What does Bible say about Atheism?

Bible Study Lesson:

  • Psalm 14: 1-7
  • Psalm 53: 1-6
  • Romans 1: 18-32
  • Romans 3: 10-18

The idea of God exists ever since the beginning of humankind. You go to any part of the world, and you will encounter some form or idea of God. And even though, their views of God may be world apart, it conveys the universal belief in the existence of God. But, is there God?  Does God exist? Who is God? Now, This is a vast subject. My goal here is not to prove the existence of God, but to demonstrate what Bible says about ‘the existence of God’.

  • In today’s society, it is often cool to deny the existence of God. Many of the ‘Intellectuals’ do not believe in God and discard God as a wishful thinking or human imaginations driven by fear of the unknown in ancient time, which has no value in today’s highly advanced technological society. Here is Bible’s answer to those who deny God.
  • “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”- (Psalm 14:1)
  • Bible is very clear when it come to existence of God.
  • It is not
    • ignorant
    • illiterate
    • naive who thinks there is no God, but it is ‘the Fool’.
  • The definition of ‘Fool’
    • the one destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding
    • A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment
  • It is quite interesting that the very reason used to deny the existence of God, is used in the Bible to prove its existence.
  • According to Bible, It is a matter of reason, common sense, intellect and judgment to believe in God. Only those who lack these basic characteristics can deny God!
  • Psalm 14 describes the consequences of a “World without God”. It is interesting that Psalm 53 is identical to this Psalm. (probably, repetition is to drive the point home).
  • Jesus depicted the picture of ‘Rich Fool’ who thought to, “take life easy; eat, drink and be merry. But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” (Luke 12:18-20)
  • Paul also illustrated the consequence of deliberate denial of God in Romans. (Romans 1:21-23)
  • “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…” (Romans 1:21-22)

What are the consequences of “World without God”? (Psalm 14: 1-7, Romans 1: 18 -32, Romans 3: 9-17)

  • There is no one who does good!
  • No one understands or seek God.
  • All have turned away, know nothing.
  • They are corrupt, their deeds are vile.
  • No absolute sense of morality or justice.
  • Depraved mind and body.
  • These passages give us totally opposite picture of human race, than what we may think about ourselves.
  • It is common belief that ‘Man is inherently good.’
  • There is a famous quote by an Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda – ‘It is sin to call man sinner’.
  • We think highly of ourselves. But our idea of ‘good’ fall far shorter than absolute ‘good’ which God desires or is.
  • In conversation with rich ruler, Jesus brought the same issue, “No one is good except God alone. (Luke 18:19)
  • If we take God out of equation, our standard of goodness will never reach the absolute ‘goodness of God’.

So, what bible say about atheism? It portrays a picture of ‘Fool with no sense of Good’, and that is not a very good position!

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Comments

  1. Korinthian says

    Well, that’s a surprise. The propaganda book says that the product it’s selling is true and all non-buyers are stupid.

    Since we all know non-believers aren’t stupid for the sole reason of not believing in all those fables, I think we can safely assume that god has no idea what he’s talking about.

    And living without god doesn’t make one immoral either, another given.

    This article gives me the impression that someone is just trying to appear holier-than-thou while masquerading as “merely informing about what the bible says”.

    Like we haven’t seen that before.

  2. Bible SEO says

    Hi Korinthian,

    I have mentioned clearly, that purpose of this article is not to prove credibility of existence of God or Bible, it is a view of Bible for those who deny existence of God.

    The article is not trying to give an impression of ‘holier-than-thou’, I apologize if it may sound like. It is an honest view of Atheism according to Bible. I did not try to prove it, one has to check and see for his own, if it is true.

  3. Korinthian says

    So the fact that the bible got these things wrong don’t bother you? I take it you’re not really a Christian then?

  4. Kim says

    Unfortunately, I believe for some their hearts and minds are closed and they can neither see nor hear even if the prefect evidence were standing right in front of them.

