Judgment of an Atheist god

Atheists choose to not believe in God for many various reasons, but one reason in particular is extremely peculiar. An atheist recently commented on this blog that she would not want to see even the meanest, rottenest, filthiest murdering psychopath SOB in the world to have to live in eternal hell. And if you think her sentiment is unusually rare, think again.

Even though they do not believe in God or hell, atheists like to challenge Christians with “If God is truly a loving God why would He send anyone to hell?” When presented with this challenge by atheists, some Christians think it is a good question that requires a good biblical explanation; I am not one of those Christians. If the question were asked by a believer or someone seriously considering the faith then yes, it requires a good answer. But when people who outright reject the council of God ask the question, it can only mean that they are trying to justify their behavior and unbelief, or they are attempting to just confuse Christians with the whole God is love thing.

The later are what I will call the true atheists; those who have no particular reason for not believing in God they just don’t. The former are those who have excuses for not believing in God. So to those of you atheists who truly wonder why a loving God would cast anyone out of heaven, here is a little scenario:

Suppose you have a large family living in a large house. You are loving parents, who adore your children, but times are tough and you are desperately strapped for money. So you decide to rent out one of the rooms in your large house to a stranger willing to pay room and board. Now suppose that stranger, once he settles into your home, begins to seduce, rape, torture, and murder your children. Where will your god’s compassion lie? What will be the judgment of your god? Will the stranger remain in your home, or will your god cast him out forever?


9 Responses to Judgment of an Atheist god

  1. Dalton says:

    Hi Brian, thanks for the thought-provoking post.

    Brian: The later are what I will call the true atheists; those who have no particular reason for not believing in God they just don’t.

    Your premise is a little off. In order to believe in something, you have to have a basis for that belief. Many atheists just don’t see the evidence to conclude that there is a God. I think it’s important to not just brush them off and ignore them. They should be supplied with evidence to help them see why you believe what you do.

    Brian: Suppose that stranger, once he settles into your home, begins to seduce, rape, torture, and murder your children. Where will your god’s compassion lie? What will be the judgment of your god? Will the stranger remain in your home, or will your god cast him out forever?

    I think most atheists understand why God would damn murderers, rapists, thieves, etc. I have to disagree with you about that vehement atheist; I think her type really is in the minority of non-believers. Maybe the point that she should have made is that humans have no right to say who should be damned and who should be saved; this judgment should be left to God.

    What many atheists don’t understand is why God would damn people guilty of no crime except being non-believers. It seems like God even damns people who have not even had the opportunity to make the decision to follow Christ. If this is true, it really does seem like God is not the loving God that so many preachers claim he is.

  2. Perhaps you are right about the “true atheists.” However, it is impossible to say what percentage of atheists fall into any particular category of why they do not believe. Having said that, many, many…many atheists claim to be former believers.

    I also agree with you that most atheists would agree that God, if they can imagine His existence, is justified in casting out violent criminals. But like you said, what about people who do not believe but are otherwise decent human beings? You said their only crime is that they do not believe. I ask you, who among us is not guilty of any sin other than not believing? Do you know anyone who has not lied, stole, deceived, taken advantage of someone, etc.? I know of no one with the mental capacity to sin that hasn’t done so.

    God is righteous and His Law is righteous; we are not. When we are judged according to the righteous Law of God we can in no way measure up. Our only option is to be found guilty. I don’t know if you are familiar with the Law of God, aka, the Law of Moses, but let me give you an example. (I don’t know if you will understand this but I hope you do)

    The Law says that adultery is a sin punishable by death. Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? By our standards we might say the perpetrator needs counseling, or something to that effect. But next to God’s perfect righteousness the person is guilty and not worthy to be in the company of perfection. Atheists are usually familiar with these parts of the Law, but what they are not familiar with is God’s mercy that was also contained in the Law. God instituted the Levitical priesthood as a way for the Israelites to receive forgiveness. That priesthood and the sacrifices contained within all pointed to Christ who was sacrificed for all mankind. The animal sacrifices themselves had no power to forgive sins, but when the people who offered them trusted and believed God, they were forgiven; a forgiveness that looked forward to the truly righteous sacrifice of Christ.

    In the New Testament the Pharisees caught a woman in the act of adultery and brought her to Jesus so they could test Him. They picked up stones to stone the woman and said to Jesus, “The Law commands that she be stoned.” Jesus replied, “He among you who is without sin cast the first stone.” The unrighteous judges could not kill her and the righteous judge forgave her and told her to sin no more. You see the people who took up stones were no less guilty than the woman caught in adultery even though they might not have committed any grave sin. None of them was good enough to put the woman to death, but the one who was did not, but instead forgave her.

