ANTONY FLEW CAME CLOSE TO THE TRUTH, BUT NEVER TRULY FOUND HIM

Antony Flew passed away 8 April 2010.  He was for many decades a prominent philosopher and apologist for atheism.   In 2001 he converted to theism, but he never believed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His saving power from sin.

A simple affirmation in God or a supreme deity is not sufficient to save a man’s soul from the torments of hell.  “You believe that God is one [and] you do well; [but] the demons also believe, and shudder” (James 2:19).  To believe that God is one can be a mere intellectual assertion. To believe that He is, is to assent to a proposition even the demons acknowledge. Saving faith includes cognitive knowledge but goes beyond it to personal trust in His plan for salvation through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. It requires a regeneration of the inner man, becoming born-again by the Spirit of God: Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

If Antony Flew did not recognize his need for the atoning power of Christ’s death on the cross, then he is now, and will forever be, condemned to hell.

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4 Comments on “ANTONY FLEW CAME CLOSE TO THE TRUTH, BUT NEVER TRULY FOUND HIM”

  1. morsec0de April 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM #

    Feel that loving compassion of the Christians…join us or get tortured for eternity.

    • Nicholas Voss April 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM #

      Christians are not asking anyone to join “us.” We are not the Savior. We are not the Lord God. We are simply beggars showing the other beggars where the food is. Think of it this way: God is inviting the human race to receive forgiveness of their sins. When a man rejects this great salvation then, yes, the Creator has every right to punish in any way He chooses. After all, He is the Lord God.

  2. Mick Russom April 15, 2010 at 11:37 PM #

    Trinitarians I know would argue that there is a loving God, a loving Jesus and a guiding spirit. Your condemnation of Flew to hell shows your vile arrogance and your usurpation of God’s and Jesus’s judgment. YOU WILL BE JUDGED. You do not serve the Lord by proselytizing that God and Jesus that have vengeance for the lambs of God. You are defining how people who find Christ must find him, you are a USURPER! And you tell us in your writings to bow to a godless Ceasar!

    • Nicholas Voss April 16, 2010 at 7:35 AM #

      Hello Mick! I am not judging Flew. God and His Holy Bible has judged him. I’m simply passing along the warning for others before it is too late for them too.

      Ironically, you have judged me in your previous correspondence. Are you not condemning yourself by doing so?

      Christians are obligated to preach and teach the coming judgment of God. We are to warn men to repent and believe the Gospel. There is a judgment coming. There is salvation in no one other than the Lord Jesus Christ. You must be born again, believing that Christ bore one’s sins on the cross. To deny the salvation of Christ’s cross is to be damned and abandoned by God forever. God has provided a way for men to be saved and we have no right to choose an alternative way of salvation.

      Flew did not believe in the resurrection (the central theme of the Gospel); therefore he is not saved.

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