Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

What will atheists loose by accepting God in their hearts?

Nothing! right!

Report as
TheHarem

They will lose nothing, but gain everything including Salvation.
But, I am Christian. They may have a different answer.

Helpful (8) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (7)
Report as
An atheist gaining salvation? First time heard of this
Report as
TheHarem
Of course, but please re-read the question again. :)
Report as
Hey, buddy!! How are you?
Report as
TheHarem
Pious.....HELLO, HELLO , HELLO to my favorite Atheist. It's good to see you! I am doing great, thankyou. How are you? I have been trying to catch up with you to say Hi. But you are difficult to lasso in. Lol
I have left "howdy" comments on your latest answers when I can't find you. Hope you've seen them. Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was nice.
Behave now.....chuckle :)
Report as
Hey I know it was a while ago but I had a nice vegetarian thanksgiving :)
I'm sure if the turkey that my family was eating was alive then he would probably give me a hug. lol
Report as
TheHarem
A BIG hug! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was good too. Stuffed on pumpkin pie. :)
Report as
LQQK OUT below great answer
Report as
Add a comment...

If they believe there is no god and they expect god into there hearts... They're losing there beliefs

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (3)
Report as
A good thing
Report as
A soul crushing thing.
Report as
Exactly. It's like asking a Christian to give up their beliefs
Report as
Add a comment...

It's not a question of what they will lose or gain. It is their belief and their opinion. If they don't believe in God and you can't prove it to them, then they are not going to accept God. And to them they are not losing or gaining anything.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
clemwillhelpu

honestly, whys it a big deal to u, that some people don't believe in god!?! your right, we'll loose nothing, except our beliefs.

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (7)
Report as
Why is it a big deal to me? It is because we humans are brothers and sisters
Report as
clemwillhelpu
to u, but to us, were all just people.
Report as
Yea we're not like family just because we're humans
Report as
clemwillhelpu
u get mad at us for putting ur religion down, but u guys go around doing this, and push for it
Report as
You'll wish you'd have listened someday. Only trying to help.
Report as
i dont know why everyone fights about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i do agree with stella09 about us only trying to help you guys though
Report as
Did you ever consider that maybe atheists are secure in their beliefs and don't need your "help"? That perhaps Christians are the ones that could use a little enlightenment? And it's not really "helpful" when threats are used to convince someone to change their whole system of beliefs: Stella09: "You'll wish you'd have listened someday". I'm just sayin'...
Report as
Add a comment...

False Sense of Control

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

I don't know i'm Christian so i might be a little biased but the way i see it if you don't accept him your taking the chance that he may exist and that you wont get into heaven. If you accept him and then you die and enter the kingdom of heaven you win and if he's not real then there would be nothing after death and you wont be around to be disappointed anyway. If you accept him you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. However, everyone is entitled to their own religious beliefs (or lack there of).

Helpful (4) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (15)
Report as
JamesKaeberle
Amen!
Report as
Amen.
Report as
Pascals wager is so old. I'm not sure why people even mention it anymore.
Report as
Patches16
Because it is true.
Report as
JamesKaeberle
Amen!
Report as
patches do you even understand the implications of pascals wager? Probably not. Are you worried about going to hell from other religions that worship different gods? What about being reincarnated like some religions say you will. You could come back as a cat with a psychopathic owner who beats you up all day and set you on fire. So why are you not worried? OHHHHHH because the other religions have it wrong. And how do you know that? Whatever your reasons the atheist sees them all as inaccurate and are no less justified.
Report as
Patches16
Truth, I honestly read only a part of your comment as I can see that you are asking and answering your own questions. That is usually a pretty good sign that someone is definitely on the Rude Road, and I really don't enjoy traveling there. I have no enjoyment from or desire to quarrel on this thread. I have done nothing to you and see no reason you to have done this.
Report as
Patches16
reason *for you to have done this.
Report as
you just tried to justify pascals wager. I wasn't trying to be rude but show you it cant be true as you said it was. just trying to help.
Report as
Patches16
Horselover, I'd like to say that I liked your answer. I liked the wording of your answer. I stand corrected on the wording of my comment. I understand that it was not a Fact when you mentioned what you did, in part. I do realize that it is Only Implication which was not even totallly original to yourself, but you liked it and chose to use it. Still, Horselover, I liked your answer very much. And, I thought I would let you know, It seems that I have brought quite a bit of attention to some today with the words that I use and I wanted to get it straight. So far, belive, accept, and true are words you must be very careful with! I tend to overlook with others when I see alot of things, but I do want to be sure that mine is corrected. Sorry, I posted a lie in your comment earlier, it was not True. But, I definitely liked your answer and agree is the point.
Report as
Patches16
Now, Truthisobvious, I like you. I don't really like all the things said to me in your comment. But, that is life. Hopefully, I have got it straight now. I have a couple of others who don't like my use of words either. I honestly didn't mind your mention of Pascal's wager. The rest ..pretty much just insult, right?
Report as
Patches16
Horselover, I have to laugh..."believe" should have been one of my problem words, not "belive". Wonder what my spelling will do to everyone? :)
Report as
No Problem Patches
Report as
Patches16
Thanks Horselover. Again, good answer.
Report as
Patches- I don't mind your use of words- its the abuse of logic I mind. I don't mean to insult but rather to inform. We call things logical fallacies for a reason and pascal's is definitely one.
Report as
Add a comment...
JamesKaeberle