  5. john q says

    the bible describes god as omnipotent, because he is omnipotent he is all powerful all knowing his omnipotence is what makes him god.

    the problem with that is that omnipotence itself is nothing but a paradox. to be omnipotent one would be able to create actions, and create tasks. as well one would be able to create a task which he himself could not complete. if one was unable to complete said task, or unable to create such a task, then one is not omnipotent.

    now if god was not omnipotent, then he/she could not be god as described in the bible, and god without his omnipotence could not have created anything. this is one of many paradox’s in the bible disproving the credibility of god.

    if the bible is truly the word of god, then god himself has admitted to not being god.

  6. Kristen says

    @JHON Q
    seems like u hav put some thought into ur statement however it is vague and unclear. For if you are inable to complete a task then you are NOT omnipotent. Because omnipotent means- almighty or infinite in power,having unlimited authority or power. Your power is limited if you can’t complete a task.
    My God is omnipotent as well as sovereign. Because He is all powerful and reigns above all, he can do something without explaining it, in which people with power do. If in fact he wanted to remove you from the face of the earth, he could do so without explanation because he is GOD,sovereign and powerful.Just because you are not existent, doesn’t mean that God couldn’t stop it, but rather he didn’t stop it because he didn’t WANT to!
    If you create a task that you cannot complete, then that makes you NOT ALL POWERFUL. Indeed that makes you weak, which is the opposite of Omnipotent.If you knew God, you would know that he doesn’t create a task that he cannot complete because there is NO task that he CAN’T complete.And because he can complete all task, he is Omnipotent. He is GOD!

  7. Kristen says

    @ Korinthian
    There is a difference between being FOOLISH and STUPID. The Bible does not say they are STUPID for not believing it says they are FOOLISH. Foolish-resulting from or showing lack of sense, ill-considered,unwise,lacking forethought or caution.Stupid means-lack of meaning,or sense. So you can be foolish and be smart! A foolish smart person does not appear to be smart because or their irrational thoughts at that time. A stupid person is someone who doesn’t have sense to SHOW!
    My question to you: What does make one immoral,if Not God? How is good defined without God who is exceptionally good? How is good identified in a world without good?

  8. Krev says

    What’s foolish is not preparing your soul for eternity. If God is not in your life the devil will be happy to have your soul for eternity. No matter what you believe in or you don’t everyone is held accountable for their actions, and WILL face God’s judgement. Are you ready for Judgement Day? God’s wrath is not something to fool around with.

  9. Beth says

    A wise man put it this way… Wouldn’t you rather be a believer than to die and find out we were right and Heaven and Hell are SO real… And because of your actions here on earth condemned you to Hell… Plain and simple … For all you athiests out there even though you may curse His name the Lord loves you and He wants you to be with Him in HIs paradise … It’s not too late to change your mind… Your salvation is NOTHING to mess around with… I will be praying for you!

  10. Anubis D says

    Beth,
    That is what is known as Pascal’s Wager. It has been shown to be wrong for hundreds of years.
    As there are hundreds of religions in the world you would have to pray to all of them to ensure you were not going to one version of hell or another from another religion. Your religion has no more evidence than any other. They all have miracles, personal revelations and experiences just like yours.
    Most religions are exclusive, meaning that if you pray to other god(s) you will be punished. So you can not logically pray to all of them. You would be angering the ones that tell you not to, like yours.
    It’s an impossible circle of punishment no matter what you do. No matter what god(s) you are worshiping it might be the wrong one(s).
    But since all these religions have the exact same types of miracles, promises, revelations and experiences it is plain that either all of them are right or all of them are wrong.
    You decide.

  11. Dubya says

    A world without God isn’t what causes us to think high of ourselves, this inherent in human nature. A world with God is simply a manifestation of this solipsism.

    @Anubis D
    It’s true that Pascal’s wager has been shown to be wrong often enough, but it’s not the most important objection, which is that Pascal’s wager becomes completely irrelevant in the light that one cannot simply choose to believe in God.

  12. Rich says

    Rather telling that the first scriptural citation is “God” engaging in ad hominem. I guess his own arguments for his existence are pretty weak.

  13. christian says

    i always love the cultural ignorance those who follow the bible manifest. In a multicultural world with a variety of populations that arose concurrently arriving at a litany of theologies, thumpers love to say “this is the only book that’s right!” eschewing any other instance that not one other world religion adopts the views of the bible. i art learnt.

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