Shielded by God

Shielded by God May 8, 2019

The Christian needs the armor of God more today than ever, but God offers Himself as a shield to those who trust in Him.

Awareness

The Bible tells us that we have an enemy and one that’s more dangerous because he’s invisible. The Apostle Paul wants us to be prepared and so writes in Ephesians 6:10-11 to “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” This armor is a necessity because “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph 6:12). That means, the enemy is out of our league, but what is too powerful for us is nothing to God, but we still must “take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Eph 6:13). It is up to us to “take up” and “put on” the whole armor of God, but once we have, we can say with confidence that God is “My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart” (Psalm 7:10).

“My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart” (Psalm 7:10).

Armor of God

The Apostle Paul has told us that we are fighting an invisible enemy and “against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph 6:12). Since this is true, we need to “Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Eph 6:17-18). Prayer is a key to the armor of God as we take up the helmet of salvation, which guards our minds and thoughts and keep it from being taken captive. The sword of the Spirit helps us fight off the enemy the way Jesus did during His temptation, and that’s with the Word of God. Three times Jesus rebuked the Devil by using the Word of God, and there’s more. We need to “Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness” (Eph 6:14). What we need is the truth of God’s Word that secures us in our stand against the enemy, and then the breastplate of righteousness which we attain once we trust in Christ (2 Cor 5:21), but we’re not quite done yet since we need “shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace” (Eph 6:15). Once equipped, we can now be ready for spiritual warfare.

God as our Shield

The psalmist knew what it was like to be in fear and be running for your life. David was chased by King Saul for many years, and yet he could write that God’s way “is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him” (Psalm 18:30), and so “Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20). Sometimes we can run to God’s Word and rest in His promises because we know that “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him” (Prov 30:5). If God’s Word were not true, we would have no guarantee of any of His promises, but we know from Scripture that “Every word of God proves true.” As for us, we must “Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help” (Psalm 53:2)!  He is the God of the Word and the Word of God assures us that “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler” (Psalm 91:4). How comforting to know that God “stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity” (Prov 2:7).

The Word of God

His presence may be found in His Word.

The Bible describes God as a Rock and often Jesus is mentioned as the Chief Cornerstone, and what better place to rest than in God Who is “a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head” (Psalm 3:3). More than a shield, God is a Rock…immovable and unshakeable, as the Psalmist says, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Psalm 18:2). His presence may be found in His Word, and His Word is surer than anything in the universe. Indeed, God’s “way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him” (Psalm 18:30). Just like the armor of God, we must “Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help” (Psalm 35:2), so for all of those “who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield” (Psalm 115:11).

Conclusion

Romans 13:12 tells us that “The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light,” and put on the armor of God and stand on the Word of God and rest in His promises. That is a shield to those who are in difficult times. The psalmist says, “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word” (Psalm 119:114), and God “is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me” (Psalm 144:2). Our God is a Rock, unmovable and unshakable; He is a refuge to run to in times of trouble; He is a shield that protects us from the enemy, and He makes the armor of God available to us so that we can fight in this time of spiritual warfare. The impetus is upon us. We must take it up…for He won’t put it on for us…we must take it up and put it on, and only then can we stand against the wiles of the Devil and his evil minions.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is a Pastor and Prison Minister in the State of Kansas. Jack is also a writer at Christian Quotes and Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • pud

    How is it janitor jack that you never tire of making baseless mindless claims and assertions as if they were fact and true representations of reality?

    “The Christian needs the armor of God more today than ever, but God offers Himself as a shield to those who trust in Him”

    Demonstrate that any “god” has ever existed. Then demonstrate that text in a stupid ancient demonstrably wrong about everything book is true. Further explain why ANYONE should blindly believe what no name religious lunatics from the Bronze and Iron Age said or implied.

    “and put on the armor of God and stand on the Word of God and rest in His promises”

    Demonstrate that the text in your stupid ridiculous demonstrably wrong about everything book is “the word” of a “god”

    Waiting…

    “He makes the armor of God available to us so that we can fight in this time of spiritual warfare. The impetus is upon us. We must take it up…for He won’t put it on for us…we must take it up and put it on, and only then can we stand against the wiles of the Devil and his evil minions.”

    Devils and minions eh?

    Show that any such ridiculous infantile nonsense is real. Only psychotics and indoctrinated imbeciles “believe” in invisible undetectable “devils” and “minions”

    You are sick jack…you should seek qualified mental health counselling.

