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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

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2 responses to “Most Bloodshed In The Name Of God?

  1. Yes, I agree. Because war and genocide etc. use the name of God, don’t blame God. Don’t use it as a lame excuse to hate the God you don’t believe in, in the first place! My head starts to spin! lol

  2. Tom

    Thanks, Brian. You’re absolutely right that the blood shed by the atheistic dictatorships of the 20th century dwarfs the bloodshed sponsored by institutional church. But the institutional church does have a lot to answer for in regards to forced conversions, the Crusades, the Inquisition, religious wars, anti-Semitism, etc. Obviously, an atheist can’t distinguish between the followers of the genuine Gospel (who didn’t always act in accordance with God’s Word) and the unsaved members of the institutional church.

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