1 John 4
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
I spoke to an atheist the other day… let’s call him Tony.
He commented on one of my blog posts.
I could immediately tell that he was frantic and driven – one of my alarm signs that someone is demonized.
So I asked THE LORD what to do – in fact, this guy was so full of himself (or of the devil) that he posted his first comment with a video and there were statements in it with all kinds of crazy people (muslims, JW, scientologists and mormons etc) claiming to have found the truth and to have seen JESUS etc. plus a link to his blog.
He compared the people in the video with us Christians and that was his “entrance” – and I didn’t discover his comment for a while, because it first landed in my spam folder – actually, I knew from the very beginning that that was the exact right place for it.
I talked to him for a while anyway, I could clearly tell he had an agenda, something like proving my faith wrong and illegitimate and unjustified… as if you could really do that with something someone else believes… he kept asking me for evidence and for facts and spoke of the burden of proof a lot, which he stated I had for what I believe, since I claim it to be the universal truth.
Can you imagine?
He truly goes to Christian blogs to convince them that there is no GOD.
What a ridiculous and futile endeavor!
When I checked out his blog to see if there was anything about him, it turned out he had been rejected by GOD and had lost his faith and is now frustrated and an atheist, the poor thing – I have seen so many atheists like that, in fact, all atheists I have seen are alike, they once wanted to be close to GOD, wanted to serve HIM and live for HIM and then, HE did what HE always does and what HE does with everybody – HE accepted their request and tested them and they failed HIS test, they were too weak to pass HIS test and they fainted.
And then they fell… just like their now new “boss”…
And now, they are trying to get a substitute for GOD’s love everywhere and in so many ways… and deep down they know there is nothing like GOD’s love.
This must be exactly what satan must have felt like for sooooooo many years – after he fell, there must have come a moment pretty soon when he realized that he made the biggest mistake of his life!
But still being in his rebellion and also having taken so many angels with him as their leader, he couldn’t admit it and had to find proof that he was right and had to defend or even propagate his position and had to use all his might to rebel even further and to do his best to win even more beings over to his side, to the antichrist side…
We all know what it is and all of us have seen it so many times in small children:
it is called throwing a tantrum.
And these atheists are doing it all the time, denying (most of all towards themselves) what it is they truly want:
GOD’s love, and they are wasting their time (and sometimes also our time!) with all sorts of coping mechanisms, like little kids do – they are exactly the same!
They compensate their frustration with aggression, rationalization, distraction, all sorts of coping mechanisms for what they are feeling, yes, feeling – feeling seems like a no-word for them and they are actually attacking us for having feelings as part of the foundation of our beliefs – neglecting that every human being does.
Everybody HAS feelings.
And everybody is building their concept of the world, of right and wrong, of truth and lie, upon them and upon perceptions and experiences and yes, feelings.
So do they!
The only difference is and the danger as well, if they deny them, if they are not aware of them, let alone learn how to control them, there can only be one consequence of that:
their feelings are going to control THEM.
Simple as that.
The satanists, atheists, scientists, fanatists, buddhists and all sorts of other “-ists” which I will not mention here and let you look for them in your world instead and maybe it will become a little easier to spot them when you look for what I think they can be characterized by:
- they are somehow empty and frustrated and promote an idea of theirs very aggressively and use very annoying force trying to convince you
- they don’t even know what it is they want to accomplish, all they are is “anti”, there is nothing really that they are FOR (sometimes there is some sort of pretence they claim to be for, most of the time it is just to waste your time and spoil your peace)
- when you listen to them or read their stuff, you get annoyed – that’s always a sign for when someone isn’t true to themselves, they are giving you their what I call “junkie-talk”, justifying their approach towards you, but truly towards themselves and it always makes one feel icky and heavy and annoyed
What the atheists cannot see – or what none of the “-ists” can see about themselves is that they are exactly like the other crazy ones they are laughing about.
I mean it doesn’t take a genius to figure out and to realize that there can only be ONE TRUTH and the other , contradicting “truths” which claim to be true must be lies.
Just like there can only be ONE GOD – and yet, there are so many religions other than Christianity which claim to have the one and only true god, or even many gods who are the true gods or even that every human being is god as well, it gets more ridiculous the more you look for concepts…
So who can actually have the answer?
Well, the answer CAN only be that the MOST HIGH GOD can only be the true GOD and the other ones are fakes.
Like when Moses threw down his rod and it became a snake – and Pharao’s magicians also threw down their rods and they became snakes as well, but THEN, Moses’ snake ate the other snakes.
Now that was settled.
Do you think anyone had any questions at that moment????
And what this Tony kept asking me is what is my evidence:
well, when I see that MY GOD can defeat everything and everyone else, that HE can defeat the devil, who has invented or who propagates ALL the other gods – that’s my evidence.
That’s my proof.
That’s enough for me to believe that HE is the ONLY TRUE GOD.
Plus a million other things – but that alone convinces ME.
Even if nobody else in the entire world was convinced, I would still be!
I don’t have to defend it (even though I sometimes choose to do so), don’t need to justify it, explain it – even though I will try to most of the time – or I am not even teaching it, I am inviting everybody and hoping and praying to reach them, to inspire them, but that’s all I can do, the rest is up to GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT.
That’s what I have on my side, the other ones are all on their own…
Matthew 16: 15-17
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
And it is so insane what they do when you see it from the outside:
why would I go to a blog of an atheist and try to evangelize them?
Would there be ANY, only the slightest chance that any of what I could possibly say could ever reach them?
Me, I don’t think so.
And I have better things to do.
So how come they don’t?
Life after GOD must be so empty… that’s the only answer I can come up with.
