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Gerard de VosCreated by Gerard de Vos
on 19-02-2009
Category: Atheist related
There is probably no God

The following words are advertised on buses in London: ‘There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ This slogan is spilling over to other nations. The atheists responsible for this think they are achieving a goal. At the same time these slogans are also very good proof for the reality of God and the truth of the Bible.

1. Why is only the God of the Bible targeted? No mention is made of the gods of any other religions like Allah, Krishna, or Buddha. Why would that be? The Bible gives us the answer that there is a war against the God of the Bible. Jesus said: ‘They hated Me without reason’ (John 15:25). The war against God has no foundation, since God doesn’t promote injustice, hatred, murder, or insurrection.

2. The slogan is insinuating that God expects people to live moral lives. It explains that a person may only throw away moral restraint and do what he/she likes, if there is no God. The truth is that God has a judicial system just like all countries. Unbelievers do not like the idea of the coming judgment after death (Revelation 20:11-15). By their efforts, they prove the truth of what was written almost 3000 years ago: ‘Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples rage? The kings of the earth take their stand together, and the rulers gather together against the Lord and His anointed One. Let us break their chains, they say, and throw off their fetters’ (Psalm 2:1-3). Man has a built in conscience and we see it displayed by the advertisements on the buses.

3. In these slogans we witness the growing battle to destroy the faith of as many people as possible. Worldwide the opposition to Jesus and God is growing. Laws are made to prevent the teaching of the Bible. Many films, skeptics, atheists and hundreds of individuals and organizations fight to destroy faith in God. The idea of evolution is protected. Christ asked long ago: Will He find faith when He comes again at His second coming (Luke 18:8b)?

4. By advising people to ‘enjoy your life’ they are sending a subtle message that there is no life after death. Do whatever you like while you are alive, because there will be no eternal reward or punishment (that is until you die and find out you believed a lie).

These advertisements and those planned in other places, are an excellent proof for the truth of the Bible. Nobody wastes time and money on what is not true. If God did not exist, or was just a myth (like Horus, Dionysius, Zeus and others), nobody would have taken any notice of Him. One doesn’t beat a bush if nothing is there.

The advertisements are also a call to the church: do we live the life we should? Do we know our Scriptures? Can we give a rational account of our faith?

"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinth 1:27