Below is another quote by an atheist that shows what they really hate and what they want to destroy. If this quote doesn’t reveal Satan in their lives then nothing will. Like I said in Part 1, this fight is not against atheists but against what’s behind them, the principalities of darkness (Ephesians 6:12). There is a full-blown attack on the Bible and the only way that a Christian can get defeated is if they stray from the Truth found in Holy Scripture. Folks, these quotes are demonic in nature and the enemy has to destroy your trust in the Bible to destroy your faith in Jesus Christ.
And do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness; instead, expose them.
Bruce Gerencser the atheist said:
When I say, “expect me and other outspoken atheists to marginalize, denigrate, and intellectually destroy the Bible”, I mean that the Bible is the problem and it must be destroyed in order for Evangelicals to see the light of reason. This is why I always encourage Evangelicals to read books written by Bart Ehrman. While people can certainly remain Christian after reading Ehrman’s books, they can’t honestly hold on to the notions that the Bible is an inspired, inerrant, infallible book. Once inerrancy, infallibility, and Bible literalism are shown to be unsustainable intellectually, then Evangelicals are free to explore the world that exists outside of the Evangelical box.
Since the beginning of creation, Satan’s first attack was on God’s Word which is the only way to defeat the individual’s faith in the LORD as seen in Genesis 3:1-5 which says, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the garden; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You will not eat of it, nor will you touch it, or else you will die.’ ” 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that on the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
In verse 1, the word subtle means in Hebrew crafty or prudent in a negative way. Satan uses these atheists with argumentations for Christians as to destroy one’s faith in the Bible with bizarre interpretations and twisting of scripture to trip the Christian’s walk with the Lord. The Word of God is our shield and refuge of protection as seen in Psalm 119:114 which says, “You are my hiding place and my shield, I hope in Your word.” Satan has to take you away from relying on God’s Word to kill your faith, that’s the only thing that keeps him from bringing on you huge damage. He cannot get through God’s shield which protects you unless you leave from its protection and that’s what Satan wants to accomplish through these atheists.
We continue in verse 1 where the serpent questions God’s Word to Eve and says, “Has God said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?” The devil is trying to make you think in a negative way about the Bible through these atheists by planting a seed of doubt which unchecked will cause you massive problems. You must quickly throw it out before it takes root in your heart and spring forth rejection of Jesus Christ like what happened to Bruce Gerencser who apostatized and now is being used by the devil to do to others what has been done to him.
In verses 2-3, Eve responded with limited understanding on God’s command because it seems like she has added to what God had previously told Adam, not to eat from the tree in the midst of the garden but never did He say or touch it meaning the fruit. We don’t know if this addition came from Adam as to make sure to keep his wife Eve far away from the forbidden tree or she came up with it herself. That’s why it is imperative to know the scriptures very well, like the phrase that gets quoted often which is, “God helps those who help themselves.” Folks, that’s not found in the whole Bible but that doesn’t stop people from quoting it like they are quoting legitimate Bible verses thinking that they are. That is the danger of not reading or studying God’s Word because it will bite you in the end when a deceiving demon knocks on your door through false religion.
The atheist that I quoted, his purpose in life apart from his personal life is to destroy the Word of God. Every time you see or meet an atheist or someone from a false religion, they only have one goal for you since they serve the devil’s will and purposes unknowingly, to get you away from believing in the Bible so that they (evil spirits) can take you away from Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:26
and they may escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
We must resist such attacks by putting on the full armor of God.