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Atheist mocks God’s authority and dominion over His creation within the Realm of Time. Let’s discuss that.
Atheist, Mark D., asked: “Why should Christians praise God when 30,000 children die from preventable diseases and malnutrition every day?”
Response to the Atheist…
Mark, as I have commented to your previous defenses of your father, Satan; understand, our Creator, Jesus Christ (John 1), provided our first Earthly father, Adam, with a Covenant of sustenance/provision that was predicated upon one requirement, obedience i.e. do not compromise with evil (Genesis 2:8-17).
Why does mankind suffer death?
Unfortunately, Adam opted to ingratiate his flesh at the behest of his wife as opposed to honoring our Creator through obedience; therefore, upon Adam’s rejection of God’s Covenant, God, Who cannot lie (Numbers 23:19) honored the warning of judgment for disobedience as given to Adam i.e. spiritual death and physiological death ultimately resulting in a curse upon the human genome (progressive genomic malformations), a curse upon Lucifer and all of Nature (Genesis 3:14-19; Romans 8:19-23; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:22).
The Curse upon Adam also created a fracturing/chasm between God and mankind due to man’s spiritual death from The Fall resulting in a sinful-nature that manifests in a propensity to dishonor God through rebellion, narcissism, pride, arrogance, aberrant sensuality i.e. SIN. For these reasons, God gave man over to pursue the lust of his flesh and live life in accordance with unfettered free will and in conjunction with man’s disobedience, our Creator annulled His Covenant of Provision and Sustenance entered into with Adam before Adam’s rejection of same through disobedience; therefore, disease – suffering – pain – sorrow – aberrant lust – jealousy – pride – hate – murder, spiritual and physiological death, entered into the World through the corruption of the human genome and the spiritual death of mankind.
Death of children?
Mark, this is why thousands-and-thousands of men, women and children die in their body daily and why thousands of babies are murdered in the womb of their mommy daily via abortion; this is why certain men and women choose to engage in homosexuality-lesbianism; this is why the naive and unfaithful compromise with Darwin and this why you have a propensity to war against God in your atheism – because you are spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1; 2:13) and you follow the spirit of disobedience that has consumed your life and blinded your mind i.e. Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4). For this reason, God allows mankind to continue in his disobedience and God has told us that “many” will die in their sin and die the “second death” in Hell because they have “chosen” a life of rebellion to God’s Truth in Jesus Christ as Lord (Matthew 7:13-14; Romans 1:18-32).
What is God’s Plan for mankind in Time?
Therefore, God the Father is currently active within the Realm of Time NOT to heal and redeem this lost, sick, decaying, dying World that is passing-away with every second of the clock and will be consumed as by fire (2 Peter 3:10; Hebrews 13:14), but God is defeating the works of Satan in Time and concurrently searching to-and-fro for a faithful and obedient people who desire to know Him, love Him, honor Him as the King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s and serve Him faithfully in His Kingdom forever subsequent to death of the body in Time (2 Chronicles 16:9; Revelation 1:6; 5:10; John 14:3).
Mark, mankind has chosen to reject God’s provision and protection; therefore, mankind is reaping what mankind has sown (Galatians 6:7-8). So then, Mark, don’t blame God for what mankind has brought upon himself through disobedience and don’t blame God for His faithfulness to His written word, His promises, seeing that our God is Holy, Just, Righteous, Truthful and He will do just as He has promised (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
Conclusion – What about those children?
In closing, Mark, I want you to remember that God has deemed that where there is no Law there is no culpability (Romans 4:13; 5:15) therefore, every child who passes from life in the body via death to life in the spirit having NOT attained an age of reason/accountability, these children are forever secure in my Lord (Matthew 18:3; 2 Samuel 12:23) and at the moment of their last exhalation in Time they are instantaneously translated into the presence of our Creator in their disembodied spirit, fully conscious, fully aware, free of pain-suffering (Revelation 21:4), awaiting the glorious resurrection of a new body fashioned like that of my Lord Jesus Christ (perfection) subsequent to His resurrection (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 3:21; Matthew 19:14).
