“…and he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'” – LUKE 16:27-31
Broadly defined, an agnostic is someone who is unsure about the existence of God.
Most Christian scholars throw out the legitimacy of this spineless incredulity and its various forms. At last count there are six degrees of No Knowledge.
We assert the opinion is invalid because everyone not only believes in the existence of knowledge, but also in many other ultimate unseen realities. Not being able to see or hold some specific thing does not necessarily exclude its existence (as the agnostic argument supposes). By way of example we cite gravity, entropy, or reason and thought. If a person is blind, that does not exclude the existence of light. We therefore believe the agnostic system is unsound and vacuous – in fact it is not a “worldview” whatsoever because it lacks any established convictions; it is nothing more than settled despair.
Defenders of theism argue that agnosticism does not take into account the numerous evidences that God has placed in His creation. There are at least twenty such arguments for His existence. We assert that the agnostic’s demand for proof through a laboratory trial is for all intent and purpose asking God, the Supreme Being, to fly from heaven and become man’s servant. We contend that the question of God should be treated differently from other knowable objects in that He is above us, not like His creation which can be subject to experimentation. Does the parent have to “prove” his or her authority over the child?
Agnosticism is a pseudo-philosophy that limits and disagrees with itself by claiming the power of scientific truth on one hand, but not religious or philosophical truths on the other. These metaphysical truths, say agnostics, must be evidenced by man’s senses or they do not exist. Agnosticism is therefore a refusal of the knowledge and countless evidences which is offered to man from heaven each and every day.
It is not that agnostics are unaware of the truth about God at this very moment. For example, His eternal power and divine nature have been plainly made discernable through the things which God has made and which are commonly seen and known, thus leaving the doubter without a rag of excuse.
Agnostics know at all times that there is a Creator, yet they refuse to acknowledge Him as such. They have become fatuous in their argumentations all the more, each passing day, plunging their benighted minds into further darkness when they reject the abundant proofs. As time passes, they give up entirely on God, and therefore God gives up on them. There is a point of no return.
Agnosticism is impossible in actual practice since a person can live only two ways: either as if God does not exist or as if God does exist. Theists believe that each day in a person’s life is an unavoidable step toward death, choosing for or against God.