What Do You Do? You Pray

I see many questions about God from atheists who have anger in their hearts.

They want evidence, they want proof and they demand answers.

Now the truth is I have seen many Christians ranging from your average person to highly educated apologetics present many different types of evidence from archaeological to scientific to historical to even personal accounts but they are never believed.

Often times when you do present your views they become angry and say harsh things and take a nasty tone to God. Many are upset that we even had answers to their questions.

They call their views “rational” and say they have “logic” and “reason”.

Which even in a polite conversation when you use those words to describe your atheist views we can assume since our beliefs are the opposite of the atheist that they believe our views are, “irrational”, “illogical” and “unreasonable”.

I have personal experience with this but there is no need to get into those stories.

I heard a quote from a former New Ager named Steven Bancarz he said, “Atheists have two beliefs when it comes to God. First that he doesn’t exist and second that they hate him.”

If you encounter a person like that you may ask yourself, “What can I do for them to know the love of God?”

Well the truth is their heart is hardened and their mind is made up.

They have created a barrier to protect themselves from outside views.

So then what can you do?

You Pray.

Pray to God for their heart to be softened.

Pray to God for their mind to be opened.

Pray to God for them to see the Truth, The Way.

You Pray.

Have a blessed week,

Links for Steven Bancarz…


7 thoughts on “What Do You Do? You Pray

  1. Dr. Thomas Maples October 15, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    Amen to that. The power of prayer, sending good intentions for the miracles that surround us daily, is in essence, w we get it means to love as Christ had. Thank you for this reminder.

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  2. The Good Word October 21, 2021 / 12:37 pm

    Reblogged this on The Good Word and commented:

    Throwback Thursday Post from 2019. This is more relevant for me today than it was two years ago. I have gotten more and more into Biblical Study and Apologetics in the past two years and I have seen more extreme angry than ever before towards God and those who argue for Him and His Word.

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  3. Bob February 24, 2022 / 3:32 am

    I live in the land of Piperville (aka John Piper – Twin Cities, MN) and find within my little enclave that I am surrounded by Calvinists who adhere to notions of determinism such that God has already determined what is to take place and ensures that his plans come to fruition. It just seems mind boggling that such people can actually think that their prayers are accomplishing anything.

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    • The Good Word February 24, 2022 / 12:28 pm

      I completely understand where you’re coming from. I’ve read and listened to a lot of different Calvinists explain Calvinism and the different variations. Just doesn’t seem biblical to me. The most frustrating part is the rhetoric that gets fired at you if you disagree with Calvinism.


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