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Answering an Inquiry – TallBill



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From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: 11-22-2002
What follows is an answer to an inquiry regarding my tract (which the questioner called a “hand bill”), “Truth and Lies”. The questioner had asked about the atheist’s arguments.

Their tactics are adequately explained within the hand bill.

There is at least one reason that I equate atheists with cultists: in both cases they seek to lead you on a whirlwind tour of their interpretation of God's Word—without allowing you the time to settle down and study it honestly for yourself. They do so because they don't want you to know the Truth; they want you to follow them. They want you to follow them so that they feel better about walking the pathway to destruction that they have chosen to walk.

Their motivations, as always, are to shield themselves from the consequences of their choices. They choose to call the Truth a lie. They do so because they think that by so doing they may live as they wish without ever facing the consequences of their own chosen actions. The problem with such a belief is that it doesn't work; not even in this life. A person doesn't experience consequences without first having committed the actions that brought those consequences into their life. Denying consequences does not wipe them from one's life. Denying the fully loaded 53-footer does not prevent it from blasting you into eternity when you refuse to remove yourself from its onrushing path. Denying the Truth does not make the Truth a lie. The only thing such a choice shields you from is knowing and experiencing the Truth. Without the Truth you are constrained to live a life of lies and deceit, and because it is you who rejected the Truth, the only one you can blame is the one who rejected the Truth; the only one you can blame is yourself, because in your own life, it is you—and no one else—who rejected the Truth.

John 14:6 “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
At the end of the first chapter of John's account we have direct reference to Genesis 28:12, and a comparison makes it abundantly clear what Jesus is claiming: He is that staircase; He is that ladder; He is the Way. In the same way, if you want an immovable anchor in your life to which to hold, there is only one such anchor available, and Jesus makes that claim—clearly and unequivocally. At the beginning of John's account he makes it crystal clear who it was that created that which has been created. It is all brought together in the italicized verse I have quoted above.

I will not lead you on a whirlwind tour of my interpretation of the Scriptures. I will commend you to the Scriptures themselves, so that they may teach you the Truth—which, if you are open to it, they will do.

Never Forget to Pray!

"...prayer itself is an art which only the Holy Ghost can teach us. He is the giver of all prayer. Pray for prayer---pray till you can pray; pray to be helped to pray, and give not up praying because you cannot pray, for it is when you think you cannot pray that you are most praying. Sometimes when you have no sort of comfort in your supplications, it is then that your heart---all broken and cast down---is really wrestling and truly prevailing with the Most High."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, from the pamphlet, "Effective Prayer"



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From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: 03-11-2005
That's probably true for some people, they deny the truth. And since some atheist are just plain ignorant because they dont care I conclude this is common to all atheist - they don't want to know God.
But Jesus can save them too and if they don't believe they should at least believe the works.

Joh 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Psa 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

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