Wednesday Testimony – An Atheist’s Story

Mr. Guirguis gives his testimony in the clip below, after you watch it I want to take a moment to discuss the negative affects false conversion has…

Did you hear what Peter said? When things in his life began to get difficult he turned his back on God. Now we know that they go out from us because they never really were of us. This is why, later in his life, he needed the new birth, thankfully by Gods grace he was saved and truly brought into the fold. The reason so many leave the church when times get hard is because they’re being promised health and wealth. That’s a false Gospel, one that causes more false conversions than we could count, making it spiritually deadly. The pastors who promise that coming to Christ will make everything in your life better are twisting scripture and offering things God has never offered. The scripture tells us the opposite, in fact, we’re promised trials and tribulations.

By now most of you have read my testimony, and know that I was a false convert. I spent over a decade in the church without ever truly repenting from my sins and being born again. I wasn’t a new creature, I was the same old flesh with the same desires for self righteousness, I just spoke in christianeze. Anyone can be religious, but to be a false convert you have to believe you’ve been saved. That’s what makes it so difficult to save the lost in our churches, they don’t think they need a savior.

No doubt this is a sensitive subject, particularly amongst those that claim to have been Christians and are now agnostic or atheistic. I was speaking to a young man the other day who grew up in church, believed he had been saved, but like Mr. Guirguis, fell away when life got hard. He was very offended when I brought up my own false conversion, and told me it was a slap in the face to all those who had tried so hard to be Christian. That’s the problem with false conversion, it is bought at the price of self righteousness, but salvation comes through faith in Christ alone, by the grace of God alone, for the glory of God alone. I’m going to add a few videos and clips to help clarify this issue, nothing is more important than whether or not you are truly in the faith. Examine yourself, work through your salvation with fear and trembling. Flee the wrath to come.

Dear ones, I pray this testimony, and discussion on false conversion, blesses you. I pray it encourages you to continue to share the Gospel with everyone you possibly can. I wouldn’t be here now, writing this to you, if someone hadn’t shared with me. Let us love the lost more than we love comfort, or approval of man. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

8 thoughts on “Wednesday Testimony – An Atheist’s Story”

    1. Thank you sister, time is short you’re so right! Every day over 150 thousand people die, it keeps me up at night on my knees in prayer. Almost all of my family are false converts, many of my friends from before I was saved are as well. If it weren’t for Gods sovereignty I don’t know if I would ever sleep. But He is sovereign, and that is one Biblical truth that brings peace that passes all understanding. You’re words really encouraged me today, dear sister, God bless you!

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  1. Let me describe a certain type of person.

    They are promised that life with Christ will be easy, so they become Christian. But, life isn’t easier as a Christian, so they become an atheist because God must not be real since life sucked. Then, they get told that they’d been told a false doctrine and it’s not that life will get easy with Christ, but that salvation is assured after death. So they become a new Christian.

    Let me describe a different type of person.

    They have never attended church and only know about crazy Christians who end up on TV (cults, Duggars, etc). They are atheists because they’ve never put much thought into having faith. But, something causes them to become curious (Lee Strobel’s child nearly died) and they start actually researching faith. They become a Christian because suddenly life makes sense (there is certainty in salvation).

    Both of these people are the same. They both have a severe fear of the unknown. Rather than accepting the reality of life literally as we know it (questions yet unanswered by science), they find any such doubt terrifying. They each NEED the certainty that is Christian salvation. Belief or disbelief is either all or nothing and when there is any doubt, the entire system is abandoned as faulty (when the devout Christian becomes “atheist” not because they don’t believe in God, but because the Christianity they believed failed to fulfill it’s promises).

    For these individuals, TRUTH™ is the only thing they want and whomever can offer them the longest lasting version wins. As someone with social anxiety, I can appreciate the need for certainty, but as a science-nerd and quasi historian, the amount of absolute deceit that goes into this peddling of TRUTH™ disgusts me. It is one thing to promise heaven. It’s fine to say that “bad things happen for a reason” (even though you’re likely to alienate a friend this way). But it’s as WRONG to portray Evolution incorrectly as it is WRONG to portray Christianity from the Prosperity Gospel perspective. Both are lying to gain converts. Both are lying to promote TRUTH™.

    True atheists most often come from very devout backgrounds. They lived and breathed the doctrine, but they never believed the doctrine. Jesus didn’t really walk on water. Jonah wasn’t really swallowed by a whale. These are just fables useful only as much as they teach us to live morally and ethically (by our own sense of morals and ethics because our elders have more often than not been poor judges of character). Deists such as myself find plenty of room for belief in a god, but find the god of the Bible repugnant. Of course, this fluid view of the universe, tied together by a solid foundation of science but without a concrete need for TRUTH™ doesn’t work for those who can’t live with uncertainty.

