Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome to the Atheist Church

"And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the Sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, you Jesus of Nazareth? Are you come to destroy us? I know thee who you are; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about" (Luke 4:31-37).

The hearers of Jesus of Nazareth were astonished at His doctrine. They were in awe at His words because He didn’t speak like any normal human being. This was because He wasn’t a normal human being. He was pre-existent. He came down to do God’s will by destroying the power of death. His words were "spirit and life", and they were so powerful demons manifest through some of his hearers. Never be surprised to find a demon inside a synagogue or church, either in pews orr in the pulpit. Godless men and women can easily put on Godly robes and do the will of the devil.

Demons (or "devils" as the old KJV calls them) are spirits--fallen angels that inhabit this earth. They are "unclean" spirits that give unclean and blasphemous thoughts to the ungodly, and the ungodly love it. They are antithesis of God. The demonic realm has access to humanity’s thoughts, blinds the minds of the unsaved, and afflicts with disease.

Of course, the skeptic doesn’t believe in demons. But he does their will, loves their works, preaches their doctrine, is a slave to them. How Scripture perfectly predicted this generation:

"Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron" (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

So many who profess to be atheists and embrace the fairytale of evolution, were once in "the faith." They gave themselves to spirits of seduction and now live without a conscience, pointing a holier than thou finger at everyone but themselves.

These demons knew that Jesus had come to destroy them. He was the Holy One of God. They also knew that Judgment Day is coming for them and humanity, so get rid of your demons, before they drag you to Hell. And give God control of every area of your life, through repentance, and faith in the Savior.

Do it today, but realize that to do so you will have a real battle on your hands.

Illustration: Figures de la Bible (1728), Gerard Hoet (1648-1733)

P.s. Some have asked why I post this on a Saturday. It is because this blog is received in other countries, and many are in different time zones--for example, New Zealand is 19 hours ahead of the United States (PST).