Angered Unbelievers!

Young woman's hands with gap shining light them

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Why is it that people take offense to being told about the gospel of Jesus Christ?  I mean, some people actually get angry and very defensive if you even mention the name Jesus!

This is where we are in the world today folks, many people angered by the truth of Jesus Christ.  If you even try to speak to them about Jesus or scripture, then they get infuriated.  And many more denigrate and blaspheme Jesus Christ, Christianity, and God in general, without anyone even saying a word to them.

Try to tell someone the truth, show them the way to have eternal life, happiness, peace and comfort forever, and they want to tear you to pieces!  What gives?!  I mean it just doesn’t make any sense at all.  It’s not as if you were telling them that they are horrible people and that they should burn in hell forever!

The truth hurts, it digs deep into the soul.  When people hear the name of Jesus Christ they begin to feel guilt and shame.  They know that they have done wrong, yet they just don’t want to think about it.  God convicts people of sin, and these people are not ready to turn their lives over to Christ.  Instead they push Him away and out of their lives, desiring to continue on with their sinful lifestyle.

I remember speaking to one man not too long ago who was cured of cancer.  I told him that it was a miracle!  He replied “No it’s not!  There are no such things as miracles.”  I said “It was a miracle.”  He once again said “There are no such things as miracles, it’s just the way it is, I could very well have died.”  I told him “God has performed many miracles in my life.”  He said “There is no God, and they weren’t miracles, it’s just the way life works out!”  I could sense the anger in his voice so I decided to just leave it at that, as he didn’t believe in God and wasn’t ready to hear about Him either.

On the other hand I have spoken to believers who have been cured of cancer and other illnesses, who give God all of the glory and proclaim His miracles in their lives!

The fact is that the truth hurts unbelievers deep down inside.  It makes them have to think about their lives, and contemplate the thought that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. 

Actually, the mere presence of Christians causes many unbelievers to feel very uncomfortable.  The light of God shines through us, it radiates from us, as if we are a beacon of the truth.  The Spirit of God within us penetrates the souls of the lost, it can pierce through the bone and marrow, without us even saying a word!  We are the light of the world.

When an unbeliever becomes angry with you for speaking the truth of Jesus Christ, just know that you are on the right track!  For the lost cannot see what you can see, nor do they sense the things of God.  Their hearts are hardened to God, and their eyes are blind.  It’s after the Holy Spirit softens their hearts and opens their eyes that they will be ready to hear the truth.

We must pray for the lost to see the truth and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!  We all are born with a void in our heart, a space which needs to be filled.  That void acts as a vacuum sucking up most anything to fill it, when it was meant to be filled with God!  Many people try to fill it through drugs, alcohol, sex, or false gods.  And there are those who open themselves up to demonic spirits while doing so.

Our souls are seeking to fill the void.  We all know deep down inside that we need God, yet many turn to the wrong god.  Many fill their heart with the god of this world and turn their soul over to him.  For some I believe that it’s too late, they have already sold their soul to the devil!  For others, they have hardened their hearts so much, that they will never seek God, never hear His voice, nor will they turn to God even if they see Him!

If an unbeliever gets angry for hearing about Jesus or Christianity, then we must pray for them.  It’s not up to us to make them believe, that’s God’s job!  We can merely plant the seed and pray that it lands on fertile ground.  Set an example of who God is, let the world know the goodness and love of God, we are the light!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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16 comments

  1. Andi Garcia

    I love this piece Gordon! Today my 10 year son didn’t attend church service as he was spending ti.e with his dad. I told him in a text that Pastor had asked for him after service and he said, “could you tell him my dad needs God and to ask God for me to speak to him and give him peace?” See, we also have tried to plant the seed with his father but he seems to dig it up and throw it back at us. He is a non believer and my son tries his best to continue to plant the seed. We can only pray for him just as you said.

    • Gordon King

      Thank you Andi!

      I’m sorry to hear about your son’s dad. When a person does not want to hear about God, Jesus Christ, then they will not listen. Believe me I know! The best that we can do is to pray for them, and show God’s love for them. We must set an example for them, as Christ did for us. Amen?

