It seems that some of the folks at Hot Air took umbrage with my use of the term God Hater in the Hukster post. They even put the quote on their headlines page.
The question they raise is this: Can an atheist, who does not believe in God at all, be considered a ‘God Hater.’ I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ and while I understand the confusion, my definition in this spiritual matter must come from the Bible. Philosophy may be the queen of all the sciences, but she still has a Lord.
If you have another God besides the Triune God of the Bible then God describes you as a God hater.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image — any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Jesus said that there are two classes of people, those who are His and those who are “of the world.” This is the great antitheses of the bible. Jesus said this about those who are not His (atheists would be in the group, no?):
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Then in verses 23- of John 15 the Lord said,
23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
Now, the atheist believes himself safe from judgement in all this, both from man and God, after all if they believe God does not exist how that that God hold him/her accountable. But, let me just say that God knows their heart and He also knows that they are without excuse.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
Let me urge my atheist readers (are there any?) to repent of their sin and believe on Jesus Christ. He is the way the truth and the life. No one comes unto the Father but by him.