So then, Mark, as opposed to questioning Christians and their loyalty to Jesus Christ, why not study the Scriptures and perhaps find Truth and Life in Jesus Christ as Lord as opposed to dying in your sin and dying in Hell without knowledge; at least make an informed decision about your Eternal destiny before the Age of Grace ends for you at death (2 Timothy 2:15; John 3:16)?
It is written…
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Titus 2:11-14 (NASB)
Atheist, Kayne S, stated: “If god were real, it would be very easy to prove that. We’ve been waiting for millennia for evidence, and there’s been absolutely nothing so far.”
Response to the Atheist…
Our Creator’s reality is extant, empirical, floods our senses daily and it is the arrogant, the stupid, the sexually immoral, the infanticide advocate, the willfully ignorant, the naive, the deceived, the demonically blinded, the schizophrenic, that deny what is before their eyes and that which engulfs their senses; therefore, they will be “without excuse” when they stand in the Judgment of the Condemned in Eternity before Jesus Christ-Yeshua (Romans 1:18-32).
The atheist is a liar, a scoundrel, a most pathetic creature of deception, as they grope in the spiritual darkness and deception of their own creation while dying daily in sin and seeking the “second death” in Hell (Revelation 20:11-15).
Many millions of men, women, children, have found new LIFE in Jesus Christ-Yeshua as God and Messiah and He is faithful to reveal Himself to anyone who truly desires to know Him and seeks Him with their whole heart (Jeremiah 29:12-14; 2 Peter 3:9).
Therefore, I plead with you to turn away from the demonically-deceived servants of Satan i.e. the Atheist, the Secularist, the Nihilist, the Moral Relativist, the Evolutionist-Naturalist; run away from the demonic-death espoused by these servants of the Evil One and turn to Jesus Christ and find Eternal life in His Name, alone! (Acts 4:12)
I plead with everyone seeking Truth relevant to our Creator to perform an exegesis of the “Gospel of John” and make an informed decision concerning your Eternal destiny. Don’t die in your sin; don’t die in futility and spiritual ignorance as the Atheist and don’t allow the Age of Grace to fade away at death of the body and leave you in hopelessness for Eternity! (John 3:16; John 8:24)
“There are honest doubters and dishonest doubters. An honest doubter is willing to search out the truth and live by the results; a dishonest doubter doesn’t want to know the truth. He can’t find God for the same reason a thief can’t find a policeman.” Adrian Rogers
Another Atheist attempts to deceive via obfuscation by insisting that God has simply not provided sufficient evidence for Himself; therefore, the facade of Atheism.
The Holy Spirit tells us that the Atheist, in their denial of God’s reality, lies to them self, to God, to the World and that the Atheist makes them self a “fool” with each denial of God’s validity and that said Atheist will be “without excuse” when they stand in the Judgment of the Condemned in Eternity.
In the attached article, I provide the Atheist with extant, empirical, irrefutable, evidence for our Creator’s reality; with that said, let’s discuss what the Holy Spirit has to say about the Atheist and their self-deception…for the record.
Atheist, Mark D stated: “The famous atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say to God if he found himself standing before Him after his death. Russell replied, “I probably would ask, ‘Sir, why did you not give me better evidence?’
A great question that clearly shows that if there is a God, he impairs belief by not providing the necessary evidence. If an all-knowing God wanted to inspire belief, He would provide the evidence, but since there is no evidence, all people have is their blind faith. Belief with evidence rests on solid ground, but blind faith rests on quicksand, gobbling up a person’s intellect as it struggles to break free from its suffocating embrace. Thoughts?”
Response to the Atheist,
The Holy Spirit describes the Atheist that mocks God and plays blissfully ignorant relevant to the “evidence” for God’s validity in the following manner… (emphasis mine)
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools,” Romans 1:18-22 (NASB)
EVERY TIME the Atheist cries and moans and obfuscates about the lack of evidence for our Creator, they truly do make a “fool” out of themselves before God and mankind. Because of the Atheist’s self-endowed ignorance and foolishness concerning their denial of the evidence and validity for our Creator, the Holy Spirit tells us…
“Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 1:24-25 (NASB)
So then, in response to the Atheist’s pride, arrogance, deceit, obfuscation, concerning God’s validity, the Atheist is given over to pursue Naturalism (the creature/created) i.e. Evolutionary Theory along with immoral, unnatural, sexual relations. Obviously, this is why the Homosexual-Lesbian Community is inundated with the Atheistic ideology and why Darwinism and Atheism are blood-brothers and children of Satan, unaware (John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 4:4).
The Holy Spirit then continues in this same vein of thought and defines the immoral behavior of the Atheist…
“For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” Romans 1:26-27 (NASB)
So then, we see that the Atheist is following a pattern of debauchery and shame commensurate with willful disregard of God’s validity even though extant, empirical, evidence for God has been placed before their eyes via Nature. The Holy Spirit continues in His description, the delineation, of the corrupted heart and soul of the Atheist as they move along the ever-descending path of corruption, immorality, self-degradation in Homosexuality and Lesbianism…
“And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Romans 1:28-32 (NASB)
Now, as the rebellion, arrogance, insolence, of Atheistic denial of God’s reality comes to fruition, we see the Atheist being given-over to a “depraved mind” that wars against God, self, society. Undoubtedly, this is the reason why Atheism,
1) Overwhelming inundates the vile, unconscionable, slaughter of babes in the womb via “abortion” i.e. murder/infanticide.
2) This is why Atheism overwhelmingly inundates the Homosexual-Lesbian-Transsexual Community and is ever-present in gender-confusion that is responsible for incredible rates of suicide among America’s youth.
3) This is why Atheism overwhelming inundates the Progressive-Socialist-Democrat Party in America; a vile, wicked, demonically-based ideology that is leading America down a path of secularistic Leninism-Marxism that will culminate in the destruction of America’s economic system and America’s Constitutional Republic leaving only suffering, hopelessness, death, for America’s posterity as they are ruled by narcissistic, power hungry, perverse, wicked, Globalists-Socialists-Marxists.
Once again, the Holy Spirit is correct when He says…
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8 (NASB)
Mark, along with your fellow Atheist’s, know this: the evidence for our Creator’s reality is extant, irrefutable, empirical and you, and every other Atheist in this World, will be “without excuse” if you die in the foolishness of Atheism, die in your sin having rejected the saving grace of Jesus Christ as Lord.
I provide evidence for my Lord and His power, dominion, relevance, in both Time and Eternity in the attached article if you’re interested; if not, it is your option to die in sin and die in Hell in spiritual ignorance and rebellion in your alliance with Satan, unaware!
Atheist mocks God’s provision and the Christian Church; denies Church’ impact on the World. Let’s look at some facts…
Atheist, Mark D, in his fervent and faithful servitude to Satan, stated the following: “I asked a Christian poster this question: Name one social problem that the church has solved? He couldn’t name one, and neither can I. Billions of dollars flood into churches the world over for charitable purposes, yet not one social problem has ever been solved. A pastor is referred to as a man of God, and a church is called the House of the Lord, yet God does lift a finger to eliminate, hunger, poverty, homelessness, and so many other social ills that cause immense suffering. The Bible says that God so loved the world that He sacrificed His only son, Jesus, but God only knows why He hasn’t solved any social problems in the world that He claimed to care so much about. What say you?”
Response to the Atheist…
Part 1 – God’s provisional responsibility?
First of all, Mark, In the Beginning, our Creator entered into a Covenant of absolute provision and sustenance with our first father, Adam, and God provided every conceivable form of provision, pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, for both Adam and his wife, Eve. The only condition our Creator placed upon Adam for continued provision of sustenance was obedience to the edict to NOT compromise with evil. Unfortunately, having been seduced and deceived by the Atheists’ spiritual father, Satan, Eve opted to compromise with evil and seduced her husband, Adam, to do likewise; therefore, Adam fell under the Curse of banishment from Divine provision, separation from God, spiritual death and physiological death as the resultant of sin/disobedience.
It’s very “noble” of you Mark to pretend you have a sincere concern for your fellowman as you radically support an ideology of death i.e. Atheism-Naturalism-Moral Relativism promoting the Atheistic tenets of infanticide; death of the body and soul via participation in vile sexual perversion; advocacy for the horrors, suffering, death, of Leninism/Marxism.
Mark, where you fail in your Atheism, once again, is in your lack of knowledge concerning the Scriptures provided you by the Holy Spirit. It is the lack of spiritual knowledge that is directly attributable to the impotency of Atheism’s impact for good within our society and throughout the World as well as Atheism’s ultimate death of the body, mind and soul in Hell.
Mark, if you’re truly concerned about your fellowman, understand that God no longer assumes responsibility for provision and sustenance subsequent to Adam’s rejection of same through disobedience; therefore, IT IS YOU, MARK, THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN DOMINION AND RESPONSIBILITY to care and provide for your fellowman. Mankind demanded the right to live apart from God’s authority and provision; therefore, mankind is reaping what we have sown; therefore, it is incumbent upon the godless and rebellious Atheist to assume at least some responsibility for the World’s woes and GO…make an impact for good!
Mark, it is naive, it is obfuscation, it is hypocritical, of you, and every other godless Atheist who blames my Lord for the woes and suffering of this lost, dying, fallen-World consumed in sin and disobedience. IT IS YOU, MARK, that has the responsibility of feeding, clothing, housing, providing for those you claim are suffering from “hunger, poverty, homelessness, and so many other social ills that cause immense suffering.”
God the Father has told you, Mark…YOU have DOMINION; THEREFORE GO!!!
“God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.” Genesis 1:28-31 (NASB)
Mark, while the hypocritical and demonically-inspired Atheist sits on their duff, it is the Christian Church that is among the top-ten charities that are active throughout the World as they endeavor to feed, clothe, educate, immunize, the World’s needy you pretend to care about.
1) Slavery in America; Slavery in Europe: The anti-slavery movements led by Wilberforce in England and abolitionists in America were dominated by Christians. These believers reasoned that since we are all created equal in the eyes of God, no one has the right to rule another without consent. This is the moral basis not only of anti-slavery but also of democracy.
2) Christianity and its impact on the “Value of Human Life” The concept of universal human rights and equality comes exclusively from the biblical idea that all people are created in the image of God.
3) Christianity and its impact on the lives of women: Christianity was the first religion to not force widows to marry. They were supported financially and honored within the community so that they were not under great pressure to remarry if they didn’t want to. Pagan widows lost all control of their husband’s estate when they remarried, but the church allowed widows to maintain their husband’s estate. Finally, Christians did not believe in cohabitation. If a Christian man wanted to live with a woman he had to marry her, and this gave women far greater security.”
4) Christianity and its impact on the lives of children: In the ancient world, for example in classical Rome or Greece, infanticide was not only legal, it was applauded. Killing a Roman was murder, but it was commonly held in Rome that killing one’s own children could be an act of beauty. Through a higher view of life, it was the early Christian church that ultimately brought an end to infanticide. The modern pro-life movement is largely Christian.”
5) End of the Gladiator horrors: A 5th century monk, Telemachus, is credited as being the pivotal force ending the gladiator spectacles.
6) Abolition of Cannibalism: Missionary followers of Jesus are credited with stopping cannibalism in many primitive societies.
7) Christianity’s impact on the sociological concept of Compassion and Mercy: Kennedy and Newcombe in their book detail the rise of charity in the name of Jesus over the centuries. This is in stark contrast to history before Jesus. Historians record that prior to Jesus, the ancient world left little trace of any organized charitable effort.
8) Christianity’s impact on Marriage and Family: Before the Christian era, pederasty and homosexuality were not considered wrong: “Christianity exalted heterosexual monogamous love, which would provide the basis for a lasting and exclusive relationship between husband and wife, oriented toward the rearing of children. We take the family so much for granted—it remains such a powerful ideal in our society, even when actual family life falls short— that we forget the central premises on which it is based. Those premises were introduced by Christianity into a society to which they were completely foreign.”
9) Christianity’s impact on Education: From the beginning of Judaism, from which Christianity is derived, there was an emphasis on the written word. But the phenomenon of education for the masses has its roots in the Protestant Reformation. In order to promote Bible literacy, Christians have been leaders in education. This trend was accelerated with the advent of the printing press at about the same time as the Protestant Reformation. Many of the world’s languages were first set to writing by Christian missionaries in order for people to read the Bible.
10) Christianity’s impact on Government of the People:
–America’s first constitution was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. The Puritan framers of this document required that each aspect of it be grounded in Scripture. Other constitutions to follow contained many similarities to this one.
–At least 50 of the 55 signers of the U.S. Constitution were orthodox Christians.
–There is no doubt that the concept of our Constitutional checks and balances system is a direct result of the biblical doctrine of the sinfulness of mankind. All of our founders understood the importance of this doctrine to the social order.
–America’s foundational idea of The Rule of Law rather than the authority of man traces back to the Old Testament, beginning with the Ten Commandments.
–The idea that all men are created equal as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence is a biblical doctrine.
–The notion of the sovereign authority of God (as mentioned in the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, all 50 state constitutions, our currency, etc.)–rather than the sovereignty of the state–is certainly biblical.
–The existence of moral absolutes (a biblical concept) is an important idea in our Declaration of Independence–specifically, self-evident truths and unalienable rights from the Creator.
–Many other aspects of our laws come directly from the Bible–for example the judicial, legislative and executive branches trace to Isaiah 33:22. Fair trials with witnesses have numerous Old and New Testament support.
–Regarding civil liberty, founding father John Adams (and others) emphasized 2 Corinthians 3:17 as the basis for American civil liberty. The slogan on the Liberty Bell is “Proclaim Liberty throughout the land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof” is from Leviticus 15:10. Kennedy and Newcombe argue that Jesus himself was the greatest civil libertarian of all time.
11) Christianity and its impact on science: Kennedy and Newcombe also argue that science has its roots in Christianity. They point out that other world religions may express a worldview of fatalism (everything is fatalistically determined) or of illusion (that the physical world is an illusion). Science could not have arisen from these worldviews.
Christianity on the other hand, is based on the notion that there exists a rational God who is the source of rational truth. This, they argue, gave rise to the possibility of scientific laws.
Evidence for this view is that nearly all the founders of modern science were Christians. These include men such as Keppler, Boyle, Pascal, Pasteur, Newton, etc.
12) Christianity and its impact on the Free Market/Free Enterprise and a Work Ethic:
–Private property rights can be traced to the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:15, 17 (Thou shalt not steal,?Thou shalt not covet.”)–as well as to other passages from the Old and New Testaments. Interestingly, there are over 700 references to money in the Bible!
–Many historians credit theologian John Calvin from 200 years earlier as the person who is most responsible for putting together the principles that were always in the Bible into a system adapted by the American founders. For example, the biblical doctrines of self-reliance and self-denial are the foundation of the famous “Protestant work ethic.” These doctrines are at the heart of our economic (and political) way of life.
–A distinction can be made between biblical capitalism and evolutionary capitalism. The emphasis on biblical capitalism is on the importance of servant-hood–a key teaching of Jesus. Evolutionary capitalism, on the other hand, relies solely on the survival of the fittest.
–Communism is specifically an atheistic system that relies on the non-biblical notion that all men are good (thus will work for the common good). But socialism-communism have been an abject economic failure.