    Atheists, unfortunately for them, turn their back on Christ, the only hope of our salvation

  3. David says:

    And just to continue with what Brian said, ultimately everyone has sinned and are therefore condemned due to our sins. Because Jesus sacrificed Himself on the cross, the Righteous for the unrighteous, we now have eternal life through Jesus. No man can pay for there own sins or for sins of others (Psalm 49:7,8) but because Jesus was perfect and because He is God, His sacrifice was the payment for our ransom (1 Tim 2:5,6). We are free from our sins and we should go and sin no more.

  4. Dalton says:

    Hello again.

    I found a couple of bible verses that kind of go against this loving God idea.

    John 12:40
    He has blinded their eyes, and he has closed their minds. Otherwise they would see with their eyes, and understand with their minds and come back to me and be healed.

    According to verse 38, “This was to bring about what Isaiah the prophet had said: ‘Lord, who believed what we told them? Who saw the Lord’s power in this?'”

    So, God is hardening peoples’ hearts on purpose so that they will go to hell. This seems a bit strange and malevolent in my book.

    And David, God offering his son as a sacrifice was a noble thing to do, but was it really logical? How can Jesus’ death pay for other peoples’ sins? It isn’t logical. People are responsible for their own actions.

  5. Hi Dalton.

    Sorry for the delay in responding, I was on vacation the past two weeks.

    It is often sated in the New Testament that something was done so that a prophecy would be fulfilled. To many unbelievers statements like these appear to defy free will. It looks as though God simply orchestrates events here on earth for His good pleasure. But if such an Idea as that were true God would be inconsistent in His word for Christ said, “God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believes on Him will not parish but have everlasting life.” Unless we interpret “whosoever” as only those whom God chooses, free will of every man must be undeniably valid. It is not that God hardened their hearts so they could not believe; He hardened their hearts because they would not believe. The people being referred to in that passage are people who beheld with their own eyes the miracles of Christ, yet they would not believe. In their eyes, if Jesus were the Messiah He would lead them in a revolt against Rome and establish the everlasting Kingdome that was promised them through their fathers. And therein lies the problem; they were so sure of what they thought they knew, their pride would not allow them to listen to Christ. They had ears to hear but would not, they had eyes to see but were blind, and so God hardened their hearts to the truth because they would not believe the truth. This inevitably set the stage for Jesus’ crucifixion in Jerusalem when the Jews turned on Him and called for His execution. They were angry with Him because they believed He deceived them into believing He was the Messiah, yet when He humbly appeared before them in Pilot’s court, they determined He was not the promised Messiah. Thus the prophecy was fulfilled.

    I don’t want to answer for David, but I would like to address your question to him. Indeed people are responsible for their own actions. We believe God is perfect. That must be understood in order for this to make sense. Do you know of anyone beyond the age of reason that ever lived on this earth who was perfect? I know of only one and that one is Christ. The proof of His perfection is displayed in His resurrection. Christ was judged by the Law of Mosses as was every Jew, and every Jew but Christ was found guilty by the standard of the Law because they could not keep it. Only Jesus faithfully kept the Law and was therefore justified, as Paul said, “the doers of the Law will be justified.” (Rom. 2:13) By keeping the Law He fulfilled the Law in His crucifixion. He, therefore, became a perfect sacrifice by which others, who simply put their faith in Him, may be justified through Him. His sacrifice is the reality of the thing symbolized under the Law when the high priest offered the unblemished sacrificial lamb for the sins of the people, which they committed in ignorance.


  6. “There will be no peace on Earth until My Son’s Kingdom. I will crush every kingdom now standing and rock the earth off it’s foundation. I Yahweh will destroy every enemy to My throne, and who can stop Me? Who can turn back My anger? No one.”

    Christ Jesus said at Matthew 10:34 “Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

    While Satan works to maintain “peace on earth” and halt prophecy, mankind is alienated from God. What was prophesied long ago is currently taking place and will continue to until the battle of Armageddon.

    Ezekiel 29:8 “Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I am going to bring a sword against you and wipe out man and animal from you.”

    Yes, that means God is angry.

    Revelation 16:21 “Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds, fell from heaven on the people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe.”

    We are currently in the Tribulation and the severity is about to become much worse. If you think things are bad now, you can’t imagine how bad they will become.

    Satan is not the cause of what is occurring in the world via natural disasters, plagues, pestilence, financial crisis and all the rest. It is Yahweh’s will and it comes directly from Him. He is the One in control, and the One whom is nature.

