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Subject: Is God a bully or mass-murderer?
God has killed millions upon millions of people...what justifies this? I cannot believe in, let alone worship, a god that is this evil. I'm sorry, but there is just no way I could live with myself.
It is funny how so many people that claim to not believe in God, then turn around and blame Him for all of the evil that takes place in this world. Doesn’t it seem a little “irrational” to blame all evil upon someone that does not even exist? That is why the Bible says in Psalms 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
If you believe that God does exist, but that He is “unfair” and a “mass murderer” with unlimited supernatural powers to commit evil; then, you, my friend, better fear for your life every moment!
There is someone evil that is responsible for every death that has ever taken place, but it is not God—it is the devil. God says that the devil is the “first murderer,” because it was through the devil’s lies that sin came into the world. John 8:42-44 says, “Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Genesis 3:1-6 says, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Your anger is against God, but it should really be aimed at the one responsible for the death of every man, woman, boy, and girl—the devil. The devil is the “evil mass-murderer” with supernatural power. 2 Timothy 2:25-26 says, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” This evil one, the devil, has the power to take you captive, at his will.
The Lord Jesus Christ came to deliver us from the devil and his power. Hebrews 2:14-15 says, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” John 8:31-36 says, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
You brought up Pharaoh, and the death of the firstborn in every house in Egypt. Exodus 12:29 says, “And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.” God gave the prescription to “save” all of those firstborn children. Exodus 12:3-7 says, “Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.” Exodus 12:12-13 says, “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”
God provided a way to “save” all of those firstborn from death—applying the innocent blood of the lamb to their doorposts. What you do not understand is that God is “holy.” No sin can be “excused.” All sin requires a “payment,” and that "wage" is death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Leviticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” You can deny this fact all that you want, but it will be to your eternal doom, if you do.
You can call God a “big bully.” You can call God a “mass-murderer.” You can call God all the names that you want, but it will not change one thing in eternity. He loves you, and paid for your sins with the only payment that was possible—pure, righteous blood, the blood of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. You are a sinner by birth, and a sinner by choice, and the wages of your sin is death. You can accept His gift of salvation, or you can go on in your self-righteousness calling God names, and rejecting Him. God told all of those people how to save the lives of their children that night. Pharaoh could have turned from his false gods to the true and the living God, and applied the blood to his door, and his firstborn would have been saved. That is true of every father in Egypt that night. Every father in Egypt bears the blame for the death of their children that night, because they would not believe God that sin brings with it the death penalty, and apply the blood.
You are in Pharaoh’s shoes this night. The daughter that you claim to love so dearly needs a daddy who fears God; who admits that he is a sinner; and who trusts in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ to save him and cleanse him of all his sin. You can go on scoffing at God and calling Him all sorts of names, and your daughter can grow up doing the same. But if something happens to her and she dies without ever hearing of God’s love and His blood sacrifice for her, and without receiving His sacrifice for her sins—it is you, not God, that will bear the blame forever. For 20 years, according to your own words, people have shared the truth with you from the Bible, and you have rejected. God has been very patient with you, and you will have no excuses in eternity—only regrets. Ezekiel 33:11 says,“Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die...? Acts 16:29-31says, "Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
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