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Why do Many Reject the God of the Bible?

Here is an Interesting Fact

True Biblical Christianity has more in common with Atheism than it does with Modern Day Christianity as it is held in most Christian churches today.

The statement in the inset above may seem rather drastic, but if you honestly look at the facts, you'll find this to be true. Current day Christian churches are teaching errors and doctrines that do not line up with what the Bible truly teaches. The character of God painted by current day church doctrines makes God out to be nothing more than a vicious, sadistic monster and God of appeasement. Most Atheist reject God because they, like most Christians, believe these false doctrines about God's character. These false teachings do not not hold up under close scrutiny of Bible scripture...

So how is it that Atheism and true Biblical Christianity share a common belief?

Both reject the God presented by modern day Christianity.

This topic was written to help you understand some of the reasons why many people reject the God of the Bible. As you will see, their grounds for rejection seem to have good merit on the surface, but most who reject the God of the Bible, are basing their opinion on a false understanding of the true character of God. Gods true character has been under attack for centuries and this attack can be traced back to the Middle or Dark Ages. Many church doctrines practiced in Christian churches today have their roots in pagan religion and are not found in the Bible. Because of this, many doctrines have slandered God's true character and perverted the image of who God really is.

It is time to rectify and proclaim the true character of God which is why I wrote this topic and created RoadToBetterLiving.

Obviously, I cannot address every instance involved in unbelief, but I will try to address some of the mainstream reasons for rejecting the God of the Bible.

The purpose of this topic is not to debate or to invalidate one's position, but rather to show that many reasons for the rejection of the Biblical God are based upon misrepresentations of God's character and from Bible scripture taken out of context.

I hope that those who reject the Biblical God will read the topics on this page and have the intellectual honesty to re-evaluate their positions and beliefs if they are basing their position on an incorrect understanding of God's true character...

A Word of Caution

The following text may shock some and cause others, out of fear, to run back to and hold fast to their current belief of an Everlasting Torment in Hell Fire.

What is written below, is straight from Bible scripture, taken in context and is not just my opinion.

To many, this is one of the main reasons for rejecting God. Many see the God of the Bible as nothing more than a cruel,tyrannical and sadistic monster who seems to take delight in torturing His creation through out the ceaseless ages of eternity, just because they deny Him. Many Christian churches today give the impression that the reason Christ came and died on the cross was to appease this tyrannical, wrathful God.

The notion that any god would do such a horrendous act is hard to fathom, especially since mankind only lives a short period of time on this planet. The character exhibited by this kind of god is not a God of love, which one wishes to love or serve. In fact, the character that is reflected in the belief about the God of the Bible is more in line with the character of Satan rather than a Biblical espoused loving God.

It's not surprising that many believe this, since most of the Christian church today teach an eternal tormenting Hell Fire for those who reject God. But is this really what the Bible teaches? The answer to this question is NO. The Bible does not teach eternal torment of the wicked in Hell Fire. The doctrine of eternal torture has its origin in pagan religion and is taught in Christian churches today because of a misinterpretation of scripture and this was by design.

This teaching was brought into the church by the Roman Catholic Papacy during the Middle, or Dark Ages and was used to control, by fear, the consciousness of church members. After the Protestant Reformation in the 1500's, the Protestant church brought along many, non Biblical, errant teachings from the Catholic church such as eternal torment in Hell Fire. Again, the doctrine that the wicked will suffer for eternity in Hell Fire is NOT taught in the Bible.

The concept of Hell has it's presence in numerous religions around the world, not only Christian. The Christian faith believes, for the most part, that the Wicked will suffer Eternal torment in the Lake of Fire to burn forever and forever, through out the ceaseless ages of eternity. Is this what the Bible truly teaches or is this an error that has filtered into the Christian church? We need to let the Bible explain and interpret itself so we can understand what the truth is about Hell. Contrary to current Christian belief, Hell Fire does not exist yet!

