Sunday, 8 February 2015

Does God exist?

An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing in Scotland when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster.

In a second the monster tossed him and his boat high into the air. Then it opened its mouth to swallow him. 

As the man fell head over heels, he cried out, "Oh, dear God! Help me please!" At once, the ferocious attack scene froze in place, and as the atheist hung in mid-air, a booming voice from above said: "I thought you didn't believe in Me!"

"Come on God, give me a break!!" the man pleaded." Two minutes ago I didn't believe in the Loch Ness monster either!"

I wonder what it's like being an atheist. Being sure without a shadow of a doubt that God does not exist. Not only that, but also telling others that God doesn't exist; and they are wrong to believe in a "nice old man with a beard living up in the sky on a cloud!"

I believe in God. He has proved His existance to me. But try as I can I will never be able to convince someone else that God exists. This is a decision that everyone must make for themselves. They should take that first step on blind Faith and dare to believe. That's all it takes. To dare to believe that God exists and in time God will make Himself known to you.

An atheist friend of mine said that if he were to meet God he'd ask Him why He allows so much suffering in the world. I thought it amusing that this particular atheist was presuming to meet someone he does not believe in. 

I answered him: "What if God asks you why YOU have allowed so much suffering around you and did nothing about it?"

It is said that hell is the complete absence of God. But if this is so, there are a number of people on this earth right now who have a complete absence of God in their lives and they seem to be doing all right.

I believe hell is being absolutely sure that God exists, without any shadow of a doubt. Knowing that God is love eternal. And then be in absolute absence of that love for eternity.

When God created man He had two choices. To create a race of robots totally submissive to His every will and doing as He commanded. Or to be given the choice to decide for ourselves.

In His immense love for His creations God gave us the choice to decide for ourselves. To return His love or not. To obey and follow His way or not. 

He even gave us the freedom to believe that He does not exist, and in doing so, to shut ourselves from His love.

12 comments:

  1. "I wonder what it's like being an atheist. Being sure without a shadow of a doubt that God does not exist."

    Hey Victor #1, I'm learning something new everyday whether through the in her net, "I" mean internet and... and...and... all kidding aside, through my first and second blog, I've met some people who were atheist and are now good Catholics and more are joining us everyday... for example... this guy who use to be an atheist...

    http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/

    anyway, sinner vic tells me that most of Jeff Miller spiritual reality cells have been trying to be a good Catholic ever since the beginning of the Second Millenium and they are succeeding in convincing other's that "IT" doesn't hurt to have a little "Faith in Christ" but be careful of those who claim to be Christians... long story short... there are some so called Christians who's life are like the wind and honestly believe that if "The Father", "The Son Jesus Christ" and "The Holy Spirit" truly existed then they shall not see happiness again.

    Longer story shorter, let's thank GOD (Good Old Dad) for atheist who have seen the Loch Ness monster, "I" mean those atheist brain cells know more about "Jesus" then so many other Christian people that His Holiness Papa Francis tries to entertain and....................................................and..................................and...

    END YA SAY sinner vic? DON'T BE LIKE THAT! BE NICE NOW!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koLGP8X97zY

    God Bless

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  2. Some good points. Thank you, I'll have to remember them.

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    1. Hello Faith. It's great to see you visiting me here. Thank you. We hope to see you again soon.

      Thank you for your kind comments. God bless you.

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  3. Hi Victor! I agree. I would have very little effect on an atheist. I can't convince them of God's existence, and they can't prove he is non-existent. It's all about being willing to trust. To take that leap of faith.
    You make an interesting point about hell, that living on earth and rejecting God would be a kind of hell. But I think it's 'hell with hope', because as long as we breathe, we can change. It's after we die...that would be hell without hope.
    I'm so grateful for my faith!
    Ceil

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    1. What I find sad, Ceil. Is that here in the UK, all too often we have influential people, like celebrities, telling everyone on TV and radio that God does not exist; and that to believe in Him implies somehow that there is something wrong with you. And the audience laughs or applauds this pronouncement. As a result, I fear, too many vulnerable people are influenced by such talk and cease to believe; or never even start for fear of being ridiculed.

      God bless.

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    2. Hi Victor, that is really sad. Our world is really going downhill considering some of the people this culture looks "up" to. Standards continue to fall surprisingly short, and faith seems to have fallen right off the map unless it is one of the acceptable Hollywood religions. It's sad that people are selling their soul (and what God had intended for their lives) to be seen as cool.

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    3. Hi Kim. It's great to see you visiting here again. Thanx.

      What I find really sad is that not only these influential people get air-time on TV/radio to expand their views publicly; but they also get a following for what they are saying. Very few celebrities or politicians come on TV/radio to say they are Christians. And the few who do are ridiculed anyway.

      God bless.

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  4. Great post Victor! I cannot imagine life without God. As you said, He's proven Himself to me more than a time or two. Yes, I have had periods of doubt (I think most of us do) but deep down--even in the middle of such dark times--I still knew there was a God.
    Cute Loch Ness Monster:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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    1. Hi Aimee. Great to see you visiting again. Thanx.

      We all have periods of doubts. These are good for us because they often re-inforce our beliefs.

      God bless you and your family.

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  5. In Heaven, where God runs the show, there is no pain or suffering.

    On Earth, where God has given us the freedom to "run the show", there is pain and suffering.

    Another excellent post, Victor. God Bless you for tackling these important topics.

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    1. Very wise words Michael. Yes, there's suffering on earth because of our free will.

      Thank you for your encouragement and support. I much appreciate it. God bless you always.

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