    • Brigitte Rosales

      Are you ok? <3 <3 <3

      • Christiane Smith

        you are a kind person, Brigitte . . . may your tribe increase 🙂

  • Susan Jane Elohim

    Thanks for continuing to blog in the midst of adversity, Pastor.

    Many will not experience Jesus’ miracles any more because they refuse to put God first and believe. They will have to rely on man’s incomplete knowledge and lack of control of circumstances. The blessed and holy know God is in control not man. Man’s power is limited and puny besides God’s power.

    How can you experience a miracle with weak or non-existent faith? The Bible tells us to walk by faith not sight but none of God’s critics walk by faith so do not have the spiritual experience to venture counsel on this board to Christians but they do it anyway. The darkness has so much power over them still.

    Saul of Tarsus and Jesus, from Acts 26, Berean Study Bible
    15‘Who are You, Lord?’ I asked.

    ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16‘But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen from Me and what I will show you. 17I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in Me.’

    It is useless to argue the scriptures against God from a position of powerlessness under Satan’s influence.

    Jesus said let it be done according to your faith so we should all seek to receive faith and increase in it.

    From Mark 9, Berean Study Bible

    28After Jesus had entered the house, the blind men came to Him. “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” He asked.

    “Yes, Lord,” they answered.

    29Then He touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you.”

    So don’t let anyone strip you of your faith. Faith is the gift of God that allows a person access to Him in prayer,etc.

    Don’t let the powerless people who denied themselves access to God by staying in sin affect your beliefs at all.

    Instead ask God to increase and grow your faith until you know and can say with confidence “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

    Remember not to argue with the people ignorant of God’s power. It makes them more prideful and their ignorance waxes bolder. Much to their personal detriment.

    Protect them by refusing to argue. These unbelievers will have to learn how to seek but won’t while they are too busy validating their prideful ignorance through debate and refusal to be corrected.

    Being corrected and disciplined by God is a blessing. True believers know that who study the Bible and many come to know this great truth experientially. Better to obey God than to learn the hard way from the sinful world.

    Obedience is better than sacrifice.

    • Rational Human

      Instead ask God to increase and grow your faith until you know and can say with confidence “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

      You cannot do all things, because there is no Christ strengthening you. You can only do what physical reality permits you to do, nothing more, same as me and every other human. You have no superpowers.

      Next time you raise the dead, walk on water, or move a mountain by faith, give me a call. In fact, let me know when you can move even a grain of sand or a mustard seed by faith alone.

      • Susan Jane Elohim

        Do you see what God sees?

        How am I the equal of Christ? Relative to him (because I am weaker) my feeble attempts could be great in God’s eyes. When a baby attempts to crawl or walk that is great in the parent’s eyes. Babies fall down a lot and most people know not to compare them to adults.

        The only one born with a full measure of faith was Jesus.

        Just admit you have no faith and that disqualifies you from speaking about Him that you do not know.

        A Christian on the other hand has an earnest deposit of the Spirit qualifying us to speak about Him.

        Why would you assume a Christian is fully mature. Does full maturity come from a seed immediately upon activation?

        Spiritual birth is compared to natural birth it is a growth process.

        I suggest you stop cherrypicking evidence to suit your conclusions.

        Donnie McClurkin received a healing from God just by walking in faith.

        Others have, too, and you don’t get to invalidate all those results because you don’t want to acknowledge them. For yourself maybe but nobody else that disagrees with you.

        Bye! Back on block for ridiculous speculation from a position of disbelieving ignorance.

        • Rational Human

          “A Christian on the other hand has an earnest deposit of the Spirit qualifying us to speak about Him.”

          Do you ever re-read the jibber jabber that you post?

          I need to first believe, then I’ll believe, and that belief will give me magic power to believe. Do I have that right? So, basically more assertions, still no actual evidence. Got it.

        • Rational Human

          Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Billy Graham’s evangelical worked touched hundreds of millions and he met with presidents.

            That’s a work of greater extent. Not power but extent.

            Watch a Billy Graham crusade episode some time.

          • Rational Human

            I’ve seen many Billy Graham crusades, including one in person. An evangelist making converts is not miraculous, or a “greater work” than turning water into wine, nor is hobnobbing with presidents. That kind of thing was what the Pharisees and high priest would do with the Roman government, and Jesus would not condone that type of behaviour, as you would only if you knew your bible.

