Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Atheists and Words of Speech

Have you ever thought about how limited your speech would be if you were an Atheist? Let's face it, many of the phrases that we use in conversation to make a point come directly from the Bible. Consider a few:

"It is more blessed to give than to receive" - Acts 20:35
"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" - Matthew 26:41
"Render therefore unto Caesar..." - Mark 12:17
"Turn the other cheek" - Matthew 5:39
"Do unto others..." - Matthew 7:12

This is very short list. Each of these phrases comes from the Son of God Himself. A deeper examination of the Biblical text would literally reveal hundreds if not thousands of phrases, words, and ideas that originate from holy Scripture. Think also of:

"The Good Samaritan"
"The Patience of Job"
"Cross Bearing"
"A House Divided"

and many more...but Atheists would not want to use these phrases, because in doing so they are admitting the validity of the source...

Atheists also have a hard time emphasizing anything they want to say. They may have no problem with swearing, because they are not worried about what the Bible teaches on the subject. But could they take God's name in vain, or swear by his name or anything created?

The Hebrew writer points out, "For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute." ~ Hebrews 6:16

An Atheist cannot really commit to an oath, because in doing so they would have to swear by something greater than self. To take God's name in vain or to swear by anything other than one's own self, is full acceptance of a higher power to whom all men must eternally answer.

Christians are very fortunate. They can simply tell the truth and live the truth and hold nothing back. They can speak and live freely in a world that functions as God would have it. But Atheists are severely limited. They simply don't have much to say.

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God" ~ Deuteronomy 8:3

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