An atheist boasted that he knew ‘more’ of scripture than the average believer. Uh huh, sure.
And did you hear the one about the goldfish who tried to teach a monkey how to tie his shoes?
That’s right, the goldfish was willing, but the monkey was late for the appointment. Oh well, I guess the old ape will have to wait zillions of years for the next appointment………..after he learns to read a bus schedule, and gets a few lessons on scuba diving.
Point here? The scriptures are a closed book to the atheist, he CANNOT understand that which he calls fraudulent. He that cometh to God must believe that He IS, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
do you seek Him?
do you believe that He is?
do you seek Him diligently?
do you believe that this book contains the word of life?
do you believe that the scriptures instruct in righteousness and godliness?
do you believe that the man Christ Jesus is the only and true Lord of heaven and earth?
No, no, no, no, no, aaaand no.
Hey Mr and Mrs atheist: please stop embarrassing yourself. The scriptures are a closed book to you insofar as understanding, and which truth is by invitation only. Your lack of proper attire puts you completely like a fish out of water. Goldfish do not wear tuxedos, so stop pretending.
I have never known, met, or heard of an atheist who understood the word of truth. Never. Not one. Ever. For God’s sake, the Pharisees had their hands full with the understanding of God’s revelation, but at least they had the sense to admit the obvious that yes, there is a God in heaven with whom all men have to do, even though they were a bit off as to the person, work, and worth of Christ.
It would be far better to avoid completely that which you have no need for, than to suggest to yourself that you ‘understand’ that which you say is nonsense. Some might even say as to your attire: your slip is showing.
And oh btw, it is possible for a so called atheist to understand the scriptures, but gee whiz, God must be at least given the courtesy of existing, which is really not asking too much, since in Him we live, move, and have our being. Yep, no joke, He is not far from us.