            It’s fascinating to me how Christians will turn themselves into contortionist and twist into pretzel logic, explaining and apologizing for why their God never does what he promised, instead of simply acknowledging the bible is wrong.

            And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

            Whatsoever you ask…that I will do. Couldn’t be clearer. Clearly false.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Well let’s agree to disagree. I can’t have a proper conversation on this blog for all the trolls spamming me and removing my posts disrespectfully.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Read this book. Faith is not a dysfunctional delusion. No matter how many worldly, unqualified atheists say it is.

            Dr. Phil is a Christian and he knows more about delusions than you or I or any atheist does. He studies it for a living.

            You’re just another atheist casting a lying assumption on theists about their mental health because you were willing to buy a lie about Christians.

            Maybe you think you can’t walk the walk.

            People can’t. Not without applying to God for His grace. Grace is God’s enabling power to start living victoriously over sin.

            I guess you’d rather let this world teach you disobedience and disbelief instead of going to God and asking for His grace.

            If you don’t or won’t do that you can never experience God’s enabling power in your life beginning with your thoughtlife so the devil gets to keep you in darkness.

            Here read a real psychiatric expert on faith for a change:

            Is Faith A Delusion
            https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/is-faith-delusion-9781847063403/

            Andrew Sims (psychiatrist)

            Andrew Sims of St James’s Hospital, Leeds, was president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 1990 to 1993.[1]

            References

            ^ Roll of Honour, March 2015, College Officers. Royal College of Psychiatrists, March 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015

            I don’t know why you atheists cherrypick to confirm doubt so much so you can stay in the evil power of Satan when you could have sought out the truth and got him to give up his grip on you.

            If you refuse to know who Jesus is then the devil keeps a foothold in your mind keeping you in the dark.

            So start giving the glory to God and break the inherited sin chain the devil sowed in your life and mind.

            Don’t you have enough will power to do that?

            Because of who You are, Vicki Yohe
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C6WexG9uAJI

            Break Every Chain, Tasha Cobbs
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-pD2zIuiC2g

          • Rational Human

            Whatever he may have done to earn his credentials, Dr Phil i s now just a media personality,airing whatever will sell books and attract viewers. He has the same credibility Dr Oz and Oprah.

            Still waiting for your evidence of a spiritual realm, god, devil, angels, demons.

            If I asked you to pray earnestly for repentance and salvation to Vishnu, would you do it? Why would I earnestly talk to the sky and expect something would happen in response?

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Stop philosophizing and start taking directions from God so He can help you develop your talents and lift you up.

            Dr. Phil HAS been lifted up by God. He’s in the public eye but has enough humility not to brag about it while he quietly honors God in his heart.

            Dr. Francis Collins that pud sneered at for his epiphany has also been lifted up by God. He went from director of the Human Genome Project to being head of the National Institute of Health.

            Perhaps, more importantly Collins has cured a couple of diseases. So what person in their right mind sneers at someone like Collins. He mapped the Human Genome which some thought was an impossible task but Collins simplified it and completed the task.

            Disobedient sneering pud for all his hot air hasn’t done that.

            pud’s a no name nobody ranting at God and a pastor on the Internet.

            But Wellman is the priceless apple of God’s eye. His obedient son in Jesus, a branch of Jesus, bearing fruit for Jesus. A fruitful bough.

            God raised Pastor Wellman up on the Internet so everyone could see him but all you outspoken militant atheists have done is try to tear him down without tuning into God’s inspirational message coming through him.

            Those messages are coming in loud and clear but you disobediently keep refusing to listen.

            Disobedience can be evilly learned and communicated but I hardly pay any attention to weak willed people’s learned disobedience that keeps them cut off from God in the darkness of unbelief.

            I am too busy learning and taking direction from God so I can become an overcomer like Christ was and help him destroy the works of the devil in my own generation and the next one and the one before mine.

            Jesus is the best lifecoach in the world.

            He makes world champion overcomers. All you have to do is tune in to him, love, respect, trust and obey Him and He does all the rest.

            You’re the disobedient one who makes everything so hard on yourself and everyone else with all your doubts, fears and sin.

            Who acquiesces to sin when God says to get out of it.

            Stop arguing and complaining and start following the lifecoach that Jesus provides which is the Holy Spirit.

            You quenched the Spirit. I didn’t and neither did Pastor Wellman. God even provided multiple witnesses on this board and you won’t quit quenching the Spirit.

            What are you addicted to that makes you so unable to listen to God for a change but want to engage in controversy all the time?

