The decision to stand firm on an atheistic belief “is not for intellectual reasons but for moral reasons” -Ravi Zacharias.
Think about this statement for a moment. There is more scientific evidence to prove the existence of a divine creator than there is to disprove the existence of one yet those who have been persuaded to look outside of their atheistic belief still remain firm in their opinion. Why? The simple reason is this, free will. No matter how much persuasion has been made and accepted, it still comes down to a choice. Are people willing to give up a belief that they have accepted most if not all of their life, or are they willing to let go and choose to accept the divine Creator?
As a child, we are taught to believe what our parents have instilled in us: morals values, beliefs. Time passes. We grow up, and the decisions we make in life are a reflection of our own choice not necessarily that of our parents. Some may run as far away as possible from their parents’ beliefs as did Jonah, others cling to them as if their life depends upon it. Whichever way they go, the decision still remains their own.
No matter what evidence is placed before you, there will come a time when you will be called to explain your life choices. It’s not a group discussion or a place for parents to defend their children. It is one on one time with the divine Creator.
God understands the workings of a man’s mind and heart and where his choices may lead. For “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 16:25). God wishes for no man to perish. Will today be the day you allow your persuaded heart to change or will you continue to stand firm in denying His existence?