Do not be discouraged and do not be bitter if an atheist seems to defeat or humiliate you in an occasional debate. Know this: God does not need lawyers to defend Him. It is the atheist--as well as everyone else--who needs a courtroom advocate on Judgment Day. The only possible advocate for them is Jesus Christ.
We Christians are the paperboys for the "Good News--Bad News" newspaper. We beseech all to listen, read, and act. Those too puffed-up by their own assessment of their knowledge refuse to purchase the paper and act on the news. They will suffer for their LACK of knowledge.
I re-inforce: it is important to note that a victory for the atheist is an actual defeat, although it is also a defeat for the Christian. Every time one refuses to listen to the Christian, to the Bible, and to his/her own conscience, he/she is losing the battle for his/her own soul. What good is it in the end to win all the arguments from the point of view that God does not exist if He DOES EXIST?!? "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet loses his own soul?" (Mark 8:36)
However, I should note that the Christian still should desire to win a debate, for the following three reasons:
- To increase the confidence, strength, and faith of fellow Christians.
- To convert others to Christ.
- To cleanse one's own hands of the wicked's blood by fulfilling our duties to God.
But my message stays such as this: Christians cannot be ultimately defeated, for God cannot be defeated.