This is me on January 11, 1960
My short testimony, which I told an atheist, being a former atheist myself
+Hans S Yes the mindless obedient sheep are more numerous but when a new trait appear it always take some time before all the race get the new trait. Atheism is new (not really but it's new we don't get burn by christians) and since atheists are smarter than religiously infected people we will win
You know what DEATH is?
It's a separation from God and it didn't exist in Paradise.
God created it, and atheists can't come up with an explanation why death occurs.
There are two forms of death: the physical death and the spiritual death.
I used to be just as spiritual DEAD as you, before God, aka JESUS entered my being on January 15, 1984.
I didn't ask for it, and I also didn't ask for it that before He spoke to me, I was sure I was on my way to hell, which is the ETERNAL DEATH=eternal separation from my maker.
I say this in hind sight, because back then I really didn't know what was happening to me.
I only know I was completely LOST and GUILTY, because that's what this experience was all about in order to convince me of my SIN(S).
I was just as proud and arrogant like you, and I did NOT need God, or the belief in Him, and I was my own 'god', so to speak.
But God showed me how wrong I was and he allowed his enemy, the devil, to make me feel miserable about myself, but He also stepped in, so to speak, when I thought I was finished, because that's how miserable I felt about myself and about my situation, and then He told me the following in a clear and calm voice, as if I where in heaven, all of a sudden, not feeling miserable anymore:
'Hans, there are two things you can do; commit suicide, or start reading the Bible'.
I KNOW you don't believe me and I KNOW you think I'm insane, but that's the way it happened at the end of 1980 and on January 15, 1984, because it happened to me TWICE and God spoke the SAME words to me, with more than 3 years in between, because I was a hard nut to crack. http://xembryo.blogspot.nl/2014/09/jesus-is-my-best-friend-what-about-you.html
I KNOW it's IMPOSSIBLE to give you the same kind of experience, because then I would be God Himself, but I can ask God to bring you in a similar situation so that He can give you a similar experience.
I KNOW you don't want that, and I didn't want it back then.
I didn't want to have anything to do with the one I now call my FATHER!
Back then I didn't even know that God and JESUS are ONE and the SAME person!
I believed in God and in Jesus, as if there are two persons.
But there's only ONE God.
Back then I still thought in terms of evolution and the big bang and I still believed in a GLOBE and a solar system and in an expanding universe.
It took years to get rid of these FALSE concepts, and in 2013 I came to the conclusion that the earth is stationary and that there's NO solar system, and that the 'universe' revolves around the earth.
But I still thought the earth is round like a ball, and I thought that flat earthers are insane until October 1, last year, and then I saw the truth, greatly helped by I song I still love: Child in Time of Deep Purple: Scientific EVIDENCE of a Flat Earth ezekiel38rapture.blogspot.be - Scientific EVIDENCE of a Flat Earth
This is the song of my life from when I was about 11 years old and I could sing like Ian Gillan and play guitar like Ritchie Blackmore, and I pray both men will become my brothers in Christ JESUS.
I'm NOT giving you or others the opportunity to MOCK me, because this is my TESTIMONY and NOBODY can CHANGE it!
I'm NOT better or worse than you or your fellow atheists: I'm a SAVED SINNER, saved by GRACE through FAITH in the ATONING BLOOD of my SAVIOR JESUS Christ, God manifested in the flesh.
JESUS in Isaiah 9:6 is Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting FATHER, The prince of peace.
The Gospel that SAVES FOREVER!
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
1 Moreover brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which ye have also received, and wherein ye continue,
2 And whereby ye ARE saved, if ye keep in memory, after what manner I preached it unto you, except ye have believed in vain.
3 For first of all, I delivered unto you that which I received, how* that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures,
4 And that he was buried, and that he arose the third day, according to the Scriptures
*through the shed BLOOD of JESUS!
Ephesians 2:8-9 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God,
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast himself.
Ephesians 1:13 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
13 In whom also ye have trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, even the Gospel of your salvation, wherein also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the holy Spirit of promise