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Gerard de VosCreated by Gerard de Vos
on 19-02-2008
Category: Atheist related
Why atheists hate God

It is common in our age to find many anti-Bible books written, which essentially means anti-God or anti-christ (the Bible is the only book in human history that reveals God).

The interesting question is this: What influences them to hate God?
1) It cannot be the Bible. No one is forced to believe it.
2) It cannot be the church. No one is forced to attend it.
3) It cannot be the so called atrocities of the church. Jesus said that His followers would be recognized by the fruit they produce (Matthew 7:16). Those who killed, tortured and exiled people might have called themselves Christians, but their deeds betray them as false. God never endorsed their actions, and tragically they will answer to God for what they did (‘For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God’, Romans 14:10-11).
4) It cannot be because of overly religious parents, since few people stay in their homes after adolescence. Blaming parents isn’t convincing.

These people who hate an invisible God write books, articles, produce films, and try in general to negatively influence the population against the God of the Bible. The question is who influences the God-haters, since it is a phenomenon that has been going on for thousands of years? The ranting and raving against God is nothing new (‘Why do the nations conspire, the peoples plot in vain ... against God and his Anointed One ’? Ps 2:1-2). This hatred directed against God is unreal: how can one hate someone you have never seen? Is it normal to hate ghosts, spirits? Not usually, but in the case of God it is a reality.

As usual, the Bible clarifies the issue. In Genesis 3 we read the story of the enemy of God, that old serpent called the devil (Revelation 12:9). His first words were: ‘Did He (God) really say?’ He always directs his attacks against God’s Word, the Bible. The atheists cannot attack God, so they are against His Word. This marks the Bible as a very special book, a supernatural book, the only one of its kind in the world.

In the Old Testament (which the atheists love to distort), is the example of King Jehoiakim who burnt a scroll written by the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36). He did not like the message. Disregarding this message from God, led to the exile of the people. Who influenced him to burn the scroll? Only one spirit being can be active over thousands of years: the devil. Right from the beginning till now he is actively busy promoting his anti-God agenda, and he works through people.

Our conclusion is that an invisible spirit, the devil, the opponent of God, is working through ignorant people to help him in his goal: he cannot destroy God, but he can delude as many people as possible to follow his way of disobedience, straight into hell. Our responsibility? To pray for God’s grace, as many of these atheists do not have the faintest idea what is waiting.

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"But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinth 1:27