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An email to an Atheist (Harry Mumia) from a Christian (ODANGA JAMANGULA).
Good morning to you, our very own in-house nullifidian.
First, I have always been curious; why is it that atheist reserves their best barbs for Christians? What did Christians do to atheists? My curiosity has led me to the conclusion that this intense loathing from atheist towards Christians is inspired by fear.
Atheists have always realized that the Christians have a vastly superior claim to The Truth. The Truth being Jesus. His work is the ultimate plan of God for mankind and atheists simply can’t reconcile themselves to the fact that there await a certain judgment and the chief arbiter in that judgment is Jesus Christ and that the basis of his judgment is the acceptance or non-acceptance of his work on the cross for the forgiveness of mankind’s sin!
Harry Mumia, there is a God. There is also a Satan.
Satan is God’s creation. He was created in perfection, elevated to the highest position among the angels whom God created. He was set as the head of all angels and was granted immense powers. He became proud imagining that he could surmount God. He vainly thought he could use his powers to overthrow God and enlisted a multitude of rebel angels and waged a losing battle with God.
God in his infinite wisdom did not kill the Satan (Satan is Hebrew for the adversary). God has the ability and power to kill Satan but he has elected not to. That has always been the subject of contention among those who don’t want to imagine a God who would allow a rebellious and evil being like Satan (and his creation to boot) continuing to enjoying life while carrying on with his evil activities which most of the time are directed at God’s very own. Well, I accept that state of things because He says Himself that His ways are not mine and who am I to question Him on that decision? But then you are always free to question him. Just be sure are ready to receive the answer.
It all sounds like some mythical balderdash! No?
Harry, the reason why God still allows Satan a free (but restrained) reign on earth is because what we simply call the ANGELIC CONFLICT.
Angelic Conflict is the raging cosmic battle that is summed up by all the claims that Satan has set to prove that he is better than God in about five ways and the very involvement of humanity and heavens in disproving those claims. The book of Isaiah provides us with the basic claims Satan has made against God.
(Isa 14:13 [KJV])
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
(Isa 14:14 [KJV])
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
(1) Gaining ascendancy of heavens
(2) Exalting his thrones above the stars of God – Stars of God here are the Angels
(3) Sit upon the Mount of Congregation – that is rulership over all souls and earning all worship
(4) Gain the uppermost height of heavens – that is the northern most part of heavens which God inhabit (did you know that scientists have discovered a vast unexplorable portal in the space?)
(5) Be like the most – that is being like God.
The devil has been roundly defeated on all these claims but he still must validate his claim and God has allowed him for God has a timetable for all the conclusion of this Angelic Conflict. The culmination of this angelic conflict is captured in the eschatological raveling of Satan’s plan which I will not dwell on here.
But know this Harry; you and I and all humanity exist for but one thing – to prove God’s supremacy over Satan. You will not go to hell because of your sins Harry. I will not go to heaven because I have been good and righteous. The line between going to Hell and Heaven is drawn by the sacrificial blood of Jesus on the cross. Jesus says that anybody who does not believe in him is already condemned. Why? Because he did not come on earth to be a good teacher or a righteous soul or a wise guru or an entertainer or a good governor.
JESUS CHRIST CAME ON EARTH TO REDEEM IT FROM SATAN.
And that simply is the superior claim Christians have in this life. All those theories by mortals you are discussing with Nelson/Okil are as useful as their long-dead proponents who from their grave cannot possibly give the answer to the most pressing questions of all age – what is the destiny of Mankind?
Ignoring what he did is fine if it makes you prove your independent mindedness. But remember, there is one to whom we must all finally give account. And He is not that all thrilled of open-minded about your rejection of His provisions for your sins. He is God.
And you have every reason to be afraid of Him. Hiding behind the bluster of independent mindedness might work for you now. But a time will come when you’d wish you were close-minded about some things in life.
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