For those who in their own mind try to deny the existence of God, Ray Comfort of Living Waters Publications speaks with several willing participants of the Truths of God’s Creation and His Word, showing them the fallacy of their thinking. Transformation takes place for some as they begin to clearly see the error of their way and consider what they had refused to understand before. A powerful presentation with breathtaking views of God’s Creation, “The Atheist Delusion” uncovers the root of atheistic belief.
Everyone is confronted with trying to answer the questions of life within their own personal sphere. Questions such as “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?”, “Where am I going?” plague the minds of every individual born into this world. Many search throughout their entire lifetime for answers only to find their search fruitless, never coming to fully understand the meaning of life. The world offers many opportunities to promote man’s search but the answers to life’s questions can only be found in God’s Word, the Bible.
“Who am I?” –
The Bible clearly states that every one born into this world is a CREATION of GOD. Adam, the first human, was created from the dust of the ground, and God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” and he became a living soul made in God’s own image. David, the Psalmist wrote, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvelous are Thy works.” The word of the LORD came to the Prophet Jeremiah, saying, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.” (Genesis 1:26-27 2:7; Psalm 139:14; Jeremiah 1:4-5)
The ANSWER to “Who am I?” is, I am a Creation of God, made in His image after His likeness, fashioned by the works of His hands.
“Why am I here?” –
In the Book of Revelation the Apostle John wrote of those he saw worshipping in Heaven “fall down before Him that sat on the Throne… saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy PLEASURE they are and were created.” The Apostle Paul wrote to the Church at Corinth, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Corinthians 10:31; Revelation 4:11)
The ANSWER to “Why am I here?” is, for God’s pleasure He made me to glorify Him in all that I do.
“What am I to do?” –
Jesus tells us exactly what we are to do when He taught His disciples how to pray, “Our Father which art in heaven… Thy WILL be done in earth, as it is in Heaven.” Further when asked what was the greatest commandment to be obeyed, Jesus answered, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.” (Matthew 6:9-10; Mark 12:28-30)
The ANSWER to “What am I to do?” is, to do the Father’s Will each and every day, obeying His commands and statues revealed in His Word.
How am I to live?
During Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness He informed Satan, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” In His closing remarks in the Sermon on the Mount, He likened a wise man as one who builds his house upon a rock. Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone and the Rock of Salvation referred to in Scripture. (Matthew 4:4; 7:24; Ephesians 2:20)
The ANSWER to “How am I to live?” is, the source of the meaning of living life is found in the very words of God Himself found in His Word. By reading His Word and heeding what is written therein, you will live a life more abundant than ever thought possible.
“When will I leave this world?” –
We are forewarned in Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed unto men once to die.” The Psalmist David wrote, “The days of our years are threescore (60) years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore (80)… it is soon cut off, and we fly away. So teach us to number our days.” David told his friend Jonathan, “Truly as the LORD liveth… there is but a step between me and death.” (I Samuel 20:3; Psalm 90:10,12)
The ANSWER to “When will I leave this world?” is, at any time on any day God will call us to keep our appointment with Him.
“Where will I go?” –
Jesus told His disciples who believed He truly was the Son of God that He would be going to “prepare a place for you… that where I am, there ye may be also.” In contrast, a place has also been prepared for the Devil and his angels, known as demons, to be “cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone… and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” In addition, “whosoever was not found written in the book of life” will also be cast into the lake of fire. (Matthew 25:41; John 14:2-3; Revelation 19:20, 20:10,15)
The ANSWER to “Where will I go?” is, for those who have repented of their sin and trusted Christ as their Savior, Heaven awaits them. For those who reject Christ and His offer of salvation, the torment of Hell awaits them as they draw their last breath in this life.
