Imagine the world without God

Barbara Thurston 8.26.15 Imagine a world without God
As Christians we often take for granted the advantages of having a God. And I’m not referring to our relationships with Him. We take Him for granted in our everyday lives when we deal with those around us, from family to friends and even strangers on the street. We often forget that God’s law extends much further than the lives of Christians. And even atheists, who reject God, would feel the impact of a Godless world.
A world without God is a scary one to comprehend. In fact, it’s just an impossible scenario. The world is in a bad enough shape but let's take a look @ what it would be like without God.

^There would be no moral law- God’s commandments determine right from wrong. That’s where right and wrong come from. Without a God, who would set the standards? Who would determine what is morally right from what is morally wrong? Look at the world we live in now. Some people choose to reject God’s law, and we see how it negatively affects society. We see this in unrest around the world. We see this in personal afflictions, sexual immorality, abusive relationships, lying, cheating, killing and so many other sinful deeds, big and small. And all while God’s law presides in our justice system. Now imagine how much worse it would be if it didn’t exist. God’s commandments are the foundation of society’s laws, so without them, there would be no universal standards to follow. People would establish their own standards, and since we are all so very different from each other, our standards would likely be very different, thus causing friction and eventually chaos. Who’s to judge right and wrong? Would right and wrong even exist in a world without God?
I think there's people in the world that live by their own morals already.
^No one would be held accountable-Without God’s moral law, no one would be held accountable to consistent laws. It would be a survival-of-the-fittest scenario that would take advantage of the weakest. While the weakest would be oppressed, the strongest would behave any way they wanted to, because without a God, who’s going to hold them accountable?
^There would be no meaning to our lives-What would the point of our lives be if there was no God? We could go on doing what we do, but for what? Working to what end? Loving, giving, sharing and helping—for whom, when in the end, we just die? God calls for us to follow His commandments, and in doing so, we will share joy in heaven with Him. But without the commandments, without having Jesus to emulate, without the Word, what is the meaning of our lives? If we’re not living to glorify Him in our words, actions and deeds, then what are we left to do? What are our successes for? Why would we care if we always failed? Nothing matters, we’re all going to die. Additionally, if there was no meaning and no commandments to follow, wouldn’t we just resort to self-fulfillment? People would live for themselves and would do anything and everything to get what they wanted, without regard for others. Imagine a world like that!
Think about that for a minute, do you know anyone like this right now?
^There would be no hope-Without God, there would be no faith. There would be no prayer. There would be no miracles. And in moments of sadness, loss and darkness, we would be helpless. We would have no option to reach out to God, who heals the sick, strengthens the weak and provides a light in our darkest hours. There would be no one to call out to who could fix what is impossible for us to fix. Without prayer, faith and miracles, there is no hope for a bright future.
^There would be nothing to look forward to-What is the purpose of our existence if we just died at the end of our physical life? Our existence would be nothing more than that of an ant. If there was no God, then there would be no joy in heaven to look forward to, no eternal life. Would we again focus on self-gratification?

“Without God all things are permitted.” —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, philosopher

Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:12) I couldn't imagine this kind of world if I tried and I wouldn't want to. I love knowing I can talk to God whenever and where-ever I want and He is always there to listen. When you can't depend on no one else God is right there. God may not be able to drive you to the Dr. or the store but God can provide a way for you to get there. God I come to you thinking you for existing because without you life would be meaningless. I want to think you for always being there when I need you and even though I don't deserve your love and mercy. I know I am a sinner saved by your Grace. I think you for sending your Son to die on that cross to pay the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live. God I pray for the ones who say there is no God because i have living proof that there is a God. Lord please be with my facebook friends and family and know I love you. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.
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