Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Deaf "Christian" "Pastor" Turns Atheist
1Jn 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.
Here's a story of a deaf "Christian" "pastor" who studied himself away from The Faith and from God. Interestingly, he's going to continue his "online church" of "atheist" skepticism, which is at best, hypocritical, at worst, mocking. But whatever. I guess he thinks he's being cute or clever.
My response after reading the article was this:
I wouldn't want to be that mocker before the thrice Holy God of Israel! But he does show what happens when people study themselves away from the truth. Feeding on every man's opinion about the Bible instead of the Bible was one of the biggest mistakes he made and proved he was not of Christ b/c he didn't hear the Shepherd's voice in Scripture but instead was more interested in man's voice....and THEN complained about the diversity of interpretations, at that! What a fool. Only a fool says there is no God.
I'm willing to bet that he's an evolutionist too---if so,is he going to quit that b/c of the diversity of theories there too? No, consistency isn't his problem, nor is hypocrisy (that he sees in everyone ELSE--except he was the hypocrite, like all "atheists" who claim to have once been Christians).
No, his own unbelief that was the problem the whole time. A goat trying to unify goats and sheep just doesn't work. Darkness can't shed any light and the blind can't lead anyone anywhere because they are incapable of seeing where they are going. Simply put, the man could not offer anyone anything of value because he didn't have anything of value to give. That is to say, no one in falsehood can offer the truth; one without the Gospel cannot give it to those in need.
It's a shame. Because his handicap is the least of his problems. He's dead inside and earning the wrath of God and Hell. And now he mocks His creator, Who is infinitely good and patient.
Heb 6:4 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Heb 6:5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
Heb 6:6 and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.
Heb 6:7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God;
Heb 6:8 but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.
He tasted the blessings from God by having Scripture and being around at least some Christians (presumably, at some point). Yet he only bore thorns and thistles and is worthless to God and will burn up because he puts to open shame the Christ Jesus of Scripture.
Such men anger me. He did this with his eyes wide open. Instead of humbling himself before God and going to Scripture alone for the answers to his questions (although his questions became veiled insults, not sincere questions, as with all scoffers), he mocks Him. Now he's trying his best to lead others down the broad road of destruction.
Mat 23:12 "Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. 13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.