Posts Tagged: atheist

The Parable of the True Unbeliever

The Parable of the True (Un)Believer

August 19, 2016 | Ty Gibson

The kingdom of heaven is like unto two men, one who believed in God and one who did not.

The first man engaged in prejudice and hatred and various other forms of ugliness contrary to love, all the while saying to the world, “I believe in God! God is with me! God is on my side!”

The other man looked at all the injustice and abuse done in the name of God, and he said to himself, “I don’t believe in God,” and spent his life relieving the poor and defending the oppressed.

In due time, both men died, and on the day of final judgment, both men were resurrected and stood before God. Gesturing with His right hand, God said, “Come, my son, enter into the eternal bliss prepared for you.”

And the Lord said to him, “I think you’ve mistaken Me for some other god…”

The man who believed in God smiled and stepped forward, but God raised His left hand and said, “No, not you,” and gestured …
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Ty Gibson

Co-Director
Light Bearers

Does God exist? Can we know?

The Little We Know

November 12, 2015 | Ty Gibson

A rational appeal to the atheist:

Intending no disrespect at all to the scientific achievements of mankind, I want to call our attention to the fact that the human data bank of knowledge is minuscule compared to all there is to know. After about 500 years of scientific advancement, those who know the most tell us we know very little compared to the vast ocean of unexplored reality. If what we know is measured against what we don’t know, it is far more accurate to say we’re ignorant than to say we’re enlightened.

And the implications of our relative ignorance are significant.

This is one of the reasons why atheism is a bold claim that exceeds the boundaries of rationality. Atheism claims to know that God does not exist. But to say that God does not exist is a claim to know more than any human being can possibly know, by virtue of the fact that we simply don’t know most of what there is to know. So perhaps God exists …
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Ty Gibson

Co-Director
Light Bearers

The Nicodemus Society

The Nicodemus Society

April 23, 2015 | David Kim

I was heart-converted in November 2008 after 36 years growing up “in the church.” With this heart-conversion came a deep longing to share Christ, yet I felt powerless and tongue-tied when it came to speaking up among my peers in the corporate world. While I believed the teaching I heard, the words I read, and the videos I watched, my efforts to share these truths were clumsy and fell flat.

I prayed earnestly that God would show me how to reach the wealthy, worldly, and well-educated (“W3’s”) in my sphere of influence, and over time He has been faithful. He has taught me how to take the precious truths of the gospel and present them in the “language” of W3’s and unfold to them the coherence, reliability, and beauty of the biblical picture of God.

I felt powerless and tongue-tied when it came to speaking up among my peers in the corporate world.

Who are the W3’s? What are their identifying characteristics? What defines them as a people group? While it …
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David Kim

Co-founder
The Nicodemus Society