3 Ways to Deny God

Hawwe jo wegere de God fan 'e Universe? Leau it of net, dit is in wichtige fraach foar allegearre fan ús nei te tinken oer. It is dúdlik yn de Skrift, dat it ivige libben is frij jûn oan dyjingen dy't betrouwe God en leauwe Syn Goede Nijs, en krekt oardiel wurdt útfierd op dyjingen dy't ûntkenne Him. Mar der is mear as ien manier om ûntkenne God. Hjir binne trije dy't ik fûn yn it Nije Testamint.

1. Ûntkennen, dat Jezus is wa Hy sei Hy Was
“Wa is de liger, mar hy dy't ûntkent dat Jezus is de Kristus? Dat is de antichrist, Hy, dy't de Heit ljeagenet en de Soan. Gjin ien dy't ûntkent de Soan hat de Heit. Wa't bekent de Soan hat de Heit ek.”

1 John 2:22-23

Der binne in soad minsken yn ús wrâld hjoed dy't tinke fan harsels as geastlik of sels religieuze minsken. Se leauwe dat God besteat, en se besykje te oanbidden him yn harren eigen wize. Miskien se sels sjogge Jezus as in grutte learaar of in profeet fan God. Mar as se net leauwe dat Jezus is, dy't HE sei Hy is, se wurde ûntkennen Him.

Seach Jezus inkeld as in grutte morele learaar wurdt noch it ôfwizen fan Him en dêrom it ôfwizen fan God. God rjochtsje ús omtinken oan Jezus as de Rêder fan 'e wrâld en Hy hat net biede ús gjin alternatyf paden (John 14:6, Hannelingen 4:12).

Sa it ôfwizen fan Jezus is it ôfwizen fan God. Mar, as Johannes 1:12 seit, "Oan allegearre dy't woe krije him, dy't leauwe yn syn namme, Hy joech it rjocht om te wurden bern fan God.” Elkenien kin in bern fan God, as se soe leauwe op Jezus.

2. Net kennisse Jezus Foar Oaren
“Dus elkenien dy't erkent my foar manlju, Ik ek wol erkenne foar myn heit dy't yn de himel, mar wa't ûntkent my foar manlju, Ik sil ek forsaekje foar myn Heit, dy't is yn 'e himel.”

Matthew 10:32-33

Sa miskien wy belide dat Jezus is Hear yn ús herten. Mar wy kinne noch ûntkenne Him troch wêzen skamje fan Him foar oaren. No, wy hawwe al west stadich te admit ús leauwen foar oaren. Wy libje yn in kultuer dy't hieltyd fijannige nei religy en spesifyk kristendom. Kristenen wurde skildere as morons dy't leauwe yn dom, skealik, en bigoted mearkes. Dat kin soms liede ús om krimp werom, en wegerje te erkenne Jezus foar wa't wy tinke sille gek ús.

Dit is tragyske. It makket Jezus sjen lyts en it is in ûntkenning fan alles dat Er is. Mar wurde warskôge, as wy beslute om ûntkenne Jezus foar manlju, Hy sil ek wegerje ús foar de Heit. En as wy steane yn 'e oanwêzigens fan God útsein as Jezus seit, "Hy is mei my,” wy binne net hieltyd yn. It goede antwurd nei de Christus is net skamte of eangst, mar frijmoedichheit en in nocht om te dielen Him foar oaren.

3. huchelderij
“Se belide witte God, mar hja forsaekje Him troch harren wurk.”

Titus 1:16

Sa miskien op dit punt jo fiele as jo dogge moai goed. Jo belide Jezus as Kristus, en jimme binne grutsk om te sizzen dat jim binne in kristlike. Myn folgjende fraach foar dy is, "Wat hat jo libben sizze?” It is mooglik foar ús te roppe út it dak toppen "Jezus is Hear en ik bin Syn learling!” noch hawwe sa'n rommelich libben dat ús wurden binne ferdronken út.

yn Titus 1, Paulus sprekt oer falske dosinten ûntkennen God by harren wurk. Mar ien fan ús kin wenje yn in wei dy't tsjinsprekt wat wy sizze. Leauwe yn Jezus sil altyd feroarje de wei wy libje. Dus as jo libben liket neat feroare, wat is net rjocht. Us lust is in ûntkenning fan Gods goede plan foar seksueel langstme. Us grutskens is in ûntkenning fan God plak as sintrum fan alle dingen. Alle fan ús oerhearrigens is in ûntkenning fan God syn rol as rjochtmjittige Hear fan alle Creation.

Jo wurden kinne erkenne Jezus, mar do dyn wurk wegerje Him? Binne jo leafde oaren (John 15)? Binne jo obeying Him (John 14:15)? Binne jo bearing fruit (Galatiërs 5:22-23)? Binne jo sacrificially jaan dysels en dyn middels oan oaren (2 Corinthians 8:1-5)? Binne jo sykje God yn syn Wurd?

