I’ve often seen atheists trumpet about how they are better and more moral than Christians. I find the arguments to be fallacious and pointless, as they are part of the atheist’s incoherent worldview that you can have moral laws without a moral law-giver, and they conveniently script a moral code that just happens to align with what they sometimes do.
But they may be right! They may be better than me morally. After all, I have a far too intimate knowledge of all my sins of thoughts, omissions and commissions and I don’t have access to their full inventory of sins.
Having said that, regardless of who is really better I’m glad to concede their point for the sake of argument. Sure, atheists, you are better than me morally. But that won’t accomplish much for you in light of eternity. You will face your creator and be accountable for your sins. Pointing out how awful I was in comparison won’t do a thing for you.
Here’s your standard: Romans 2:16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
He is your standard and judge. We all fall woefully short. The Good News is that He already took the punishment for those who repent and believe in him. Do that while there is still time, and stop giving yourself false comfort by pretending that being better than your neighbor takes away your guilt.
Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.