Loving the Unseen God – Christians Accused of Being Atheists?
by Lisa Quintana
One thing that skeptics cannot understand is how Christians can love a God that is unseen by the physical eye. We’ve become so saturated with this view from science—a worldview called Naturalism now permeates our culture from education to the media. This view believes that nothing material exists, and states that everything must be measured empirically or it can’t be real. (This belief is a philosophical view more than anything. Read more about it here.) If one holds to this view, it’s clear why loving God who is “unseen” is hard to understand or appears foolish.
Even the Pagans, back in First Century Rome, were puzzled by this type of worship. It was so confusing to them that Christians were actually accused of atheism. Isn’t that ironic! How could Christians be labeled atheists? It’s because Pagan worship involved the worship of visible things. They worshipped gods related to natural phenomenon, like gods of the sea, sun, or moon. Then along came these strange Christians who refused to bow down to their pagan gods, and instead worshiped an “imageless God.”…