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Atheist Tuesday: The Devil’s Disciples?

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O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still.

See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads.

With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. (Psalm 83: 1-3)

They don’t know it. They’d never believe it. They’ll laugh it off and shrug.

Their deeds are evil; so, too, their thoughts. Every inclination of their hearts, in fact, are deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.

Yes, dear Christian friend, most unbelievers on this blog aim to do you harm. Great harm.

Insidious plots are afoot. Devious motives with horrible consequences are in the workings of the non-believing minds who gives no thought to God.

Is there an explanation for this, some proof perhaps?

Of course there is. I wouldn’t make such declarative statements off the top of my head without evidence….

The New Testament warns continually of the false teachers who were present during the first century (in the church, no less). And these same false teachers, both inside and outside the church, have taken many different forms throughout the years, never more so than in the cults, sects and religious amalgams of today.

They also can be found in many antagonistic unbelievers: atheists, agnostics and otherwise. Those who claim that they once were Christians but are no longer can also be found in this number.

Are they working for someone? Is there some type of invidious organized plot, a master plan?

Judge for yourself as I give you a few, just a few, selected Scriptures from God’s Word concerning the motives of the militant maligners.

Don’t be surprised when The Enlightened Ones offer what appears to be sound, logical refutations for the existence of our God, His Word, or your faith. Many of these people are well-educated from universities that are Godless, so their world view is the same. What they propose as “light” is really no light at all.

“And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)

The odds are good that the pro-evolutionists and God-deniers are well-versed in their doctrines. Don’t fight. Don’t debate. They are smarter than you in these areas.  Admit it. They’ve studied, debated, and worshiped at the altar of secular humanism—probably their entire life! They are prisoners of a hopeless mindset. Keep this in mind:

“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.”(2 Timothy 2:23-26)

You must remember who they are following, albeit, unknowingly. This is to be expected; it’s nothing new. It will get worse.

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 1-2)

The unbeliever’s motive is to get you to stumble, to cause you to doubt what you know to be true, to waiver, flinch and fall—like some of them already have. Here’s Paul’s warning to a young pastor, who also must do the work of an evangelist. You, too, would do well to heed his advice, my brothers and sisters in Christ:

“…guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.” (1 Timothy 6:20-21)

Now that you know their plan, and their leader, what will you do now with that militant unbeliever?  Will you give up, give in or…go? Go and preach the good news to all creation?

Again, Paul:

“So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.” (2 Timothy 1 :8-12)

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  1. @Glenn

    Its funny that you brought up the 14th century, because people back then believed that the Earth was, in fact, flat. They believed it so much that the religious institutions at the time enforced belief in such a concept, citing THE BIBLE as an example, because, guess what, its how they interpreted it or translated it at the time. In fact people were tortured or killed if they dared to state otherwise, going against biblical dogma. I bring up Hell because it too can be open to interpretation, is it eternal torture? Is it the absence of God? Is it a lake of fire? Is it ruled over by Satan or Lucifer? Is Satan a literal being or is it a concept? Is he fallen angel, snake, and dragon all rolled into one? His role is also vastly different in the much older Hebrew texts, in that he doesn’t rule over hell as some all powerful devil but is merely an accuser and agent of God.

    Does the latter make more sense to you though? That Satan is working for God instead of ruling over his own corner of the cosmos known as Hell, a place we don’t really know much about other than its a bad place to go. That he has the power to shapeshift and rise to Earth to tempt people away from God. That he can grant people ‘magical powers’ if they believe in him or follow his agenda. Why would a God who made you and loves you, allow this thing to exist if he is ALL POWERFUL.

    Let me put it another way, lets say God is your father and you are his child, and you are living in his house, the Devil would be a murderer, a rapist, pervert, you name it, who is trying to get into your house and take you away from God, your father. But lets say that this Devil person is completely at the mercy of your father, he has the power to kill him for good, to send him away so that he can not harm you or lead you astray. The question is: Why wouldn’t he? If he loves you, created you, and wants you to be with him, then why would he allow such an evil character like the devil to exist in the first place?

  2. I guess Luther and Calvin just didn’t know how to read the bible properly. Pity Glenn wasn’t there to give them lessons.

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