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A Big Heart for the Atheists

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Since it is Valentines Day, I wanted to do something special for all my unbelieving friends. Here are a few things (25 verses to be exact) the Bible says about the heart. These tell a simple story about the heart. Please don’t just roll your eyes and wait for next Tuesday’s post.

Happy Valentine’s Day, from my heart to yours.

Psalm 10:13
Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?

Psalm 17:10
They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly.

Psalm 101:4
A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.

Psalm 7:9
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous— you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!

Proverbs 11:20
Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.

Isaiah 32:6
For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.

Isaiah 47:10
You felt secure in your wickedness, you said, “No one sees me”; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me.”

Jeremiah 17:5
Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Ecclesiastes 1:17
And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind.

Romans 1:21
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 2:5
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

Roman 2:14-16
For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Romans 10:8-9
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Matthew 13:19
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.

Acts 8:22
Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

For God so loVed the world,
……That He gAve
………….His onLy
.………..BegottEn
……………….SoN
……..……..ThaT whosoever
.……Believeth In Him
.……….Should Not perish,
..……But have Everlasting life.”
John 3:16

 

49 Comments

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day atheists!

    I hope you all get lucky tonight….

    by repenting, believing the Gospel and giving your hearts to Jesus.

    God will give you a new heart today.

    Ezekiel 36:26-27

    A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    • YES, today is the day of salvation! (2 Cor. 6:2)

    • John 14:1-3

      1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door (of your heart) and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and He with Me.
    Revelation 3:20 and Paul McCartney & The Wings ——–> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJXX4pQXUvw&feature=related

  3. Weird that the Bible acts like the heart has impact on feelings and thoughts beyond giving blood to the brain. I mean, a lot of people thought that, but that was many many years ago, when the science was poor.

    It’s almost as if the Bible wasn’t influenced by an omniscient being at all, but just the people of the day…

  4. Yup. There’s a lot of silliness in the Bible. One wonders why you think it’s still applicable to the 21st Century.

    Exodus 4:24-26
    At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met Moses[a] and was about to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,” she said. So the LORD let him alone. (At that time she said “bridegroom of blood,” referring to circumcision.)

    I mean, that’s just bizarre, right? But the Bible is strongly in favor of slavery.

    Exodus 21:20-21
    Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.

    Escaping isn’t an option. Heaven is agin’ it.

    Genesis 16:8-9
    And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”
    “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

    Then the angel of the LORD told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.”

    And let’s not forget the strong family values supported by the Bible.

    Exodus 21:7-9
    If a man sells his daughter as a slave, she is not to go free as male servants do. If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. If he selects her for his son, he must grant her the rights of a daughter.

    And this wasn’t just Old Testament stuff, either. Peter and Paul were both big on telling slaves to obey their masters and not act up. (Ephesians 6:5-8, 1 Timothy 6:1, Titus 2:9-10, 1 Peter 2:18)

    So, why does God love slavery so much? And how are my quotes less applicable to life these days than yours?

  5. Someone has a Bible.

    Jim you are on the road towards salvation.

    You have already:

    1. procured a Bible
    2. found a pastor (Steve Sanchez)
    3. found a group of Christians to talk to (Stone the Preacher)

    Now you just need to:
    1. read your Bible
    2. repent of your sins
    3. ask Jesus for forgiveness
    4. seek guidance and support from Christians like Steve and Richard
    5. start attending a church like Hope Chapel
    6. get baptized
    7. start street preaching and/or spread the Gospel in some way

    There is your road map Jim. You can thank me in heaven.

    😛

  6. Ray Comfort has taught you well, Steve Sanchez. You edit your posts and make no mention of it, just get rid of the evidence. True Christian honesty.

    • And to what are you referring, “Lester”?

      • Par for the course.

      • Seriously Steve? Is this where you pretend the image was sacred to you, so you had to delete all the posts about it?

        For the record I think it was silly given no one has had a problem with the way you’ve used the previous hundreds of images in the history of this blog.

      • For the record, I didn’t feel comfortable linking the person’s website who made the photo. I try to credit photos when possible. Mostly, I get them from WikiMedia so there is no problem. I just didn’t like the site where this photo was from so I deleted the photo. Hope that satisfies the Great Conspiracy Theory.

        Thanks!

      • I have no idea what Lester and BathTub are talking about.

      • That’s because it’s an irrelevant reference not related to the post’s point.

      • Carl, given that you were the first person to comment on this article, I don’t think anyone believes that you aren’t aware of the changes that have been made to it.

      • BathTub,

        I still have no clue as to what you are talking about. I guess I will have to go visit wearesmrt and see what you are talking about.

        Can you be so kind to tell me where I can find evidence of this conspiracy on wearesmrt?

      • In carl’s defense, I didn’t notice any change nor could I figure out what the change was either.

