Why Do Some People Abandon Their Faith In Christ?

It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and then to turn away from the holy commandment passed on to them.

-2 Peter 2:21, BSB

Why do some people apostatize, who at one time professed faith in Jesus Christ, even those who were pastors, ended up leaving Jesus Christ? These false converts even believed that they had the Holy Spirit before they fell away from the faith.

An apostate shows us that they never understood the Holy Scriptures because to understand the Bible, they had to have the Holy Spirit living inside of them in the first place. They think that being a Christian is like joining a club. One day you are a member, and the next you are not. It doesn’t work that way. The membership of the kingdom of heaven is a permanent one. Either you have one or you don’t. Jesus said in John 14:16, “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever”

A true Christian will never leave the faith because of Jesus’ prayer for His disciples and every future saint that will believe in Jesus through God’s Word. If you did lose your faith, that meant that Jesus’ prayer did not include you. But, if you have backslid and came back to walk with Christ, that shows that you belong to Him.

31 Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

-Luke 22:31-32, BSB

20 I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message…24 Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, that they may see the glory You gave Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

-John 17:20, 24, BSB

A Christian’s faith is secured. A believer will never walk away from Jesus Christ, but those who do walk away, never had a true relationship with Christ. This is explained in 1 John 2:19. Read below.

The words in red are the Scriptures and in bold black is my commentary.

“They went out [by apostatizing] from us, but they did not belong to us [meaning they were never saved in the first place]. For if they had belonged to us [by showing their perseverance in the faith through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit], they would have remained with us [because they would never have abandoned Jesus Christ]. But their departure [those who fell away from the faith, denouncing the very person, Jesus Christ who they once professed to love] made it clear [or exposed themselves to the reality of their spiritual condition to the body of believers] that none of them belonged to us.” -1 John 2:19, BSB

If an atheist ever says to you that he knows more than you, referring to the Bible, or that he once had the Holy Spirit, it just shows how deluded they are and continues to be. Unless they humble themselves in the sight of Christ, they will continue to walk in darkness straight to the multiple pathways to hell. Atheists are one of the proudest people you will ever encounter. The reason for this is that they went through a traumatic situation that got them so bitter towards God that all they can do is curse at Him and His followers. People like that make me feel sorry for them. Only prayer can break their hardness.

Keep the atheists you come across in your prayers for the salvation of their souls.

Why Is Atheism So Dangerous?

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.

(Part 10) The True Darkness Of Atheism

13 The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when He binds them, they do not cry for help.

-Job 36:13, BSB

John Arthur

Hi Spaniard,

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.