Neither non-believers nor atheists believe in God or life after death. They call the Bible a myth and claim that we believers use religion as a crutch. They believe when we die, we die. Our mortal bodies decompose into worm food.
What if they’re right? What if all the hopes and dreams we’ve had about living forever with God for eternity in heaven are wrong? What if heaven doesn’t exist?
There’s a principle of logic that helps me put this whole discussion in perspective. It’s called the law of non-contradiction. Here’s what it says,
Two contradictory statements can not both be true at the same time and in the same way.
So when we apply that law to our discussion it looks like this:
What they believe:
God doesn’t exist. There is no life after we die. Our bodies decompose in the ground.
What we believe:
God does exist (we know Him experientially); We believe we will live with God in heaven for eternity.
Both statements can not be true at the same time and in the same way.
Either we’re wrong, or the non-believers and atheists are wrong.
Here are two questions germane to thediscussion: ff
- If we’re wrong, what have we lost? Nothing.
- But, what if the atheists and non-believers are wrong? What have they lost?
We’ve lived our lives with a living hope and a vision of a wonderful, carefree, glorious everlasting life as children of our Creator God. A belief that has given us hope and strength and the will to love and serve others.
And remember: we both can’t be right. One of our groups will be wrong. Dead wrong.
By the way: You can apply the logic rule of non-contadiction to other discussions as well. For instance I have a close relative who believes there are many different ways to get to heaven.
Jesus proclaimed: “I am the way, the Truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.”
Another close friend believes she can lose her salvation.
But, Jesus said, “My sheep (believers) listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” Matthew 10:27-28.