“For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Contains 66 books
Variety of genres: History, Poetry, Prophecy, Wisdom, Literature, Letters, Apocalyptic
Written by 40 different authors
Various author backgrounds: Shepherds, Fishermen, Doctor, Kings, Prophets, & others
Written over 1,500 years
Written in 3 different languages: Hebrew (Old Testament), Greek, & Aramaic (New Testament)
Written on 3 different continents: Africa, Asia, & Europe
A common storyline: Creation, The Fall, Redemption
A common theme: God’s love for all mankind
A common message – Salvation is available to all who repent of sin
Scripture is full of references to God instructing His words be recorded for posterity. Moses was told to, “Write this for a memorial in a book,” (Exodus 17:14). The Prophet Jeremiah was commanded to “Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book,” (Jeremiah 30:2). The Apostle John was told to “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” (Revelation 1:19). To read the Bible is to read God’s Own Words written for every generation to read and learn of Him, and know Him.
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth;
but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.”
Key Verse: Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Creation – Chapters 1-2
Adam & Eve – Chapters 2-3
Cain & Abel – Chapter 4
Noah – Chapters 6-10
Tower of Babel – Chapter 11
Abraham – Chapters 12-25
Jacob – Chapters 25-36
Joseph – Chapters 37-50
An email sent out by the Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light organization reveals the false religion of climate change. In their own words they promote offering,
“…a spiritual response to climate change.”
They further add,
“We respond to climate change through upholding the sacredness of all life, protecting vulnerable communities, and caring for the Earth.”
In promoting their newsletters and website they state,
“…members witness spiritual values by reducing carbon emissions within our daily lives, by releasing the spiritual power of our faith communities, and by advocating effective climate protection and justice policies.”
Those who worship “Mother Earth,” also referred to as the Greek mythological god “Gaia,” believe the oil that runs through the veins of the earth is the lifeblood of the planet, therefore it should not be extracted as doing so will cause the earth to die. They also believe animals should not be used for meat or clothing, nor should population be increased to cover the whole earth. Their false religion reaches into the lives of everyone on the planet.
God has ordained this earth for man to enjoy. His instructions to Adam and Eve were to “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:28). The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1 of those “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator,” (vs 25). Contrary to those who worship “Mother Earth” and promote its ungodly philosophy,
“The heavens and the earth, which are now,
by the same Word are kept in store,
reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition
of ungodly men.”
II Peter 3:7
Understanding the doctrine of the Trinity is difficult for most people. There are even some who think those who believe in the Trinity believe in three different gods, making them polytheistic in their belief instead of monotheistic; “poly” meaning “many,” “mono meaning “one.” But understanding the Three in One of the Godhead brings clarity to the Scriptures and a greater love for Who God is.
Within the Trinity there is God the Father who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, God the Son who became the Sacrifice for sin, and God the Holy Spirit who indwells each believer who comes to faith. All are the One True God manifested in three different ways. An earthly way to describe the Trinity, although woefully inadequate in its description, is how one person can be a father, brother and son all at the same time, or how one person can be a mother, daughter, and sister all at the same time. The person is not three distinct, individual people but one person relating to others in three different ways. That is the way the Triune God is, Three in One, although God relates wholly as Father, Son and Spirit at the same time.
According to Scripture, on creation morn God the Father (Genesis 1:1), God the Son (John 1:1-10), and God the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2) were all present when it was said “Let there be light.” When man was formed out of the dust of the ground God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness,” referring to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26). On Calvary’s cross God the Father (Luke 23:46), God the Son (I Peter 2:21-24), and God the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17) were all present. At salvation God the Father (Romans 5:8), God the Son (Romans 6:23) and God the Spirit (Ephesians 1:13) are all present as One.
Before going to the cross Jesus tried to explain the Three in One to the disciples in John 14, “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?… Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me.” In John 16 Jesus continued, “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come… He shall not speak of Himself… He shall glorify Me.” To believe in the One True God, you must believe in the Trinity. For without believing in any One of the Three in One, you cannot have a belief in God. They are All One; All part of the Godhead.
Three in One;
The Triune God.
Man is desperately working to create a being that has the ability to move and think to replace what God has already created in His image, after His likeness. When comparing the two, the differences are stark.
Man’s Creation God’s Creation
God breathed into the nostrils of man the breath of life and he became a living soul (Genesis 2). Man’s creation will never be more than a bucket of bolts because the breath of God will not be in it to bring it alive and give it emotions, will, the ability to reason or the ability to know God. Try as they might, nothing can compare with the magnificence of God’s creation.