Atheism and 2 Peter 3:7

The world’s judgement is the flipside of the world’s creation. If God created the world, God will also destroy/judge the world. You can’t have the latter without the former.

I think that, to some extent, this connection lies at the heart of modern anti-theistic polemics. It’s not so much that people don’t believe that God exists. That may be so, but it’s hardly an emotional igniter. One can also argue that modern atheists are railing against the perceived “evils” of religion. But, in of itself, that’s neither an argument against the existence of God nor is it consistent with the atheistic worldview.

It’s that the existence of God is generally linked to moral absolutes and moral absolutes imply accountability. I think that accounts more for the onslaught of modern-day atheism rather than any watertight piece of logic or scientific evidence. We scream when we’re scared.

Jesus made that point in John 3:19: “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.”