A Few Words on Atheism

Atheism has four primary forms. Typically, classical atheism denies the existence or reality of the God of a nation, and philosophical atheism tries to disturb faith in the existence of God, dogmatic atheism says there is no God or gods, and practical atheism is to live as if there was no God.

Common to all forms of atheism is the lack of complete knowledge to say “there is no God” because it is an absolute statement that is sustainable only if it can be evidenced through reasonable means, including absolute knowledge.

If the statement is modified to, “To the best of my knowledge, there is no God!” then one is open to the possibility that one’s knowledge is incomplete.

By modifying the statement to “At least to my knowledge, there is God “, the situation leans towards agnosticism: a belief that God does not exist because there is a lack of evidence both for and against God’s existence.

In these statements, both atheism and agnosticism speak of God, who exists independently of their current conceptualisation of God. Both are inherently subject to discovering what is presently not known, Someone that already is. God already is, has been and will always be. He is only one Person with absolute knowledge and will not deny His existence.

Everything we know about God has been revealed to us by God, which is why all practising Christians are technically theologians, theology being the science that deals with the study of God, particularly the study of the revelation of God (theos + logos). The more we study and learn about God, the deeper our faith is.

Dear brother/sister, I want to encourage you to stand firm in your faith and may this be an evangelical message to a world that needs Jesus.

God bless,

Craig.

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