Wrath of God

A storm in nature, often a symbol for the wrath of God.
A storm in nature, often a symbol for the wrath of God. | Source

Atheists and other skeptics complain about things they don't understand in the Bible. "God is evil, condoning evil things—murder is among those things." Or, "All religions always start wars."

They condemn the wrath of God, because they think the only things at stake are human lives and civilization. By doing so, they condemn themselves. How?

Understand How Noah's Flood Was an Act of Love

The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood (Volume 1)
The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood (Volume 1)

This book is from years of my own research into a biblical timeline compatible with those of mainstream science. I wasn't surprised that God's holy book would match his own creation (reality), but there were many surprises, including discovering through science the target of Noah's Flood -- a species which went extinct at that time.

 

Chosen People, Promised Land

When the Jews left Egypt, God promised them a certain patch of land already possessed by other tribes. Before they could take the land promised them, the Jews showed their own evil ways and many thousands of them perished as a result of their wickedness. They doubted God, even after seeing so many miracles. Incredible! They did evil things and were consumed for their evil ways.

When finally that evil generation had died out and the new generation was ready, the Jews slaughtered man, woman and child of the people who possessed the land promised them. God told them that if they did not slaughter them all that they themselves would be slaughtered by God.

And what about the commandment against committing murder? What was so different about all of this killing that made it okay to God?

A House Filled with Pestilence

Let us say you've moved into a new town, your finances are tight and you rent a house in the poorer section of town. In that house, you find all manner of mold, rotting food, a clogged sink filled with putrid water, cockroaches, rats and other forms of pestilence. You tell your children to stay in the car until the house has been cleaned.

While you are cleaning, one of your kids sneaks into the house, touches some foul corpse of a dead animal, catches a disease and dies.

After your family moves in, one child discovers a bucket under one of the sinks that had not been cleaned. They catch another disease and die.

Aaron, high priest of the Jewish Exodus, and imperfect keeper of the temple.
Aaron, high priest of the Jewish Exodus, and imperfect keeper of the temple. | Source

Atheist Mentality

The atheist, thinking that they know better, would not have cleaned the house at all, but would have lived in pestilence until their family had been consumed with disease.

How can this be?

The house symbolizes the Promised Land. The pestilence within the house represents the people who occupied the Promised Land prior to the coming of the Jews.

The child who found the dead animal represents the Jewish people who were being wicked, following the evil customs of the unclean people of the region. The child had been disobedient and had not stayed in the car, just as the children of Israel had been wicked in turning away from God and not believing His power.

The bucket represents former citizens of the Promised Land who were not slain as ordered by God.

God wanted a clean house for His chosen people. These people would be the standard bearers for His quest to free all of His children from the death of mortality. God needed a clean house to ensure that His chosen people were clean enough to pursue that quest.

Yes, atheists do not believe in God. Many of them are certain God does not exist, even though they cannot prove it. They simply have a certainty that God doesn't exist—a certainty that looks like faith, but is only a pale reflection of it.

The atheists would have us all live in filthy houses full of disease. "Those poor, poor microbes have rights, too."

I feel deeply for the atheists and their families for the travail they are bringing upon themselves. My prayers go out to them that they may awaken before it is too late.

God's Purpose

How is God's purpose full of love? One major point of confusion on the part of atheists and other skeptics concerns our Homo sapiens bodies. These bodies are only tools to an end. Slaughtering an entire planet full of Homo sapiens bodies is okay to God so long as it protects His purpose. But what is that purpose?

Plainly, God wants us to awaken spiritually—to come back to Him. Killing for a divine purpose is okay. Destroying diseased bodies and egos does not harm the child of God within.

How is that different from murder? Simple. For any human to commit murder, they are performing an extremely selfish act. They know little beyond their own singular viewpoint. Nearly everything they do is selfish in one degree or another. And selfishness is at the heart of the disease God is trying to cure. God destroying some or many of these bodies serves the very generous purpose of that cure.

The atheist, of course, sees only the bodies and thinks this is crazy because the cure seems to be nothing but death. But the bodies are not the children of God; the spirits within are those children and they have experienced many bodily deaths. They have fallen from grace. They exist in the long sleep of spiritual death. They are dead and need to be reborn.

How do we know the difference between God asking for deaths and the religious extremist saying that they are doing God's work as a suicide bomber?

