Can We Be Good Without God?

February 4, 2018

Does it really make any difference in this world whether people believe in God?  I’m not referring to the “difference” being their eternal destiny.  We are persuaded that only by  grace, through faith in Jesus Christ alone, is one prepared for life with God in the world beyond.  What I mean is – does it make any earthly difference?  Can people be tolerant, kind, compassionate, selfless, sacrificial and justice-loving without subscribing to a belief in a higher power? Atheists will be quick to tell you that they can be good without God.  Is that true?  If so, in what sense?

 The Bible says  “The fool has said in his heart, ‘there is no God'” (Psalm 14:1).  This morning let’s explore the ramifications of that truth and consider ways to winsomely engage those who argue otherwise.

-Jim Stephenson