Thursday, June 3, 2021

Satan Does Not Care about Losing a Misotheist

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen 

Every once in a while, people come across a report that someone has left atheism and become a theist. One famous example is Antony Flew, who was raised in a liberal denomination and decided he was an atheist in his teenage years. Later, he decided that the evidence proves there is a God. He apparently never came to a saving faith. Simply believing that God exists is nowhere near enough.

When an atheist becomes a theist, that is not enough reason to rejoice. They need to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ, not just some religion.
Credits: Satan Calling Up his Legions / William Blake, 1804, modified at PhotoFunia
Unfortunately, several reports have Christians rejoicing more than they should over former atheists that have joined heterodox religious groups, false religions, and even cults. Back when Adam, the federal head of humanity sinned, Satan took control of this world (Rom. 5:19, John 8:44, 2 Cor. 4:4). All have sinned (Rom. 3:23), and we are deserving of Hell (Rom. 6:23).

Just believing that God exists is not enough. Even the demons know God exists, and they have more sense that the typical atheist (James 2:19). When an atheist changes horses and decides to ride for the theism brand, he or she is still under Satan's dominion and the wrath of God! That person is still lost, and "believing in God" is no threat to Satan, nor is it a guarantee of right-standing with God.

Repent and put faith in the risen Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation — not "good works", not a religious system, not being "spiritual". What the devil hates is for someone to humbly come to Christ for salvation, which also entails being adopted as a child of God. To learn more, please click here.

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