Here is a Shocking Fact: True Biblical Christianity has more in common with Atheism than it does with Modern Day Christianity as it is held in most Christian churches today.
The statement in the inset above is quite a shocking statement, isn't it? But if you honestly look at the facts, you'll find this to be true. Current day Christian churches are teaching errors and doctrines that do not line up with what the Bible truly teaches. The character of God painted by current day church doctrines makes God out to be nothing more than a vicious, sadistic monster. Most Atheist reject God because they, like most Christians, believe these false doctrines about God's character. These false doctrines and teachings do not not hold up under close scrutiny of Bible scripture..
So how does Atheism and true Biblical Christianity have a common belief? It is because both reject the God presented by modern day Christianity.
This topic is dedicated to understanding the reasons why many people reject the God of the Bible. As you will see, their grounds for rejection seem to have good merit and can be fully understood. But most who reject the God of the Bible, are basing their opinion on a false understanding of God's true character. Gods true character has been under attack for centuries and damage to God's character can be traced back to the Middle or Dark Ages. Many church doctrines practiced in Christian churches today are not found in the Bible and because of this, many false doctrines have slandered God's true character and perverted who God truly is. It is time to rectify and proclaim the true character of God which is why I created this topic.
Obviously, I cannot address every instance involved in unbelief, but I will try to address some of the mainstream reasons for rejecting the God of the Bible.
The purpose of this topic is not to debate or to invalidate one's position, but rather to show that many reasons for the rejection of the Biblical God are based on misrepresentations of His character and Bible scripture taken out of context. As I have already mentioned, there has been an attack on the true character of God for centuries, and the results are that lies are being accepted as truth, which are contrary to the true character of God outlined in Bible scripture. I hope that those who reject this God will read the topics on this page and will have the intellectual honesty to re-evaluate their positions and beliefs if they are basing their position on an incorrect understanding of God's true character...
To many, this is one of the main reasons for rejecting God. Many see the God of the Bible as nothing more than a cruel,tyrannical and sadistic monster who seems to take delight in torturing His creation through out the ceaseless ages of eternity, just because they deny Him.
The notion that any god would do such a horrendous act is hard to fathom, especially since mankind only lives a short period of time on this planet. The character exhibited by this kind of god is not a God one wishes to love or serve. In fact, the character that is reflected in the belief about the God of the Bible is more in line with the character of Satan rather than a Biblical espoused loving God.
It's not surprising that many believe this, since most of the Christian church today teach an eternal tormenting Hell Fire for those who reject God. But is this really what the Bible teaches? The answer to this question is NO. The Bible does not teach eternal torment of the wicked in Hell Fire. But how come the church today teaches this kind of rubbish about the character of God? The doctrine of eternal torture has its origin in pagan religion and is taught in Christian churches today because of a misinterpretation of scripture and this was by design.
This teaching was brought into the church by the Roman Catholic Papacy during the MIddle, or Dark Ages and was used to control, by fear, the consciousness of church members. After the Protestant Reformation in the 1500's, the Protestant church brought along many, non Biblical, errant teachings from the Catholic church such as this. Again, the doctrine that the wicked will suffer for eternity in Hell Fire is NOT taught in the Bible.
I will not address this topic here, since I have already written about this topic, in detail, elsewhere on my website. So if you are interested in the truth about Hell, Eternal Fire and Eternal punishment, then click this link... You will find yourself liberated from misguided beliefs taught about this subject.
This is an excellent question. With all the hatred, death, pestilence, disease and natural disasters that has happened in this world, how could a loving God of the Bible allow this? To really understand the answer to this question, we first need to understand the state of this fallen world.
At the heart of Earth's problem is Sin. Sin has enveloped this planet and even nature itself is under the curse of Sin. This is why natural disasters occur because the true natural balance of nature has been corrupted by the original fall of Man and Sin.
In human understanding, Sin is a word most dismiss as an archaic relic of the past, but in its simplest form Sin is simply 'Selfishness' or 'Self-centeredness'. The true character of the God of the Bible is Love. The character we see running rampant on this Earth is not the reflection of the character of God but rather the character of Satan, or the Devil. To fully understand why this planet is enmeshed in such destructive living, we need to understand the origins of Sin.
Now, I could re-write the whole story here, but instead I will refer to another site which does a better job than I in explaining this topic. If you wish to read an excellent explanation of the origin of Sin and why we have such chaos on this planet... I highly recommend this link...
Most wonder if there is any hope for this world today. For a good read and for answers to the question "Is there is anything left you can trust today?", click the link below...
All God wants is for his creation to follow a bunch of does and don'ts without asking questions. Everything that is not what God wants, is a Sin in HIs eyes. In fact, most things I enjoy in life are frowned upon and sins to God. It seems he just wants to control us like we're a bunch of robots or puppets.
It should be our choice to decide what is best for us. God should just accept what we want instead of punishing us because we don't agree with his rules. Even parents with children know you need to compromise in order to raise happy children, you would think that God would see this himself.
