Atheist Attacks the Bible – a Christian Response

An Atheist, seeking to justify his homosexuality and rebellion toward our Creator, asks questions via a MEME in hopes of disparaging the Bible and its Truth.

A Christian response…

Atheist: If an omniscient, omnipotent, perfect being is the mastermind behind the Bible, then why does the book reflect only the culture, science, history, literature, technology, morals and values of the era in which it was written?

Christian: Why would Moses, the Prophets, the Apostles, not write in the context of their respective generation? Simply because God the Holy Spirit Authors the Scriptures, He did not remove the person-hood, the personality, the proclivities, the passions, of the holy men of old who penned the Text.

The Holy Spirit did not deny the free will and emotions of the writers as they were moved to write and document and chronicle by the will of God. Our Creator, from Eternity, has always employed the faithfulness of His servants, both angels and later – mankind, as vessels through whom He crafts His perfect will for Time and Eternity.

Atheist: And why are there so many versions of it [the Bible].

Christian: There is only one Text, the original languages, that are to be the focal point of our study as we read our favorite “translation.” Translations in English are constructed either for readability or word-for-word accuracy and study. There is a plethora of English “translations” out there but only a few, IMHO, are truly worthy of serious consideration. I personally “cut my Biblical teeth” on the Living Bible some 27-yrs ago, a loose paraphrased translation that reads like a novel…it is a wonderful introductory Bible but NOT to be used for serious study. Today, I prefer the NASB and NKJV with the Hebrew and Greek close at hand.

Atheist: And why does it [the Bible] have so many inaccuracies and inconsistencies?

Christian: I have debated the Bible ad nauseam…I have yet to find a valid contradiction. I don’t read the Scriptures searching for contradictions; I read the Scriptures to hear from my Lord and to know His will thereby seeking to be pleasing to Him.

Atheist: And why is it [the Bible] open to so many interpretations?

Christian: Interpretations are settled by an exegesis in context using the original languages.

Atheist: And why does it [the Bible] include stoning, torture, burning, slavery, homophobia, bigotry, and chauvinism?

Christian: The Bible is God’s mirror into the debauchery, the horror of sin and the sin-nature that ravages men, women, children, nature…God hides nothing. God’s Justice against sin is a prevailing doctrine in the Scriptures…to fully understand this, one must understand why God has created Time, the Universe, Earth, mankind, Hell. I explain that in the attached article.

Atheist: And why would anyone have to ask so many questions about the Bible if it’s supposed to be the go-to source for the truth and the ultimate book for morality?

Christian: People seek knowledge of the Bible from men and they ask questions because they don’t desire to study and seek that Truth for themselves, why? Because they’re lazy or intimidated or lack resources or don’t actually want knowledge of the Truth…they’re only seeking justification for their sin. This is causation for cults, false doctrine, confusion, apostasy, death of the body in sin and death of the soul in Hell.

See: In the Beginning God – Why? https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/27/in-the-beginning-god-why/

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Atheistic Misconception of Christian Faithfulness

The Atheistic misconception of Christian faithfulness…

Christians don’t seek goodness and obedience to our Lord because we fear Hell…we have a Savior that has defeated death, Hell and the grave for us. Christians seek morality, obedience, faithfulness, by the process of sanctification via the Holy Spirit because we know our Lord Jesus Christ, we love and adore Him and we know what He has done for us because of His great love for us; Jesus Christ left the splendor of Eternity some 2019-yrs ago and entered time in the flesh and suffered and died to pay our sin-debt, a debt we could not pay, so that we could live with Him forever. When one is willing to save my life by giving His own life in my place…the very least I can do is honor Him and respect Him.

Jesus said in John 10…

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Atheist v. Christian Debate – Futility Defined!

The Futility of the Atheist v. Christian Debate…

As a Christian who loves and adores Jesus Christ-Yeshua, I have debated the façade of Atheism ad nauseam and as a result of these debates, there are irrefutable conclusions to be reached.

1) The Atheist is not simply an unbeliever but the Atheist is a radicalized enemy of the Living God. The Atheist does not only live in a façade of unbelief but they actively war against God in their obsession to justify their sexual immorality, narcissism, naturalism, moral relativism, secularism and nihilism.

