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It's Not a Lack of Intelligence But Intellectual Pride That Keeps Atheists Away From Salvation!

The whole problem of anybody who rejects Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is not an intellectual but moral issue.  Jesus said in Matthew 18:2-4 that unless we become like one of the little children, we cannot see the Kingdom of God.  In "The Gospel According to Jesus", we read this from page 278 saying, "Children old enough to be saved ought to be able to grasp the concept of coming to Christ with an obedient heart, and they need to be willing to let Christ be the boss of their lives.  That concept is not above the comprehension of children old enough to believe."  Children who are not yet mature in their understanding can understand the Lordship of Christ, that He alone deserves their all just like they can understand that they must submit to authority as well as being taught right and wrong.  If a child can understand salvation, so can an adult.

The problem has always been intellectual pride, not intelligence itself.  Remember what God had created, Satan has perverted no thanks to the fall of man.  Science was created by God for man to gain knowledge but Satan had led man to misuse science for their own personal gain.  God ordained money for man to use but Satan introduced the love for money.  The same happens with intelligence that it is a gift from God but Satan perverts it.  I don't deny that there are intelligent atheists or atheists who have their achievements in science, but that's not what made them evil.  What makes the intelligent atheist evil is not one's own intelligence but pride in the intelligence.  As Romans 1:21-22 declares is that they knew God but they glorified Him not as God, they professed themselves to be wise and became fools.  I don't care how high their intelligence is, God gave them that intelligence and they are foolish to trust in the intelligence than the God who gave them that intelligence.  They have the intelligence to see that science is no random accident yet they still insist it is, even if they have discovered it isn't.

Whenever an atheist is told of the Gospel, they can say that they are too intelligent, too enlightened, too "evolved" and "too mature" to believe in the Bible which they dub as a "book of fables".  But if it's just a book of fables, why do I see them try to disprove it?  While the existence of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy can be disproved but in spite of God being invisible, He cannot be disproved.  As I said earlier, the problem is not their intelligence but their intellectual pride.  This pride makes them think that humbling one's self and seeing Jesus as Lord is degrading and an insult to their intelligence.  It's not an insult to one's intelligence to see the need to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, to see Him as the Lord of your life, to see Him that He is Sovereign and to surrender one's own being to Him because you can't save yourself.  However it's an insult to intellectual pride to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior because for them, they are self-sufficient and it's always been their arrogance but it ultimately leads to the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12).


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