Matthew 24:1-51 (Part 4) – Non-Believer: What If You’ve Got It Wrong?

Posted: March 18, 2016 in Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 24:1-51 (Part 4)

Jesus Teaches about Being Watchful for His Return

There’s a few atheist jokes that I enjoy. This is the one I like the most of them all:

    An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

     The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

     “Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

     “Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

    The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.” To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”

…and then she went back to reading her book.

Do you find it most interesting that atheists who are against the existence of God talk as much about God as those who believe in the existence of God? When you are against something, that something is all you can talk about. Would it not make more sense for atheists to talk about what they do believe in? Oh, but wait, they do not believe in anything so they must rail against that which they do not believe in. They believe that the universe just spontaneously started on it is own with no outside agent involved, yet science tells us that everything in the universe is cause and effect. There is a reaction for every action. That everything that we see is the continuance of billions of years of actions and reactions. Yet, to begin it all, it just happened. No instigation. No action to cause the reaction. We must suspend our beliefs of the natural laws of science to get the universe started. The only logical conclusion to the argument about the beginning of the universe is that there was an outside agent to start it all. That outside agent was God. We can conjecture that it was not all we want but we will find when we have explained all science that God was there at the big bang. He instigated the big bang. He is the Intelligent Designer.

Explaining what caused the beginning of the universe is problematic for atheists for the very science and logic upon which they explain the entire universe must be dismissed to explain the very beginning of the universe. And it is even more illogical to claim that the universe has always existed. Life and existence and death are evident throughout creation, but yet we are supposed to believe that universe, the palate on which all this life, existence and death occurs, has always existed. Everything in the known universe has an origin and an end. Why is the universe itself any different? Thus, atheists will forever dance a dance around the beginnings of the universe for if they lose this argument, their belief in non-belief unravels. And what if we stupid Christians have got it right after all when the end of all things does actually come? Most atheists will grant you that Jesus the person existed. However, they currently will not cede to us that Jesus was God in the flesh. However, what if the atheists get it wrong in the end? What if we are right? Jesus says that the end will come and we who believe in Him will be victorious and that who have rejected Him will find out that they got it wrong and will be humbled where there is pride now. They will find that, as the little girl said to the atheist, they “don’t know shit!” This is what Jesus says, in Matthew 24:29-31:

 

29 “Immediately after the distress of those days

 

“‘the sun will be darkened,

    and the moon will not give its light;

the stars will fall from the sky,

    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

 

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

 

Are you willing to act as though God does not exist? Are you willing to bet your eternity on the fact that you cannot prove He exists? What if you’ve got it wrong? What if when you die something really does happen to our souls? What are you going to do then? You have rejected God and find out that He does actually exist and that there is a heaven and there is a hell. We will all find out the truth in one of two ways. We will find out at our own death if precedes the return of Christ or we find out the truth when Christ returns if it is before our own physical death. How do you wanna play this? What if you are wrong because you only believe what you can see and prove? What if there is an Intelligent Designer to all things? What if Jesus returns in the clouds and calls His people from the four winds to save them from the suffering and judgment to come? You cannot prove that this will not happen. You cannot prove that there is no heaven or no hell because as far as I know no one has been permanently dead (except Jesus) to ever come back and tell us whether all this is true or not. Atheist, agnostic, non-believer, if you believe only what you can prove, then how can you dismiss that which you cannot disprove. What if there is another plane of existence other than the consciousness that we know on this plane of existence? What if you have it wrong and there is an eternity where we spend it based on whether we have accepted or rejected Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord? What if after having railed against the existence of God, the prophecy of this passage comes true. What if? Are you willing to bet your eternity on the fact that they none of this Bible stuff is real and right and true? You might not be able to prove but you certainly can’t disprove it. What if you are wrong? Please consider the truth of Jesus Christ before it’s too late. I would hate for you to see Jesus coming in the clouds in all His glory to wrap things up here and to judge those who rejected Him and have to say, “I really don’t know shit! I got it wrong thinking in my pride that I had it right!”

 

Amen and Amen.

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