Thursday, December 4, 2014

Forgive no matter what?

Does God really love us and forgive us no matter what?
Q: Why does God offer to forgive us, no matter how bad we've been? I don't see why God even puts up with us, since we've rejected Him and broken every law He ever gave us. If I were God, I think I'd just do away with the human race. -- M.J.G.
Wow... I'm not even sure where to start with this. Let's just say that assuming God was real, the only answer that makes sense of the theology is that God is only interested in building an army of thought slaves that will kiss his ass for all eternity.
A: No matter what we've done or how rebellious we've been, God offers to forgive us for only one reason: He loves us. 
Unless we believe in a different god, no god, have never heard of him, remain unconvinced due to the
lack of evidence, etc... After all, nothing says love like killing nearly everything on Earth, and being quite simply the most immoral and most prolific murderer in the entire Bible.
It doesn't seem logical...
Nope, Christianity doesn't seem logical at all.
...and we don't deserve it...
And Christians like to say that the lives of atheists are empty, when I hear believer after believer that no human deserves love or forgiveness without God? With how little they subconsciously think of themselves, I think it's those believers leading sad empty lives.
...but it's still true: in spite of all our sins, He loves us. The Bible says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love" (Jeremiah 31:3).
A verse that in context only grants God's love to the Israelites and no one else.
How do we know this is true?
We don't!
You've already pointed out one reason: If He didn't love us, He surely would have destroyed us long ago!
Didn't he already try that once?
After all, if someone treated us as badly as we've treated God, we'd probably strike back at them and even try to destroy them.
How badly we've treated him? Sorry, but if someone didn't want to be, or simply wasn't a mindless slave to me, I wouldn't try to destroy them. Actually, I don't even want anyone to be my mindless slave. So what does it tell us about God that he does want them and gets super pissed if we aren't?
But God isn't like us; His love is infinite.
 *Some conditions may apply...
The Bible says, "For I am God and not a man ... I will not come in wrath" (Hosea 11:9, ESV).
How does one both be a genocidal monster and not come in wrath?
But the main reason we know God loves us is because of Jesus Christ. He was God in human flesh
 Yet to have even be slightly proven...
He came into this world for one reason: to make our forgiveness possible.
How powerless is your god if he can't forgive something he created without sacrificing himself to himself and then require you to accept this brutal and pointless human sacrifice for it to 'take'? Why not just forgive people? I can do it, you can do it, but God can't? This tells me that genuine forgiveness isn't what's on offer, but blackmail. "Here's my offer. Take it or else..."
He did this by becoming the final and complete sacrifice for our sins, through dying on the cross for us. As the Bible says, God "loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:10).
There is no proof the Jesus ever lived, let alone that he was crucified. Additionally, he didn't pay for any sins if he came back after three days and went to Heaven. The price of sin, just one sin, is supposed to be eternity in Hell. Jesus didn't stay in Hell forever, so he didn't pay for even one sin.

-Brain Hulk

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  1. Are you still writing? I really enjoyed this post and would love to read more :)

    1. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this post. The blog is on hiatus right now, and I'm not sure of my plans to continue writing new content as of yet. For the time being I'll probably only be writing about any big news/events that occur. That said, there are about 550 more posts that I've put up if you'd like to read more until I write more.