Xerxes attempting to cast more "stumblingblocks" to get people to DOUBT their faith and the Bible.
Simply put: Humans were CREATED in the IMAGE of the Creator ... you'll NEVER win.
"Hi, my name is Xerxes: I am wasting many God-given hours of my life blogging on a little insignificant forum called Monroetalks, that serves a community of people that routinely tolerates corrupt politicians, has a HUGE segment of the population surviving now on federal/state government welfare, and has NO HOPE for any jobs and has held a steady 30% TRUE unemployment rate for about half a decade...in my opinion, most of the people here are DUMB because they flock to Christian churches week in and week out, and I am smarter than all their pastors combined...wanna learn the true history behind Jesus?
...I will tell it to you because I am a reformed Christian who is now a learned atheist, and all the world's problems would go away if Christians would dump their faith, admit they fell for a LIE, and would follow after the "illuminating" works of Christopher Hitchens and other atheists who have come out of Christianity"
Nice try again, Xerxes - Christians need to LEARN the BIBLE, and not follow after false teachers blindly, support Christian politicians who have statist voting records of expanding government control over their lives, or financially support LARGE ministries that serve when they themselves are broke. Christians need to FLEE economically depressed areas for WORK, and forsake false hope in men - they need not DUMP their faith and attempt to become any sort of intellectual powerhouse ... because the BIBLE SAYS that is a destructive
path: [Romans 1:21-22] "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
1Corinthians 3:19 also says: "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness."
In your "craftiness", you implore and provoke me(who lived there for nearly a decade, and ran for public office when I got fed up with the willful tanking of the economy by Michigan's Christian politicians) to DEFEND the faith on behalf of those you are trying to trip up for Satan's purpose - and - God uses my talents to defeat you again and again for the sake of His BELIEVERS.
We will not learn "the true history behind Jesus
from you or your KIND who, as 2 Peter 2:18 says: "...speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error." - we will learn from the SCRIPTURES and the apostles who spread the Gospel the world over unto martyrdom because it dared to DETHRONE man from God's place as deed-holder and RULER over His creation.
God-deniers are all morons, period. Morons meaning they NEED instruction as a seven year old child knows NOT what to do next. Like a rebellious child having a temper tantrum when your AUTHORITY says "don't do that", they seek justification for their constant rejections of the OBVIOUS, and perpetual positive reinforcement of your disbelief from men who preceded them in their like decisions to reject Christ; that was NOT rooted in intelligence, knowledge, or wisdom - but rather in pursuit of their own lusts of the flesh, and a willing ignorance of BOTH cataclysmic events by God, the creation and the flood.
The fact that these people(authors/speakers/professors you recommend, and sit at the feet of to fuel your fire of hatred for God) may have money, fame, positions of esteem among men in universities means NOTHING - because as Proverbs 10:2 says: "Treasures of wickedness profit nothing:" - God's people will inevitably become stewards over ALL they build in one way or another, upon His decree when He steps in to stop the lawlessness of ungodly men.
Christians, at this time, need to STRENGTHEN their faith - not flee from it ... I recommend Paul Washer during these times of great Gospel deception and economic collapse at the hands of men in both clergy and politics who are openly professing Christ as savior; but who DEEDS prove they are none of His!
(start at the 28:50 mark for a CLEAR definition/description of the God-denier, how much EFFORT they put forth in suppressing the knowledge of the Creator they already possess
)Regeneration vs Decisionism by Paul Washer