      It must be difficult for your son, I will pray for your son and his Dad. 🙂

      God bless and Maranatha!

      • Andi Garcia

        Thank you Gordon..and yes amen!
        I tell him to not lose hope because I once didn’t want to hear about God either and I said now look at me! I can’t get enough of Him!
        Thanks again Gordon!

  2. pilgrim77

    I married an atheist when I myself never talked much about God or went to church. I never realised he was an unbeliever until years later when I started reading the Bible.
    Even after a major fall and a heart operation where, in both cases, he survived against the odds, he still follows the same path and thinks I’m deluded. My son in law is also a strong atheist and my 2 offspring are more agnostic. I do pray for them all and also for my grandchild. Sometimes I get an opportunity to speak and use it but, as yet, nothing much has changed.

    • Gordon King

      Thank you for sharing Pilgrim77!

      Pray, pray, pray! Prayer is very powerful tool given to us by God. Never give up, keep on praying. Many of us are in similar situations. We can shine the light of God and love them, but we can’t make them believe.

      I pray the good Lord opens the eyes of your family members and gives them visions and dreams of Jesus Christ being Lord. I pray that they repent of their sins and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Amen.

      God bless!

    • pilgrim77

      Thank you, Gordon! Yes I will keep praying for my family and trust that the Ruach will speak to their hearts and minds! With God all things are possible!
      May you and yr ministry continue to be blessed!
      AnnEz

  3. Christine

    Thank you Gordon, this is so true and I am still praying for Stephen. I thought He was coming through at last but apart from confessing He believes there is a God the Creator (this is an improvement), He is still not believing in Jesus as saviour. He does get angry too just like you say so I have backed right off. I can only pray and trust the Lord that He will one day draw Stephen and that he will respond, we seem to go two steps forward and one step backwards each time.

    God Bless
    Christine

  4. Anonymous

    This is very true. Sometimes all we can do is plant the seed, and just continue to pray for the unbeliever. I am still continuing to lift that Atheist’s name up to the Lord, that I previously mentioned to you about.

  5. Øystein

    Hi Gordon and everyone else.

    This is good writing, and very true!
    It’s nearly always the same from non-believers. They got offended when you try to talk about God.
    But when it comes to other religions, the same persons seems to protect it!
    As in my case when I discuss the dangerous of islam.
    I have no other reasonable answear than what Jesus himself said. That we are in a spiritual war.
    Non-believers is an easy attac for evil powers, and the only way to overcome it is by Gods grace.

    I’ve learned recently that in some cases the key can be to educate ourselves about history.
    Atheists love prooves, and if we can convince them from the written history about something that they have involuntary got the wrong view on, then maybe (just maybe) those people will think twice.

    For example about the crusades.
    Most people today believe it was the christian people who forced everyone to believe or else they killed them.
    But that’s far from true.
    Not saying that there was not some bad ideas at it at that time, but the priority of the crusades was to fight back an islamic invasion of Europe.

    Same with the nazi-regime of hitler. It has ended up as a right-wing ideology, when in fact big parts of it was on the left side politically.
    The name of the party was “The nacional socialist german workers”.
    In german it’s written “Nationalsozialistische deutsche arbeiterpartei”.
    Thas was a long word, and was easy shortened to the “nazis”.

    Why did Hitler have islamic imams as allied, and said that islam was the only religion he could ever accept?
    Why did the norwegian prime-minister from the socialistic party at that time before the war try to get friends with the nazi-regime?
    And why did the same socialists always wanted to support the communists?
    And why do they support islam today?
    It seems like totalitarian ideologies works like a magnet on socialistic ideology.
    How could this be?

