- Religion and Philosophy
Why are atheists afraid to speak against the Holy Spirit?
After discussing religion with a variety of atheists on the Hub's forum pages, it became apparent that when pushed into a corner they changed the subject or played tag team between two or more of them, raising factitious commentary, to avoid answering certain questions.
One in particular, who had previously professd a faith, but now denied all religion, seemed to evade the point, and the point was:
As an atheist, why do you not speak against the Holy Spirit?
This may seem like a simple question to anybody who does not believe in God, but in scripture (which they decry as worthless) it clearly states that anybody can malign God or Christ, and suffer no consequence (which atheists do all the time) but speaking against the Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin, and those who do are subject to damnation without possibility of forgiveness.
I guess Lucifer must have committed this sin before he was thrown out of heaven, and as Lucifer is their boss (by default)they are probably a mite wary about doing the same.
In any case I wanted to test the theory, and as atheists regularly post forum subjects that are designed to bait believers, I decided to do the same to them.
In doing this I was wrong. Just because the enemy seeks to distract you does not give a believer the right to strike back, it's Christianity 101 and I know that, and I was in error.
The result was to be expected.
For anybody interested here is a link to the forum in question. I have no idea how long it will be up once the hyenas have stopped picking the bones of the question, so I have also posted it below, although below does not have all the commentary, just the question.
Here is the question asked...
Cruising these forums it's easy to see that there are a few atheists who spend their time protesting against God's existence and accusing the brethren in general.
But why are they afraid to speak against the Holy Spirit?
Could it be these verses of scripture?;
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
Can it be that in their heart, they just ain't 100% sure that what they preach is true?
This is a serious matter and I am NOT advising anyone to speak against the Holy Spirit, for that appears to be an unforgivable sin, however this obviously only applies to believer and agnostics. Presumably any atheist will have no problem about it.
Aftermath of the question
A few hours later the forum seems to be deserted except for the atheists having a banter between themselves.
I withdrew from the debated when another believer posted commentary which made me question my motives and position. I have thanked him for that privately. Others have asked me to stay in the forums debating with the atheists, but I came to these pages to write and publish and learn in the process.
I have learnt relatively quickly that the forums are fun, but take up too much time that could be better spent writing and researching new hubs.
It should be remembered that the non believers on these forums are charged by their master Lucifer, with distracting and occupying the believers so that the Word of God may be thwarted, if that were possible.
They will deny this, they may not even want to be aware that they serve the grand liar, deceiver, murderer and thief named Lucifer.
I am writing his job description as a pointer to them; for if they ever manage to see through his deceptions.
I am not being abusive, these are the titles that he is given in the bible, I am simply addressing him by his legal titles.
To believers that wish to continue with these unbelievers in the hope that they will one day 'see the truth' I say be aware that their task is to keep you from doing what God wants us to do, and that friendship with them, feigned or real is not only a waste of time, but needs caution in order that you yourselves may not become contaminated by their dross.
Interview with the Devil
- Interview With The Devil
Worth a look, it will allow you to understand that which most people cannot. For you atheists try to watch it to the end, even though you will probably feel a strong urge to get away from it. Think about WHERE that urge is coming from?