Hell was not initially intended for Man, but rather for Satan and his fallen Angels which rebelled against God in Heaven. It was during the course of Sin on Earth, that Mankind's identity became entangled with Sin. The Lake of Fire, or Hell, is a place that God will create at the end of time to destroy Satan, his fallen Angels, the wicked and Sin all at once.

(Matthew 25:41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

The Bible uses the term "for ever" to symbolize a length of time. It can mean a short stretch of time, a time span from generation to generation, or the span of time from the creation of the Earth to its conclusion. If you remember your Bible stories, for ever even symbolized a stretch of time that Jonah was in the belly of the Whale. In fact, let's take a look at the story of Jonah. In this story, scripture recounts Jonah's experience in Jonah 2:5,6...

(Jonah 1:17) Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

(Jonah 2:5) The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

(Jonah 2:6) I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

As we can see Jonah is in the belly of a great fish in this passage. Jonah's reference to "bars" in this passage refers to the ribs of this great fish. (Note: Some like to refer to this great fish as a Whale.) Notice that he says the bars were about him "for ever". Now did Jonah really stay in the belly of this great fish for ever? NO, he didn't... but to Jonah, it felt like a long time. Jonah was in fact, in the belly of the fish for 3 days, after which, he was spit up onto shore by this fish. Now, the concept of "for ever" here does not mean endless does it? Here, "for ever" in context to the story really means just "Three Days".

(Jonah 2:10) And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Let's take a look at another instance of the word "for ever"and see how it is used... Remember the story of Samuel? In 1 Samuel 1 there is a story of a woman who was barren of child. The woman's name was Hanna and she was the wife of a man named Elkanah. Elkanah had two wives and one had children and the other, Hanna, did not.

(1 Samuel 1:6) And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb

Because she was barren, Hanna cried out to God to open her womb so she could bear a child. God blessed Hanna and she eventually gave birth to a child she named Samuel. Because of her joy and happiness, Hanna dedicated her child, Samuel, to the priest so that Samuel could serve the Lord "for ever". (See: 1 Samuel 1:22 and 1 Samuel 1:28)

(1 Samuel 1:20) Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

(1 Samuel 1:21) And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

(1 Samuel 1:22) But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.

(1 Samuel 1:23) And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him.

(1 Samuel 1:24) And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child was young.

(1 Samuel 1:25) And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.

(1 Samuel 1:26) And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

(1 Samuel 1:27) For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:

(1 Samuel 1:28) Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

In the story of Jonah, "for ever" represented 3 days. Here in the story of Samuel, the term "for ever" represents the life time of Samuel, in other words, as long as he liveth, the span of time until Samuel dies.

So we can see that "for ever" can mean a finite amount of time, not necessarily, an eternal timeframe. If you do a study on the word "Ever" in Strong's Concordance and other commentaries, you will find some interesting information.

The Complete Word Study Dictionary - ever


-- A preposition and adverb meaning as far as, up to, unto, until, while. It is used of time meaning until

-- It may indicate the time while something is being done


-- A masculine noun meaning a very long time. The word usually refers to looking forward but many times expresses the idea of looking backward. It may cover a given person's lifetime

-- A period of many generations

Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionary - ever


-- (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with):

-- It may indicate the time while something is being done


-- properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always: - always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end).

Now, "for ever" can also be used as in meaning Eternal, such as without end, but the term "for ever" must be used in context with the underlying meaning of the sentence or paragraph in which it is used...

For example... God is Eternal, He lives "for ever". In this statement, "for ever" is used in context with the nature of God. God's nature is known to be Eternal. For God is an Eternal being and will always exist...

To see another example of the use of "for ever" in terms and context of Eternity, let's look at Jude 1:24-25... Notice that verse uses the word "EVER" only.

(Jude 1:24) Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

(Jude 1:25) To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. .

Even though the word "EVER" is used in this passage, the context implies, Eternity, not a finite length of time which will eventually end. Glory, majesty, dominion and power are attributed to God only, both now and for "EVER".

