This is Hippocratic and take away the opportunity for true believing.
This does not mean that the unbeliever is justified from their sins by accepting that he does not believe. No way. He just gets himself open for a real encounter with what is true.
It just means that the person is sincere. When we say that we believe and in our hearts we actually don’t, we do not become saved either. We are rather taking away our chances of finding the truth.
I remember this show about Atheists talking about how they became Atheist. I couldn’t believe that some of them in fact did not believe in the existence of God. I have to recognize that some of them actually don’t believe on the existence of a supreme power.
For many of us believers, this is a shock. God is so real to us that we can’t understand how a person has not sensitivity whatsoever in relation to the spiritual world.
But the true is that knowing what I know about Jesus. If I would not believe in God, I would make Jesus my God. If I would not even believe that Jesus ever existed, I would make the ideas of Jesus my way of living.
The reason for this is that the message of Jesus is so much deeper than what we can asimilate.
Because of his message of inner peace reflecting to the outside. The love that does not seek anything but to build and to heal by extreme compassion. A compassion that does does not see obstacles, but the amazing satisfaction of serving others. He teaches not only to forgive our enemies, but to love them and bless them, to pray for them. We all know, that this is humanly impossible. Only God can get us there.
His only mission is to bring “The kingdom of God” to human kind. This is a kingdom of love, joy, peace, hope, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control, complete freedom. A freedom where not only the body is free, but the soul. We are free to feel joy, to retain our peace even when everything goes wrong and a faith capable of changing any circumstance.
He brought a mission to his church, the mission to change the world through his words and by his example. He gave us a mission that needs to be delivered even when the price is our own lives. The reason why, it is because, there is a need, and we want to reach those in need. People needs the Lord.
This message is worth to live and die for.