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The Atheist Test

The Atheist Test

The theory of the Evolution of the Coca-Colasoft drink can.

Billions of years ago, a big-bang produced a large molten  rock. As the rock  cooled, sweet brown liquid formed on its surface.  As time passed, aluminium formed itself into a can, a lid and a tab. Millions of years later, red and white  paint fell from the sky and formed itself into the words  'Coca Cola  600ml'.

Of course this theory is a bit of an insult to your  intellect, because  you know that if the Coca Cola can is  made, there must have  been a maker. If  it is functionally designed, there must be a designer. The alternative, that it all happened by chance or accident, is a move into an  'intellectual free zone'.

The banana must be an Atheist's nightmare

Note that the banana:
       1) is shaped for the hand
       2) has a non-slip surface
       3) has outward dynamic indicators of product quality:
            Green- too early,Yellow-just right, Black- too late.
       4) has a tab for wrapper removal
       5) is perforated on wrapper
       6) bio-degradable wrapper
       7) is shaped for the mouth
       8) has a point on top for easy  entry
       9) pleasing taste
     10) is curved toward the face to make the eating  process easy

To say that the banana happened by accident is even more unintelligent than to say that no-one designed the Coca Cola can.

Test 1 - The person who thinks the Coca Cola can had no designer is:
       A = intelligent
       B =  foolish
       C = has an ulterior motive for denying the obvious

Did you know that the human eye has 40-Million nerve endings, the focusing muscles move an estimated  100-Thousand times each day, and the retina contains 137-Million light sensitive cells?

Charles Darwin said 'To suppose that the eye could have been formed by natural  selection, seems I freely  confess, absurd  in the highest degree'. If man cannot begin to make a functional human eye, how can anyone of  right mind believe that eyes formed by mere chance? In fact, man cannot make anything from  nothing. We don't know how to do it. We  can re-create, reform, develop .... but we cannot create even  one grain of sand from nothing.  Yet the eye is only a small component part of the most sophisticated part of  creation - the human body.

George Gallup, the famous statistician said 'I could prove God statistically; take  the human body alone; the  chance that all the functions of the  individual would just happen, is a statistical monstrosity'.

Albert Einstein said, 'Everyone who is  seriously interested in the pursuit of science  becomes convinced that a  spirit is manifest in the laws of the  universe - a spirit vastly superior to man, and one in the face of  which our modest powers must feel humble'.

Test two
      
1) do you know of any building that didn't have a builder?
       2) do you know of any painting that didn't have a painter?
       3) do you know of any car that didn't have a maker? 

If you answered YES for any - please give details

Could I convince you that I dropped 50 oranges into the air which would fall into 10 rows of 5 oranges? The  logical conclusion to the viewer of  those 10 rows of 5 oranges, is that someone with an intelligent mind  placed them there.

The odds that 10 oranges could fall by accident into a straight line is mind-boggling, let alone 5 rows of 10.

Test 3
      
1) From any atom in the Universe, is there order? Y/N
       2) Did this order happen by accident ? Y/N
       3) or must there have been an intelligent mind? Y/N
       4) what are the odds of 50 oranges falling by chance into 5 rows
            of 10 oranges? 'number'

The declaration 'There is no God' is what is known as an absolute statement. For an absolute statement to  be true, the declarer must have absolute knowledge.

Here is an absolute statement: 'There is no gold in China.'

Test 4
What do I need for that declaration to be  true?
      
1) No knowledge of China
       2) Partial knowledge of China
       3) Absolute knowledge of China

       3) is the only true choice for the declaration to be true. I must
           know that there is no gold in China or the  statement
           becomes incorrect
.

To say 'There is no God,' and to be correct in the statement, I must be omniscient.    I must know how many hairs are upon  every head, every thought of every heart, every detail of history,  every atom within every rock....  nothing is hidden from my eyes.... I know the intimate details of the  secret love-life of the fleas on the back of the black cat of  Napoleon's great-grandmother. To make the absolute statement, 'There is no God,' I must have absolute knowledge that there isn't one.