Nothing To lose and Everything To Gain. This Life is like a Vapor. Here Today Gone Tomorrow. Eternity Is Forever. So Which Is Better Give Up This Short Life On Earth Are Give Up Eternity With God For Ever. Choose Wisely.

Helpful (3) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (8)
Report as
good awnser
Report as
JamesKaeberle
Thanks Deb. Give God The Glory. God Bless!
Report as
Patches16
True.
Report as
JamesKaeberle
Thanks Patches. God Bless!
Report as
Patches16
God Bless you too, James.
Report as
Thats a wonderful answer James :)
Report as
JamesKaeberle
Thank You pilebaina. God Bless You.!
Report as
i totaly agree. thats what i was trying to say.
Report as
Add a comment...

Salvation from the power, guilt, and condemnation of sin , is a present blessing; but salvation from all the righteous consequences of sin - is a future blessing. There is no condemnation now - there will be no wrath at the end of our course. If we are now justified - then full salvation at death is certain. Hence we read, "Since we have now been justified by His blood , how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through Him!"
Romans 5:9 "We shall be saved from God's wrath through Him." The only way of escape, is Jesus! He endured the wrath of God for penitent sinners. He delivers every sinner from Hell, who comes to Him by faith. He will take care that wrath shall not come near any soul that shelters in Him.

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (3)
Report as
Amen.
Report as
yep
Report as
LQQK OUT below strawberry great answer
Report as
Add a comment...

Light of Reason and Common sense -- they will lose these two most important traits that defines a thinking human.

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (3)
Report as
TheHarem
Finally I catch up with you. You must have long legs my friend. Can you go back to my answer? I left a comment for you before I realized you were here.......in the flesh. Big Smile :)
Report as
Light and Reason and Common sense you would have all the more! :)
Report as
And what would be those all the mores??
Report as
Add a comment...

Logic, common sense, credibility, and some other stuff I'm forgetting right now.

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (4)
Report as
clemwillhelpu
lol, true
Report as
Eternity. You forgot that.
Report as
TheHarem
Littllepp.......glad you had a great meatless Thanksgiving. Yes, I'm sure Tom turkey would have stood up and given you a great big thankyou kiss if he could have. I behaved myself. I only ate pumpkin pie......and more.....and more. UGH! I think I'm good on pie for while. :)
Report as
TheHarem
...........................just in time again for Christmas! Chuckle
Report as
Add a comment...

By accepting that there has got to be a higher being - you have more to gain then to loose. In your quest to seeking out the truth about God - will open the door for him to respond to your prayers (Matthew 6:33)

Also - while we still have the time,seek him out and draw close to him (James 4:8) While the window of opportunity is here - take advantage of it. Examine and ponder on the scriptures and pray for guidance in forming a relationship with Almighty God (Psalms 83:18)

You only have positive blessings in store for you in the future and you will no longer be blind to the events that are taking place today, (Matthew 24:6-14)

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

If an atheist (such as myself) accepts the idea of a god... The only thing they would lose would be their mind and sanity

Helpful (3) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
....which is not that bad if you really think about it! I wish I could lose my mind believing in The Lord.
Report as
^ wow I've never heard a person say that. Honestly, that is just sad. Thank you for strengthening my atheism.
Report as
Add a comment...

Well they are actually loosing a lot..
And they refuse to accept Jesus because well cuz they wanna live the way they wanna live.. Being Christian means live for Christ, and be Christlike that means loving everyone and forgiving ppl who do us wrong..

