Part of being a fully devoted follower of Christ means that you are willing to tell others what you believe and why you believe it. Jesus Christ Himself commanded us to spread the Gospel.”Now if there is one thing I have learned over the years from spreading the Gospel and defending my faith, it is that people who love their sin more than God will do anything to reject the God of the Bible” (Mark 16:15). I have been reflecting on the different ways people go about doing this and have written down a few of their tactics.
Why Do They Reject God?
According to 2 Peter 3:3 the reason people scoff at the Bible is because of their own lust. I have said it for years, but it is really sinking in more and more: The reason people reject the Bible is not because of science, but because of sin—every single time. Here are a few of the tactics people use to accomplish this.
Tactic #1: Make up an imaginary god to suit yourself then pretend that your made-up god is the real God of the Bible and reject Him. People often do this by saying that God should be all loving, all merciful, or all kind and not send people to hell. They say things like, “My God would never send anyone to hell.” They are right, because their God doesn’t exist!
Tactic #2: Attempt to decide for yourself what is morally good and morally bad, then reject God for being what you call morally bad. Some scoffers will accuse God of being immoral, however “morality” is made up by the unbeliever.
Tactic #3: Pretend that the God of the Bible should come like a dog when we call. When He doesn’t obey your commands, reject Him. Often times people become disenfranchised with God because He doesn’t answer every single one of their prayers the way they want, when they want. This stems from a wrong understanding of God in the first place. God is not a genie in a bottle or a slave to do your bidding. The God of the Bible is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We are the ones that should be doing His bidding.