The terms "for ever" or "EVER" are usually used to show a matter of time...for example, a long time, as far as, or time meaning until, such as until something has finished it's task or work. "For ever" or "EVER" can also be used in the sense of Eternity... So with this understanding, how do you think "for ever" or "EVER" should be used in context with Hell Fire and how does scripture define "for ever" as it pertains to the destruction of the Wicked? Let's take a look and let the Bible give us the explanation.

(Matthew 25:41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Notice that Matthew 25:41 references "Everlasting Fire". What does this mean?

Note: The following explanation is not of my making. I wish I could take credit for this excellent work and explanation of Everlasting Fire and Everlasting Destruction, but I am borrowing from the work of Pastor Stephen Bohr, founder of "Secrets Unsealed Ministries" . Pastor Bohr studied many years on this subject and I've found his work to be the best explanation I've seen done on the understanding of Everlasting Fire and Everlasting Destruction.

This topic in its complete form can be seen in his 12 hour DVD lecture series called, "Misunderstood Texts on the State of the Dead", primarily his lecture disk number 11, "Undying Worm & Unquenchable Fire". This whole lecture series is fully grounded in Biblical truth in scriptural context, and is definitely worth buying. Watch it below...

The Undying Worm & Unquenchable Fire

I will try to do my best to help you understand the concept of Everlasting Fire and Everlasting Destruction.

Let's take a look at what the Bible says about Everlasting Fire... In Matthew 25:41-46 it references Everlasting Fire and Everlasting Punishment, also in 2 Thessalonians 1:9 it mentions Everlasting Destruction...

(Matthew 25:41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

(Matthew 25:42) For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

(Matthew 25:43) I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

(Matthew 25:44) Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

(Matthew 25:45) Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

(Matthew 25:46) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

(2 Thessalonians 1:9) Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power

Here we have Everlasting Fire, Everlasting Destruction and Everlasting Punishment. The term everlasting seems to mean never ending... but how does the Bible explain these concepts? We need to see them in context of how they are being used. Let's look at the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. These two Biblical cities were known for their wickedness and God destroyed them. We see in Genesis 24-28, that God rained down brimstone and fire from Heaven on these cities...

(Genesis 19:24) Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

(Genesis 19:28) And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

and in Jude 1:7 is says...

(Jude 1:7) Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

... and notice what is says in 2 Peter 2:6 about Sodom and Gomorrah...

(2 Peter 2:6) And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

Notice that Sodom and Gomorrah were turned into Ashes. Does this mean that Sodom and Gomorrah are still burning today? Can you burn ashes? No, ashes are the result of the completed work of fire. So if Sodom and Gomorrah was burned with the vengeance of Eternal Fire into ashes, is the fire out? No, the fire that burned Sodom and Gomorrah never went out, but the cities were burned into ashes and suffered Everlasting Destruction. But Sodom and Gomorrah are not still burning... How can this be? How can anything suffer destruction by being burned with Eternal Fire and not still be burning?

So again I ask, can ashes burn? Ashes cannot burn since all that is consumable has been depleted and burned up. Here we see in context that Sodom and Gomorrah suffered Eternal Destruction by the vengeance of Eternal Fire. What is meant here is that the results of Sodom and Gomorrah's burning into ashes, is eternal in the sense of the results, not their burning. In other words, their destruction is eternal. Eternal fire produced eternal destruction, into ashes. The eternal destruction was caused by God.

So what does it mean when scripture uses the term "... suffering the vengeance of Eternal fire"How can Eternal Fire have vengeance?

(Deuteronomy 4:23) Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

(Deuteronomy 4:24) For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

(Hebrews 12:28) Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

(Hebrews 12:29) For our God is a consuming fire.

As we can see, God is referred to as a consuming fire in Deuteronomy and Hebrews as well. So a character trait of God is that He is a consuming fire.

Question, in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, was God a Consuming Fire before He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? Was God a Consuming Fire after He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? The answer to both of these questions is Yes!

So now, let's take a look at the time when Moses went up to mount Sinai, notice what the site of the glory of the Lord looked like...