If you are without spiritual disease, then it is easy to see. But, alas! Most of us still have at least a little of the disease of ego and selfishness. And yet, there are clues in the motivation of the terrorist. There is selfishness in that motive—100 virgins just for them. They say they are doing "God's work," but anyone can lie to others or themselves. That's delusion. Flashing the "God" word around does not absolve them of their crimes. Selfish killing is murder. Suicide is even worse. It's all in the motivation. The acts of the suicide murderer may appear similar to that of the hero, but by their separate motivations they are a universe apart.

And all mortal storms must end.
And all mortal storms must end. | Source

Wrath of God

The wrath of God is against the wickedness to which so many cling. That wrath is directed at the disease which threatens His children. When a parent chastises their disobedient child for wandering into a den of disease, they have never stopped loving their child. Their wrath is an instrument of their love.

The skeptics invite the wrath of God by stubbornly clinging to disease—spiritual disease. By denying their own spiritual nature, they are opening pustules of wickedness on their spiritual body. They are condemning their immortal self to oblivion, so when their body dies, all they have left are the nightmares of spiritual storm and darkness.

When God asks for death, it is for the extremely generous purpose of everlasting life—not for the body, but for the timeless soul within. That is the riddle solved—the Gordian knot cut.

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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Excellent!! This is a very helpful illustration, not to mention excellently written. Am bookmarking for the next time I am assailed by the atheist's reasoning. :)


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cheaptrick 5 years ago from the bridge of sighs

I agree too.I think every government on earth should pass laws banning atheists and believers of false religions on penalty of Death!Like they say in the movies"Kill them All and let God sort them Out"!And Killing Women and children of those filthy followers of Satan,Beelzebub,Lucifer,Nass,that serpent of old will ensure a clean and proper earth for the perfect to live in and restore the"Garden"to what it was in the beggining!No matter that those people no nothing yet,they are guilty by association.All of their relatives should be herded up and fed to the ovens as well just to be sure.Their pets and other domestic animals must also be eliminated in case they have been contaminated and their possessions should be destroyed because the filth of their belief may somehow be passed on that way.The land Must be sterilized and that is the responsibility of Governments world wide as a service to their people...Hitler was doing the right thing,just for the wrong reason.If he could come back it would be"No more Mister Nice Guy"and he could help our cause.Your brother in arms.Thanks.


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@Ms Dee, thanks for the kind words. I'd like to know how you fare with the next atheist confrontation.


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lone77star 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@CheapTrick, thanks for the comments, but I think you may have misunderstood my point.

It's not up to us to do the type of cleaning you suggest. Today, we call the cleaners, "terrorists." How do you tell the difference between divine intervention and one directed by the ego? It's not easy and I would never leave such a task in the hands of Hitler, or even you or I.

Israel after the Exodus was a special case. God needed a spiritually clean space in which to prepare the way. Even so, the people he chose were not perfect. They rebelled. They got themselves into hot water many times. The found themselves in bondage again in Babylon. And then they were dispersed during the Diaspora.

The New Covenant is one of love. We no longer stone people for religious transgressions. Too often, those doing the stoning were just as guilty of evil. I know I could never throw the first stone.


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nick071438 4 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

..."the Jews slaughtered man, woman and child of the people who possessed the land promised them". I quote the preceding line for enlightenment because I know but very little about the word of God. If it pleases you, kindly give me your basis. I want to learn more.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

@nick071438, thanks for bringing it up.

"But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee: That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God" (Deuteronomy 20:16-18).

But now, Jesus teaches us to be merciful. "But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful" (Luke 6:35-36).

For instance, the Palestinians today being oppressed by the Israelis, should instead be treated with compassion and mercy.


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cheaptrick 4 years ago from the bridge of sighs

My comments were meant as Sarcasm to point out the absurdity of religion in general.

The point is this;All religion can be summed up in the Golden rule,no book,ideology,or dogma necessary.It just mucks things up and gets good people killed.

Dean


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thank you, @ElSeductor, for adding to the dialog.

The parent-child analogy is an imperfect analogy. I agree, free choice is important, but much more is at stake than merely living a life free from the beliefs of well-meaning, but deluded parents.

If we were inherently Homo sapiens bodies, then what you say would be the final word. Case closed!

I know this is not the case. Notice that I didn't say "I believe."

I wish it were all much simpler, but if it were, then we wouldn't have been stuck here for an eternity.

Okay, so you can't remember anything earlier than the last 100 years (or however old your current body is). That's because your current memory is dependent upon your physical body, instead of spiritual knowledge. Physical dependency is the "Darkness." The ability to see without that dependency is the "Light."

