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Atheists claim that belief in God is based on Circular reasoning


If you have not read Stories Versus Truth, you may want to read that before reading this.

The points on this page may shake the faith of the Atheist in the precepts of Atheism, but the most important thing is that you share the Good News (Gospel). This is simple. All these other things may help, but it is the proclamation of the Gospel that transforms minds. See Give Them the Gospel.

This is not Circular Reasoning  
Here is some circular reasoning:  
Is there a God? Yes.  
How do you know? Because the Bible says so.  
How do you know the Bible is correct? Because it was inspired by God.  
This is NOT circular reasoning:  
Is there a God? Yes.  
How do you know? Because I have met with God and He leads me moment by moment. He has revealed to me that the Bible is His Word without error.  
This is NOT circular reasoning:  
How do you know the Bible is correct? Because God has personally told me this.  
How did God show you? He revealed it to me using the Bible.  
It would be equally valid to say that He revealed it to you using the Bible, my conscience, a still small voice, prophecy in several Church services, a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge, a dream, a vision, and creation if that is the case. It is no more circular to say that God showed you something using the Bible than it is to say that a professor showed you something using a textbook.  Also see: Seek to Know God.

Every moment and situation of our lives is spiritual. Every thought, word, and deed either proceeds from the Spirit of God or from Satan. At every moment, we are either yielding to Satan or by Christ. The part of the mind/soul/heart of the follower of Christ that is still under control of the fleshly nature is pre-programmed by Satan. For those who have not been born again, their entire mind is in this condition. For the person who has just been born again or the immature Christian, almost their entire mind is deceitful and desperately wicked. This wicked mind is constantly trying to influence us. At the same time, God speaks to every person, including those who are not saved. Think of the worldly king, Nebuchadnezzar and the revelation that God gave Him. When the high priest said that one man must die for the people, concerning Jesus, he didn't know that he was speaking the truth by the Spirit of God, yet He was plotting to kill Jesus. The Atheists close their ears to God until God turns them over to their own useless an evil mind.

(some caveats about hearing God's Voice)

There can be no true faith without God's utterance, since faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the utterance of God.  

Of course, the scoffer can always say that he or she doesn't believe you, and that is no surprise that a scoffer would scoff.  

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