Notice You Ignore Jesus
I will begin by acknowledging that they are right. We are too focused on money, and too focused on ourselves. We are ignoring the poor, and failing to do what He commands.
Yet this is a defining feature of Christianity. When we compare ourselves to the law, to the perfection which God demands, we can do nothing but hang our heads in shame. It is by no means a reason that God is imaginary, but a reason why we are unworthy of God. It is no more an argument for the existence of God than getting a C+ on a test means the teacher does not exist. Indeed, the very existence of a test lends credence to the theory that a teacher exists.
When reading those verses, you should recognize how great a failure you are, and throw yourself on the mercy of the court.
P.S. It should also be kept in mind that one needs the whole picture, rather than select views, to formulate doctrine. Compare the verses cited with 1 Timothy 5:8 "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." How does that change the meaning of the verses cited?Back to the Fifty Reasons.
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