I also suspect that you can't see without your Homo sapiens eyeballs. And you can't move anything unless your body is involved.

What happens when this planet is no longer fit for biological life? For humans, it may be a long time. But for the real, sleeping you (immortal spirit, child of God, Holy Ghost, true self), that will seem like a few moments. When Earth becomes molten from the swollen sun, you will only be able to drift about aimlessly.

So much for your misguided freedom.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, Dean. I appreciate your clarification. I suspected that was your point.

Certainly, there is a great deal of religion that looks like what you describe -- the Golden Rule mucked up by crazy dogma. And yes, it is pretty crazy. Most people's interpretations are inaccurate on most subjects.

The problem you describe, though, isn't religion, but misinterpretation of religion mucked up by the real culprit -- ego.

I don't know how attached you are to your ideas, but I keep searching for people who are willing to question their own authority. I find I learn the most and have the biggest breakthroughs when I hold that viewpoint. Are you willing to suspend disbelief long enough to discuss this with new data?

If you were a scientist, you'd instinctively know about this. It's called "restraint" and "humility." Scientists have not yet codified this. They're still too attached to the false doctrine of "skepticism." But scientific method warns against bias, and "skepticism" contains the very potent bias of "doubt." Just look what happened in North American anthropology with the "Clovis first" dogma. Scientists were ridiculed for digging below the Clovis horizon -- ridiculed for investigating! That's ego taking a bite out of science.

The Golden Rule is a good rule and found in numerous cultures throughout the world, but it isn't the purpose of religion. It doesn't include the goal.

If I had only your data to go on, yes, I'd have to agree that religion is absurd. But I have far more data to go on. Interested?


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cheaptrick 4 years ago from the bridge of sighs

Please allow me to clarify further.I'm a deist,I would never be arrogant enough to think that my human mind is capable of apprehending the mind of an ineffable god.God must be greater than any human ability to understand,let alone define and explain to others.The reason people never hear debates by deists is we stop at:God Is[Kierkegaard's"Leap of faith"...nothing more.That is the only way of making sense of"hope";we hope god has certain qualities,we try to have faith that god does.We consider all else as human origin,some good,some bad but certainly of human origin.The idea that humans can even approach an understanding of god is akin to an ant understanding or even conceiving of the existence of humans.I've been on this path of objective[to my mind]search and understanding for many years using many disciplines and have ultimately come to the simple statement of belief that I believe God is.Beyond that statement red flags of human involvement,filtering,and manipulation are rife.One of the first of Martin Luther's ninety five theses[I use this only as illustration of contradiction] was you don't need buildings or people between you and god.I refuse to be influenced by the thoughts of humans[as deists do]and would rather take my chances with hope and faith.

I do have a very good understanding of most of the sciences and yes I'm aware of the most recent theories and apparent conclusions being reached in various fields of physics,mathematics,and biology.Just the same,this is still within the limitation of human existence which exists on a continuum,am infinite continuum of which we occupy a mere dot.To assume we[by any method]are capable of internalising infinity is beyond arrogant in my opinion.The greatest minds through out history have not been able to do so.

Fifty years of obsessive search by and educated,open minded[unless you ask my ex lol]man whose delved into the sciences and humanities has left me with the only dependable statement of belief;which is"I firmly believe that God Is".Nothing more.Remember"It was the simplicity of what he taught that made them stumble".A human thought but beautiful just the same.All due respect.

Dean


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Dean, that is beautiful.

I agree wholeheartedly that humans make things too complicated. And sometimes talking to humans about these things seems to require enough complexity to match the wavelength they're on in order to be "real" enough to get a point across. But each person is at a different level of awareness.

Yes, God IS. That is lovely in its simplicity and power.

Part of my 59 year quest has included a great deal of simplification against an uncomfortable resistance.

With the simplicity, I have found miracles are effortless. Effort, like complexity, only mucks up the works. And "self" is the thickest complexity. Taking attention off of self is something that I've rediscovered only recently as part of the "solution" in eliminating complexity. Humility, generosity, compassion and the like help keep the attention outward, rather than inward. I've got a long way to go. Self-centeredness is so well practiced for me. Your insights help.

I've only gotten glimpses of the infinite and my mind couldn't contain even that finite glimpse. But there was a great simplicity -- and a lack of dichotomy there.

Thanks for a delightfully different and refreshing look.


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cheaptrick 4 years ago from the bridge of sighs

Peace to you brother.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks, Dean. And peace to you, my brother.

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