Helpful (3) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (6)
Report as
Well, that's not what most Christians I know do, even though I am one who accepts evolution and abiogenesis.
Report as
Who said Christians are perfect?!
There ppl just like u.. They fall, they get mad, make horrible mistakes, But what we are about is just at the end of the day admitting that we are sinners and that we need wisdom to keep going n according to his plan, ask the almighty to forgive us n give as strengths.. And guess what.. He's always there for me! :)
Report as
And I like how u said u accept evolution.. Lol cuz believing in it is kinda ridiculous.. Evolution theories been and are constantly changing.. Scientists are endlessly trying to understand this universe.. And hey, I'll give them credit.. They're awesome folks.. Cuz of them I believe in god even more they are constantly amazed by what they see n find..!
Report as
so true TolikCioban we all mess up and deserve eternal punishment but God sent his only son Jesus to be tortured and killed so we can have eternal life with him..
Report as
Can someone tell me how that even makes sense?
Report as
He means that secretly atheist believe in god but are trying to sneak our way into hell by acting immoral. He sees us like we're are bafoons ignorant to how great heaven is and how worthless this life is in comparison. What he doesn't realize is which side of the glass he is on, that we actually DON'T believe there is a god, nor heaven or hell, and that we are not so supremely stupid to refuse a gift with greater value than anything we have ever seen. He does not realize that the gift of salvation, to us, is nothing but an illusion.
Report as
Add a comment...

Self respect. By accepting god I am indirectly condoning slavery and murder of children. I am at war with this monster- if it exists at all. So I would be forfeiting my cause which is a noble one. God would commit the same crimes tomorrow that it did yesterday and we know that and still defend its actions as if it wasn't wrong. No one writes morality and trying to superimpose a code over the truth in wrong. As atheist, I would lose my sense of justice. There is no proof god exists so I would be losing my rationality, logic and reason. I would lose every method of by which I discern the truth. I would lose my freedom as becoming a servant of this foreign idol would constitute treason against my liberty. I would lose my will to live because my happiness would be secondary to something malevolent. I would lose my happiness because all of the things I mention above give me permission to always be happy and I would lose them. So I would lose everything worth having. In short, I'd rather die than accept god.

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (12)
Report as
Hey ur pretty determined.. But just think about this fir a sec.. where does ur ability to understand, see, hear make decisions, where did it all come from? Did u inherit it it from parents of ur patens of ur parents..
I know know deep inside each person believes in god.. Ppl just fight it off so they could sustain lifestyle they wanna have..
Report as
Truth, I wish you knew the happiness being a believer brings. I'm not giving up on you, either!
Report as
TheHarem
Deep inside each person............
Oh, oh......
Report as
TheHarem
Truth......see how much you're loved?
Report as
lennstercat
tolik, no... if someone would rather die then accept God the probably dont believe in God at all
Report as
Hey tolik your wrong. I don't believe there is a god and to do so without evidence is for the credulous- which I am not. In addition- to answer your question: those qualities you mention are the product of evolution and natural selection.

Believe whatever you want but I suggest, if you don't like presenting your self as rude, don't presume to know what I'm thinking- you have no idea and can have no idea.
Report as
Stella- I'm plenty happy not being a believer, thank you.
Report as
Theharem, of course- about as much as I am hated. That guy can't even understand that I think differently than him.
Report as
Stella09: Pretending that a believer is happier - only for the ability(!) to believe in ghosts and ghouls - than a non-believer, is the same as pretending that a drunken person is happier than a sober one!!!! Credulity, as yet, is not a virtue!!!
Report as
Oh the "where did you come from" argument. Man don't you get tired of hearing the same old, pathetic, stale arguments theists use over and over again.
Report as
littlepp yes I do. Tolic has my least favorite one because it demonstrates he has no ability the empathize with others and understand that not everyone is exactly like him. It bothers me because I don't want to believe anyone can be that stupid and he gives me no choice. Its also annoying because that level of arrogance and presumptuousness are scathing to my senses simply for there vast ignorance being turned inside out into public where people can see how ugly indoctrination can actually make a person.
Report as
I tell you. We lose something with that "Activity" Counter at the top of the page. I only found this answer and subsequent comments searching for a comment I made a long time ago. I would have never seen this otherwise.
Report as
Add a comment...