2) Though our Creator, Jesus Christ, has provided extant, empirical, preliminary evidence for His validity through the Creation/Nature to draw mankind unto Himself in hopes that the honest seeker of Truth will find God in His Covenant Letter articulated within the Bible, the Atheist has NO interest in this Truth because they are spiritually dead, spiritually blinded by Satan and unable to internalize the Truth of the word of God.

3) Other than pointing to the evidence provided in Nature, the Christian’s defense of the faith is wholly rooted in the Written words of God and personal experiential relevance of the individual believer, all of which do not resonate with the Atheist; in fact, the Atheist is offended by faith, God’s words and the personal testimony of the Christian; therefore, any discussion with the Atheist, a radicalized servant of Satan, is futile and counterproductive for the Christian.

4) Jesus Christ never told His followers to argue over the Scriptures or brow-beat those who will not, cannot, internalize Truth but only to tell them of God’s Plan in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and if they reply in unbelief/disdain…walk away and shake the sand from your shoes. Pray for the Atheist and walk away in peace!

Jesus is wise and His words are wisdom! Personally, I have been in error in arguing with the Atheist and for this foolishness I apologize and repent.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Darwin and the Death of a Nation

YEC Statement on FB: “Whenever I bring up my views about young Earth Creation I often hear that it’s a ‘side issue’ and nothing to really worry about because, after all, all you need is Jesus. Which is true. However, as people enter adulthood and start using their newfound powers of reasoning they typically encounter a dilemma such as: ‘…how could I possibly believe the Bible if it was wrong from the very start?…’”

Christian response…

America is dying daily in apostasy, atheism, moral relativism, the shed blood of innocence/abortion, sexual perversion, destruction of the family unit, addiction, suicide, insane demands for socialism and if historians are truthful in the future and my Lord tarries for a sufficient period of Time, they will look back on America’s demise and the suffering of the American people and conclude that the turning point or the catalyst that initiated the fall of American society is the forced infusion of Darwin’s insanity into the American classroom in the early 1960’s; Darwin having replaced Jesus Christ in those classrooms via SCOTUS decisions like Engel v. Vitale (1962).

There is no greater progenitor of Atheism, secularism, nihilism, moral relativism, abortion, sexual perversion, addiction, suicide, hopelessness, than Darwin’s evolutionary nonsense that seeks to negate the creation narrative in the Biblical Genesis and teach our posterity that they are a cosmic accident from the goo to the zoo to you. When we teach our children that there is no God and no moral responsibility or culpability; when we teach our children that they are descended from apes…why are we so amazed when these same children conduct themselves as apes in our society?  America, a society of death and you wonder why, what has happened? This is insanity on steroids!

Personally, having policed this society for 31-yrs, I believe the infusion of Darwin was a Progressive-Socialist strategy, beginning with John Dewey in 1900, that morphed America from a God-fearing, Christian oriented society into an atheistic, nihilistic, secular society thereby preparing the minds of America’s youth for the infusion of Socialism-Marxism and the Globalist agenda of elitist control over the means of production/distribution of all goods and services and a sociological-class division of the bourgeoisie/socialist elites and a pauper class of proletariat void any intervention by an absent, God-honoring, patriotic, middle-class America. A Marxist utopia of death.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Atheist-Secularist Blather – A Christian Response

Atheist, Mikke Lister said: “Why must atheists struggle to keep religious influence out of educational institutions? Control of educational institutions in the past ensured the promotion of religious conformity among the young. In nations where control of education has been wrested from the evil of religious indoctrinators, secular education has immediately resulted in the fall of religious domination and the liberation of thought.”

Response by Rick Holtsclaw…

America’s societal demise began with SCOTUS decisions such as Engel v. Vitale (1962) along with the infusion of Darwin’s demonic nonsense into the American classroom in 1963. The Mental Health Act of 1963 also inadvertently led to the closing of State-run insane asylums around the Nation and their inmates were released to underfunded private institutions and ultimately into America’s urban areas essentially unsupervised. It was in 1973 that the Humanist Manifesto was published. Then, in 1973, SCOTUS affirmed demonically-based Roe v. Wade while the APA declassified homosexuality as a mental illness.

