Religion: By Webster’s Dictionary
A personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
|What is the meaning of faith?
If you look at the meaning of both of these words, you will see that Atheism is a religion or a faith.
I work with a man who calls himself an Atheist, in his mid he is against any type of faith. Yet as I pointed out to him recently he is in fact holding onto a type of faith or religion. I have had many conversations with him about God and my personal savior Jesus Christ.
I also pointed out to him that through out history there have been martyrs for their religious faith, history records many Christian martyrs. A Museum suicide bomber considers himself to be a martyr. Yet in all of reordered history there has never been a martyr for Atheism. I wonder why? There has been a saying that has been around a long time that says “There is no atheist in a fox hole.” Could it be that a person is an atheist because they want to be their own god, they don’t want to admit that there is a god who is bigger than they are?
My co-works was just diagnosed with throat cancer, he is undergoing all kinds of test and
biopsies to determine the extent of the disease. I am praying for him daily, I pray for his healing, but more importantly, I am praying that he will come to know God while he is in his personal fox hole.
While watching the science channel on TV recently the narrator said, scientists are fascinated with the intricate working of the universe. How precise everything works together, he went on to say, scientist can’t figure out how it all began. I can help them all they have to do is read Genesis chapter 1 verse 1.
All of this talk about atheism reminds me of the bumper sticker that I saw which read, “If you are going to believe there is no God—you better be right.” Since I am living in this fox hole called life, I don’t want to be in here alone. I want Jesus in here with me, like Joshua said, “as for me and my house hold we will serve the lord.”