATHEISTS have tried to DISAPPROVE OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS by introducing LOGICAL ARGUMENTS which makes sense to many (In listing them, I’M NOT SAYING THAT I FIND ANY OF THEM PARTICULARLY CONVINCING. I don’t and none of them have led me personally to doubt any of the teachings of Jesus Christ but many intelligent people may be convinced). Some of those arguments are:
1.) IF INDEED GOD EXISTS THEN WHY THE INEQUALITY ON EARTH?
How is it that some segments of humanity are tied to extreme suffering right from the Great Grandfather to the Great Grandchildren?
If you were a father (God) and with sons, would you discriminate by passing down inheritance to others but not the rest? Why would God continue blessing the Family of thieves and murderers? For instance, we know the president who was responsible for Land problems in this country (Read also my article on “Our God Reigns”). How then is it that the biblical curse has not been passed through to the generations for his LARGE-SCALE WRONGDOING?
The BUSINESS MESSAGE OF HOPE from EVANGELICAL Business Christians encourages a globally acceptable argument of “ITS BETTER TO BE HAPPY IN KIBERA THAN CRY IN KAREN” while we all know that in Kibera it’s all about crying as a result of lack of food, medication, security, name it. Is there any Christian who would not want to harvest the best tidings of the world?
If God is OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT AND WHOLLY BENEVOLENT then he would eradicate evil and suffering but the world is full of it. Therefore he is either not all powerful, not all knowing, not benevolent or (most likely) does not actually exist
2.) IF INDEED GOD CREATED THE WORLD, WAS IT SO HARD FOR HIM TO ALSO CREATE THE BIBLE?
Did he have to leave the bible to be WRITTEN by men who lived on earth like ourselves qualifying it to be just like any other story book written by MORTALS?
God CREATED ALL IMPORTANT things in 7 days and if indeed the bible as a book was meant to guide his creation, why did he have to DELEGATE the writing of such an important book to mortals?
3.) WHY WOULD GOD FAIL TO BE AN EXAMPLE OF UNIFORMITY?
Why would SABBATH Days vary within the same Christianity (SDA vs Others)? Why would PRIESTHOOD be interpreted differently within the same Christianity (Catholic Celibacy vs Others)? Why would the bible be left to MORTALS TO INTERPRET Effectively ending up interpreting according to what suits them?
4.) WHY IS JESUS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD?
There are so many people who AREN’T NECESSARILY CHRISTIANS but EXERCISE RIGHTEOUS LEAVING more than those who proclaim to be Christians. For instance, ALCOHOL has a higher probability of changing the COMPLEXION OF YOUR THINKING and as a result improving the affinity to do evil. Why is it then encouraged by Catholics?
Is it true then that those whose actions are acceptable to God but do not conform to Christianity as a movement will NOT BE CROWNED WITH MANY A CROWNS?
5.) IS CHRISTIANITY PSYCHOLOGICAL?
Do followers believe in Christianity because it COMFORTS THEM? Or is it a THREAT that was planted on them by their Grandfathers that if they don’t they will go to hell thus the fear not to believe?
6.) IS THERE EVIDENCE THAT MIRACLES EVER HAPPENED?
THEOLOGIANS would easily dismiss any person fronting this argument as a DOUBTING THOMAS (another excerpt from the holy book). Atheists would argue that a segment of the same Christians recently dismissed the MODERN DAY EGOCENTRIC PROPHET DAVID OWUOR for claims that he RESURRECTED a WOMAN IN MOUNT ELGON.
If indeed prophets existed, why then are Christians (Mostly Anglicans) DISMISSING OWUOR’S PROPHECY? Why are there too many contradictions within the same Christianity making people easily believe miracles never existed?
7.) WHY SHOULD A GOOD CREATOR SEND HIS PEOPLE TO HELL?
Atheists argue that if indeed GOD IS AS GOOD AS HAS BEEN ALLEGED, why should a good father exercise the negative power of sending his loved ones to hell?
The Scripture says that “TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT”. Why then would a good God PUNISH WRONGS WITH ANOTHER WRONG? If GOD is OMNIPOTENT (UNLIMITED POWER), OMNISCIENT (ALL-KNOWING) & BENEVOLENT (BIG-HEARTED), why then not use omnipotent power to burn down hell and FORGIVE HIS CHILDREN UNCONDITIONALLY? Why not use the OMNISCIENT KNOWHOW to DETER SIN before it happens given that sin hurts the recipient of the act? Why not use the BENEVOLENT POWER OF POSITIVITY TO DESTABILIZE HELL? Are these just BUT ALLEGATIONS about someone who doesn’t actually exists?
God has seemingly freely chosen to sentence most human beings to hell and indeed the scripture says he is a vengeful God. Why Should such a God (if he exists) be trusted?
The scripture talks about the creator being a GOD OF ANOTHER CHANCE. Is there a point where a chance is considered THE LAST CHANCE? If yes then WHY IS GOD BENEVOLENT?
8.) ARE THOSE WHO NEVER HAD ABOUT CHRISTIANITY ALSO SUBJECTED TO THE DICTATES OF THE BIBLE?
According to the Scripture, the last time the world ended was before Christ. There are those who died before Christ was born. There are also so many people who have died without hearing the Christian Gospel and some who will die without ever hearing. How are these people supposed to be judged yet they never got the OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE CHRISTIANITY?
If CHRISTIANITY is GOD’S TRUE CREATION and humans are DAMNED WITHOUT BELIEVING IT, an omnipotent God would surely have found a way for everyone to hear about it including allowing CHRIST TO APPEAR TO ALL TRIBES rather than concentrating his appearances in the middle East cities like Galilee, Jerusalem and others.
9.) THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS FULL OF HYPOCRITES.
Christianity has been responsible for a huge amount of killing and wars throughout history and the newspapers are full of supposed Christians who are pedophiles, liars, adulterers, murderers and abusers. If Christianity were true it would make people better.
Church leaders would be truly anointed people of God having gone through the RIGOROUS EXPERIENCE OF THE OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT AND BENEVOLENT GOD.
10.) CHRISTIANS CHERRY-PICK WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF THE BIBLE
Christians DO NOT CONSISTENTLY apply the Bible’s commands but pick and choose what they want. For example they FORBID SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE but are happy to eat shellfish and wear polyester although these are forbidden in exactly the same books of the Bible.
Christians choose to pay 100% attention to one element of the bible which is GIVING & TITHING but gives little emphasis to ORPHANS and WIDOWS which the same book has strongly talked about. Furthermore Christians disagree profoundly amongst themselves about what is right and wrong.
In my opinion, the bible is a very good guide to Righteous living. However, without even reading any holy book, there is OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE THAT GOD TRULY EXISTS:
1.) THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE WORLD.
Scientists argue that NOTHING HAPPENS BY CHANCE and that anything that ever happened must have been caused by another. Within the Greek Thinker, Democritus in the “PRINCIPLE OF CAUSALITY”, Nothing happens by chance but everything has some definite cause. Similar causes always produce similar results. There are so many planets that must have been CREATED BY ONE PERSON. Anything that a man can create they can destroy easily but the planets have been a nightmare.
2.) THE HUMAN CONCEPTION:
Human beings are very INTELLIGENT people but there intelligence has NOT gotten to UNDERSTANDING CONCEPTION. They have only tried to explain the elements of conception as to being the FERTILIZATION of a FEMALE EGG by a male SPERMATOZOA. Human beings have NOT BEEN ABLE to CREATE the female eggs nor the male sperms. The best they have done is harvesting of those conception recipes with the possible and delicate external fertilization in what they call test-tube babies and Surrogate Motherhood.
Clearly, human beings do not even understand their own source of existence, an OVERARCHING PROOF that there exists a more powerful being who is the “cause” of the entire existence.
3.) THE CONCEPT OF DISEASES AND DEATH
Let alone the FAILURE OF MORTALS to understand the source of conception, they have also failed to understand WHY HUMANS GROW OLD AND DIE. No scientist has been able to stop ageing, signifying that the process is controlled by a more powerful causative agent.
Many years ago and Doctors will tell you, diseases were very few if not existing at all. However overtime, many diseases have CROPPED UP WITHOUT NOTICE and some of them remain incurable including Cancer, Diabetes, HIV, Sickle-Cell, Heart Attack and Leukemia among many others. The best that Mortals have done is to try and SLOWDOWN THE SEVERITY but not the death itself, for instance:
a.) CANCER, when detected early one can go through CHEMOTHERAPY which is a physical process of trying to burn down the cells growth. Still this is not effective and for the few who have had their cancer cured describe it as MIRACULOUS because even the doctors get shocked.
b.) DIABETES, when detected at pre-diabetic levels, one can manage through rigorous exercise and eating the right food (another human fallacy). Most pre- diabetic cases slip to Diabetic even with the prescribed diet after which a patient is designed to go for regular dialysis and Insulin Injection.
c.) HEART ATTACK is mainly genetic and there is nothing Doctors will do about it apart from prescribing medication to prevent blood clot and reduce heart’s workload. Heart Attack will always surprise many patients even those in medication and death is as good as guaranteed.
d.) HIV is a mysterious disease acquired from sexual activities even to the clergy. No known cure has been discovered with the only life extension being through ARVs backed by periodic viral load tests. However, the body eventually succumbs to the extensive drug weaponry.
4.) TOO MANY INCONCEIVABLE NATURAL DISASTERS
Recently in 2011, a TSUNAMI rocked a Japanese city destroying nearly the whole City. Yes they blamed it on TECTONIC plates moving below the ocean bed that caused a terrible earthquake displacing huge volumes of water from the sea flowing at heights higher than 3 storey buildings.
ISAAC NEWTON was a renowned scientist and through his FIRST LAW OF MOTION DUBBED “THE LAW OF INERTIA”, the scientist sensationally claimed that “A BODY EITHER MOVING OR STATIONERY WILL CONTINUE DOING SO UNLESS COMPELLED BY EXTERNAL FORCES”.
According to Newton’s law of INERTIA, the TECTONIC PLATES DO NOT JUST MOVE, someone must have moved them. So who is this more powerful than the Mortals that can move tectonic plates to the magnitude of an 8.4 Richter scale earthquake?
Japanese are technologically advanced and they could tell unusual activities on the ground before the tsunami. However, there ability ends at detecting and there is nothing they could do about the results of those activities including not having sufficient time to evacuate their citizenry.
Recently, America Experienced the deadliest Hurricanes: HARVEY, IRMA AND HAVOC some of which swept cities with WIND SPEEDS up to 255 km/h leaving behind a trail of destruction. American ability was limited to predicting weather activities to the extent of knowing the coming disaster, BUT COULD NOT STOP IT. Again the Law of Inertia Checks in, who is moving the wind?
5.) CONVERGENCE OF THE BELIEF THAT THE WORLD WILL SOMEDAY END.
While Christians argue that the end of the world will come upon the second coming of Jesus as stated on his POST-RESURRECTION APPEARANCES, Scientists also believe the world will end but through observations.
Recently, American scientists (NASA) projected a possible end of the World on 23rd September 2017 when PLANET NIBIRU, a larger object than the earth could be seen approaching earth. Now, there are several objects that move freely in the space and some of these objects are bigger than the earth. The knowledge of Humans is SO FAR RESTRICTED TO SEEING THEM but no Mortal can control their direction of motion. The question is, who is moving them according to Inertia? Is there a chance that whoever is moving them has the power to move them on the direction of Earth effectively ending Human existence? That SUPERPOWER IS WHAT WE CALL GOD.
Could it also be possible that we could be staring at the end of the world as years elapse without noticing? I will say “maybe” and this is my analysis: Many years back, the likes of Abraham were dying at an average age of 700 years where the longest living man was Methuselah at 969 years. Then it went to an average of 600 years then 200 years. Our Grandfathers could live for 100 years then it moved to 70 years then now diseases are killing people at an average of 50 years. I can see the average moving to 30 years as the world continues to be CONSUMED WITH EVIL and the clergy as the ones fronting the DEMONIC ACTIVITIES IN CHURCH.
The question is, could this trend be leading us to the end of the world where children will give birth to children and die at 10 years and eventually no birth?
The point is made. EXISTENCE OF A SUPERNATURAL GOD IS NOT NEGOTIABLE, it is an IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUM. To that extent, Christians have been given 10 SOLID COMMANDMENTS as a guide to Righteous Living.