I Don’t Hate God 2

Maybe we should have called it God Makes the Definitions.. This is not passing the buck to God but stating the reality. Unbelievers may reat badly to our post in part one but we did not invent the truth. God makes the definition, we are just the messenger.

The unbelieving world may not see their position in reality the same as Christians do but then the unbeliever is the one deceived, not the believer. They do not know exactly where they are until the Holy Spirit convicts them of their sin and prompts them to accept salvation.

I do not hate Christianity, or Islam, or any organised religion, though I have serious misgivings about them. I do not hate God – how can I hate a being I cannot be certain even exists?!

This is easy for the believer to answer. The unbeliever attacks the Christian, attacks their message, believes lies about them, denounces their faith, and claims that their faith is not real as they do not believe God exists.

That is hatred towards God when you attack those that follow him and demean their faith The Christian is one of the bravest individuals there is. Often they have to go contrary to what loved ones believe enduring all sorts of pain.

They have to undergo attacks from those who do not believe and get mocked for believing in something. We have written about the toughness of the Christian life and as many can see, many who claim to be Christian cannot handle it.

They create their own faith and redesign God’s word to fit what they want Christianity to be. That is not brave or even representing God correctly. It is recreating Christianity in their own image. The only people who are against that are true Christians and they get the blame for what those imposters do in the name of Christ.

The unbeliever may not like what the true Christian says but then the Christian has God helping them see the reality of the unbeliever’s true position in life. The actual attitude when you disobey Christ’s commands is hatred there is no neutral ground with God.

This may come as a shock to him, but most ‘unbelievers’ do not care one way or the other about religion – any religion – to hate it.

This may come as a shock to most unbelievers. Since there is no middle ground, their attitude is a hatred. They do not allow God’s ways in government, education, science labs, and so on. That is physical evidence of hatred.

They do not want God’s ways and replace them with their own. There is no sugar coating here. If you love God you seek to have him present in all aspects of life not shutting the door in his face and saying we can do better. Well, humans can’t do better. There are over 6,000 years of physical evidence for that statement.

The only occasions where friction will occur is when the religious attempt to use their beliefs to coerce and control others. If religious followers left unbelievers alone, that friction would never exist

This is not true. The friction comes because those who love darkness over light, hate the light that comes and try to extinguish it. While there are episodes in history where certain groups forced religion on others, that is not generally what happens with true believers.

The problem is found in that statement where 2 generalized accusations lie. Those accusations are coerce and control others. True Christians are not doing that. While many fights for certain laws to be written and implemented, they have that right.

It is the same right that unbelievers think they have a monopoly on. Believers are citizens of a given country and they have a right to change its direction just like unbelievers think they have. Often, it is the unbeliever trying to control others.

One look at the paranoia surrounding the Covid pandemic. It wasn’t the Christian making laws, firing people, and demanding special ids and vaccinations. It was the unbelievers and secular government doing that.

Some churches got shut down, pastors jailed or fined, and more. Unbelievers did the same to their fellow unbelievers denying them a livelihood because they did not trust unproven vaccines. But distorters never tell the truth or even close to the whole story.

Why should the believer leave the unbeliever alone? It is not hate to try and rescue them from a fate worse than death. Nor is it coercion or control over others. Giving people the right way to live is an act of love and freedom.

While some believers may go too far, most just present their side and let the unbeliever make their decision. That is not hatred but love for God as the Christian should share God’s desire that all men be saved. hatred comes in when you dismiss that message and then seek ways to outlaw and conversion therapy is one prime example.

If unbelievers want to be left alone., they should not be outlawing Christian activities. That act is an act of hatred towards God.

You might get pockets of difficulty from particularly militant atheists (who do exist, though they are very few in number, especially compared to the ranks of religious fundamentalists around the world), but that would be it

This is not true either but then one cannot expect the unbeliever to tell the truth. Militant atheists are not in government making outlandish laws that hurt Christians. The regular unbeliever is and does.

Push and prod and discriminate against a group, and don’t be surprised if eventually, they push back.

Creating laws that have people live correctly is not pushing, prodding, or hate-filled. There is a right and wrong way to do almost anything in this world. The believer just lets the unbeliever know what is right, wrong, good, evil, moral, and immoral.

Because the unbeliever loves darkness over light, they will always create false content, narratives, and other content distorting what has been said and done. An act of love would not write such quoted content.