Nothing compared to what they will gain.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (7)
Report as
What is that they will gain?
Report as
Life after death, Pious.
Report as
How can there be life after death?? Do you know someone who was alive after he was dead?
Report as
We think because we have a soul , Pious. I believe our bodies die but not our souls.
Report as
You believe? Is everything, that we believe, necessarily true? And would you mind telling me what exactly is a soul?
Report as
It's what makes us different from every other animal on the planet, Pious, we think, we reason. We were created in God's image.
Report as
So is our "thinking" our soul; or is it our "reason" that is our soul? As far I know, both thinking and reasoning originates from brain..
Report as
Add a comment...
lennstercat

You see atheist think that God could not be real because of evidence and facts, if they did think God was real then they would be religious.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Their foolishness and sin that's what they'll loose period.=====================================The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. (Psalms 14:1 KJV)

Helpful (3) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (18)
Report as
well thats just like ur opinion man, hey bob :)
Report as
TheHarem
Tip Toeing in.....anybody home?
It's so good to see you. I was just thinking about you today. We don't always cross paths on Ask, so when I don't see your cute pic or read your answers, I go into withdrawals. I was going to hunt you down, but you beat me to it. It is always so comforting to read your answers. They feel like a warm hug.
Tip toeing back out.........with a big smile. Jan :)
Report as
Hello Jan good to see you dear heart and it's so refreshing that you stopped by to have a chat whit me, I'm smiling :0) from ear to ear. :0)
Report as
Hi Truth
Report as
Hi bobby1963 good to see and read you I Love all my brothers an sisters in Christ Jesus Lord and Savior,
It's GR8 to know we are already tuned in to one another because of Jesus,
Report as
Patches16
Hi Bobby. I don't see any blood marks on you. I've been drug all over the place part of this day and evening. How is it that you go unscathed?

And, Harem, You appear to be in one piece. How is that? I am in Peace. But, if allowed, maybe I would not have been in one piece. LOL
Report as
Mcar so true 100%
Report as
Patches I'm not sure what you mean by being in peaces, please explain to me what you mean.
Report as
TheHarem
Patches...... Don't let appearances deceive. I got many war wounds, just not today. Chuckle
Report as
Patches16
Bobby, In other words.......my words don't suit some people I guess! Meaning, I still have my Peace within, but plenty of rude comments made to me. Dragged across the comment floor!
Report as
Patches16
Harem, Yes, I noticed that happens to you sometimes too.:)
Report as
I've had my share I just don't answer back and neither do I rake what's said here to heart Patches but we all get attacked for our faith in Christ. Personally I couture it a honor to suffer verbal abuse for my Lord.==========Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Matthew 5:11, 12 KJV)
Report as
TheHarem
Thankyou for the scripture Bobby. I don't answer back most of the time anymore. But, it looks as though I'm avoiding answering the negative comments rather than answering them and standing up for my faith. Often I know that if I do, the comments will go on and on and even become destructive. So, do you find it better to just not answer certain comments as well? I feel guilty about it though, do you? This is usually why I hightail off Ask......but come back. Lol
Words of wisdom from my friend Bobby? :)
Report as
Patches16
I do understand that it isn't the messenger they reject, but, instead, the message. I was kidding around with you guys for the most part. I do get warmed up a bit, as the topic was abortion and I didn't feel right to just be quiet. It is a life no matter how you turn it. I just won't argue and continue doing so. Hard to imagine a woman killing her own! Thank God, those babies have a loving Heavenly Father to go to. And, I realize the joy that children bring here on earth and of course, in Heaven, we get to have them there too! That is something I do look forward to. I have one miscarried myself and two grandchildren, who were miscarried on earth. I look forward to meeting them! That makes up the difference for all the disappointment concerning babies down here, when I focus on that blessed day when I am near them. It tuly does!!! I realize also how foolish this may sound to someone who sees them as" nothing " yet, when being aborted. I'll just focus on the beautiful part where they are in Heaven....maybe stoking the mane of a lion, as a little lamb is snuggled beside, and maybe all of them are resting at the foot of the "Lamb", Jesus. That's the picture I have made my goal in which to focus. A reality .
Report as
Patches16
TheHarem, I know exactly what you are saying. And, yes, to both at times. I have many, many times refrained, for the reason that some have no desire to see. I appreciate you and Bobby's comments. I did mention on those comments, the message, not the messenger. This too shall pass! Appreciate ya.
Report as
:0) much love patches
Report as
TheHarem
Thankyou Patches. I shall continue to find a happy balance. :)
Report as
Patches16
Bless you guys too. And thank you for your encouragement this day.
Report as
Add a comment...

Nothing to lose all to gain,
Like peace in your heart,
Love for others you never had before,
Gods Spirit opening His Word to you,
An Awesome Never ending Love for your Savior Jesus Christ.
Good Advice Amen

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Great answer :0) mcar
Report as
Add a comment...

I would be allowing myself to be beholden to an imaginary entity that promotes violence, is egotistical, condemns innocent people to a life time of pain, refuses to recognize or reward goodness unless you bow down to him and discourages rational thought.

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

I will never again feel comfortable pretending lies are true. I would lose my feeling of rationality. I used to believe, so going back to that would be like forced amnesia. Nobody wants forced amnesia.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

pride

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches