Hello, how has your day been?
Amontos: It has been alright thanks. What about you?
It has been well. We would like to invite you to come to church tomorrow. Do you believe in God at all?
Amontos: No, I don't. I am atheist.
Is there any reason why you do not believe in God? (Then his ignorance began to show)
Amontos: Why should I believe in someone who does not exist? There is no proof of God. If God is the creator of all things, who created God? Christianity is just a religion.
No. Christianity is more than just a religion. It is your personal relationship with God. It is more about your faith than following a set of rules. The bible says in John 3: 16 that "for God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that whosoever BELIEVES in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Amontos: Well if Christianity is more than just a religion, why are people forced to go to church? I have got some African flatmates who say that when they were younger, their parents would force them to go to church. My mum is Christian, and she wears the cross and goes to church occasionally, but I do not believe.
Again, it is not going to church that makes you a Christian. It is your faith. God sees the heart of every man and He sees how sinful we are. He knows everything. So if you wear the cross, or go to church but have not faith in Him, it is in vain.
Amontos: Well if God sees everything and knows everything, I also know everything, so I know God.
Do you believe in heaven and hell?
Amontos: No, I don't. If God is a good God, why would he punish people? So it means He is not a good God or He does not care about people. Why should I believe in such a being?
God loves you. That is why he sent Jesus to die for you. There is a place called Heaven, and there is a place called Hell. All men have sinned, and the result of sin is eternal death. However, God has made a way for us through Jesus Christ, so that we will have eternal life. All it takes is your faith. Jesus said, except a man be born again, He cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. He said I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man gets to the father except through me. So all it takes to escape hell is faith in Jesus.
Amontos: Heaven and Hell does not exist. This is all there is.
Well Amontos, God says if you seek Me, you will find Me. So I would advise you to sincerely seek God and I am sure you will find Him. Take your questions to Him and you will find answers. Can we just say a short prayer with you?
Amontos: Yeah that's fine.
(And they prayed)
If you believe in Christ, you can probably see the great ignorance and lack of knowledge that Amontos had. If you do not, I'll point it out.
First – there is no proof of God. When you are able to describe what the breeze you feel looks like, then maybe 'the proof of God' would become necessary.
Second – Christianity is a religion. There are many religions in the world. Christians have theirs, but what matters more is the faith. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3: 5
Third – Why are people forced to go to church? Well, that almost sounds like a criminal act. But going to church will not cause any harm to you. As for the African housemates, I am so sure that their parents only meant well for them. And if they have grown to complain about that, they are also ignorant.
Fourth – My mum wore the cross, and went to church occasionally. Clear evidence that you have the wrong idea of Christianity because of your mum.
Fifth – I also know everything, so I know God. That's just a very foolish thing for anyone to say, especially a university student like Amontos.
Lastly – Why would God punish people? Why would you support the idea of imprisonment for thieves, murderers, paedophiles, and other criminals? I am sure you do.
I wish the best for Amontos, and I hope He finds God. That would be the best thing that would happen to him. If you ask some unlearned questions like Amontos, why not try seeking God through His word. Read the Holy Bible. Seek understanding from a Bible-believing church, and Draw near to God. God loves you, and He wants you to come to Him. You are the one that have taken so long, running away, making excuses, and condemning God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
COME TO JESUS TODAY, HE IS WAITING FOR YOU!!!