13) Christianity and its impact on Art, Music, Literature:
–The influence of Jesus on art, music, and literature is enormous. For example, the Christian faith has influenced literature in such Christian writers such as Dante, Chaucer, Donne, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Dickens, Milton, etc.
–Had Jesus never been born, music would likely sound very different from what we’re used to. There may never have developed the cantata, the concerto, or the symphony. Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach were Christians who worked to honor God with their work. Bach, for example, signed all his works with Soli Deo Gloria (“Solely to the glory of God”).
–Art has likewise been magnificently impacted by Jesus. While much modern art seems to debase the human spirit, classical Christian art tries to bring out the best of mankind–pointing us to a higher plane. This is certainly a tribute to Jesus.
When Christian restraints have been removed from a society, the atrocities are magnified many times over. For example, the regimes of Hitler, Mao, Stalin, and Pol Pot were essentially atheistic bloodbaths. These twentieth century despots alone account for well over 100-million murders. The evidence is strong that when the restraining influence of Christianity has been removed from a country or culture, unmitigated disaster will naturally follow. As admitted by existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, “[Without God] all activities are equivalent.”
An overarching theme given to the world by Christianity is the equality of human beings, and the preciousness and worth of every human life. The spirit of Christmas embodies many wonderful qualities—love, sharing, tolerance, hope, and peace. May the Christmas spirit be a positive influence in your life throughout the year.
Atheist questions the veracity, origin and purpose of faith.
Atheist/Agnostic, Jim D, stated: “Is FAITH Really All that Bad?? And Do You Really Need PROOF in order to Have FAITH?? OR Can FAITH Be Your CHOICE for Your Goals and Purpose in Life??”
Faith, for the Christian, is not blind faith but an understanding/acknowledgment of the undeniable empiricism that exists within Nature displayed within the Heavens extending downward to the complex human genome; evidence that mandates both supernatural design and a supernatural Designer (Romans 1:18-32). It is this preliminary form of extant, empirical, evidence that motivates an honest person, absent the deception of secularistic-atheistic personal biases, to pursue the identity of the One who has placed this supernatural evidence before our eyes as testimony of His validity and reality (Acts 7:49; Isaiah 66:1).
When this person, seeking knowledge of the Omnipotent Holy One, steps-out in faith and investigates the evidence available, they will find that Christianity is the only coherent worldview with corresponding truth that defines origin-meaning-morality-destiny and directly answers with logical consistency, empirical adequacy, experiential relevance (Hebrews 11:6). There is ONE God and ONE Mediator for sin, Jesus Christ-Yeshua, Who is God-Creator-Messiah-Intercessor-Judge (1 Timothy 2:5).
So Christian faith is not blind faith but an honest observation/evaluation of the irrefutable evidence before us combined with a humble and contrite heart that is willing to seek out the Truth and live by that Truth. Unless one sincerely desires to know the Creator of the Universe; unless one is willing to seek the King of kings with their whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13) and is willing to approach Him with meekness, humbleness, honesty, our Creator will remain an enigma and that person having rejected God’s Truth will exist in a subpar life in Time and die in sin and ultimately lose their soul in Hell in Eternity because they did not desire the counsel and wisdom of the God who created them, loves them, died for them; this, because they stubbornly refused to come to God the Father in obedience and in accordance with His Plan, His Way i.e. Jesus Christ-Yeshua as Lord for the mediation of sin (John 14:6).
Atheist, Mark D, in his personal atheistic crusade of hatred for God and Christianity while pleading for anyone, someone, to accompany him to Hell, posted a MEME relevant to Friedrich Nietzsche and asked, “What do you think of Nietzsche’s keen insight into Christianity?”
