Richard Dawkins…a Christian now?
January 23, 2013
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Christian Post has a cartoon animation depicting the moment controversial atheist, humanist and author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins features on I amSecond.Com (a Christian website where different people testify of how they put God first). I have always agreed with the Bible that the biggest miracle in the whole universe is when a sinner comes to repentance and puts their trust in Christ. This is because such a change of heart if it is genuine can only be acomplished after the Spirit of God has quickened or awoken a sinner who was dead to God and lost in sin. Jesus said without this regeneration or second birth “no man can see the kingdom of God”. So, can Richard Dawkins become a Christian then?
Jesus Christ shows his immense mercy and grace by saving sinners. Yes, even the vilest of sinners. In the words of Apostle Paul the self confessed “Chief of sinners”:
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. ~1 Tim 1:12-16
Can Richard Dawkins come to repentance and faith in Christ and become a Christian? Absolutely and it will be by grace alone too.
I continue to pray for him and many other agnostics and atheists. Not that I want them to shoot videos saying “I am second” (though I would be glad if he recorded one saying I am third…God first, others second and me last). I would like Richard and every other person to testify of the riches of God’s immeasurable Grace in salvation of all those who come in humility of repentance.
It’s by grace alone that any one is saved and that is of God alone lest any man should boast. Pray for those who are seemingly afar off. Pray for the vilest of them. Doesn’t God choose to show his immense patience and mercy in saving undeserving sinners?