Atheists and the talking snake

One of the marks of atheists or skeptics is that they attack and reject the Bible (the Word of God). Atheists questioning BibleRemember that atheism is ‘rejection of belief in God or gods.’ 1 One would therefore expect that they would produce books or a book that would substantiate their claim.

 

Yet that doesn’t happen. Instead of proactively producing their own material, they ridicule and question the Bible. To them the Bible is logically not the product of a supernatural God. They agree with Dan Brown’s character in The Da Vince Code who said, ‘The Bible is the product of man, my dear. Not of God.’  2

 

One of the favourites of sceptics is to ridicule the talking snake in the Garden of Eden (‘that ancient serpent, called the devil or Satan’ 3). According to them, no modern human being can believe such nonsense. But ironically the serpent’s strategy to trip up Eve was very similar to that of atheists and sceptics today. What question did the serpent ask Eve in the garden? He began by saying, ‘Did God really say…?’ 4  The serpent questioned Eve about God’s words.

 

What do atheists and skeptics ask? Is there really a Creator? What are miracles? Can we be sure about the resurrection? Is heaven real? In other words, can we believe the Bible?

 

To summarise

The serpent questioned Eve about the words of God (for us today that means all the 66 books of the Bible). Atheists, sceptics and others do exactly the same. They also question the Word of God.

 

Conclusion

  • One can claim that the Bible is just an ordinary book, one among millions. Yet it is very, very strange that the people who deny it is the truth, are following the example of the archenemy of God to the tee.
  • That tells us something about the truth and predictive element of the Bible. What was written down almost 3,500 years ago, is faithfully carried out by God’s enemies today.

 

References

  1. Collins English Dictionary, Harper Collins Publishers, 2005
  2. Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, Corgi Books, 2003, page 312
  3. Revelation 12:9
  4. Genesis 3:1

 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

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