And since we're talking about controlling others, what about those who have feelings for the same sex. Why should this be wrong? If one loves someone of the same sex, this should be their business. Many gay couples have long, lasting relationships so what is wrong with a gay lifestyle?
When it's all is said and done, I'm not a bad person and I care about others. If God can't see and accept this, then I really don't want anything to do with Him.
On the surface these assertions seem to have validity. After all, it does seem that God is wanting to tell us what to do. I will try to explain why these statements on the surface, have a mask of truth, but are really coverings of deception, deceiving mankind into believing a false image of who God actually is... I will try to unmask some of Satan's deceptions in this topic.
Satan wants us to believe that God wants to control His creation, but if one understands the original sin and the fall of Mankind from Grace in the Garden of Eden, you will see that the Laws that God laid out in His 10 Commandments are meant for protection, not control, of His creation.
In reality, God has given His creation the freedom of choice. God didn't make us like robots that are programmed to function in a predefined manner. God has given each one of us the right to make our own decisions. Remember, without freewill, you wouldn't even be able to experience love. You need freewill to love someone. Now, God has set out rules that He wants His creation to follow, but as you will see these rules are meant to protect His creation, not control it. Each of us have the choice to reject the principals of God's 10 Commandments.
Look at the problems running rampant on this planet today. World problems are caused because Mankind has deviated from plumb-line principals found In of the 10 Commandments. It's interesting to note, that the first 4 commandments concern our vertical relationship with God. The last 6 commandments concerns our horizontal relationship with our fellow man.
If everyone lived up to even just the last six of God's commandments, we wouldn't have murder, rape, adultery and every human emotional disorder that plagues mankind today. God's laws are not meant to keep one from having fun or enjoying life, but is a standard that God has put into place so everyone can live in a safe and free world. Just imagine if all lived by these standards...
|(1) You shall honor your mother and father: There wouldn't be strife or rebellion on a household.
|(2) You shall not kill: There would be no murder, rape or other socially destructive actions that plagues this world.
|(3) shall not commit adultery: You wouldn't have to worry that your spouse was having an affair or cheating, and your children would not have to suffer from a divorced home life.
|(4) You shall not steal: You wouldn't have to lock your doors, no one would enter your dwelling and steal your hard earned possession.
|(5) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor: You wouldn't have to worry that others would spread lies about you or your reputation with falsehoods.|
|(6) You shall not covet your neighbors wife, goods, success: You would not be jealous of what your neighbor has successfully acquired because you would be happy for them and not envious. Greed and envy are catalysts for stealing and murder
The question arises, should we be able to define our own set of rules? Can you imagine the chaos if everyone made their own rules to govern their lives. What would we do when someone else's rule collided with ours? Imagine if everyone lived by this standard?
There has to be one plumb line standard that all live by. But who should be the one to make this standard? The obvious answer is someone we all could trust. This is why the God of all creation implemented His 10 Commandments. This is the standard that all of His creation lives by, this is God's government. As I mentioned earlier, if everyone lived by these 10 simple standards, we could all live in peace, safety and security. But there are those who wish to live outside these simple standards, and it is through them we see wars, murder, theft, suicide, child prostitution and other destructive actions running rampant in the world today. Living outside of God's standard is Sin and God's standard are His 10 Commandments. In the Bible, there is a definition of what Sin is... Now before you think we are saved by keeping God's Law, we are not. It is only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ that we are saved. We only keep Gods' Law because we love Him.
(1 John 3:4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law.
Let's tackle the gay lifestyle. If you do not believe in a Satan, then the following explanation will not make sense. When God instigated marriage, it was to be between a man and a woman. Satan has been trying to pervert anything that God has set up as His standard and Satan has even attacked God Holy Law. By deceiving Mankind into accepting a gay lifestyle, Satan has successfully bastardized and mocked what God has set up to be what he wants between man and woman. It's just that simple.
It really comes down to two choices. We can live by the standards that God has written with His own hand on stone, or we can live by the standard that Satan has successfully placed on this planet, which is selfishness. If you're having a hard time deciding which to choose, simply look at the heart of each standard. At the heart of God's standard is love for others, at the heart of Satan's standard, or government, is self or selfishness at the expense of others.
There will come a day when God will say time is done and He will destroy sin and those who have elected to entangle themselves with it. God has set the standard and that standard is His Law, which is the government under which Gods' creation functions.
God doesn't wish to destroy His creation who reject Him, but if one chooses to reject God's principals and love, He has no choice. The destruction of the wicked is something that God is NOT going to enjoy, but has to for the sake and protection of His other creation who wish to live within the boundaries of safety and love. The Bible speaks about this event in Isaiah.
|(Isaiah 28:21) For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
(Isaiah 28:22) Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
On a final note, the concept of the Devil is looked upon as a myth or religious enemy of God. Is the Devil real? Yes he is and if you would like a very interesting read, click on the following link... "Did God create the Devil?". It will have information I believe you have never heard before. Check it out.
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Amazing Bible Facts