A Failed Experience and Atheism

Where Living Begins

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him(Hebrews 11:6).

The young man rejects Christianity and even the notion of God. Why? A failed religious experience.

As a child, he told God to keep his parents from getting divorced. The divorce convinced him that God didn’t exist because God didn’t do what he said. Since then he’s sought out and accepted every reason to reject God; he resists anything that has to do with God, the Bible, or Christianity.

He hadn’t been taught the nature of Christian prayer. Prayer isn’t telling God what to do, reducing the Almighty to nothing more than a dog performing tricks at the master’s command. Prayer is an opportunity to express our desires, but Biblical prayer always rests upon the will of…

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