Most Bloodshed In The Name Of God?

A common objection from unbelievers that is presented as fodder to support their hatred of God is that “most blood has been spilled in the name of God, more than any other cause.”

This objection is just flat out incorrect, and a vain attempt at taking away the Majesty of our Glorious Creator! The atheist will also expand that objection to saying that “God and Christianity are the greatest source of evil that has ever been!”

If one were only to look at reality and facts, one would see that this is incorrect! As well, why the atheist would bring this up as a point is fruitless in trying to prove that there is no God!
Arguing that violence in the name of God is proof he is evil or just does not exist is foolish, to say the least. Attaching the name of Christ to violence that is done in his name has no idea of the Gospel.

The greatest cause of evil has stemmed from the denial of God not following Him.

If one were to lift up a copy of the Guinness Book of Records, you would see the stats of the horrors brought to humankind was indeed from institutionalized atheism! 130 Million plus have been wiped out by Stalin, Lenin, Khrushchev, Pol Pot collectively. One-third of the eight million Khmers were wiped out under the communist Khmer Rouge!

Dear Christians, I ask you to hold unbelievers “feet to the fire” when this ridiculous statement is made as a statement of hatred to our Loving and Glorious God! Ask them, “Are you sure that is true?”
“Where did you get that idea from?”

Please pray that the unbelievers to become elect by God. They are still creatures made in the image of God!

Matthew 5:43-48New American Standard Bible (NASB)

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

God Bless,

Brian Mason

Militant Atheism and the Communist/Modern Day Connection?

Is there really a connection between Militant Atheism and Communism? “Yes” says Harold J Berman, a specialist in Soviet Law from Harvard University. “Militant Atheism was the official Religion, one might say, of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party was the established church”. “The standard Marxist feeling that religion was the opiate of the masses” (1). Also it was that the Russian Orthodox Church “Had always been a pillar of czarism”(2). The churches had strict orders under separation of church and state to destroy all churches, mosques, synagogues, mandirs, madarasahs, religious monuments and also to remove by deportation to Siberia those who had faiths in other religions or beliefs! (3)

Churches in the Soviet Union were under strict rules and forbade giving to the poor, education activities, publish any literature, or have any special meetings. Church property was expropriated. Religious teachings were banned from any educational institute as all was Government ran. Pre Russian Revolution there were 50,000 Orthodox clergymen, by 1939 there was roughly 300. In 1922 by itself the atheist system had murdered 2691 secular priests, 1962 Monks and 3447 Nuns because of their faith! (4)

The late Christopher Hitchens and now believer in God said “One of Lenin’s great achievements, in my opinion, is to create a secular Russia. The power of the Russian Orthodox Church, which was an absolute warren of backwardness and evil and superstition, is probably never going to recover from what he did to it” (5) The bottom line though is that militant atheism has failed to extinguish Christianity! Thanks to many martyrs that gave up their lives in underground churches.

When I hear or read statements that the only difference between “New atheism” and ”atheism” in general is that the New atheists are getting in Christians faces and making a lot more noise. This does worry me. We must stand up to the atheist or are we going to allow this to happen again?

1 Cor. 5: 6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?

This is outright spiritual warfare, and believe me it is going to get a lot worse unless we collectively stand together in the Church. The body of Christ must get its act together and stop the division that is creeping into the Church! Hold the atheist’s feet to the fire! If they make a bold statement like “God doesn’t exist” then ask them how they know that? They sure spend a lot of time and energy trying to prove to the believer that God does not exist. Why?

God Bless

Brian Mason

Notes and references:

(1) Crane Brinton (1995). A History of Civilization: 1648 to the present. Prentice Hall.

(2) Crane Brinton (1995). A History of Civilization: 1648 to the present. Prentice Hall

(3) Simon Richmond (2006). Russia & Belarus. BBC Worldwide. Retrieved on 2011-07-09. “Soviet ‘militant atheism’ led to the closure and destruction of nearly all the mosques and madrasahs (Muslim religious schools) in Russia, although some remained in the Central Asian states. Under Stalin there were mass deportations and liquidation of the Muslim elite.”

(4) R.J. Rummel (1993). Death By Government. Transaction Publishers. “With this understood, the Soviet Union appears the greatest megamurderer of all, apparently killing near 61,000,000 people.”

(5) Christopher Hitchens (2005). Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism. Public Broadcasting Service. “One of Lenin’s great achievements, in my opinion, is to create a secular Russia. The power of the Russian Orthodox Church, which was an absolute warren of backwardness and evil and superstition, is probably never going to recover from what he did to it.”