Titus 2:11 - For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
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I understand to a point if someone refuses to turn to God. I mean, I think it’s wrong and I believe they are denying themselves joy and everlasting life, but it’s some people’s choice to deny God. It’s a little more difficult for me to understand how some refuse to believe that God exists.
I don’t like getting into arguments and from what I’ve seen and heard, getting into an argument with someone who confesses to be an atheist is even more unfruitful. But from an atheist point of view, it’s not that they are undecided on the existence of God, not that they are undecided if God is the true God, but it’s that they believe there is no God.
Of course, you can’t believe in anything without faith. The argument from the atheist is that the burden of proof is upon God to prove His existence, not for them to prove.
Paul says, “the grace of God has appeared to all men.” The gift of God, the undeserved favor and blessing of God, the unforced rhythm and generosity of God has appeared to all people. This grace brings salvation and understanding of God.
Grace is a gift. Grace is for the taking. Grace is not forceful. Grace does not barrel in and make someone do or believe something they refuse. The proof and existence of God might not be an audible voice and tangible body that will remove doubt. To most who are atheists, even that can be reasoned away.
The proof of God is the grace of God that whispers comfort, that uplifts and encourages, that fills the heart with hope and expectation. The proof of God is the grace of God that gave His Son to die in order that all may find life, everlasting salvation and life.