This article will give you an outline of three simple and easy to remember questions that you can use to refute and undermine every argument that is against God. Whenever people say that science is all we need or that religion is unnecessary and out-dated, just ask these questions. They work well in any materialistic or secular context.
What is the objective purpose for life? Can you please provide objective meaning for my life?
24 hours a day 7 days a week we hear proponents of evolution and science demand the need for objectivity. "Evidence Evidence Evidence" is their mantra and battle cry. They take great pride in being objective and determining the truths of life with their objective microscopes and test tubes.
The irony is that despite their worship of objectivity, they cannot offer an objective purpose for life itself. It's really easy to prove, just go walk over and ask someone this question and watch their reaction. They cannot give you an objective answer.
The only alternative available is to choose a subjective reason for life. For example, a subjective reason to live might be to "be a good mother" or "win the Nobel prize" or "develop a cure for AIDS." However there are several problems with this but I will only address one. What if my subjective reason to live is to be a crack-cocaine-smoking-bank robbing-murderer? Nobody can tell me I cannot smoke crack and rob banks because that is my subjective reason for living. It is subjective and therefore it is up to me to decide.
Oh, they say, you can't do that because it is wrong. This leads to Question #2.
What is the objective source of morality? Can you please tell me where to find an ultimate and objective standard for morality?
The real reason for atheism or evolution is so that people can justify their behavior and say good things about their bad habits. Those that promote science and say that there is no God do not want me to rob banks and murder because then that would interfere with their subjective life purpose. They say that robbing banks is wrong but they cannot provide an objective standard that determines right and wrong. It is just their subjective opinion. The problem is that without an objective standard like the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20:1-17 what is right and wrong is completely subjective to those people who are in authority and have power at any given time in any given culture under any given set of conditions. Atheists and evolutionists are in effect promoting a world with no right, no wrong, no good, no evil, and no meaning.
If this is such a world, where is the incentive not to smoke crack cocaine and rob banks? it does not matter what I do anyway because in the end I am going to die. This leads to the super question to end all questions:
What is the answer to death? If we are all going to die then where do we find incentive to live?
Death is a problem. Death is the biggest problem that every human must face. However people today would rather not face it and the implications it has for their current lifestyle. Not only will we all die but science says that the earth and the entire universe will eventually die and be destroyed as well. According to the atheist and evolutionist we are suppose to bow down to the fluctuating and fickle trends of our culture and just accept death. What complete foolishness! Where is the objective universal law that states that I must accept death? Who says so? Where is the objective authority that determines this?
Death kills the motivation to do anything. The certainty of death permits the most outrageous behavior because nothing has significance if in the end all is zero. It is impossible for the evolutionist to provide anyone with any objective meaning for life. It is impossible for the secular minded atheist to offer any objective source or morality. Even if such things could be accomplished they are trumped by death. Death takes all, except for Jesus.
When evolution, atheism, and materialism are boiled down to their essential reality and the curtain is pulled back they are but smoke and mirrors. These exist to turn your eyes from the greatest show that has ever taken place. Only Jesus provides an answer for death. There exists objective evidence of eyewitness accounts to his resurrection. Over 5,000 ancient Greek manuscripts and thousands of ancient manuscripts in other languages offer credible testimony that death is no longer a problem. Jesus alone offers an answer to death. Jesus alone offers an objective source of morality. And Jesus alone offers objective purpose for our lives: the pleasure of knowing Him forever.