Atheists vs Christians

Q:  Why do Atheists and Christians hate each other?

I’ll be honest.  There was a time when I felt hatred particularly toward Atheists and I don’t know why.  Especially, after having had my own agnostic time.

Need the answer please.

ASK

Ask, Seek, Knock

Q: How do we ask GOD for what we want?

A:  Ask, Seek, Knock, A-S-K.  Jesus himself told us how to ask for what we need in Mathew 7:7-8;

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

He tells us plainly that it’s a 3 step process. First, we verbally ask him in prayer, out loud or in writing. Second, we must seek the answer. That means look around, go on a quest and do research. Third, we must knock “on doors”. The LORD is telling us to do something not just sit around watching TV. We have to knock on doors by trying out things, call up some people and maybe literally knock on some one’s door.

Q: “I asked GOD last Thursday for something but I didn’t get an answer!  Why not?”

A: Doing these 3 things, Ask, Seek, Knock, requires persistence over time. That means we have to keep it up and follow the process. In time, He assures us that EVERYONE who asks will receive an answer. The answer may be “Yes”, “No” or “This is how to do it.” but Jesus guarantees that EVERYONE who asks will RECEIVE an answer. The ONE who seeks FINDS what he is looking for.  The LORD uses the singular “one” instead of the plural “everyone” for seeking because not everyone will go on the quest to look and if it is meaningful we must go on a quest.  To the ONE who knocks on the door, GOD will open the door for him.  Again, the singular “one” is used with knocking because that’s more work and the majority of people will not get out and knock on doors.

Notice, that the LORD does not say, “Maybe receive… if you find it… the door might be opened” but instead He says, “Will be”. That’s called a guarantee!

Q: What if I ask Him for a better job but I don’t get it?

A: Jesus goes on to say in Mathew 7:9-11 ,

Is there anyone among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Even though, we are evil we still give our children what they ask for. He is saying that Father GOD is not evil and wants to give us good things. His nature is totally different from ours. Our nature is evil but the nature of GOD is pure and wholesome. This again backs up His guarantee that we WILL receive what we ask for when we follow the three step process of Ask, Seek, Knock.

God Who?

Q: Who is GOD?

This is a question I’ve asked myself many times (see My Story page).  I’ve been largely agnostic until I decided that I wanted to know God, however, God didn’t turn out to be who I wanted Him to be.

A: Jesus / Y’SHUA

Q: How can you be so sure God is Jesus? Based on what?

A: Based on His miracles up to the present day (see Miracles of Jesus), the numerous prophecies about His life death and resurrection from thousands of years before He came (see Prophecies of Jesus), His words of forgiveness and restoration (see Forgiveness and Restoration) and not self-actualization. [self-actualization means we can get to heaven by ourselves] His prophecies that have come true and are coming true today, His claim to be God and his demonstration by doing what no one else could ever do – resurrect from the dead, the way he cares for a looser like me and the miracles He worked for me. For example, He took away the intense emotional pain that I felt throughout my life and He will never let me kill myself.

Ivan Aivazovsky's painting Walking on Water (1888)

Ivan Aivazovsky’s painting Walking on Water (1888) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)