The World is Filled with Atheists
By David J. Stewart
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins. John 8:24
Most people define an atheist as someone who denies the existence of God; but the Bible defines an atheist as someone who denies that Jesus Christ is God Almighty.
This means that every Jehovah's Witness is an atheist, because the official doctrinal position of the Kingdom Hall is that Jesus is only a god, but not THE GOD. Jehovah's Witnesses teach that Michael the Archangel became Jesus in the flesh, and that Lucifer and Jesus are brothers. This is not what the Word of God teaches. The Bible plainly teaches that Jesus is God Almighty (John 1:1-3,14; 10:33; 14:1-3; 1st Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9). In Revelation 1:8 Jesus Himself proclaimed . . .
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
There you have it, Jesus Himself proclaimed Himself to be THE ALMIGHTY. Jesus forgave sin as only God can do (Matthew 9:2). Jesus received worship as only God is entitled to (Matthew 8:2). Please note that all Scriptures are quoted from the trustworthy King James Bible. All modern versions are corrupt to varying degrees, including the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation, which is rooted in the blasphemous work of heretics Westcott and Hort. Here's a helpful historical chart showing the origin of modern corrupts versions as compared to the origin of the King James Bible. Would to God that every pastor would seriously study this information, because corrupt bibles produce corrupt doctrines.
Mormonism, Christian Science, Scientology, Islam, Freemasonry, the Moonies, Wicca, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, New Age, Judaism and all other false religions which deny the Deity of Jesus Christ are Biblical atheists. If one has a distorted perception of Who Jesus Christ really is, denying His deity, they are in effect an atheist. If a person believes in a god, but denies the God of the Bible, in effect they are still an atheist. There is only one true God, and that is the God of the Bible.
Allah's god does not exist, because the Qur'an errantly teaches that Jesus is not God's Son. There are over one billion Muslims in the world today, who all deny the deity of Jesus Christ. They also deny that Jesus ever died on a cross for our sins. Biblically, Muslims are antichrists and liars... Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1st John 2:22). This includes Judaism, which openly rejects Jesus as the Christ. Judaizers are antichrists and liars!
Martin Luther King Jr. was an atheist, because he openly denied the Deity of Christ, the Virgin Birth and the Bodily Resurrection. So sad. Even sadder is that so many deceived people today honor and follow such a reprobate man as King, who was involved in dozens of Communist front organizations. According to the Bible, King was an atheist because he denied the deity of Jesus Christ. If one doesn't believe that Jesus is Almighty God, then they have a false perception of God, which in effect makes them an atheist on their way to Hell.
In John 8:24 Jesus warned... I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins (John 8:24). This is the same I AM as found in Exodus 3:14, And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. In John chapter 8 we find Jesus teaching the Jews. When Jesus mentioned Abraham they immediately challenged Him saying, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? (John 8:57). The answer Jesus gave caused them to pick up stones to kill Him... Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM (John 8:58). Jesus was claiming to be Almighty God, the I AM.
Do you believe Jesus is I AM? If you don't, you will die in your sins and be punished for eternity in the Lake of Fire (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15). Jesus is I AM.