In response to Mark, I commented… (edited)
“Friedrich Nietzsche also had a direct impact on Mein Kampf; therefore, what do you think about Hitler as your idol seeing that you and Hitler and Nietzsche have all honored Satan in your lives? Mark, you are aware that [in your rejection of Jesus Christ] you’re headed to Hell along with Friedrich and Adolph, yes? I strongly urge you to turn away from Satan and seek the love of Jesus Christ and find life in His Name by grace through faith. Stop fighting against God and stop doing so in Satan’s name before the Age of Grace ends for you.”
The Atheist: Friend or Foe?
I mention this incident subsequent to an Atheist in another discussion format beginning his response to me with “Friend” in a rather flippant and insulting manner and the thought occurred to me…there is no friendship between the Christian and the Atheist, we are spiritual enemies, each representing one side of the cosmic struggle between Yeshua and Satan, Heaven and Hell, Eternal Life v. Eternal Death, that is being played-out before our eyes within the Realm of Time.
“…the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 (NASB)
Friendship or compromise with the Atheist by a Christian is friendship with the Devil. How can Light and Darkness coexist?
“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NASB)
The Atheist: An Emissary of Spiritual Darkness
The Atheist is an emissary of the dark-spiritual world where Satan is king and demons are his servants. The Atheist epitomizes the work of the demonic within the Realm of Time and does so in boastfulness, arrogance via a spiritual lack of knowledge as the Atheist is blinded by their spiritual father, Satan. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Consider these examples,
1) It is the Atheist that advocates for, demonstrates for, participates in, the mutilation of babies by the countless-millions in the womb of “mommies” as per the unconstitutional SCOTUS decision of Roe v. Wade (1973). This is the direct work of Satan in the abortion industry; Satan, identified by Jesus Christ as a “murderer from the beginning.” (John 8:44)
2) It is the Atheist that advocates for, participates in, the most vile forms of sexual immorality-perversion-debauchery-filth and has no qualms concerning this filth being introduced into the lives of America’s posterity. Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) (Ephesians 4:17-19)
5) It is the Atheist that advocates for progressive-socialism/communism to replace capitalism; Socialism that has killed 100-million people in the last 100-years while many thousands of America’s young men and women have died fighting against this godless ideology; support for socialism and socialist leadership in America is the work of a traitorous fool (Psalm 14:1).
6) It is the Atheist that advocates for the eradication of/removal of God, Jesus Christ, the Bible, prayer, out of the public discourse, public life and the exclusive implementation of a secularistic, nihilistic, morally relativistic, naturalistic, demonically-based sociological ideology that will surely destroy America’s Constitutional Republic and destroy the soul of America’s posterity in the depths of Hell for Eternity. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Loving the Atheist?
As a Christian, I am commanded to love my enemy (Matthew 5:43-48) and though I pray for the Atheist to come to a knowledge of the Truth and find life in Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9), there is no greater challenge for me than to express love for the servants of Satan i.e. the Atheist and their loathsome, immoral, destructive, and deadly, ideology.
Rickey D. Holtsclaw
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 (NASB)
Atheist suggests God’s immutability nullifies the power of Christian prayer. Does it? Let’s discuss that…
Atheist, Mark D, stated: “Christians who pray assume that God’s mind can be changed, yet they believe that God is unchangeable. What does that tell you?”
Response to the Atheist…
God is immutable; that is, His Plan and purposes for Time and Eternity will NOT change and will certainly come to fruition. With that said, God has infused “free will” in both His angelic and human creation; therefore, He permits each of us to make our own decisions-choices concerning our future in Time and Eternity. Free will is essential in order that relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and our fellowman, can manifest in authenticity with love. Without free will, love and relationship become robotic and therefore, impotent.
God the Father works through, around, over and under, our personal decisions in order to accomplish His perfect will yet our God is intimately concerned about the lives of His children who have trusted in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord; therefore, God hears and desires the prayers of His children and every prayer is answered with either, YES, NO, WAIT; unfortunately, the prayers of the Atheist are not entertained by our Lord unless said prayer is seeking salvation through faith in Jesus Christ; tragically, the atheist is truly on their own in this life as they serve Satan by default, unaware.