The Atheist and the Believer

An Atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and…

Prof: So you believe in God?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal Him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then? Hmm? (Student is silent.)

Prof: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From…God…

Prof: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil? (Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it . (There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light…..But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the face that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir… The link between man and God is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving and alive.

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Hell is a real place

When was the last time (if ever) that you heard “Hell” mentioned during your church service?

Does your minister, teacher, preacher, pastor, ‘vicar’, ‘priest’, or whatever else they might call thenselves ever warn people about the place called Hell, and how NOT to go there?

If you ask them about Hell, would they even go so far as denying that such a place even exists, clearly going against God’s word?

Most church leaders are too afraid to mention Hell, through fear of losing people in the church. They are more interested in numbers and not offending people than they are at giving the plain, undilluted truth of God’s word – that Hell exists, and ALL unsaved people will go there if they die in their sins.

Don’t let your ‘leader’ lie to you anymore. Ask them about the reality of Hell, and see how they answer. If they deny it, then get out of there! If they don’t, then get them to mention it more in the weekly sermon messages and Bible studies!

Where is Hell?

I absolutely understand that people can look at certain places on this earth and think that that’s Hell. War zones, over-populated run down areas, prisons, hospitals, even living in an abusive marriage.

Many people, mostly the unsaved, say that “Heaven is on earth as Hell is on earth – it’s whatever you make of your life and how you live it”.

Well, please explain to me then what a saved, blood-washed, born again, Bible-believing Christian in prison for Christ’s sake in some intolerant country, and facing the death penalty, is doing in ‘Hell’?

And while you are at it, please also explain to me what the unsaved multi-millionaire business entrepreneur enjoying all the material riches the world has to offer, is doing in ‘Heaven’? Because if they are ‘in Heaven on earth’, then what’s a Christ-rejecting, worshipper of idols, lover of the world doing ‘in Heaven’?

No dear friend, the Bible makes it very clear that Heaven and Hell are not “what you make it in this life”, they are REAL PLACES in eternity.

The Bible tells us that:

  • Hell is beneath our feet
  • The direction to Hell is down
  • Hell can enlarge its size to receive people
  • One can conceivably dig into Hell
  • Hell is a place of fire and torment
  • Hell is likened to a furnace of fire where there is weeping and wailing

These facts (and many others in the Bible) indicate that there is weeping and wailing from the pains of Hell going on right under our feet at this very moment.

Of course, these poor lost souls are not in their natural bodies, but they are in some form of a body since the Rich Man in Luke chapter 16 had eyes, a tongue, and could feel tormenting flames.

What is Hell like?

A lake of fire – Revelation 20:15

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

A devouring fire and everlasting burnings – Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

A bottomless pit – Revelation 20:1

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

A furnace of fire – Matthew 13:41-42

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

A place of torments – Luke 16:23

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Where they curse God – Revelation 16:11

And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

Where they can never repent – Matthew 12:32

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

A place where they have no rest – Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

A place of everlasting punishment – Matthew 25:46

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

A place of blackness of darkness forever – Jude 13

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

A place where they gnaw their tongues – Revelation 16:10

And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

A place where their breath will be a living flame – Isaiah 33:11

Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, [as] fire, shall devour you.

A place prepared for the devil and his angels – Matthew 25:41

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

A lake of fire which the Antichrist & False Prophet are cast alive – Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

A place which the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever – Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

A place where they drink the wine of the wrath of God – Revelation 14:10

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

A place where they do not want their loved ones to come – Luke 16:28

For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

A place where there are murders, liars, the fearful and abominable – Revelation 21:8

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

2. GET Authorized

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Psalms 12:6-7)

Archaeology, astronomy, health, history, mathematics, numerology, nutrition, prophecy, science, the list goes on… The world changes, but the living, indestructible word of God – the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible – NEVER changes; it is preserved forever!

People have tried to destroy it, to ban it, to alter it, to dismiss it, to deny it, to reject it, to mock and persecute those who believe it, but it remains the best-selling Book of all time! Why? Because it’s God’s Book.

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Do you love the Lord Jesus Christ and His word?

