8710 atheism

8710 atheism

The denial of God’s existence and thus also the denial of his word, truth and authority. It is seen in the worship of created things, in human boasting and in the decision to live a life without God which results in godlessness and brings God’s judgment.

Characteristics of atheism

Denying God’s existence Ps 14:1 pp Ps 53:1

Worshipping created things Ro 1:25 See also Da 5:23; Rev 9:20

Denying God’s truth Isa 32:6; Ro 1:18 See also Jer 5:12,31; Jer 11:21; Jer 14:14; Jer 27:15

Denying God’s ability to fulfil his word Jer 17:15 See also Isa 5:19; Ac 17:18; 1Th 4:8; 2Pe 3:3-4; Rev 11:7-10

Showing contempt for God’s name Lev 19:12; Jer 5:2; Eze 36:20; Eze 43:8

Boasting against God Ps 10:3-5 See also Job 15:25; Ps 12:3-4; Ps 36:1-2; Ps 73:11; Pr 30:9; Eze 35:13; Rev 13:6

Not turning to God in trouble Job 35:10 See also Job 36:13; Jer 2:8; Jer 17:5

Living in ignorance of God Jer 5:4 See also Eph 2:12

Denying Jesus Christ Jude 4 See also 1Jn 2:22; 1Jn 4:3; 2Jn 7

Atheism results in godless living

Ro 1:28-31 See also Ge 6:5; 1Sa 2:12; Pr 11:9; Isa 9:17; Isa 26:10; Jer 5:5; Jer 23:11; Mal 3:14,18; 1Ti 1:9-10; Jude 18

Atheism brings condemnation

It cannot be excused Job 12:7-8; Ac 14:17; Ro 1:19-20

It results in lack of hope Job 8:13; Job 15:34; Job 20:5; Job 27:8; Ps 9:17

It results in God’s judgment Isa 10:6; Isa 33:14; Jer 5:5-6,9-11,29; Ro 1:18; 1Pe 4:17; 2Pe 3:7; Jude 14-15

God desires to save the atheist

Ac 17:27 See also Isa 55:7; Jer 3:12; Eze 18:23; Eze 33:11; Ro 5:6-8

See also

2545Christ, opposition to
6121boasting
6169godlessness
6231rejection of God
6732repentance
8622worship
8712denial of Christ
8778materialism
8802pride
8834unbelief
9115antichrist, the