      • Again, Carl, we all know you know perfectly well where steves aub-forum is. I’m so glad you are showing such an honest face to us all. You truly are a Christian to be emulated.

      • Thanks perdita.

        BathTub I don’t memorize every word or picture on a blog.

        I was hoping that you would do me a solid and link to the archive of evidence that you have of Steve’s conspiratorial activitas.

    • If I become a Christian, do I get to lie for Jesus too?

  7. Psalm 14:1
    The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

    And yet Matthew 5:22.

    • Uh… sorry, Steve. Psalm 14 is attributed to David; the Gospel of Matthew, however, is commonly accepted to be Matthew (although experts suggest it was an Israelite at about the First Century), collecting the various logia – in this particular case, the Sermon on the Mount.

      So, Jesus just said that King David might very well be in Hell.

      • I consider the whole bible to be the Word of God; that is, God speaking.

      • Matthew 5:22 King James Version of the Bible

        But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his
        brother without a cause shall be in danger of the
        judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,
        shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall
        say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

        You can call everyone and anyone a fool so long as that person is not your “brother”.

        Problem solved.

        🙂

      • In all seriousness, the Greek word being used in Matthew 5:22 is “moros” which in English is more akin to calling someone a “moron”.

        The follower of Jesus is suppose to resolve conflicts with others. If one person is angry with another person without a cause, how can anythign be resolved? If one person believes that the other person is a moron that seems to indicate that a resolution is unlikely.

      • You do not. And I only need one verse to show that.

        Psalm 137:9

      • BathTub,

        I am glad that you read Psalm 137:9.

        You now have 31,101 versus to go and you will have read the entire Bible.

        Let me know when you are done and I will send you a leather bookmark with your name on it.

        🙂

      • Aw, carl. I’m sorry you haven’t read your Bible, but perhaps you should just be quiet until you do. That is just a terrible, terrible argument.

        There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)
        See that? It isn’t even just Christians. “Neither Jew nor Greek.”

        The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:31)

        Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. (1 Timothy 5:1-2)

        A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. *(Proverbs 17:17)

        On the other hand, I suppose it’s understandable that you’d grasp at straws to justify your continued attacks against everybody who doesn’t believe as you do.

      • Nameless Cynic

        Two words for you…

        what evs

      • The fool says in his heart, “What evs”

    • Ah the classic ‘I can’t respond directly, so I will run away, just like Jesus!’

  8. I see that picture of the heart on fire and all I can think of is that song from the Rocky movies.

    Heart’s on fire, strong desire, rages deep within
    Heart’s on fire, fever’s risin’, high
    The moment of truth draws near

    • Survivor’s “Burning Heart” was much better (same movie):

      Two worlds collide
      Rival nations
      It’s a primitive clash
      Venting years of frustrations
      Bravely we hope
      Against all hope
      There is so much at stake
      Seems our freedom’s up
      Against the ropes

      • I really like the music when they are training. When Drago has all of the high-tech machinery and Rocky trains in nature. Powerful music. I run to it as often as I can.

  9. The arrogance of this post (and website for that matter) do not seem to me to be something that an omnipotent being if there was one would condone.

  10. This one in particular really rubs me the wrong way:

    Psalm 14:1
    The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

    So by this logic I or any other person who doesn’t believe in the Judeo-Christian god (or the god of the moment) can do no good on Earth. I’m sorry but anyone who fails to see how obviously wrong this Psalm is, is VERY close-minded.

    • If you don’t believe in God you are a fool. If you are a fool then you don’t know right from wrong.

    • Logical it is not logical for an atheist to spend all of their free time trolling a Christian blog.

      • Sorry son but trolling is leaving inflammatory remarks the way you have been doing. Please go gain some life experience, wisdom, and manners before addressing me with accusations of the very thing you are and have been doing to every comment I have made thus far. Then when you have learned to have an intelligent conversation without throwing out baseless insults we can talk.

  11. Nigel please leave angry remarks like that at the door. Adults are talking in here.

  12. Poor Steve
    Still getting his interpretations back to front. Maybe this will help…care to put the verse about “the fool says in his heart…etc” into historical perspective Steve?

    Or are you still under the grip of your ego worship?

    Still twisting scripture to your own destruction I see.

  13. To any readers who are interested in the truth here is how “the Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary on the Bible” explains Psalm 14.
    “The portrait of the wicked is sharply drawn. The Hebrew word for foolrefers NOT to to simpleminded people, but to coarse, brutal, self-centered rogues. They deny God NOT by intellectual argument [like atheists] but by a corrupt life.”

    Poor Steve still getting his interpretation of scripture the wrong way round because of his ego worship. Still twisting scripture to his own destruction. Never mind Steve & Carl. I’m sure you’ll suppress the truth in all unrighteousness & refuse to admit your error.

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