What Does the Bible Say about Atheism?

bible verses addressing atheism

atheism [ ey-thee-iz-uhm ]

Also called: Godlessness

Disbelief in God.

Top Bible Verses about Atheism

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. Read Psalm 14:1

Romans 1:18–32

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all impiety and unrighteousness of people, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is evident among them, for God made it clear to them. For from the creation of the world, his invisible attributes, both his eternal power and deity, are discerned clearly, being understood in the things created, so that they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks, but … Read Romans 1:18–32

Ephesians 2:12

that you were at that time apart from Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, not having hope, and without God in the world. Read Ephesians 2:12

2 Peter 3:3–4

above all knowing this, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following according to their own desires and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things have continued just as they have been from the beginning of creation.” Read 2 Peter 3:3–4

Famous Christian Quotes About Atheism, Godlessness

The World Needs a Guide to Perform Its Actions

None can imagine a ship to be orderly conducted without a pilot, nor the parts of the world to perform their several functions without a wise guide, considering the members of the body cannot perform theirs without the active presence of the soul. The atheist then is a fool to deny that which every creature in his constitution asserts, and thereby renders himself unable to give a satisfactory account of that constant uniformity in the motions of the creatures.

—Stephen Charnock

Even Those Who Deny God Set Up a God in Their Hearts

He who dares to deny a God with his lips, yet sets up something or other as a god in his heart. Is it not lamentable that this sacred truth, consented to by all nations, which is the band of civil societies, the source of all order in the world, should be denied with a bare face and disputed against in companies, and the glory of a wise Creator ascribed to an unintelligent nature, to blind chance?

—Stephen Charnock

No Righteousness Apart from Religion

It is vain … to talk of righteousness apart from religion. Such righteousness has no more beauty than the trunk of a body deprived of its head. Nor is religion the principal part merely; it is the very soul by which the whole lives and breathes. Without the fear of God, men do not even observe justice and charity among themselves.

—John Calvin

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