(Exodus 24:15) And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. (Exodus 24:16) And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. (Exodus 24:17) And the site of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

From Bible teaching, we can see that the Glory of God is a devouring fire. So I ask you, if God is an Eternal being, would His consuming fire character also be Eternal? Yes, God is a consuming fire and His fire is still burning... In other words, His glorious character is still as a burning fire and is an Eternal fire.

The references in scripture that we've read in this section, reveals that God is Eternal Fire. So is God a bunch of burning flames? No, fire is a characteristic of God's glory. God's glory is like a devouring fire.

When we see Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the vengeance of Eternal Fire, this is referring to Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction being caused by God and they suffered God's vengeance against evil. So Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the vengeance of God! It is God's Glory that is Everlasting, or Eternal, and His glory is like fire.

(Romans 12:19) Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Sodom and Gomorrah was reduced into ashes. When the Bible refers to the Everlasting Destruction of these two cities, it is NOT referring to the never ceasing act of destroying Sodom and Gomorrah for eternity in fire, but rather it is the results of their destruction which will last for eternity. This means that Sodom and Gomorrah will never rise again. Their destruction will last for ever, or eternity, not their punishing. Their punishment is eternal in the sense that the result of their destruction is Everlasting.

The Truth About the Lake of Fire!

The belief that God tortures His creation through-out the ceaseless ages of Eternity, is NOT Biblically correct. This simple truth was hard for me to grasp since I grew up believing the Wicked would suffer for Eternity in the Lake of Fire. This concept is a pagan belief and misunderstanding of scripture that was an error brought into the church by the Roman Catholic papacy. Scripture makes it clear, that those who suffer Second Death in the Lake of Fire, will eventually burn out. (See Ezekiel 28 Below) If this was not true then how would the saints be able to walk on the ashes of the Wicked, on Earth, after the New Jerusalem comes down from Heaven?

No one will burn for Eternity in the Lake of Fire, not even Satan. Their fire will eventually burn out but the total destruction of the Wicked will last for Eternity, not their torture. When the unsaved and Wicked are cast into the Lake of Fire their torture is not eternal in the sense of time, but rather, in the sense of its effect or result. The Wicked are burned up completely, to cease existence and to never exist again. The Wicked will be totally destroyed and never exist again.

Look at what will happen to Satan, which was also known as "the anointed cherub"... He is destroyed, never to exist again.

(Ezekiel 28:14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

(Ezekiel 28:18) Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

(Ezekiel 28:19) All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

Let the Bible interpret and explain itself. It is a scriptural fact that some Wicked will burn longer than others and Satan will burn the longest, but ALL the Wicked will eventually burn out into ashes. In other words, they will be destroyed, never to exist again. The Bible states that each of the Wicked will suffer punishment according to their deeds done throughout their life.

(Luke 12:40) Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."

(Luke 12:41) Then Peter said to Him, "Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?"

(Luke 12:42) And the Lord said, "Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?

(Luke 12:43) Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.

(Luke 12:44) Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has.

(Luke 12:45) But if that servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,

(Luke 12:46) the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

(Luke 12:47) And that servant who knew his master's will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

(Luke 12:48) But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

As the Bible states, the Wicked will experience an Everlasting Destruction, they will suffer the Second Death from which there is no resurrection into life again.

Let me ask a question... Would you spank a child for a week, a month or even a year without stopping? Of course you wouldn't, even a normal person would not abuse someone for eternity? In the book of Job, an interesting question is asked...

(Job 4:15) Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

(Job 4:16) It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

(Job 4:17) Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

(Job 4:18) Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

(Job 4:19) How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

The notion that God will torture His creation for Eternity, is a doctrine created by the Devil and is a deceptive move away from what scripture truly teaches. Does God want His creation to love Him out of fear? Would anyone really want to serve a God who has a cruel character such as this? The answer is No!!! Serving God would be based on Fear, and Satan knows this and wants you to believe this lie.