In protte fan ús sille sjen op dizze punten en sjogge guon fan ússels yn ien of allegearre. As jo ​​dogge fiele skande fanwege de manieren jo ha wegere Him, der is Good Nijs. Sels ûntkenning fan God waard betelle foar by it krús troch Jezus, as wy sjogge sa dúdlik mei Petrus. As jo ​​keare út dat sûnde fan leagenjen, en ûntfange Jezus troch it leauwe, dat sûnde sil wurde ferjûn.

Keep fertrouwen Kristus fam.

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30 comments

  1. Thomas StewartAntwurdzje

    Wonderful post! It definitely moved me to reflect on my own actions. Small digressionthe verse referenced in Titus should be 1:16, not 2:16. May God continue to use you powerfully man of God!

  2. GuestAntwurdzje

    I truly believe Jesus is God’s son sent to this earth to redeem every one who is lost. But that being said, I am kind of a shy person around other people, and I get awkward in social occasions that don’t involve conversation about Jesus and the Gospel, let alone the conversations that do involve talking about Jesus because I guess I am afraid of the consequences. How can I overcome this fear? Some verses that will help?

    • FlacoAntwurdzje

      I truly do understand what you mean when it comes to those times when the conversations seems to turn anti Christian or religious because I tend to get that a lot being in the military. In fact just the other day it happendA captain spoke to me about Aliens creating humans on earth and his belief about them. If you’r not familiar with this view it comes on the History Channel a lot (Ancient Aliens). Though this view is very interesting to me, I do not believe it myself. Anyway, I tend to do ok jobs when it comes to speaking for our Lord. Sometimes I’m nervous, sometimes I’m not, but the important thing is to speak. Let it be known what you believe. Courage is doing something even though we are afraid. To be totally honest, in the end this guy made me look pretty stupid. I choked a lot, I forgot a lot of information I have in the back of my head, and went totally blank. I felt stupid and I’m sure I looked stupid. lykwols, I did my best and he knows exactly what I believe despite me being able to make a great case for it. This I believe is part of being a Christian; Persecution. I felt harassed and rediculous, but if the chance came again to speak about God I would do it all over again for the Kingdoms sake, but i’ll be ready next time no doubt lolhopefully. It’s all about living for God, and in Christ we see that in living for God we will be persecuted and harrased. The important thing is to stand up for God. I imagin God loves to see a scared little boy attemt to speak for God in a confrontational situation, then see a major theologan shut down every one in his path. I wonder what Jesus looked like to others when he was on the cross. I think stupid would fit right, because he claimed to be God, yet others saw that he couldnt even help himself off the cross. He looked stupid to others just as I had looked stupid to others in my conversation with the Captian, but I wonder what the Father thought of Jesus on the crossproud I assume.

      Matthew 10:28
      Do not be affraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be affraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

      • AleishaAntwurdzje

        Hi this comment really ministered to me here in December of 2014. I just asked God to forgive me and to help me to not deny Him and if I ever have to prove He is LLord I don’t care how stupid I look as long as my Father is proud, I LOVE YOU JESUS.

  3. JacobPAntwurdzje

    Thank you very much for this post! It was very encouraging and uplifting. I enjoyed the insight from the comments too! God bless you all! Praise Christ King of Kings Lord of Lords! <3 Honestly I have been struggling allot. A lot of times I feel like I'm too bad I won't get any better and I don't really believe with all my heart all my soul and all my mind. I get upset cause I don't put him first a lot. If I did I wouldn't give in to lust. I know I love him tho. I am thankful! I know he loves me! I know he forgives even my sins. I don't understand why. I'm very shy and fearful. It's very hard to talk and show that I'm proud of believing in God I already feel like I'm gonna be ridiculed or they won't care to hear or talk about God. Sometimes I think because I get ashamed. I'm not ashamed of Christ. I'm ashamed that I don't have all the answers and I can't explain all the details that I don't know enough. And I'm ashamed I'm not going to represent Christ well. So I get scared and get quiet. I'm sorry I'm making such a long comment. But I guess I'm just saying I needed the encouragement! That I'm not alone! Christ forgives! I honestly think I am a bad Christian and sometimes doubt I'm saved. A lot lately cause I have been using drugs and been lusting alot and I feel like I have fallen. Like because I'm using drugs again and lusting even tho I want to stop truly, does that mean I'm not saved anymore?

  4. ritaAntwurdzje

    I couldnt stop My tears when i read whats written because i might have denied Jesus without meaning it and iam truly sorry Cuz i love Jesus and i believe truely in Jesus and God and i Will never again deny or be ashamed in anyway. I have never been ashamed of Jesus its just that à LOT of people make me look stupid when i talk about My belive in God and make me feel iam dum or something and that make me not wanting to talk about My belive in Jesus. Thats wrong i Will never do that again i prayed to God and Jesus for forgivness and from now i Will change and i wont deny him in anyway. I love you Jesus and God thank you for iam Christian and iam so proud. Thank you Flaco and jacobp what you both wrote touched my heart deeply. rita

