I didn’t expect this disrespectful outrage from Atheists.

Sunday night, while doing homework for a class I am taking at Southern California Seminary, I was reading a section of Charles Swindoll’s book, Insights on Romans. Delving into Romans chapter 9, we discover God’s sovereign right to make vessels for honor and vessels for dishonor. There is no question from the reading of Scripture that God, the Supreme Being, can do as He pleases with His creation (Psalm 135:6; Daniel 4:35; Isaiah 46:10; Colossians 1:16.).

This understanding of God’s sovereignty is critical to understanding the Creator of the Universe, and it is devastating to the man-centered humanist worldview!

With that in mind, I posted this comment on our Facebook page:

All of humanity deserves immediate termination, so the fact that we live is proof that God has not yet exercised his justice.

From Scripture, we know that all of humanity is in sin against God and that the punishment for sin is death (Romans 6:23). God is not required to be patient with us and we are not deserving of His patience with us. We really do deserve death. Every moment of our lives, every breath we take, and every beat of our heart, is a gift from God. At any rate, I never dreamed that this would be such a provocative statement; however, atheists came out of the woodwork to comment on this post. Let’s just say, they didn’t agree.

It got so bad we had to post this:

In the past 24 hours, the administrators of this site have banned over 50 people for blasphemy, cursing, or mocking. Please remember our guidelines when posting here. We want this to be a page that encourages healthy discussion. You are welcome to disagree with anything posted, just do it respectfully. If you have to use colorful language, you might need to check your logic.

Many of the comments were too colorful to mention, but here are a few I didn’t have to ban.

I’m not sure if you got more Adolf or Westboro in your preaching now.

That a book can drive people to believe such nonsense is all the proof anyone should need to conclude that the good of religion is drastically outweighed by the harm it causes.

Only through religion can otherwise good people espouse such atrocity.

I understand you’re trying to make people interested in and accepting of your beliefs, but claiming the entirety of humanity deserves to die is a ridiculous means of doing it.

Thats a little hateful buddy.

Notice how each of these comments refers to a standard of “Good” and “Bad.” My question is this: From where does that Standard come? Think about it! Who in humanity even lives up to their own standards, let alone God’s standards? Who can say with a straight face that we don’t deserve judgment? For those who disagree, I challenge you to compare yourself to God’s Standards and to see how you would measure up. The more we keep our eyes on God, the more we realize that in our heart dwells no good thing (Romans 3:10).

Eventually, the ban total reached into the 70’s as the new post drew even more colorful complaints of “unfair” banning by both myself and Ray Comfort on our pages. While both of our sites try to encourage honest, respectful discussion, sometimes the “ban hammer” must come down.

Thanks for reading and thanks for praying.

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