God doesn't want us to love Him based on fear, but rather with a love freely given to Him. Satan has purposely made God out to be a monster, so you will not want a relationship with Jesus... and I'm sad to say, many have bought this Satanic lie and have rejected God because of this falsehood.

Please do not misunderstand what is being said here. God's justice demands that sin be destroyed from His Kingdom. Sin destroys and must be eliminated. Sin is an attack against the Laws of God and God's Government and the Laws of God protects His Kingdom and His creation. God doesn't want anyone to be destroyed, but for those who reject God and do not want to be with Him, God will give into their desires and will have no recourse other than to destroy them.

The wicked do not want to be with God because they have intertwined their character so tight with sin that they can only relate to selfishness rather than SelfLessness. God's kingdom is based on love and caring for others. Sin embraces selfishness and holds claim to self more than others, even at others expense. Sin destroys, love builds.

God will destroy the wicked in the Lake of Fire, known as the Second Death. In scripture this is known as God's Strange Act.

(2 Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

(Isaiah 28:21) For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

(Isaiah 28:22) Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

Now concerning this concept of eternal torment, the concept of ANY entity who would torture their creation for Eternity is more closely aligned with Satan's character and not God's.

(Revelation 20:9) And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

Is the Devil in Charge of Hell?

This is an excellent question. With all the hatred, death, pestilence, disease and natural disasters that has happened in this world, how could a loving God of the Bible allow this? To really understand the answer to this question, we first need to understand the state of this fallen world.

At the heart of Earth's problem is Sin. Sin has enveloped this planet and even nature itself is under the curse of Sin. This is why natural disasters occur because the true natural balance of nature has been corrupted by the original fall of Man and Sin.

In human understanding, Sin is a word most dismiss as an archaic relic of the past, but in its simplest form Sin is simply 'Selfishness' or 'Self-centeredness'. The true character of the God of the Bible is Love. The character we see running rampant on this Earth is not the reflection of the character of God but rather the character of Satan, or the Devil. To fully understand why this planet is enmeshed in such destructive living, we need to understand the origins of Sin.

Now, I could re-write the whole story here, but instead I will refer to another site which does a better job than I in explaining this topic. If you wish to read an excellent explanation of the origin of Sin and why we have such chaos on this planet...

Did God Create the Devil?

All God wants is for his creation to follow a bunch of does and don'ts without asking questions. Everything that is not what God wants, is a Sin in HIs eyes. In fact, most things I enjoy in life are frowned upon and sins to God. It seems he just wants to control us like we're a bunch of robots or puppets.

It should be our choice to decide what is best for us. God should just accept what we want instead of punishing us because we don't agree with his rules. Even parents with children know you need to compromise in order to raise happy children, you would think that God would see this himself.

Since we're talking about controlling others, what about those who have feelings for the same sex. Why should this be wrong? If one loves someone of the same sex, this should be their business. Many gay couples have long, lasting relationships so what is wrong with a gay lifestyle?

When it's all is said and done, I'm really not a bad person and I care about others. If God can't see and accept this, then I really don't want anything to do with Him.

On the surface these assertions seem to have validity. After all, it does seem that God is wanting to tell us what to do. I will try to explain why these statements on the surface, have a mask of truth, but are really coverings of deception, deceiving mankind into believing a false image of who God actually is... I will try to unmask some of Satan's deceptions in this topic.

Satan wants us to believe that God wants to control His creation, but if one understands the original sin and the fall of Mankind from Grace in the Garden of Eden, you will see that the Laws that God laid out in His 10 Commandments are meant for protection, not control, of His creation.

In reality, God has given His creation the freedom of choice. God didn't make us like robots that are programmed to function in a predefined manner. God has given each one of us the right to make our own decisions. Remember, without freewill, you wouldn't even be able to experience love. You need freewill to love someone. Now, God has set out rules that He wants His creation to follow, but as you will see these rules are meant to protect His creation, not control it. Each of us have the choice to reject the principals of God's 10 Commandments.