            There is Power, Lincoln Brewster
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UoOJwel1CQU

          • Brien

            Yet – he still cannot prove his god exists – thus the delusion of a god….!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1255f57511860c9767a2e6628fb61c0d0f2cf37171e46561bd54733cb87ad762.jpg

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Sorry. Can’t do these dead conversations with unbelievers any more.

            I believe in the Living God. My existence is real and so is my faith.

            Your unbelief and refusal to seek is your own motivational problem.

            Sorry, for thinking I could help with your loss when you refuse to help yourself.

            Get a copy of “Is Faith Delusion” by Andrew Sims and read it or else you let your bias control you into cherrypicking only those who you wish to hear.

            I am not willing to have my beliefs overcome by anyone. I’m not open to evil or other people’s misassumptions or speculations and nobody is going to tell me I should be when the devil is on the loose and people still demonstrate they have evil heart biases by their actions.

            Hitler? Evil heart bias.
            Nietzsche? Evil heart bias.
            Ted Bundy? Evil heart bias.

            God is the only one I believe. There are too many screwed up people in this world who shouldn’t be screwed up in this day and age yet are. Materialism does not explain all that and never will.

            It’s a pity all science can offer is the half assed evolution conjecture with billions of missing fossils when DNA shows it was tampered with.

            Go watch a DNA presentation by Francis Collins sometime. All those glitches in DNA causing disease and problems in the human race.

            Still God intends to bring us all through in spite of all the screwed up insanity in this world and the atheists claiming to need evidence who never go out and get it yet sit around arguing.

            Atheists that got the evidence THEMSELVES and converted:

            Francis Collins
            Anthony Flew
            Lee Strobel
            Josh McDowell
            Derek Prince
            William Ramsay
            John C. Sanford

            and many more. I am always adding to the list.

            I don’t need to argue with lazy skeptics.

            They need to get off their lazy butts engage with God and locate their own evidence and analyze it personally.

            There are a lot of liars in this world that people let control conclusions.

            But God never lies.

            Try validating Him for once instead of sticking to your bias cherrypicking.

            A Christian can be biased. We have a standard of holiness encouraging us to be good and behave. That’s a good bias.

            An unbeliever does not. He can change his moral position in any stiff wind or any time his weak will wants to.

            And that is bad for society and social contracts whether they be business ones, marital ones, etc.

            See there’s no reason for me to argue. Not if I have a good bias and heart motive. I am happy with it and nothing to prove.

            The insecure have to prove things all the time trying to control their insecurities by controlling the world around them.

            God Bless! bye….

          • Myles

            And his son steals one million dollars every year as “salary” from his Samartan’s Purse “CHARITY”. Working for christ really pays off.

        • Myles

          Wilful ignorance keeps religion strong.

        • Jack Wellman

          Spot on the mark my friend. Thank you.

    • Jack Wellman

      Amen. I do not engage trolls as my answer is typicall Matt 7:6 and I see these trolls as a blessing (Matt 5:10-12) and pray for them that they would repent and believe or face God’s wrath someday.

      • Susan Jane Elohim

        Yes, pray for them. They ex-communicated God so somebody will have to intervene for them.

        They don’t even realize they haven’t prayed for protection from the evil one. They are too busy casting stones over things they never understood but can’t admit they are confused about it.

        What’s the Lord’s Prayer about?

        Throw out God’s protection and go live in sin with….(fill in the blank).

        This is the alternative these people who don’t know God are offering so unamicably to Christians as if we had not made up our minds already.

      • Rational Human

        Boom, there it is. All roads eventually lead to the threat of wrath and hell. You guys have nothing else but carrots and sticks. False promises and empty threats, but you will only find out after it’s too late to change. Believe in the unbelievable, or else you will be punished for your unbelief. Walk by faith, not by your senses or rationality.

        It’s all just so stale, and we are over it. Threats of Invisible undetectable ghosts and goblins don’t scare us anymore.

      • Myles

        jesusneverexisted.com
        Gods exist only in diseased minds. None are even able to wipe their own arse; if they had one.

      • Susan Jane Elohim

        Well trolling seems to be addicting for some people. Especially militant atheists.

        It’s perverse nonsense to hyper fixate on another person when your own life is mired in sin.

        Get your own heart and house right with God first. Must be why God said not to judge unbelievers. Judge other believers because they are family of God.

