Jesus Christ: "He that Committeth Sin is the Servant of Sin"
You have heard and no doubt will continue to hear, and perhaps more frequently in the near future, "There is no God" or "No one can know for sure that there is a Biblical God."
Although you will be accused of arrogance or bigotry if you contend, you still feel constrained to defend the Biblical position. It is an old debating device: to accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of yourself.
The arrogance lies on the other other side of the argument. In order to affirm either one of the propositions, it would be necessary to know what everyone knows and to know everything about all reality.
If the God of the Bible exists,then He, being loving and kind but fully willing to utterly overthrow those who in hardness of heart hate Him and defy Him, would have stamped His signature on every fact of creation, including the mind and heart of man.
It would also be true that, being a most wise and holy Spirit, His first judgments upon the ungodly would be spiritual judgments: upon the very hearts, souls, and minds of His enemies. The blackness of their minds would continually increase as they continued in their defiance, for what they think they see in the darkness of their minds would only serve to increase their rebellion and defiance. "If the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness," Jesus said.
They, in truth, by even doubting the obvious, would have strayed from even the possibility of extricating themselves or escaping the Hound of Heaven. The Scripture would be fulfilled:
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. --Isaiah 59
1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. --Isaiah 59
His condition, then, is hopeless, if God Himself does not intervene, to break off his chains, open his eyes, and set him free. Pray earnestly for your unsaved loved ones and friends, and "In meekness instruct those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will." 2 Tim. 2
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