  5. Latoyah AustinAntwurdzje

    @JacobP: I’m not sure if anybody else answered your ending question there or not. lykwols, I felt led to respond: doing drugs, lusting, pride, etc are habits that come from our sinful nature. They are sins and sin, simply put, is anything that separates us from God. When Jesus died on the cross, He saved our souls. John 3:16 comes to my spirit. Sa, you are saved Jacob. lykwols, the work is not done b/c now we must invite the Holy Spirit to re-birth usas Jesus told Nicodemus, we must be born again. Romeinen 12:2 tells us to not be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. And Galatians 5:16 says that if we abide in the Spirit, we shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Sa, jacob, we are saved; however, we must now allow God to change our old sinful habits, begearten, and mindsets through His Spiritthrough His Word. We are sanctified, cleansed, and washed by Christ (the living Word)- reference to Ephesians 5:25-26. Moral of the story is JacobP: Ja, you are saved. And Jesus loves you deeply. lykwols, the sin in your life/our lives separate us from Him in those areas. We must allow His Word to renew our minds daily and to transform us into His image. We want to be followers of Christ, not just through word and deedfrom our hearts. Can God clearly see you hunger and thirst for righteousnessdo we truly want Him? …I really hope this helps one of my brothers or sisters.

  6. KerryAntwurdzje

    My dear friends in Christ,
    I pray things are going well for all of you. It brings me joy to see many express the difficulties of life and the daily struggles to overcome. I am also happy to see others encourage with scripture and love to aid those who struggle. I’ve thought of several points one can use while in a group to maybe help out the insecurity we all share. Look at it this way: we all have a belief system inside us all. To express what is reallyin youtakes courage but when it comes to people slandering you forwhat makes us unique”, is not truly your problem. Do not be afraid to say that your speech offends the God I love. Keep it simple. We can not all be like Paul, but we can be like Andrew. I’ve found the source of love, Jezus. I’ve found what makes me have peace: Jezus! Maybe when others see you at peace and not participating ingossipwill change even one person. Remember that the praise we really seek is Jesus’, not mans> Keep up the fight, it never gets easier. Lets all of us walk together , fighting the good fight. To God be the Glory!

  7. KatieAntwurdzje

    @latoyah Austin what you wrote is very true! God does love us and we are saved. @jacobp But we must first confess with our mouth our sins to Christ (this is done through repentance) and then turn from our wicked ways (Ezekiel 14:6). Change does not happen over night and repentance is daily/constantly ,but when we open our hearts and make ourselves available to God to change us He will. I pray that the Lord will meet you right where you are in this walk and that you will begin to hate sin as Christ does. I declare boldness over you that when the test of defending Christ comes around again you will be empowered by His spirit to speak boldly! And help others around you to come to know Christ (you can related to those who have been where you were). God is a strategic God and he does not make mistakes, where things go wrong is when we think we are god and try to make our own decisions/choices in life. I hope you see this and are in a better place now. Also read the bible, God gave us instructions on how to live The New Testament (everything after Matthew) is a great place to start; let it sink in and get understanding before moving on to the next thing.

  8. JaniceMNewtonAntwurdzje

    I have to ask Jesus to forgive me , i have rejected him in more ways than one out of ignorance, feeling unworthy for forgiveness when it’s not about how good i am, but the blood that Jesus shed was more than enough.

  9. TimmieAntwurdzje

    Thanks for this. I am always looking for new ways to deny god and this article was a big help in providing me with new blasphemous options. The wholeGod is just another ridiculous myth born of a bronze age society that had no clue as to how the universe actually works.speech gets old after a while. For a time I mixed it up with theThere is no evidence outside of biblical texts for the historical existence of Jesus Christ despite the exceptional job the Roman Empire did at keeping records.and theNo one has to go back to the city they were born in for a census and to pay their taxes. The Romans would have wanted to know where people were living now and wanted the tax revenue there. The trip to Bethlehem is a literary device developed after the fact so that Jesusbirth site lined up with previous prophecy. Ek, the Romans have no records of any such census or taxation.speeches but even those get tired after several dozen times of repeating them to people who can’t be bothered to think for themselves for ten seconds. So once again, thank you for providing me with new and inventive ways to deny the existence of you invisible sky daddy. I fully appreciate it!

  10. LamarHayesAntwurdzje

    Timmie : “The trip to Bethlehem is a literary device developed after the fact” … Really ? You really believe this ? Just one question, 4 words … “what if you’re wrong”.

  11. Emily OAntwurdzje

    what if someone who has been a Christian their whole lives, been baptized, seen miracles happen, and so much more then tell a lie to someone by sayingI wouldn’t say I’m Christian but I believe in a higher power”.. will God forgive them?? if they truly feel horrible about it and repent?

    • SeanAntwurdzje

      Yes he will. God understands our weaknesses. That person just needs to become unashamed of the Gospel. God looks for steady growth, not instant perfection.

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  13. MarshaAntwurdzje

    I was Christian and my mind took over to where I started to think wrong of God and thought he was sending me to he’ll and he’ll thought would not stop so I thought it was from him to point I accepted going there and threatened God destroy business and self and then hardened heart against God and left faith. Thenot God to me out of family and Jesus said thru minister separation from God now and eternity. I want to receive them back as lord of life but they are not willing to take me back. Help please