Challenging words here. Found on a “tract” from an atheist, CT Studd came across the words below in his early adult years. It challenged him to live as if he believed what he said he believed. CT Studd ended up giving up a lucrative career to become a missionary to China. Do we live like we believe what we say we believe?
“If I firmly believed—as millions say they do—that the knowledge and practice of religion in this life influences the destiny in another, then religion would mean absolutely everything to me.
I would cast away earthly enjoyments as dross, earthly cares as follies, and earthly thoughts and feelings as vanity.
Religion would be my first waking thought and my last image before sleep sank me into unconsciousness.
I should labor in its cause alone. I would take thought for the morrow of eternity alone. I would see one soul gained for heaven worth a life of suffering.”
– An Atheist.