Do you know an adamant unbeliever that needs Jesus? These powerful Bible verses for atheists and agnostics may help them see the light.

Atheism and agnosticism are on the rise. This is not due to new evidence against God or man’s evolution.

The real reason may surprise you!

While there are significant differences between atheists and agnostics, the end result is the same. The rejection of Christ and eternity in Hell. Click To Tweet

It can be traced to the educational system.

When God was unceremoniously kicked out of schools in 1963, the educational system did not remain neutral. It became decidedly agnostic. Over time this changed as well. As students continued their education into high school, and especially college, that agnosticism morphs into atheism.

Today, the atheism is brazen. If religion is discussed in the classroom in a positive light, cults and world religions are given more time and better marks than true Christianity.

If you don’t believe it, look into it for yourself.

There is a definite correlation between one’s length of education and their rejection of the God of the Bible.

This is not because people have become “smarter.” It’s because they have been programmed.

God has placed into the heart of man the knowledge that there is something/someone transcendent and in control of things.

Every people group on the planet believes in a deity unless they are educated out of it.

Atheists declare that there is no God. There are many kinds of atheism. Some are noncommittal and others are militant. All reject God, the Bible, and the Saviour.

Agnostics affirm that we cannot know if there is a God. They attempt to take a neutral position of neither faith nor disbelief.

While there are significant differences between atheists and agnostics, the end result is the same. The rejection of Christ and eternity in Hell.

The Word of God can break through the strongholds in the mind and the walls in the heart.

Hebrews 4:12
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

We must get them God’s Word!

Many Christians make a mistake when dealing with this group of unbelievers. They have been told that since atheists don’t believe the Bible that you cannot use a Bible argument to sway them.

That advice is only partially true.

While an initial conversation about spiritual things may not sway the atheist or agnostic, the Bible verses you use become seeds that God can use to convict them in the future.

We must have coherent answers to their arguments. We should have our logical responses and illustrations prepared for their questions. But if you don’t use the Word of God, they cannot get saved!

1 Peter 1:23
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

The word of God is powerful!

Isaiah 55:11
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:It shall not return unto me void,But it shall accomplish that which I please, And it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

God’s Word will not return void. It always works, even if we can’t the result.

Consider this illustration.

When a soldier is confronted by an enemy in battle, he must use his weapon to defend Himself. But what if the enemy trying to kill him doesn’t believe in guns? Does the soldier need to take the gun apart in front of the enemy and explain all the internal workings of the gun before pulls the trigger? Of course not! He just needs to use it!

The Bible will do its work. We just need to use it!

Whether you are looking for verses to help someone else or you are unconvinced in God and searching for the Truth yourself, these Bible verses will help.

These Scripture cover a variety of subjects including:

  • The existence of God
  • The folly of rejecting God
  • The sinfulness of man
  • The power of God
  • The Gospel of Christ
  • The reason for accountability to God
  • The eternal destination of Christ rejectors
  • And more.

Bible Verses For Atheists And Agnostics:

Psalm 14:1

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, There is none that doeth good.

Jeremiah 17:5

Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:9–10 

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Matthew 17:17 

Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

Luke 8:12 

Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Luke 24:25 

Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

John 3:18 

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:36 

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 5:38 

And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

John 5:44 

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

John 8:45–46 

And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?


John 12:37 

But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

Romans 1:18–22 

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 3:3–4 

For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Romans 11:20 

Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

Romans 11:32 

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

1 Corinthians 1:18 

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:14 

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 1:22–23 

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

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2 Corinthians 4:4 

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Ephesians 2:12 

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

2 Thessalonians 2:12 

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Timothy 2:13 

If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Hebrews 3:12 

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Hebrews 4:13 

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Hebrews 11:6 

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


1 Peter 2:7 

Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

2 Peter 3:3–4 

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

1 John 2:22–23 

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

1 John 5:11–12 

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

Jude 5 

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

Revelation 21:8 

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


God can use these powerful verses to break through a cold unbelieving heart.

These diverse Scriptures can be used for countless situations.

We didn’t take time in this article to show how to use them. Think through possible situations and master what verses to use at the appropriate times.

Learn these verses. Then ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in their use and remind you of them when they are needed.

May God help us win people who are caught in the devil’s web of stubborn unbelief!