Just a quick thought.

What’s the difference between a Christian and an Atheist (or any religion that doesn’t believe in God)?

We’ve accepted that we are here because God wants us to be and that doesn’t need an explanation. Whatever his reasoning may be, we trust Him and know He has the best plan for us, and we are happy to live, feel and worship Him, and let Him guide us.

An Atheist is just not there yet, or might never be. They feel the need to question everything, and continue to do so. They embrace their rebellious nature. And if they’re not questioning, they’ve been hurt in the past and want to deny there’s a God because they can’t understand His ways. (Which is not really being an Atheist, they just would rather put themselves in a category to “offend” God which still shows they acknowledge Him.)

On Sunday my pastor said something that made me giggle, he said,
“so what’s going to happen when an Atheist sees that same God they spent their lives denying?” 😬😬lol

This bible verse really wraps it up for me. Helps me through almost anything!

My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. –Isaiah 55:8

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. — John 3:18

* not meant to start up any arguments, this was a realization I had yesterday.

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  1. My aunt has been an atheist for most of her life. she is a retired principal and has spent her life making children’s lives better through her hard work. she explained to me how hurt she feels when someone tries to force their idea of the universe on her. she stated that as an atheist, she believes in nothing. In my estimation, God is both somethingness and nothingness. “In the beginning there was void” And then God spoke and the “10,000 manifestations” were born. God is both that void and the manifestations including you, me, and all things. Therefore, a faith in the nothingness of God is just as valid as the belief in somethingness of God. How could we as christians, buddhists, etc know the somethingness of God without the athiest faith in the nothingness of God/the Universe. I understand what you are saying and agree with portions but to claim our christian faith is somehow superior to an atheistic faith is misguided i believe. Many atheists aren’t rebellious/been hurt but rather have the same validity of faith as christians do. in the end, faith in something like God has the same evidence as faith in nothingness, which is no evidence. We are all in this together and it is better to wish well upon all rather than to rely on a “judgement” seat for those who were “ignorant” in this life so that the faithful will be exalted and the lost will be condemned. And it is better to learn what we can from all that come from different faiths or even the faith in nothing. And this was not meant to be an argument either, just my own quick thought that might help shed some light on this whole situation. Thank you for your thoughts and this post my friend! Definitely got the wheels turning.

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      1. It is. I feel so happy now. Sometimes I get caught in thought but I’m glad you received what I intended to send. I am so happy to have met you 🙂 BTW I love the layout of your blog!!

      2. Thank you! & almost all my posts are from getting caught up in a thought so I relate. I dislike when people both Christians and Atheists try to force down beliefs and disrespect. I definitely respect their opinions; they have their reasoning as I have mine. Glad to have met you also 🙂

  2. not to imply that beliefs are being forced, but a feeling of superiority can be as damaging. Once you premeditate upon a sin in your heart, it is the same as committing the sin. which i struggle with in my life daily. My thoughts can get me in trouble. Thank you again, and I look forward to reading more of your posts

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  3. The basic difference between a Christian and an Atheist is their belief system. Christians believe in GOD, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Undeniably seeking GOD first in everything we do. And no we are not perfect, nor does it alter our faith, love, belief or purpose. But everyday we awake, we get a chance to live a better life as Jesus presented to us. Atheist is one who denies the existence of the divine beings. Jesus Christ was a real person, of flesh and blood who died because of our sins. Jesus was vehicled here to save GOD’s creation and further bring us back to GOD and GOD’s plan for mankind. What’s not to believe? That a GOD really exist? Where did Adam and Eve come from? GOD. No, that’ s impossible, why? because you believe a man and woman have to conceive. Your supposed to believe that, because people don’t form from dirt and ribs often. It could only be done by a higher power. Something not of this earth. Any other concept such as a miracle or adoption or invitro, or a gray person with huge eyes could not be possible, right? Well news flash, anything is possible. It’s not important to make someone believe in GOD, what’s important is to spread GOD’s love, his word and to glorify his name. People are who they are in their lives and they believe what they choose too. And that’s fine. The bottom line, if we know Jesus and by the end of our journeys we have done GOD’s work. Our eyes will be opened and our hearts will be filled with GOD’s eternal love. Receive it or not. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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    1. That was good. Very true. I get so caught up when people don’t believe in God but I see more and more everything that what’s lacking is His LOVE. We as Christians need to spread that.
      Thanks for the input 😉 you are wise and lovely lol

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      1. Non-believers must let go of the fear of the unknown. They must open their hearts to a relationship with Jesus first to have a relationship with the Higher Power. What you don’t know, you fear. Thank you!

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