The existentialists enthusiastically concur that the “now” is more significant than the 30 seconds from “now.” The present decision, environment, and being defines in a sense a person. In fact, Albert Camus said: “Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.”
The Christian worldview emphasizes the now in a slightly different way: “There is a last judgment therefore live as if it will be today.” Nothing befuddles the human heart more than the day of Judgment. Justice is inescapable and the inescapability thereof is dreadful for the unbeliever. Camus’ comments highlights that the unbelieving heart desperately seeks a way to escape the inescapable. It is a profound reality and a profound destiny for all human beings. The atheist seeks to materialize justice by minimizing it to the status of every day decision, but God’s justice is supremely different for it actually accentuates the atheist’s guilt.