Two Kinds of Atheists

Stephen Charnock in his book The Existence & Attributes of God describes two kinds of atheists:

“He that denies God’s being is an atheist to His essence; he that denies God’s worship is an atheist to His honor. ”

We were created for God’s pleasure. He delights in our intentional worship and is jealous for our praise. The Scripture tells us He will not give His glory to anyone else (Isaiah 42:8).

Charnock adds, “A God forgotten is as good as no God at all…”

How can we forget the One Who has done so much more us?


Charnock, S. (1977). The Existence & Attributes of God. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock.

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