Bible Study on Atheism

One Day while preparing a blog post on Reasoning & Inductive Bible Studies I came across a web-page that prepared an (inductive) bible study on Atheism and what the Bible says about Atheist.  The Bible Study tool was prepared by BIBLESEO: Free Bible Study Lessons and Topics.  Check it out Below

What does the Bible say about Atheism?

Bible Study Lesson:

The idea of God exists ever since the beginning of humankind. You go to any part of the world, and you will encounter some form or idea of God. And even though, their views of God may be world apart, it conveys the universal belief in the existence of God. But, is there God?  Does God exist? Who is God? Now, This is a vast subject. My goal here is not to prove the existence of God, but to demonstrate what Bible says about ‘the existence of God’.

god 150x150 What does Bible say about Atheism?

  • In today’s society, it is often cool to deny the existence of God. Many of the ‘Intellectuals’ do not believe in God and discard God as a wishful thinking or a human imaginations driven by fear of the unknown in ancient time, which has no value in today’s highly advanced society. Here is Bible’s answer to those who deny God.
  • “The fool says in his heart, ”There is no God.”- (Psalm 14:1)
  • Bible is very clear when it come to existence of God.
  • It is not
    • ignorant
    • illiterate
    • naive who thinks there is no God, but it is ‘the Fool’.
  • The definition of ‘Fool’
    • the one destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding
    • A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment
  • It is quite interesting that the very reason used to deny the existence of God, are used in Bible to prove its existence.
  • According to Bible, It is a matter of reason, common sense, intellect and judgment to believe in God. Only those who lack these basic characteristics can deny God!
  • Psalm 14 describes the consequences of “World without God”. It is interesting that Psalm 53 is identical to this Psalm. (probably, to drive the point home)
  • Jesus depicted the picture of ‘Rich Fool’ who thought to, “take life easy; eat, drink and be merry. But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” (Luke 12:18-20)
  • Paul also illustrated the consequence of deliberate denial of God in Romans. (Romans 1:21-23)
  • “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…” (Romans 1:21-22)

What are the consequences of “World without God”? (Psalm 14: 1-7, Romans 1: 18 -32, Romans 3: 9-17)

  • There is no one who does good!
  • No one understands or seek God.
  • All have turned away, know nothing.
  • They are corrupt, their deeds are vile.
  • No absolute sense of morality or justice
  • Depraved mind and body
  • These passages give us totally opposite picture of human race, than what we think about ourselves.
  • It is common belief that ‘Man is inherently good.’ ‘It is sin to call man sinner’ – Swami Vivekananda.
  • We think high of ourselves. But our idea of ‘good’ fall far shorter than absolute ‘good’ which God desires or is.
  • In conversation with rich ruler, Jesus brought the same issue, “No one is good except God alone. (Luke 18:19)
  • If we take God out of equation, our standard of goodness will never reach the absolute ‘goodness of God’.

So, what bible say about atheism? It portrays a picture of ‘Fool with no sense of Good’, and that is not a very good position!

About M. Rodriguez

When I first received Christ salvation, I made it a priority to read the whole bible and I did. But it was the Bible that made me question my faith. For I found it flawed and lacking. Due to this I launched a personal inquiry/investigation into my faith, and ultimately realized that the Christian God of the Bible was indeed man-made. Now I Blog about those findings and life after Christ.
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12 Responses to Bible Study on Atheism

  1. Daniel Vanderheyden U.K. says:

    Why bother? We know now that the bible is an historical and spiritual fraud anyway.

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  3. Robert says:

    “According to Bible, It is a matter of reason, common sense, intellect and judgment to believe in God. Only those who lack these basic characteristics can deny God!”

    Looking at most of the answers to “the atheist challenge”, this seems pretty spot on (man, some of those answers were *really* bad). But on the other hand, there clearly are some atheists who possess these characteristics. For some examples, see Mackie, Rowe, Law, Schellenberg, and Oppy (among others). So, what are your thoughts on that?

  4. well I actually have tended to pose an alternative view on that. And many of my Christians friends support this. That the unbeliever/atheist all have a knowledge of God, but the reject god because they are wicked or choose to reject god. This has been my typical response to things like this. And the bible even supports this notion..

    Romans 1:21.For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

    This is how the hardcore christian rationalizes unbelief.

    The reason I bring this up, is because this was an actual discussion. I had with some other Christians colleagues of mine at work. A few were like no you can’t rationalize or convince or proof the existence of god to an unbeliever. The other person said yes I think I can, if I prove to them that there worldview is wrong.

    To them the atheist is irrational and can’t be saved, they reject god….But now after much enlightenment and study… I would say the reason the unbeliever rejects the notion of a CHRISTIAN GOD, is because of Common Sense. All one needs is common sense, maybe some intellect to realize that there are some fundamental problems with the bible and the core of Christianity.

    • Atm says:

      no one can prove that god exists or does not exist it has more to do with a trust or confidence that result in a belief system such as atheism or christianity anyone who expects perfection in this world lacks common sense Many that call themselves us atheists are really bitter Christians in a state of despair Some are skeptics It is easy to know the difference

      • M. Rodriguez says:

        I would beg to differ. When a person defines a god as all-loving and all-powerful. Then we can deduce that type of god can’t coexist with the reality we live in.

        Or if we define god as being sinless and being the creator of all things; that god can’t exist either. for if a creator created sin and evil, that would be a sinful act.

        now if we have a vague definition Of god . Like god is love, god is hope or god is nature. Then no, it would be arrogant of us to say that god doesn’t exist. But a more concrete definition can be proved or disproved

  5. Tafacory says:

    “According to Bible, It is a matter of reason, common sense, intellect and judgment to believe in God. Only those who lack these basic characteristics can deny God!” – Now, in order for such a remark to be truthful we must compare how Theists and Atheist use reasoning skills and whatever else is associated with such skills in understanding other phenomena that fall outside of the realm of the religious/supernatural.

  6. Grundy says:

    Didn’t Jesus say “…whosoever shall say, ‘Thou fool,’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” Matthew 5:22. It was an opening bit of the sermon on the mount that basically made anger an equivalent sin to murder.

    • ignorantianescia says:

      Note that this is in the context of anger towards and conflict with fellow believers, not an injunction in general (not here).

  7. You can’t claim an objectivity without first acknowledging the Bible has no real objectivity to it. It is full of discrepancies. For instance, in the Gospel of John, Jesus died on the day of Passover. John is the latest of the Gospels, not considered synoptic, and therefore the most theological of the four. So, the author of the Gospel according to John was making a theological point by having Jesus be killed on the day of Passover (a day when lambs are slaughtered, driving home the point that Jesus was the Lamb that had to be slaughtered). However, in the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus is killed on the day of preparation for the Passover. So, which day was it?

    As you might have guessed, I wrote that to make a point. Using a bible-study to justify condescension to unbelievers is ridiculous. You could very easily, as so many have (including that nutty fascist Gibson and his father), use the New Testament to justify anti-antisemitism.

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