Over the next few decades, America’s moral and ethical foundation was decimated by secularism, moral relativism and there has been no greater progenitor of atheism, nihilism, moral relativism, secularism, addiction, abortion, hopelessness, sexual perversion, Progressive-Socialism, than the forced infusion of evolutionary theory into the minds of America’s posterity.

The horrific SCOTUS decision of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) was the nail in the coffin of America’s dismal future as America was solidly under God’s wrath for having murdered 61-million babies in the womb. Rampant, unencumbered, sexual perversion is the tell-tale sign that God’s wrath is upon a people group or a Nation. (Romans 1:18-32)

This current generation of lost and deceived Progressive-Socialists-Secularists-Atheists-Moral Relativists via Millennial’s and Gen-Z zombies who are seeking secularism and a godless America will discover that without Jesus Christ as Lord ruling and reigning in the heart of the majority, America’s Constitutional Republic and the mores, norms, values, necessary to sustain its integrity will fail and America’s posterity will suffer horrifically.

There has never been a more lost, deceived, morally bankrupt, politically and historically lacking knowledge generation in America’s history as those in the Millennial and Gen-Z generation of modern-day America. It is the atheistic fool and the sexually perverted and the demonic that will ultimately destroy the United States of America in their demonic insanity and alliance with Satan, unaware.

Apostasy is the metastatic malignancy that will consume America’s future.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Also see:

Why Atheism is Killing America: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2019/02/21/why-atheism-is-killing-america/

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If I’m Gay and Believe in Jesus – am I Okay?

Question is asked: “Is it a sin to be gay because I believe in Jesus with all my heart?”

Christian Response…

Even the demons believe in Jesus and they tremble with fear. (James 2:19) Though “belief” is a component of the salvation process, belief must be accompanied by repentance of sin. If you truly “believe” in Jesus Christ, you will seek to obey God’s will for your life. Homosexuality-Lesbianism is sin against God’s Covenant of Marriage as established in The Genesis and reiterated in the Gospel of Mark.

Concerning the sin of homosexuality…

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [f]effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NASB)

If you truly love God and your “belief” is authentic, then you will seek to be pleasing to God and honor Him through your obedience. It’s good to have faith but your faith is authenticated by your works-your behavior. Though mankind cannot be saved by works and good behavior but only by grace through faith in Jesus, alone, we must first agree with God that we are a sinner and we must be willing to REPENT of sin.

Obedience is better than sacrifice. Jesus said…

“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46 (NASB)

“I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3 (NASB)

God does not leave you alone in your struggles but through your enduring faith and desire to be obedient to His will, He will strengthen you through His indwelling Spirit and give you the power and ability to be one who overcomes life’s obstacles and the weaknesses of the flesh.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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Atheist Questions the Reality of the Spiritual

Atheists asks in sincerity: “So why call it spirit? Why not just call it body? Can you show me spirit that is not inside a body?” (Atheist v. Christian debate forum)

Christian response…

We cannot perceive the spirit with our senses that are constrained by Time. I can show the resultant of the spirit’s absence…simply visit a mortuary or a grave yard.

“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 (NASB)

The spirit of man plays a limited role relevant to the Realm of Time; the origin, foundational function and purpose of the spirit is interaction within the boundlessness of the Spiritual World. What many don’t understand, especially those pursuing a naturalistic ideology, is the truism that even the origin of matter was created from that which is NOT visible to our human eye.

Our Creator, Who is Spirit, took that which is spiritual, not perceivable by our senses constrained by Time, and from the Spiritual World, He created all that we see by making same visible and interactive with our senses via His authority over Time and Eternity.

All that we perceive in this Universe is a by-product of that which exists in the Spiritual World. This is why mankind, cognitively constrained by Time via our senses, will never define origin of matter or origin of life, both of which have emanated from the Spiritual World. Note the interesting way the Holy Spirit articulates that truism here and consider the inverse:

“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 (NASB)

Therefore, what we perceive with our senses in Time finds its origin in the Spiritual World and was created by that which is in the Spiritual World and made visible and interactive with our senses constrained by Time.

Most theologians insist our Creation emanates ex nihilo (out of nothing) but I sincerely disagree; I believe the Holy Spirit has told us that our Creation is simply the Spiritual made visible by the same God who is Spirit that became flesh and dwelt among us in Time for 33.5-yrs. – Jesus Christ-Yeshua.

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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