Stop Arguing With Atheists.
A few weeks back I sent out a tweet and somehow it ended up in the atheist group. For about three days straight I was bombarded with insults from their members. Their messages were cruel and vicious and if I didn’t understand spiritual warfare, I would have wasted my time engaging in a battle with these people.
God desires for everyone to be saved; however, there are some who will never believe in God and that He sent His Son to die on behalf of mankind. It was evident that many of the responses to the tweet came from a place of anger. People are unable to understand how a supposedly loving God can allow such evil to continue in the world. This is a valid argument and I actually believe that they are rightly justified in dismissing the notion of a God, especially if they have personally experienced or know others who have experienced tragedy. This is a question that has been asked since the beginning of time, I wrote a blog post about it here. And we will not know the answer to that question until Christ returns.
Some atheists genuinely want to understand our belief in God, as far as they are concerned, since we can’t see Him, how can we prove He exists? And there are some atheists, (like the ones I encountered in this twitter group), who simply hate God and everyone who believes in Him. They spend much of their spare time trolling Christian forums picking arguments for the sake of it.
The devil has got one job, and that is to steal, to kill and to destroy (John 10:10). One of the things he wants to steal is our time, and he will assign people to waste it. I could have spent days going back and forth with the atheists from the Twitter group, but it would have been a waste of my time. Instead, I deleted the messages and blocked the people sending them.
When I first got saved, I was so excited about Jesus I was running around telling everyone. But the reality is there are some people who are not interested, and they never will be.
If you don’t have any discernment, the devil will have you wasting time ministering to people who God has not sent you to. Click To Tweet
If you don’t have any discernment, the devil will have you wasting time ministering to people who God has not sent you to. Before you know it, you are exhausted, and you don’t know why.
Believers are passionate about their God and that’s great. But God doesn’t need anyone to defend Him, He can do that all by Himself! Yes, we must all have a ready answer for why we believe in Christ; however, when an atheist is being antagonistic, don’t waste your time engaging with them.
May God bless the hearers and the doers of His word.