    Psalm 83:18 “May they know that You alone – whose name is Yahweh – are the Most High over all the earth.”

    Calamity will come upon mankind and it will be via Yahweh’s hand. Satan is powerless to stop Him and mankind is powerless to stop Him.

    Ezekiel 28:23 “I will send a plague against her and bloodshed in her streets; the slain will fall within her, while the sword is against her on every side. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”

    Yahweh is about to bring full rebellion to Satan’s empire. As hard as he works to try and keep peace, he will not be able to halt the people from rebelling against the governments. There is a reason the job failures and the staggering economy, and the lost homes. They are all designed to culminate against each government of every nation affected by this curse from God.

    Malachi 1:4 “Though Edom says: “We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins,” the LORD of Hosts says this: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called a wicked country and the people the LORD has cursed forever.”

    Satan will bring the nations back up from ruin for a short while, but they will not hold together. During that period of destruction, the people will curse God and seek their true benefactor that is opposed to Christ and Yahweh – Satan. The Antichrist will then make his appearance. The people will be awed by Satan’s regained powers and his strength to bring peace to this world of people. But it will not last. Yahweh will see to that.

    Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!”

    All of mankind is cursed except for the remnant. Think. How many people survived the Great Flood? Sodom and Gomorrah? It will not be any different. Those events were precursors to what will occur in these End Times.

    Mark 11:12 “[ The Barren Fig Tree Is Cursed ] The next day when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.”

    Mark 11:21 “Then Peter remembered and said to Him, ” Rabbi, look! The fig tree that You cursed is withered.”

    Satan’s family tree is barren and was cursed long ago. Mankind is withering under our Creator’s curse.

    Jeremiah 17:5 “[ Curse and Blessing ] This is what the LORD says: Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes [human] flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD.”

    Mankind is under a curse and belongs to Satan. It requires effort – action on the part of anyone hearing this wake up call to get out of Satan’s empire. Those that have remained are to receive the plagues just ahead. Everything else has just been foreplay. The worst is just ahead, and it’s all from Yahweh.

    When Satan’s empire totally crumbles out from under him and them as their Antichrist, this is what will happen:

    Ezekiel 33:27 “Tell them this: This is what the Lord GOD says: As surely as I live, those who are in the ruins will fall by the sword, those in the open field I have given to wild animals to be devoured, and those in the strongholds and caves will die by plague.”

    Ezekiel 38:22 “I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.”

    Habakkuk 3:5 “Plague goes before Him, and pestilence follows in His steps.”

    That is the path Yahweh will lead Satan’s followers down.

    Deuteronomy 28:16 “You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.”

    There will be nowhere to hide.

    For the so-called Christian churches that claim to reveal Yahweh’s Word in truth:

    Revelation 2:23 “I will kill her children with the plague. Then all the churches will know that I am the One who examines minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you according to your works.”

    They are cursed especially for their lying conduct in reference to Yahweh and Christ. Remember when Yahweh killed the first born males of ancient Egypt? Now He will kill the children of Satan that make up the false churches.

    1 Chronicles 21:27 “Then the LORD spoke to the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.”

    The only way this will happen is if they repent and accept Yahweh for who He really is – in Truth.

    Otherwise, those churches professing to be true Christians will go the way of the rest of cursed mankind.

    Revelation 2:11 “Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor will never be harmed by the second death.”

  7. Otherwise, those churches professing to be true Christians will go the way of the rest of cursed mankind.

    You are professing to be a “true Christian,” so what makes you think you know the truth while others who profess the same are in error? Do you believe that only those who believe exactly the same as you do have the truth?

  8. Yes. The Truth that has been given us (the Light of Life Ministry) by Yahweh and Christ is the only 100% truth to be found in these End Times. All other religions are in fact false because they are not grounded in Yahweh’s truth. That is why we deliver the message.

    Mark 4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, he should listen!” (HCSB)

    John 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (HCSB)


  9. “They [Christian churches] are cursed especially for their lying conduct in reference to Yahweh and Christ. Remember when Yahweh killed the first born males of ancient Egypt? Now He will kill the children of Satan that make up the false churches.”

    Funny, that is exactly what the founder of the Mormon cult, Joseph Smith, said too.

    Can you please explain what you mean by “lying conduct”? Do you believe you are exhibiting honest conduct when you paste your blog posts on to other people’s blogs without their permission? There is a name for that; it’s called spam, and it is dishonest and sneaky!

    And why do you believe your cult is special anyway. Are you claiming that God spoke to you personally?

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