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Have you ever thought about atheism within the church? Atheism is the doctrine that there is no deity (God). A person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being is an atheist; basically, it is a person who doesn’t believe that God exists. Now think about people, maybe even ourselves, who come to church. They might even give some of their time to serving others, but they compartmentalize the rest of their lives. To really believe in God means to believe in His Word (the Bible) and to purpose to act on it. I have heard of this term “sexual atheist”; now think about the 63% of people who attend church and will either plan on or will have sex outside of marriage and believe that it’s ok when God’s Word says that it’s absolutely wrong. What does that say for people who claim that they believe in God, come to church, but think it is ok to indulge in sex before marriage? How about the people who attend church and profess to believe God but yet year after year they don’t give their tithe or give offerings? I think the term “financial atheist” would be appropriate. You believe in God until you either want to do something or don’t want to do something.
Nobody is perfect, but to knowingly go against God and His Word is a very dangerous place to be. To compartmentalize our lives, to separate them based on our own desires, to ignore God, and to categorize my life in such a way that permits me to live a double life, is not what God wants or desires. It’s dangerous ground. Let’s be people who believe in God in every area of our lives. Luke 6:46-49
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 9:47 AM MDT
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