Most atheists are highly intelligent. But, what they say is stupid and how they act is hardly intellectual. Indeed, they are irrational, because they will not acknowledge what their eyes and senses tell them. They have to willingly and deliberately say “There is no God”, against all facts. And you know what God says about that – “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1a).
The man who says there is no God, then, is a fool, or nabal. That is, he is senseless, vile…. and stupid. That is what nabal means, and that is what God says. Even worse, “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Romans 3:18). God says this because they are not righteous “no, not one” (verse 10). “There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God”. (verse 11).
What atheism does is bring people down to the level of the worst-case-scenario and the lowest denominator. Because atheists think there is no God (against all rationality), theirs is a life based only on themselves and their meagre intellect. It is meagre because it is nothing compared to the mind of God, and to the mind of those who are saved. The same can be said of Christians who ignore God’s precepts.
Am I saying that the saved all have better IQs? No. I am saying that a high intelligence does not necessarily result in a high intellect, when that intellect is aimed downward, away from God. God is heaven-ward, therefore all atheists can only point downward, to the earth and all its depravity. Can Christians, then, laugh at the ineptitude of atheists, or claim to be better? No, they cannot, for “are we better than they? No, in no wise…” because “all (are) under sin”.
Because atheists do not acknowledge God, they are bound for hell. And when on this earth, their minds are obsessively rooted in defying Him and what He says. That is why so many are academics who lead the way in this defiance, as theologians, historians and physical scientists. Highly intelligent, but without genuine intellect; very clever, but stupid. It is factual statement, not an insult.
How can they be so stupid? Atheists love to proclaim their mental independence, and trumpet that they choose to not believe in God. But, this is only true in a very limited human sense. In reality, they have chosen nothing! This is because they are bound to obey their “father, the devil”. “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do…” (John 8:44). So, we can tell atheists the truth repeatedly, but they cannot understand, even if they are ‘Bible scholars’ (as I say elsewhere, an ‘atheist Bible scholar’ is an oxymoron). Even Christ could not persuade men whose father is the devil: “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not… And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?” (John 8:45,46).
The reason atheists are stupid is that they belong to their father, the devil, and he has a vested interest in keeping men stupid. But, those who belong to God are different: “He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (verse 47).
Therefore, atheists are stupid because they are blinded by Satan to believe a lie. They are unable to acknowledge God, because their intelligence has been usurped by Satan… but, they have no idea this is so! They fondly think they are in control of their own destiny and minds, but are, in essence, rats caught in a maze, unable to escape. They run around crazily, and many resort to immorality, unhealthy options, and lame academic behaviour. They utter irrational and stupid things, under the delusion that what they say is sound. But, it is only ‘sound’ in their maze, in the prison made for them by Satan.
Satan controls their minds and decisions. He guides them on a path of intellectual destruction, so that they will not understand God, nor will they accept God’s plan for the world. It is why their academic utterances are so foolish and irrational.
Even when their stupidity is uncovered, they refuse to accept they are being stupid. Instead, they carry on as normal, pretending they are right! Now, that is extreme stupidity! You might think I am being pompous or arrogant, but I am not. These men and women tend to very intelligent and have highly-placed academic positions. But, even so, they are stupid according to God. We cannot boast of being better, because until God saved us we were just as stupid, just as irrational.
Nevertheless, no Christian can let an atheist get away with his irrationality, when he affects the minds of others – students, peers, the public, and even Christians. They must be roundly denounced. But, we must also tell them that the God they shun is the only One Who can relieve them of their hell-bound state, and the misery they live in. They always publicly deny it, but atheists have all got miserable lives. When God is not in a life, the person is miserable and forlorn, for there is no hope.
Sadly, though atheists deny God and even hate Him, they will meet that same ‘mythical’ God personally at the end of time. They will not just evaporate and disappear – God will sentence them to eternal hell. Do not, then, think atheists will ‘get away with it’. They will not! Their tickets on the ‘hell express’ are bought and ready to be collected. The scorns they used against God and His people will go with them. They will rant – it will do them no good.
Some will, praise God, be regenerated, and so will leave behind their irrational stupidity. But, the majority will scorn their way to hell. Do not, then, be awed by their ideas and statements, for they are… stupid. Do not follow their example.
© March 2011
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