The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
-2 Corinthians 4:4, BSB
Why is the belief of atheism so dangerous for the atheist? The reason it is so dangerous is that Satan blinds them and convinces them that God is not real, which keeps the person from pursuing spiritual truth, like the afterlife and the Creator of the universe. That type of persuasion keeps them in the dark.
When a person doesn’t believe that something is real, they won’t try to investigate it to see if it is true. If they presume to seek the Bible for evidence, they go about it with complete doubt making it useless and a waste of their time.
The devil persuades these people from even thinking about searching for God through the Bible by luring them away through worldly lust of all kinds. The devil tells them, “if you become a Christian, you cannot enjoy your sinful desires that you live for and must give them up.” He will keep them from the truth, which will send them to hell because they won’t seek redemption from their state by asking Jesus Christ for salvation.
Imagine that you are in a big boat and you come across a man whose boat capsized and now is in the water, which is teeming with sharks. You offer to save the man. He gives you a weird look and says to you, “save me from what?” You reply, “Huh…don’t you know that you are in danger?” The man then replies, “I don’t need any saving.” Then you say, “Are you serious?” “If you don’t get into my boat, you will be eaten by sharks.” To your amazement, the man replies, “Sharks don’t exist and you are deluded that I’m in such trouble. Leave me alone and go tell this fairy tale to someone else. I’m fine where I am at.”
Friend, don’t be like this atheist. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for you. He died on the cross and rose from the grave on the third day. Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins, and he will forgive you and give you eternal life.
13 The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when He binds them, they do not cry for help.
-Job 36:13, BSB
“I’m a demon possessed Christian atheist and humanist… The kindness of the devil inspires me to love others. …Your whole problem is the bible and your Fundamentalist interpretation of it. Only idiots believe in the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of this barbaric book.”
This John Arthur is full of hatred, bitterness, and rage against a righteous God, Jesus Christ because John Arthur is in darkness and serves his father the devil. If you notice that all these godless people hate the Word of God, proving its power and truth in it. Satan hates God’s Word because it saves those who believe in what it says about Jesus Christ. No wonder Satan’s followers also detest the Scriptures.
People who are godless, like atheists, have a pure hatred towards the Living God, Jesus Christ, who is the Savior of the world because Satan is their god. You see this with their vile and filthy mouth against Jesus Christ and His saints. If you are a Christian and have dealt with one, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There are even atheists who have committed their blogs to attack the person of Jesus Christ and even try to persuade believers, if they can, to abandon their Lord and Savior as they have done. They never had a spiritual backbone, the Holy Spirit, from keeping their faith from collapsing.
Why do these vile and hateful atheists have the desire to blaspheme God? The Book of Revelation answers that question. See below.
5 The beast was given a mouth to speak arrogant and blasphemous words, and authority to act for 42 months. 6 And the beast opened its mouth to speak blasphemies against God and to slander His name and His tabernacle—those who dwell in heaven.
-Revelation 13:5-6, BSB
Anyone who curses God by blaspheming and attacking God’s Word, calling the truth, a lie, and the lie [the theory of evolution] the truth, comes from demonic spirits who live in their hearts.
If you notice, when a fake Christian apostatizes, they become full of rage against Jesus Christ. Why does this happen? Well, what happens when the light is turned off? Darkness appears, resetting them to default, sin. The absence of light is darkness, not the other way around. So, when a person abandons God, darkness fills their heart, and you will see them get from somewhat good, to bad, then worse, and finally unapproachable with the gospel.
I got some questions and comments from an atheist named Neil who used to follow Christ at one point in his life but decided to abandon his faith in the Living God and apostatized. I would like to share what he said and my response. The post relating to his comments is found here: Our Faith Depends On Trusting In The Bible
The demons will always use people to attack the source by which our faith gets nourished [Matthew 4:4].
[Neil the atheist said]
“How can the fall of Adam and Eve have anything to do with their losing faith in Scripture? There can have been no scripture to believe in (or not.)
Incidentally, the Bible does not refer to itself as ‘the Word of God’. It reserves that title for Christ. Your transfer of the term to the Bible is a form of idolatry.”
Neil–“How can the fall of Adam and Eve have anything to do with their losing faith in Scripture?”
SpaniardVIII-That is because you have given the wrong meaning to the word “faith”
Faith can only be seen in action through the word “trust.”
What is faith? Many people say that they believe in God, does that mean they are saved? No. True faith means to commit your life to Jesus Christ and trust Him to guide you, knowing that He has the best for you. If a person says he believes in God but does not entrust himself to Christ is that real faith? By no means.
Adam and Eve did not trust in God’s guidance and wisdom for them as she wanted to be her own god. That was Satan’s temptation for them. Satan wanted them to be independent of God.
4 The serpent said to the woman, “You won’t really die, 5 for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took some of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, too.
Neil–“There can have been no scripture to believe in (or not.)”
SpaniardVIII-Of course, they had it. When God spoke to Adam not to eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. Adam, in turn, told Eve God’s Word. So, they did indeed have the Word of God spoken to them. They only had one command to follow from the LORD.
Neil–“Incidentally, the Bible does not refer to itself as ‘the Word of God’.”
SpaniardVIII-Yes, it does. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “16 Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
SpaniardVIII-If you notice, the word “Scripture” means Bible and the word “God-breathed” means the Words that came from the mouth of God given to men by the Holy Spirit which has been penned in the Bible.
Neil–“It reserves that title for Christ. Your transfer of the term to the Bible is a form of idolatry.”
SpaniardVIII-Yes, Jesus does have the title “the Word of God.”
The second half of your statement is false. Jesus said in Matthew 4:4, “But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
If you notice that the words “mouth of God” connects to 2 Timothy 3:16 which refers to it as Scripture. All Christians must live according to what God has spoken which is the Bible. In Romans 10, faith comes from hearing the Word of God. A Christian’s faith is nurtured through the Scriptures. You see, the Bible reveals God’s will and shows you what God likes and what He dislikes. Also, in Matthew 7, Jesus said that by living according to His Word, we will be immovable through the storms that the enemy hurls at us because through the Bible a person holds on to Christ our Rock, the solid foundation. The Bible is the only source we have to know about the true Jesus Christ and He uses it to speak to those who love Him and is faithful. God does not delight in apostates.
Hebrews 10:38 But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”