If you die an atheist, there is no turning back. You've permanently cut the cord with God. God could not save you at that point. You've sentenced yourself to eternal torment in darkness.
If you turn to God while alive, He'll accept you with pleasure. Do it now while alive!
I asked this question to a friend who is atheist. What if you're wrong; what if you find out there is a God, after death? What is your contingency plan?
He said, and I quote: "I’m sure God will let me in anyway because I wasn’t horrible in my life. And if he thinks I’m deserving of hell then I don’t care to be with him anyway."
The sad fact is, many atheists think the same. People think it's a game. And they'll just be ok in the end. They mishmash various religions' teachings in their head, and march forward with that. Not knowing that Christianity is an exception to that rule. The Bible says it's not about how good or horrible you've been in your life. All people on earth have been bad at one point or another, and fall short of the requirements of God. The Bible says it is about who humble themselves, turn to God, and ask for forgiveness. But you have to do it while alive! You won't get this choice after death!
There is a God! The master designer and creator of haven and earth, and everything in them. I urge you to look around on this website. It offers a different perspective on this subject. Describing the God of the Bible in a different light; one you haven't seen before.
Without our acceptance of Him, God cannot force Himself on us. We have to accept Him while alive! Yes God is all loving and merciful, but He cannot save us if we reject Him all our life. Then die in that state. But He will save us if we turn to Him while alive, even on our death-bed, as implied in this parable:
The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ 'Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’ The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’ But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
So sad that many people misunderstood Christianity, mainly due to churches' inefficient teachings!! Pushed people in droves to become atheist.
Who Created God?
The cliché question we always hear from the grinning atheist - "If something cannot be created from nothing, then who created God?" The answer is simple:
We are created
God is not created. He exists.
Everybody agrees, we are created. Whether by evolution or creation, we are still creatures. But God is not a creature. He is a Being. How do I know? From what He told us in the Scripture. He said His name is "I Am", as in, He exists. Now let's face it; it doesn't matter how much you kick and scream, and feel empowered to make bold statements about things outside your reach as a creature. You're still a chick inside an egg making bold statements about the outside world that you don't know anything about. Why take a risk on possibly being wrong, and end-up in an eternity of darkness and torment?!
You may ask me "why do you care? Why not leave Atheists alone?" Let me ask you, if you see someone running towards a cliff not knowing there is a cliff there, wouldn't you start screaming for them to stop and turn around?
I'm a caring human, I genuinely love all people! And I know how humans think. As you see above, I have friends who are atheists. They're lost, and I know I will be sad one day knowing they're in hell, for ever. I'm doing my best as a last shot to get even a few to see clearly and turnaround.