A colleague of mine, Wynand Louw wrote this on God's First Fishermen:
I have just had a look at the intro, - Interesting approach that could stir a few and upset some. I have learned through the years, that freedom of speech is one thing, taking responsibility for what you speech is something totally different. That is where the problem lies.
There is a saying: Talk is cheap but money buys the whiskey.
It seems that you give yourselves out as an atheist. That is your choice as much as it is my choice to believe what ever I want. That is what distinguishes us from animals. The WILL to make a choice.
Two things about God though:
a. God gives you the freedom of choice, freedom of will – be god yourselves if you want to, BUT take the responsibility and carry the consequences.
b. God is not understood by things, it is about things that the eye can not see, way beyond the mind, and the brain. For anyone to know God , he /she must first believe that God exists, and that God is the rewarder of those who believe.
Many people believe they have to defend God, Proof God exist, or do not exist. That is irrelevant. God is who he is, and does not need my defence, my reason, my proof.
3. Whether you believe or not is your personal choice and responsibility. You will carry the consequences of what you believe or not. Even in trying to proof God does not exist, you actually believe and have faith, that what you believe is true. God is not a rewarder of the person, but of faith principals. People made “GOD” complicated, made church a circus. Not God. People abused it for their own benefit, and they will pay the price for it and take responsibility for what they have done with the knowledge, wisdom and understanding they have been given.
4. Try and read the Bible without prejudice. Take of the glasses of hurt, disappointment, and frustration. Relax and just lend. Fall in the arms of God and you might just be surprised of what might happen.
5. I believe our paths have crossed for a reason. Whatever that might be, nothing just happens by chance. It happens with a purpose. I believe that God will align the universe to benefit his TRUE children. But first we need to believe! Not see with the natural eyes and natural mind, but spiritual.
6. Each one of us have a spiritual need, even so-called atheists. They also believe, just not exactly the same, but they do believe. They have faith just in something different. One God through His Holy Spirit can open your eyes when you get to the point where you can no longer rely on your natural ability, natural senses. When you get to the point where you can say: God in you I trust!.
Well in this fashion I will write you a book instead of giving you a short answer. God gives us the CHOICE! YOU choose today, who you want to serve! You choose what you want to believe. There is always a choice, from Genesis to Revelation.