“I No Longer Believe in God”

A friend confided in me that her daughter, a university student,  announced that she no longer believes in God.  Moreover, she recently moved in with her boyfriend!

Her parents were disappointed in both announcements, but stunned at their daughter’s declaration–that she no longer believes in God!  She had been a strong Christian in high school and faithfully attended church and youth group!

Unfortunately, the above situation is a growing trend.  A pastor to college students explained that whenever one of his students tells him he no longer believes in God, he’ll ask him about his love life.  He said that if Christians become involved in sexual sin they will know it’s wrong and experience uncomfortable feelings of guilt.  But if they believe there is no God to be accountable to, then it’s easier to continue in sin.  Typically, they will begin to seek like-minded friends who share their atheistic views.

The psychological term used to describe those feelings of discomfort that result from holding two conflicting beliefs is Cognitive Dissonance.  It’s simply an inconsistency between beliefs and behaviors. Something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance.

This growing tendency toward unbelief is common among secular university students today.  I believe it’s another sign that our Lord Jesus is soon to return.  Please pray for our young friend and for the multitudes of young people who have turned away from God–that they will return to Him before it’s too late.

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This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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1 Response to “I No Longer Believe in God”

  1. Tristan Vali says:

    How sad, Kathleen! However, God can draw His children back to Him. Don’t give up hope!

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