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    1. Good morning Catherine, I appreciate you weighing in on this post. If I may, I’d like to address your last paragraph. Miracles are something that most theists and atheists don’t realize they’re being illogical about. If you rule out miracles like Jesus Christ walking on water, then you’ve begged the question. There are no miracles therefore the Bible is inherent, Christ is not savior. If you can take a step back from your own bias, you can see that there’s simply no way for you to say for sure that miracles are impossible. You and I were not there in the beginning, when God miraculously created the earth, when He preserved Jonah’s life in that big fish, when the walls of Jericho went down, when Mary became pregnant while still a virgin, or when Christ rose from the grave. You talk about uncertainty, then boldly proclaim there’s no miracles. Can you see how your statement is contradictory?
      On the other hand, if miracles are impossible to rule out, then you’re opinion that the God of the Bible is ‘repugnant’ falls apart as well. You see, Catherine, we build man up to such a high degree. Everyone thinks they’re such a great person, because they’re better then others, they don’t murder anyone or steal anything. Then, to make that all make sense, you pull God down to a level you think you can judge Him on. Why do you put God on the judgement seat? Because that’s the only way you feel you have no moral accountability to Him. Who gets to decide what morality is? You do, and you’ve told me several times that everyone should be able to do what makes them happy. There’s a logical inconsistency in there, as we’ve seen it makes some people happy to shoot children at schools. Murder is wrong, but by what standard? You’ve got to borrow from the Christian viewpoint just to argue against it. The very fact that you’re capable of crafting an argument, thinking logically at all, is because we are created in the imagine of a logical God. That’s why we don’t see chimps or elephants debating Gods existence, they are not made in His image. You’ll never see a court of dogs persecuting a dog for chasing cars, because suicide is illegal in the dog world. Mankind is uniquely different, God has created us in His image.
      We take this God, this great Creator of the universe, and we annul His judgements so that we can be righteous. One day you will sit on the judgement seat, Catherine, and you won’t be judging God anymore. Even now, you shaking your fist at Him is like a flee shaking their fist at Mount Everest. You don’t like the sovereign, law setting, God so you created a god in your own image. One you can feel comfortable with. That’s idolatry, it’s unfulfilling, because you say you can never know truth. It’s a fluid view of a universe with the foundation of science, see there now you’ve crafting an imaginary temple to worship your fake god in a way that suits you.
      The problem with everything you’ve said is that the foundation is not ‘science’, science just means knowledge so the study of science is simply the attempt to find ‘truth’. Where did science come from? Men like Isaac Newton, who wanted to understand God better, began to explore. That’s what science was until the philosophy of evolutionism invaded that science, and as Lylle said ‘freed man of Moses’. Now science is split, thousands of scientists believe like Newton, that science can only be understood through the lens of a Creator. Others have let an unproven, unscientific philosophy be the lens with which they look through. Either way, Catherine your like a man who built his house on sand. When the waves came, and the storm roared, it fell down. There was another man who built his house on solid rock, when the winds came and the storm raged his house stood firm because it was built on solid foundation.
      Catherine, I care about you, it feels like you’ve literally become apart of my family because we pray for you daily. My little girl will even ask me ‘mommy, is Catherine ok? Have you heard from her?’ So please, understand that I don’t want to win an argument with you. I point to the logical fallacies in your argument to help you see that there is Truth. Christ isn’t my savior, He is THE savior, the only way to the Father. We’re all going to face that final statistic, none of us know how long we have left to live. You know, because God has put that knowledge in you, that there must be a Creator. Don’t suppress the truth in unrighteousness, humble yourself enough to recognize that you’ve come to conclusions without all the facts. You don’t have to face God on judgement day to answer for all the sinful thoughts and deeds you’ve committed here on earth. Like any court room, you’re fine has been paid, you could be free to go, but you choose to spit in the face of the one who paid your fine, insult the judge, and cry out to Him to do His worst. Please, repent, you can face judgement day knowing that you’re sins have been paid for. Jesus Christ, God made flesh, because only God could bare the wrath, yet it had to be man that died that death, cried out on that wooden cross ‘It Is Finished’ paid in full. He paid a debt He didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.
      Please look into these things, think about what I’ve said. The greatest miracle is that God takes a sinful wretch like myself and makes them into a new person. I didn’t make myself desire new things, it wasn’t by my works that the sins I was chained to were cut, it was a miracle, by the grace of God. There’s no sin you can commit, accept that of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, that would stop God from saving you. Put your faith in Christ, repent of your sins, cry out to God for forgiveness and salvation.

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