“And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, so that, as it is written, Let the one who boats, boast in the Lord ( 1 Cor. 1:30).”
I lived in the beautiful city of Louisville, Kentucky for three years of my life, studying at Southern Seminary. A group of us friends had an apologetics outreach to the University of Louisville, engaging philosophical debate with atheists about the meaning of the universe.
After deep reflection and argumentation from the theist position, the smartest atheist in the group stood up and said, “I have heard enough. I don’t care about all your arguments. I care about your Christ. Why don’t you Christians act like Him by demonstrating love towards other?”
I was shocked. I thought he wanted concrete, empirical evidence to validate God. Instead, he wanted a subjective, meaningful experience of truth.
Billy Graham once stated, “The secret of the power of Christianity is not in its ethics. It is not in Christian ideas or philosophy, although Christianity has a philosophical set of ideas. The secret of Christianity is found in a person, and that person is the Lord Jesus Christ.
That’s exactly what my atheist friend was looking for. An interpersonal, vibrant worldview filled with meaning, beauty, and purpose. If you are looking for a worldview like this, it’s found in the God-Man, Jesus Christ—who stepped into His own creation, died for the sins of the world—and rescued us from the enemy. He is greater than any superhero man has envisioned. What’s better; He is alive and real.
If you don’t know Him, simply pray: “Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner who deserves Hell. I also realize you are a loving God who doesn’t desire for people to perish, but to be saved. You died on the cross for my sins and I am eternally grateful for that. I accept your free gift of salvation. With your help, I am willing to forsake my sin and put my trust and faith solely in you. Thanks for your marvelous grace. I believe all these words are true and declare them in the name of the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
If you honestly prayed, your name is written in heaven and you are saved! I encourage you to read your Bible daily, attend a Bible-believing Church, develop relationships with believers who will keep you accountable, and start witnessing the good news that Jesus saves sinners today!
Article written by Chad A. Damitz (M.Div)
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