Most atheists are only concerned about their time on earth right now and how they can benefit in this life since atheists generally don’t believe in an afterlife. So my question is: Why should someone become a Christian (without using heaven and hell as a reason)?
Since I have become a Christian I find that I am a more loving person, that I am more patient, am more full of joy and just more at peace. But using these reasons don’t seem to be that convincing. The atheist will say, “Well I find that I have also become a more loving, patient, and joyful person over the last few years as well. And I have done this without God.”
It seems that all of the reasons that I give as to how God has changed me, the atheist can achieve similar changes without God. So what are some good reasons dealing with the time on this earth, as to why someone should become a Christian? What things can the Christian attain in this life now that the atheist cannot?
What do you think? How would you answer this question? I have many thoughts on both the question and an answer, but I’ll restrain myself until I hear what you all have to say. I’m looking forward to hearing from you! And we’ll hear from Brett on this on Thursday.