Guess we should respectfully respond to em with: Nothing nowhere created everything everywhere from nothing nowhere.
You know, them not believing doesn't make the God who created them and everything.. go away. It also sadly doesn't make their sin-habits and the consequence go away. I feel like I can relate to these friends... do understand em some cuz I was once one of em. Yes, the mocker (me) has become the mockee. : )
I'd say that Mr. Lu-Cifer and his gang of fallen-angel-minions must have been fairly clever to go deceive so many people here, and subsequently putting so many counterfeit believers around us (real haters wearing Christ's name, committed to Westboro Baptist "church-going," (yeah, some look all pious on the outside, but are lost as lizards if ya will on the inside - dead inside), you know, and traditional religious church-goers (merely nominal Christians), and Mormons, and Jehovah Witnesses, those who call themselves "spiritual" but twist or reject the Scriptures and the Bible Jesus, etc).
That kinda makes it hard to distinguish who the real believers with God's real Gospel Message are huh. Listen, please don't become all anti-God and Bible just cuz some people refuse to stop and look at the facts, or because gobs of poorly taught.. or refuse-to-believe-and-practice what the Bible actually teaches ..kind of mean religious mobs are on the increase out there.
The study of hermeneutics shows us there is only one way to properly interpret any literature, so biblical hermeneutics in this illiterate culture is what's needed more than ever before. I remember as a kid growin' up in Southern California how I used to receive the many different types of tracts from people in cults, or from those in Islam, and I'd also look around at all the whacko-dead-money-hungry-religious-church-folk too.. the so called Christians as they'd say.. and I'd get kinda confused about Christianity.
But today there seems to be even more of em out there...cuz where in the last of the last days I think. Ever seen those full-on haters out picketing at the funerals of our fallen vets? Such sin! So wrong! God hurts and weeps with those weeping, but not them. The religious leaders of
Does genuine love for God and people mark you life personally? Just remember if you come across a counterfeit bill, that only means there's a genuine bill somewhere out there. Recall what Jesus said about recognizing them by their fruit. The Bible says, “..the fruit of the Spirit is L O V E, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23 nkjv emph mine.
He warned us of fake saints, poser-disciples, and those false teachers saying, "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” Matt. 7:13-23
Choose to be and live real in the Lord 24/7/365. Living confused or deceived while deceiving others - that's just waste of time. It's a waste of your life and a waste of others lives as well. May I ask... are you an Atheist with some honest questions? Read...