JD: Atheism and atheist who have actually become believers in Christ. And then we want to also discuss how we might minister to those who claim to be atheist.
DJ: A high ranking official in a Kenyan atheist organization said Saturday he had accepted Christ and he had resigned from his position because he no longer wanted to promote atheism in the country. And then the atheist reported on their website, “this evening regretfully the secretary of the atheist and Kenya society Mr. Seth Maheta informed me that he has made the decision to resign from his position as secretary of the society”. Then reason for resigning is that he has found Jesus Christ and he is no longer interested in promoting atheism in Kenya, we wish Seth all the best in his new found relationship with Jesus Christ.
JD: David what do you think are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to interacting with those who say that they are atheist?
DJ: Well Jimmy I think perhaps the most important thing to remember is the Holy Spirit is the only one who can effect change in someone. We don’t need to think if we can’t answer every objection that an atheist might have on historical, scientific, or philosophical grounds then we can’t have a ministry in their lives, we can. In Romans 1:16 Paul says I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for its the power of God the salvation and you know its the Holy Spirit who convicts someone of the truth. In Romans 10:17 faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. In this spiritual battle we read in Ephesians 6:17 about the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.
Along with this Peter says in I Peter 3:15, always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in you. That word for defense is the Greek word apologia from which we get the word apologetics which is the defense of the faith. Being knowledgeable in different areas is something the Lord can use. Prayer, love, humility and consistency in the Christian walk are extremely important because it precedes hateful spirit or pride in hypocrisy among Christians are all excuses that are frequently used by the loss to justify themselves and their own thinking and lifestyle.
JD: David James with the details on how an atheist can become a born again Christian.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
As David told us in his report an atheist, one who denies that there is a God can become a born again Christian. Romans 1:16 the gospel, the power of Salvation. The faith to become a Christian comes from the Bible, Romans 10:17.