    I don’t know all the answers, but I do know that most all socialists are atheists, and they belive in “the good in human”.
    And they belive that everyone will be good if you only get away with religion.
    That’s not true. History have a lot of “atheistic regimes” as all the former communist-states in Europe, todays China, North Corea, and some countries south and west of Mexico as far as I know. –
    And we who believe know that the human heart is not good at all.
    God himself say so in Genesis 8,21.
    I believe socialism glorify islam and other totalitarian regimes because of control over the individual human that such regimes support. – I see it in my own workers-union: ” Don’t think, we think for you. – We know what is the best for you.”
    They even put some stuff out every time it is election year with a red light on the wrong parties, and a green light on the right one.
    I thought I was an grown-up free individual who could choose myself, but that’s not how socialism wants you to be.

    It seems for me that non-believers as I told about here is a part of those God will send “strong delusion” as it’s written i 2 Thessalonions 2,11. – – It’s written about the antichrist, but maybe it also belong to those of antichrists spirit. Perhaps Gordon know more about that topic.

    Not to blackmail socialism totally as I live in a socialistic country. They have some good ideas, but I believe that most of it comes from the fact that my country (Norway) is build on christian values. Just like the Usa.
    Now most (if not all) of those values are banned.
    Christ is thrown out of school, abortion and homosexuality is glorified, and Gods own land is cursed and tried to be devided.
    If a country say to God “get out of our way”, the he’ll do. – It’s as simple as that. God is polite and step back.
    Only believers in Christ can save some of the community by praying for mercy, and continue to do the one thing we were commanded to. To tell the gospel.

    I hope this not sounds like a “psychological blow-out”. :)))
    It was just what I felt I should write.

    God bless you all.

    From Øystein

    • Gordon King

      Thank you Oystein!

      Many countries, and governments, especially socialist and communist are atheists as you say. They do not want people to turn to God for help, but government! We have seen this time after time, and you know this yourself firsthand!

      Unfortunately your country sounds a lot like America today! Turning away from God, legalizing abortion and gay marriage, and throwing God out of schools! Isn’t that the way of the world today? And yet, if we continue on in our ways, God will judge us for it!

      2 Thessalonians 2, the verse you mentioned about the strong delusion, is speaking about the people of the world at the time of the revealing of the Antichrist. Those at that time who did not believe the truth, that Jesus Christ is God and the only way to heaven, will be given a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie that they may be condemned.

      Thanks again Oystein. Yes, we must pray for the lost, for those who do not believe the truth, but take pleasure in unrighteousness! Amen.

      God bless! Maranatha!

  6. Rebecca

    2 Corinthians 2: 15-16
    For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death and the other the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task.
    2 Timothy 4:3-5
    For a time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead to suit their own desires they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears what to hear. They will turn their ears away from sound truth and turn aside to myths. But you keep your head in all situations, endure hardships, do the work of an evangilist, discharge all the duties of your ministery.

    Gordon everyday lately I have been hit with bad news. Good people I’ve known for years are doing horrible things. I watch three families children. Every family in the last two weeks has had one or both of their parents put in jail. I now have a prison ministery on top of consoling hurt and confused children. I believe that God is wanting people to chose life and quickly. I now look at each day as the day Christ could call us home. I have an incredible urgency to make sure all is well in my own life as well as leading others toward his grace and forgiveness.
    The world has drastically changed and not in a good way. I appreciate your site as it gives me added strength to do all God is asking of me. Some days I have felt like Moses wanting an Aaron to do the job. But the more I think about it everything I have gone through has prepared me for what I am now doing. I would never have believed I would lead anyone to the Lord or be someone’s accountability partner. It’s crazy exciting how he brings so much good out of the bad.
    Keep preaching brother. Like the scriptures say you might stink to some people!:) but there are many who are desperate for what you share.
    God bless you!

    • Gordon King

      Thanks for your comments and encouragement Rebecca!

      I feel the same way. It seems as though very strange things are happening to people these days. They are doing things which just don’t seem to fit their profile of who they are!

      God bless you for your ministries! Keep up the good work for the Lord sister.

      The evil in the world is becoming even darker, the times more sinister, and those not seeking the Lord are more bold and courageous in their actions and speech against God’s people!

      May the good Lord give us the courage, strength, and wisdom to withstand the wiles and fiery darts of the enemy! May He guide, bless, and protect His beloved children in these last days! Amen.

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