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God Hater

January 1, 2008

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.

Ex 20:3-6

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?):

John 15:18,19

“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.

Rom 1:18-19

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.

al sends

There is Truth

November 18, 2007

Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night;
God said, ‘Let Newton be!’ and all was light.

This is the epitaph written by poet Alexander Pope for John Newton in the early 1700s. Our nation was birthed in the era after Newton, when Europe was brimming with supreme confidence that the scientist and the philosopher could know all that needs to be known to make the world the best place it can be. Traditional Christianity based on divine revelation in the Bible came to be seen as disposable – just another superstition that we can dispense with as we enter a new world in which we – humans – create heaven on earth with the limitless knowledge yielded by human discovery. (more…)

Gee – Ya Think?

October 30, 2007

One of my daughters recently asked me why I never let them go trick-or-treating.  I told her that I was trying to raise her up with an outward focus, to prefer others before herself, as the Lord commands us.  Going door-to-door demanding candy from strangers did not fit with that vision.  I now have another reason…

The Washington Post reports that the “hottest trend in costumes, retailers say, is sexy” and that the trend is targetting 11 year olds or younger.

The Halloween costume trend is not only leading to tense mother-daughter standoffs, but it is also part of a far larger worry that young girls are becoming sexualized.

I must admit I saw this happening when I was in high school (early 80’s) but never in 8 and 9 year olds.  The story is disturbing in general but this made me sad:

Megan Smith, 16, perused the costumes at Party City with her father, Dan. She first tried on the Prisoner, a slinky spandex number with a little button at the throat and open chest like a ’70s disco halter dress. She settled on Raggedy Ann, a blue mini dress so mini that the lacy underskirt barely dusts the bottom of the fanny.No one does scary costumes anymore, Megan said.

Blame that on the teen movie “Mean Girls,” she said, quoting a line verbatim: “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” 

Her father laughed nervously. “They’re all a little risque, and I don’t like that,” he said. “She’ll be wearing shorts underneath.”

Megan rolled her eyes

The poor girl despises her dad and herself:

Prov 15:32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself,
but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.

If Dan ever reads Proverbs 5 to his son, will he be cutting his eyes at his daughter?

 5:20Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman
   and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?
21For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD,
   and he ponders all his paths.
22The  iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,
   and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline,
   and because of his great folly he is led astray.

Very sad,

al sends

The Fool Has Said…

October 17, 2007

… in his heart that there is no God.

This actually goes well with my previous post.  George Grant’s blog does not have a link back feature so I cannot give him a proper hat tip.  But, if you wish to check out the post I am referencing then click here and go to October 10th and the post entitled The Threat of Creation.

Dr. Grant brought to my attention a European Council decision to support a resolution to urge its members to oppose all creationism.

From Dr. Grant: 

On October 4, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted 48 to 25 in support of the resolution entitled the dangers of creationism in education in which the legislative body urged its 47 constituent governments to “firmly oppose” the teaching of Creationism, arguing that such beliefs are “promoted by forms of religious extremism” seeking to “to impose religious dogma “ at the expense of children’s “education. “

The idea of a Creator is dangerous to be sure.  It means that there are laws not passed by a legislature.  It means that if those laws are ignored there will be hell to pay. 

One of the statements in the resolution points to the utilitarian objective in much of modern science:

Science provides irreplaceable training in intellectual rigour. It seeks not to explain “why things are” but to understand how they work.

When all that matters is the ‘how’ of creation, ethics goes out the window.  How do stem cells work?  Take them from embryos and let’s find out.  How does the brain translate a pin prick into pain?  Those less developed humans (see the post below) are available for testing. 

The Lord Jesus Christ is Lord over creation.  He is the living Word who moved the writer of Hebrews to say: 

Heb 11:3  By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

We all have our faith based religions.  The writers of this bit of drivel are full of faith.  Their faith is in an eternal materialism.  It grows our of a love of self and idolatrous reason.  May your faith be of stronger stuff… May it rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ as revealed in His word, which informs all of creation.  

By the way the resolution was drafted by French Socialists (is that redundant?).  As if you needed another reason to hate the French…

al sends