Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
April 12, 1962

Without God

Robert Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee

The Psalmist said a man was a fool who said there was no God. (Psalm 14:1) Yet today we are told to believe that there is no God. There are many who fall for such doctrine without thinking what it means to believe there is no God. There are others who are deceived by this foolish doctrine and give up their faith in God. They do so without realizing the sacrifice they make.

Before you let your heart be deceived to believe there is no God, stop and think what it costs.

I. He Will Have To Part With The Bible.

The Bible is the greatest book in any man's library. It has been the number one seller for many years. It Is a book that teaches us how to live on this earth so that we might be a blessing to others and to ourselves.

(a) It teaches self-denial. (Matt. 16:24)

(b) It instructs us to help others. (Matt. 25:35-40; James 1:27)

(c) It teaches us how to treat our enemies. (Mt. 5:44)

(d) It tells us what to do in order to have a clear conscience. (1 Peter 3:21)

(e) It is a book of comfort in times of death. (1 Thess. 4:18; Rev. 14:13)

Are you ready to make this sacrifice and say there is no God?

II. He Must Abandon Worship.

One of the great joys in this life is for the creature to be able to worship the Creator. However, if I believe there is no God, I would have to abandon worship, for there would be no God to worship.

III. He Must Forfeit The Privilege Of Prayer.

The wonderful blessing of being able to pour out our heart to God in prayer would have to be sacrificed in order to believe there is no God.

IV. He Has No Hope Of Right Over Wrong.

If I were to believe there is no God, I would give up the hope of evildoers being punished for their unrighteousness. In other words, if they were to escape here without paying for their wrongs, then it would make evil victorious over righteousness.

V. No Hope Of Life Beyond The Grave.

To believe that there is no God would deny me of my hope of life beyond the grave. It would deny me of my faith that the righteous that have gone on to their graves are still living. It would deny me of my belief that there is a City of God, Heaven, a place prepared for the righteous. (John 14:1-4)

I am not ready to give up these, God's wonderful blessings, in order to believe the foolish doctrine that there is no God. My friend, if you will only stop, carefully consider and weigh the evidence, you will see that the Psalmist was right when he said that a man is a fool who says there is no God.