        1 Cor. 5
        12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church[b] whom you are to judge? 13 God judges[c] those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

        1 Peter 4
        16But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear that name.d 17For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God? 18And,

        “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
        what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”e
        19So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

        • Brien

          TROLLING

          Yes – Trolling, exactly as the religions have been doing!!

          For millennia….

          and we have been forced to listen to and see the crap from these lying religions everywhere!

          [we hear the same crap over and over – the same unproven rubbish –
          for 2000+ years
          (usually at the point of a sword, or on the fire)]

          constant repetition of the same old lies!!!

          – in our courts
          – and in government meetings
          – and in our public schools

          and you try this hypocrisy of calling others ‘trolls’??? – just pure arrogance!!!

          We will soon start arresting parents for child abuse when they tell these lies to children!!!
          {we already are imprisoning the religious parents for refusing medical help to children based on idiotic religious beliefs…}

        • Instead of bible bashing, why don’t you relax and breathe in slowly and then breathe out slowly. You will discover that you don’t need any holy books, religious gurus nor any temples to find peace. Religion is a waste of time.

          Sam Harris, a neuro-scientist, thinks that meditation can be beneficial. It may help to reduce your blood pressure and calm your mind down. Religion will oppress you. Bible bashing will destroy you and the constant preaching of religious rubbish is likely to lead you to need to visit a psychiatrist to have your mental well-being assessed.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            God’s love never fails.

          • Well, it failed you!

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            No, it didn’t.

            You and your attempts to practice the devil’s conversational intolerance don’t define me.

            God does. I am a member of the corporate body of Christ and made the full surrender to God a long time ago.

            God’s love never fails.

            Have a blessed day KNOWING that God loves you, too!

          • Babble!

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            You always pick the evil expert.

            Justin Barrett and Caroline Leaf are better neuroscientists than Harris.

            Harris is not even a consistent atheist. He self contradicts his own belief system by practicing Buddhism and Buddhism contains gods in it.

            It’s hard to find anyone totally consistent in his actions. Due in part to the irrefutable sin nature everyone has which DNA evidence corroborates.

            God’s love never fails.

            Keep rebelling against God’s love if you must but stop attempting to drag me into your rebellion.

            I consider rebellion the mark of an unstable mind. You can’t be as stable if you rejected Jesus’ peace offer.

            Jesus’ offer brings spiritual blessings and spiritual roots are connected to all other blessings in a person’s life. Like health, finances, family, children, etc.

            You’re not going to cut me off from the source of love, joy, peace, self control, etc and blessing.

            That rebellion where you decided to cut yourself off in your own head is you and the devil’s making.

            If you start loving, respecting, trusting and obeying Jesus it will throw that chaotic disorder i.e. rebellion out of your head.

            You don’t read bad experts on the Bible. It reinforces sin and keeps you cutoff from God in chaos.

            You’re not going to overcome my will. I am stronger in the Lord than you are with the devil lying to you through bad counsel cutting you off from God.

            Sam Harris is an evil neuro scientist. He must have a demon because he advocates conversational intolerance to atheists.

            Words have power. You can abuse people with words. So only a narcissist or someone truly callous encourages rough talk like conversational intolerance.

            So cut yourself free of those evil ideas from Harris and Ehrman and go along with Jesus and get under God’s protective power.

            God loves you. Just say you’re sorry to Him in your prayers and go back to him.

            He’ll look out for you.

            God’s love never fails.

          • Caroline Leaf is a Pentecostal nut cake!

            Neuroscience is a science and says nothing about morality.

            Many Buddhists are atheists.

            Meditative breathing will help you find peace and joy. Jesus is dead, so he can’t help you.

            You have provided no evidence for the existence of God yet you have been asked several hundred times to provide such evidence. Every time you are asked you dodge the issue and go into a long rave on your make believe ideology and bible bash people with a book written by ancient, ignorant bloodthirsty and very violent savages who created god in their own likeness. It is because you CAN’T provide ANY rational evidence.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            I have no idea what denomination Leaf belongs to but pick up her brain book and Joyce Meyers Battlefield of the Mind and read them and God Bless!

            You really are loved by God y’know.

            This world likes to brainwash people away from God and keep them weak.

            Well you are made in the image of God and Christ died to restore that image in you so start walking in the Resurrection Power of that self knowledge and the devil will lose his grip on you more and more.

            God did not give up on you. So don’t give up on Him.

            Have a wonderful day!