Look at the problems running rampant on this planet today. World problems are caused because Mankind has deviated from plumb-line principals found In of the 10 Commandments. It's interesting to note, that the first 4 commandments concern our vertical relationship with God. The last 6 commandments concerns our horizontal relationship with our fellow man.

If everyone lived up to even just the last six of God's commandments, we wouldn't have murder, rape, adultery and every human emotional disorder that plagues mankind today. God's laws are not meant to keep one from having fun or enjoying life, but is a standard that God has put into place so everyone can live in a safe and free world. Just imagine if all lived by these standards...

(1) You shall honor your mother and father: There wouldn't be strife or rebellion on a household.

(2) You shall not kill: There would be no murder, rape or other socially destructive actions that plagues this world.

(3)You shall not commit adultery: You wouldn't have to worry that your spouse was having an affair or cheating, and your children would not have to suffer from a divorced home life.

(4) You shall not steal: You wouldn't have to lock your doors, no one would enter your dwelling and steal your hard earned possession.

(5) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor: You wouldn't have to worry that others would spread lies about you or destroy your reputation with falsehoods.

(6) You shall not covet your neighbors wife, goods, success: You would not be jealous of what your neighbor has successfully acquired because you would be happy for them and not envious. Greed and envy are catalysts for stealing and murder.

The question arises, should we be able to define our own set of rules? Can you imagine the chaos if everyone made their own rules to govern their lives. What would we do when someone else's rule collided with ours? Imagine if everyone lived by this standard?

There has to be one plumb line standard that all live by. But who should be the one to make this standard? The obvious answer is someone we all could trust. This is why the God of all creation implemented His 10 Commandments. This is the standard that all of His creation lives by, this is God's government. As I mentioned earlier, if everyone lived by these 10 simple standards, we could all live in peace, safety and security. But there are those who wish to live outside these simple standards, and it is through them we see wars, murder, theft, suicide, child prostitution and other destructive actions running rampant in the world today. Living outside of God's standard is Sin and God's standard are His 10 Commandments. In the Bible, there is a definition of what Sin is... Now before you think we are saved by keeping God's Law, we are not. It is only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ that we are saved. We only keep Gods' Law because we love Him.

(1 John 3:4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law.

Let's tackle the gay lifestyle. If you do not believe in a Satan, then the following explanation will not make sense. When God instigated marriage, it was to be between a man and a woman. Satan has been trying to pervert and counterfeit anything that God has set up as His standard and Satan has even attacked God's Holy Law. By deceiving Mankind into accepting a gay lifestyle, Satan has successfully bastardized and mocked what God has set up to be the norm of what He wants for man and woman. It's just that simple.

It really comes down to two choices. We can live by the standards that God has written with His own hand on stone, or we can live by the standard that Satan has successfully placed on this planet, which is selfishness. If you're having a hard time deciding which to choose, simply look at the heart of each standard. At the heart of God's standard is love for others, at the heart of Satan's standard, or government, is self or self-centeredness, and in many cases is at the expense of others.

There will come a day when God will proclaim that this rift in Eternity called time is done and He will destroy sin and those who have elected to entangle themselves with it. God has set the standard and that standard is His Law, which is the government under which Gods' creation functions.

(Revelation 10:6) And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

God doesn't wish to destroy His creation who reject Him, but if one chooses to reject God's principals of love, He has no choice. The destruction of the wicked is something that God is NOT going to enjoy, but has to for the sake and protection of His other creation who wish to live within the boundaries of safety and love. The Bible speaks about this event in Isaiah.

(Isaiah 28:21) For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

(Isaiah 28:22) Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

On a Final Note

If you do not know or have drifted away from God, please consider what I've written here. Satan mocks those who reject Jesus, knowing they will suffer the Second Death.

Remember, Belief Cannot Change Reality and the reality is that God exists and wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you through His Son Jesus. Please hearken to His call on your life.

If you do not have a relationship with Jesus, please consider turning your heart and life over to Christ...

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