Your answer, without hesitation, should of course be “YES!”.

So if that is the truth, then would you read a ‘Bible’ that:

  • attacked the diety of the Lord Jesus Christ?
  • altered and removed the simple plan of salvation?
  • said that the Lord Jesus Christ was the fallen one from Heaven and not Satan?
  • called God a liar?

Your answer this time, without hesitation, should of course by “NO!”.

Well Christian friend, if you are reading anything other than the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible (God’s inspired and preserved word), then you ARE in fact reading one of those so-called ‘Bibles’.

You see, EVERY version of the ‘Bible’ since God preserved His word in the Authorized Version King James Bible, is a perverted, Satanic counterfeit. They are riddled with errors, deletions, changes, contradictions, and blasphemes. These counterfeits only exist to MAKE MONEY for the people that are involved in them and the companies that publish them.

Take a look at this short video:

And this video:

Now take a quick look at this counterfeit ‘checklist’ PDF:

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The so-called ‘NEW’ King James Bible is probably the most deceptive translation ever released. The NKJV (as it is known) counterfeit is NOT a King James Bible at all. Watch this video to see why:

Christian friend, DON’T be deceived by the enemy who does not want you holding, reading, and studying God’s Only Book.

  • The Authorized Version King James Holy Bible is God’s ONLY Book. He is NOT the author of confusion.
  • It is 100% PERFECT – NO errors, NO contradictions.
  • It is the Final Authority on all matters of faith and practice.
  • It has 100% fulfilled prophecy to date.
  • To understand it, you must be born-again, and you must rightly divide it.

What God says about His word

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: – 2 Timothy 3:16

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. – 2 Peter 1:20-21

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. – Psalms 12:6-7

For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. – Psalms 118:89

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. – Matthew 24:35

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. – 1 Corinthians 14:33

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. – John 17:17

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. – John 12:48
NOTE: We will be judged on the AV Bible.

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. – Deuteronomy 4:2
NOTE: First of three warnings in Scripture about changing the words of God.

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. – Proverbs 30:6
NOTE: Second of the three warnings.

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. – Revelation 22:18-19
NOTE: Third of the three warnings.

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? – Genesis 3:1
NOTE: Satan questioned God’s word, and Eve then added to and substracted from it. Satan has been changing, altering, removing, adding to God’s word since the beginning of time. See also Mat. 4:6.

For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. – 2 Corinthians 2:17
NOTE: And it still continues today with all these modern, new, revised so-called Bibles.

Make sure you are reading God’s word, the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible.

THINK ON THIS: If you deny the word of God (the AV Bible), you also deny the Word of God (Jesus Himself!).

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. – John 1:1, 14


Some websites to learn more

How to KNOW you are going to Heaven when you die

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God … Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. – John 3:3, 7

If you were to die right now, where would you go? Heaven or Hell? Watch this short video to find out.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – John 14:6

The Holy Bible declares that nothing can save you except faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. You can do nothing to earn eternal life; you can only receive it by trusting in the work Christ has ALREADY done!

And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. – Acts 13:39

You cannot be righteous enough to gain eternal life. Therefore, the only way you can receive it is to be given righteousness as a gift.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 6:23

You receive this gift of life and righteousness when you believe the Lord Jesus Christ took all your sins on Himself, and paid for them with His death and shed blood on the cross.

You do not receive eternal life by trying to live right or by doing good works. You can only receive it by believing the record God has given of His Son. Remember, if you disagree with these statements you are calling God a liar.

He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. – 1 John. 5:10

God, through Christ, has provided the means of being saved and going to Heaven, but your eternal destiny depends upon YOUR choice.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. – 1 John 3:18

Doesn’t it make sense to believe for your salvation on the ONLY person to come back from the dead never to die again? Why not receive Him today so you can be sure of missing the horrors of Hell and go to Heaven when you die!

God loves you, and He went to great lengths to provide you salvation, but you MUST repent and accept it for yourself.

Oh please dear friend, accept Christ and the payment He has made on your behalf! There is no way you can pay the price yourself. If you accept His payment you can KNOW you have eternal life!

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life. – 1 John 5:13