          • Leaf belongs to the Assemblies of God denomination. Joyce Myers is a Pentecostal “Word of Faith”, “Prosperity Gospeller” and is thought to be a heretic by many Evangelicals.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            Pastor Wellman is God’s evidence. Look at pud berating him every day and never a cross word out of the Pastor. Now that is the Fruit of the Spirit manifested in the Pastor’s sweet lamblike nature.

            Go locate and read Wellman’s testimony. God changed him and He can change you, too if you love, respect, trust and obey Him.

            You are to become God’s miracle, too, y’know.

            Don’t let these atheists teach you to live a self contradictory life.

            Just learn to love and obey God and honor Him with your life and His miracle will manfest in you.

            Some people are late bloomers. I know I am.

            Take care, Brother Arthur. You’re not really an atheist any more and never were so quit rebelling.

          • Pastor Wellman is a nice guy! This is not evidence for the existence of God. His kind replies are evidence that he is a nice person.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            DNA is evidence. Anthony Flew publicly acknowledged it.

            I have no burden to prove anything to someone who can’t assess it.

            As for your Sam Harris he recommends verbal abuse. That is all it is. Sam Harris encouraging atheists to take their personal demons out on people in attempts to illegally control and deconvert them.

            Conversational intolerance and insults like you practice are a personal boundary violation. You are so ruthless you will risk destroying another person’s self esteem trying to control them. So where did you learn that from.

            You won’t break my self esteem though. God gave me my self esteem and it’s indestructible like my faith is.

            So you had better examine yourself for why you are so abusive so you can make the repentance and switch from unbeliever to believer.

            Heeding incorrigible sinners like Harris will keep you one.

            Verbal abuse
            https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-recognize-verbal-abuse-bullying-4154087

            I am done talking to you now. God doesn’t say I have to listen to or respond to verbal abuse.

            That’s one of your unresolved sins that you take out on people so take it to Jesus for resolution.

          • DNA is not evidence for God’s existence. God is an invisible being, if he/she/it exists. What do you think DNA is evidence for?

            The burden of proof in on the one who makes a positive claim. You keep claiming that you know that God exists, but don’t offer any objective evidence for such a claim.

            It may appear to you that I am insulting you, but it is not you that I’m insulting but your nutty claims. If you didn’t make absurd claims, I wouldn’t respond. You are keeping gullible people captive to your nonsense claims.

            I’m not trying to destroy anyone’s self esteem. If you didn’t write the crackpot views that you do, I wouldn’t have to respond. Your views are downright dangerous to gullible people, so I feel that it is necessary to respond to your absurdities.

      • Susan Jane Elohim

        Thanks for setting the example, Pastor. God does not set His people apart so they can return to wallowing in the mud with bad company.

        We’re in the world but not of the world.

        Why let someone else’s blind ignorance about spiritual matters access to you or attempt to control you when they should have sought God to know themselves.

        Too bad so many do not know to favor God and refuse bad company and bad counsel.

        Bad company
        https://biblereasons.com/bad-company/

      • Susan Jane Elohim

        Thanks for setting the example, Pastor. God does not set His people apart so they can return to wallowing in the mud with bad company.

        We’re in the world but not of the world.

        Why let someone else’s blind ignorance about spiritual matters access to you or attempt to control you when they should have sought God to know themselves.

        Too bad so many do not know to favor God and refuse bad company and bad counsel.

        Bad company
        https://biblereasons.com/bad-company/

        • Jack Wellman

          I am not giving up praying for them.

          • Susan Jane Elohim

            I will join you. Right now.

            Dear Father in Heaven, please let Your will be done in the lives of every atheist ranting against you on this Christian Crier blog. Please bless them with repentance and belief in Jesus as soon as possible so they can stop bullying, arguing, crying and carrying on in public and start being a credit to You for a change. We know you are in control and ask that you extend your most glorious and blessed control over them so they stop attempting to corrupt Christians and can become your good followers themselves and receive every good and perfect spiritual and material blessing in You and from you. Teach them Father, make them obedient enough to come into harmonious agreement with You and show them the way everlasting. In Christ’s name we pray.

            Amen.

  • Rational Human

    The Bible tells us that we have an enemy and one that’s more dangerous because he’s invisible.

    How convenient. Fortunately, god is also invisible, so they can act out this fantasy swordplay in the invisible realm and leave us real beings out of it.

  • Myles

    Honesty, reality, morality, decency and better educational standards join with people who have retained their sanity to stand against religious hate and intolerance. We will destroy your sick, immoral fraud, slowly but surely.