Let's say that a 'pie chart' represents the complete knowledge of the Universe, and let's assume that you have an incredible 1% of all of that knowledge. Is it  possible that in the 99% of knowledge that you haven't yet come across, there is ample evidence to prove that God does indeed exist?

If you are reasonable, you will have to say, 'Having the limited knowledge I have at present, I believe that  there is no God.' In other words you don't know if God exists, so you really aren't an 'atheist you are what is commonly known as an 'agnostic .' You are like a man who looks at a portrait painting and doesn't know if there was a painter.

Test 5
The man who sees a building and doesn't know if there was a  builder is:
      
1) intelligent
       2) being foolish
       3) has an ulterior motive

Perhaps you have questions that hold you back from faith.

First, almost every question that you have about suffering humanity, etc. can be adequately answered.

Second, we have faith in plenty of things that we don't understand. Did you  understand fully the process of  Television before you ever turned it  on? No! You took a step of faith and turned it on, and after it worked, understanding how it worked probably wasn't that important. We accept  that there are unseen television  waves right in front of our eyes. We  can't see them because they are invisible to us. For them to be  processed for our use, we need a receiver, then we can enjoy the  experience of television.

God is not flesh and blood. He is an eternal Spirit-immortal and invisible. Like the television waves, he  cannot be experienced until the 'receiver' is switched on.

Here is something that you may find hard to believe: Jesus said, 'He who  has My commandments and  keeps them, he it is who loves Me, and  who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and  manifest Myself to him,' (John 14:21).

Either that is true or it isn't. Jesus Christ says that he will manifest  himself to anyone who obeys Him. Approach  the subject in the same way that you  approached your first experience of television. Just take a small step  of faith. If it works, enjoy it - if it doesn't, forget it.

Or have you an ulterior motive? Could it be that the 'atheist' can't find God for the same reason that the  thief can't find a policeman? Could it  be that your love of sin is clouding your good-judgement?

If the Bible is true and Jesus Christ has 'abolished death and bought life and immortality to light through the  Gospel, then you owe it to yourself just to check it out. Here is how to do that:

Test 6
With a tender conscience, check out this list of the Ten Commandants:
      
1) I have always loved my Creator with all my heart, mind, soul
            and strength? Y /N
       2) have I ever made a god in my own image - suiting myself? Y/N
       3) have I ever use God's name in vain? Y/N
       4) have I kept the Sabbath holy? Y/N
       5) have I honoured my parents implicitly? Y/N
       6) have I murdered (God considers hatred as murder)? Y/N
       7) have I committed adultery (includes pre-marital sex and lust)?
            Y/N
       8) have I stolen or cheated(the value is irrelevant)? Y/N
       9) have I lied (including fibs and false answers to these questions)?
            Y/N
     10) have I coveted (been greedy or materialistic)? Y/N

If you have broken one Law, then you have sinned against God and therefore condemned yourself to  death, 'for the penalty of any sin is death.'

We are all guilty of breaking these Commandments. Listen to the voice of  your conscience and let it remind  you of some of the sins of your past.  We aren't perfect as we are commanded to be (Matthew 5:28), and neither is  our heart pure. On Judgement Day our transgressions will be evidence of our shame.

Think of it: God has seen every sin we have ever committed. We share our thought-life with Him.

We are guilty of violating His Law a multitude of times, yet if we truly  repent and accept Jesus Christ as our  Lord and Saviour, God will forgive us  because Jesus fully paid for all those sins 2-Thousand years ago and our sins will be remembered no more.

His death on the cross satisfied the Law we so blatantly broke, and at the same time demonstrated how  much this Great and Just God loves us - 'For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,  that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.' His shed blood on that cross is the only thing that can make you clean in the sight of a Holy God.... as  though you had never sinned.

God doesn't want you to go to Hell! Please, forget your arguments, repent, put your trust in Jesus and be  saved from God's wrath.

Make Psalm 51 your prayer, then read the Bible each day and obey what you read; God will never let you down.

Adapted from 'God doesn't believe in Atheists' by Ray Comfort.

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