What To Do About Christian Atheists

Believing in God, but living like He doesn’t exist. That is a Christian Atheist. All of us undoubtedly know a Christian Atheist and may of even been one at a time in our own life. I know I was a lukewarm Christian up until a year and a half ago. In Revelation 3:16 (which is a letter to the church in Laodicea, aka the church of today) Jesus saysSo, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Also, in Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus says “21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Unfortunately, many people who thought they were good to go because they prayed a prayer once and went to church will believe they are good to go. Jesus wants us to follow Him. Be a follower not a fan.
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Some of you may be asking “So what? They made their choice. How does this affect me?” Well, Christian Atheist are living like the rest of the world while calling themselves a Christian. This puts the entire faith in a negative light and makes it seem like it isn’t at all different from the rest of the world. This hurts non-believers because of their perception of Christians is based off of Christian Atheists. In fact, it makes you not even want to call yourself a Christian because it means you are now associated with others who are not living like Christ called us to yet call themselves Christians. To clarify, I am not condemning anyone nor am I saying that I am perfect. This is a call to arms for us to rectify the situation.
How can we help those we know and love from being Christian Atheists? After all, they know the truth just like we do. We could avoid them, shun them, tell others they are fake Christians, or we can love on them and help show them the error of their ways. We can be mad about Christian Atheists all we want but the only way to help them is through love.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

Wesley Wood

Wesley Wood is an aspiring film director. He would love to make GOOD films to help spread God's word and help Christians grow.

2 Comments

  1. Timothy on November 9, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I once heard a lecture about the Image of God. At that lecture, there was said that the luke-warm faith of many is caused by an incorrect image of God. People tend to split God up: the God of the Old-Testament (God who burns cities down, who lets a big amount of people drown and saves only Noah) and the God of the New-Testament (John 3:16). That’s not good. God does not consist of anger, not even the tiniest bit of God is anger. GOD=LOVE. And out this love flows every emotion we see and read about in the Bible. Yes, His unconditional love causes God to sometimes be angry. For example, a father walks through the woods with his child. Suddenly, a dangerous snake appears and threatens his child. In a rage, the father starts to crush the snake, to pound the snake with his foot. He does this to protect his child. The Christian Atheists should realise that God is 100% Love and nothing else.

  2. Timothy on November 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I once heard a lecture about the Image of God. At that lecture, there was said that the luke-warm faith of many is caused by an incorrect image of God. People tend to split God up: the God of the Old-Testament (God who burns cities down, who lets a big amount of people drown and saves only Noah) and the God of the New-Testament (John 3:16). That’s not good. God does not consist of anger, not even the tiniest bit of God is anger. GOD=LOVE. And out this love flows every emotion we see and read about in the Bible. Yes, His unconditional love causes God to sometimes be angry. For example, a father walks through the woods with his child. Suddenly, a dangerous snake appears and threatens his child. In a rage, the father starts to crush the snake, to pound the snake with his foot. He does this to protect his child, with the love he feels for this child. We need to realise that God is 100% Love. God bless!

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