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Arthur W. Pink on Why Atheists Hate God

"It is the unquestionable prerogative of the Most High to have dominion over His creatures, to make known His will unto them, and to demand their subjection thereto. But their breaking of His bands and their casting away of His cords from them (Psalm 2:3) are a practical rejection of His rule over them. Practical atheism, my reader, consists of an utter contempt of God, a conducting of ourselves as though there were none infinitely above us, who has an absolute right to govern us, to whom we must yet render a full account of all that we have done and left undone, and who will then pronounce sentence of eternal judgment upon us."

~ Arthur Pink, "The Doctrine of Human Depravity"

Atheism claims there's no God but many times expresses their anger and contempt for God. Ever since the fall of man, men wanted to be free from God so they can do what they want. Cain chose to flee to the Land of Nod rather than repent of his sin. God gave Cain the chance to repent but the latter chose to remain in unbelief creating a generation of such utter wickedness. They want to live the way they want without the consequences of their wrongdoings.

What's the issue of man with God? Man is unholy and God is holy. God is good and man is not. But man wants to believe that they're basically good but Romans 3:10-19 reveals that horrible truth. If man was really basically good then why is it that so many evil happens today? If atheists say that there's no good and no evil then why even bother to proclaim man is basically good or that Christians are liars? If there's no absolutes or there's no right and no wrong then they shouldn't complain if they become victims of sin. If you don't want any standards then don't complain if you become a victim of crime.


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