Often, at least once a week, I go out on the streets and evangelize.
That’s something else.
And quite often, an atheist would walk up to me and throw his stuff at me – since they are coming to me, I take it that they want to question themselves, usually they don’t want to question themselves, but me, and I think it is so funny that you would think that you could convince someone who is taking the time and has the kind and amount of faith to go out on the street, talk to anyone there, any stranger, obviously, this person (me) believes they have a mission and then, these people walk up to you and think they can convert you with one thought or with some aggressively presented piece of (their) doctrine and then you would stop believing in GOD?????
Why would you even consider their ideas and concepts at all?
Actually, I am not even as naive to believe that anyone will seriously consider what I tell them, that’s why I mostly don’t speak a lot and only tell them that JESUS loves them.
And I let that touch them, because that’s what they are ALL looking for.
I mean there are people out there who are open and ready to hear about THE LORD.
But not everybody is open – I do always have very interesting encounters though and I am learning a lot…
Sometimes, a conversation develops and sometimes, sometimes, rarely though, they allow me to pray with them and for them (my most favorite moments of course!)… sometimes, they ignore me and sometimes, all they do is take one of my flyers…
But I don’t think anything I could say would ever convict or convert anyone.
I am not so clever or arrogant enough to believe that something, a concept I could have thought of in my head, in my little world, could be strong or big enough to change someone else’s construct of so many beliefs and rights and wrongs.
Sure, I have thought about some arguments, pitches or passages of scripture and trained myself a little bit in apologetics, just in case they are willing to listen (even though I don’t think I am very good at it up to now), but I am absolutely aware that it is not ME convicting or converting anyone – only THE HOLY SPIRIT can do that.
So what I do before I go out there, is pray and ask GOD to use me to bring HIM souls, to touch everyone HE wants to touch through me.
That’s what these “-ists” cannot do, of course, because they are not believing in GOD.
And the prayer and the indwelling of the HOLY SPIRIT in me is also the only thing which keeps me going and gives me patience – at least for a while.
I let them rant on, explain what I can and leave the rest to GOD and when it gets too much for me and too hard to watch or to listen to, I ignore them, just like I ignored Tony after a while – I mean I knew from the beginning that this conversation with him wasn’t going anywhere, but I thought if GOD wanted him to read what I had to say, which he had to, since he had to reply to it, I might as well speak with him even though he annoyed me from the beginning – I did enjoy being interrogated by him for a little while, because it made me put into words and made more clear for me what I believe and why… I went to bed at some point, he probably didn’t realize that I am in Europe and then, he got nervous and posted about me on his blog and posted a link of a video as well. And when I woke up the next morning, I found out what it was all about:
they invented a method for evangelizing against GOD and have a name for it, a name which I am not going to mention here in order not to propagate any of their nonsense. And this guy, Tony, has a blog where he publishes conversations with Christian writers like me in order to prove his point and to propagate his method and his doctrine, some sort of case studies, and he wanted to use me as an example on his blog and pointed his atheist readers towards our conversation, that was when it got a bit too much for me and I had to delete it all and ban him from further commenting as well.
I think it is one of our mistakes as Christians that we sometimes are too polite and tolerant.
It is almost like denying OUR LORD if we don’t set clear boundaries.
At least to me it is similar.
When I was in Jerusalem, I went to the Church of the Redeemer and in there, there was a muslim couple and she was posing in front of the altar of our church, in a victory pose – I didn’t like it, especially not when you consider that they don’t even allow us into their churches at all, but we allow them not only in, but also can they take pictures and show them off as a sign of their victory over us – that’s not right, but I didn’t know how I could have prevented this woman in Jerusalem from posing in the house of MY FATHER…
but I can prevent other agents of the devil from doing the same on MY blog, propagating doctrines and ideas of the antichrist, negating and trying to reduce and defile the glory of MY HEAVENLY FATHER.
And not by playing with, misquoting, deliberately misinterpreting or twisting my words.
He even wanted me to publish this video about his method of evangelism for atheists, how they prove Christians “wrong” – why on earth would I post this?
I will not help them in any way and will not let them use my name or my blog, at least not here on my site, to do their evil works and to spread their diabolic antichrist propaganda.
And just to make it very clear and repeat it, everything I write here and everyone coming to my blog here is and always will be covered with THE BLOOD OF JESUS and I pray for healing and salvation for all who come here and if you ever feel like leaving a comment, that will be the only intention I will ever have to talk to you, that you, too, will find your way home.
It is the reason why I have created this blog in the first place, that sinners, like me, would find GOD and would find information about the enemy which will lead them to THE TRUTH and to repentance and to salvation.
Be careful, my friend!
Don’t let them unload their crap on you for too long, otherwise it can happen to you (by the way, that’s what happened to Tony, can you imagine, he spoke to an atheist and got pulled into this crap, the atheist converted him!!!) that they enter into your mind and thoughts and draw you into their snares and away from GOD – and my attitude about this is, you can talk to them until you have made your point clear, then leave them alone and don’t welcome them into your life too much, not into your house, or your blog, or your world online or offline – it won’t be edifying you and it won’t be pleasing OUR FATHER.
And in my understanding, we can and ought to explain and try to show them what we know, but we cannot be too close to them.
2 Corinthians 6: 14-18
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
1 Peter 5:8
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour:
And if you don’t know JESUS, you can accept HIM as your LORD right now and here by praying this simple prayer:
LORD JESUS, I understand that I have lived in sin and I am truly sorry and I ask you to forgive me. I want to live for you and I am asking you to be my LORD and come into my heart to stay. In JESUS ‘ name I pray. Amen.
GOD bless you!