‘the futility of trying to kill God’

This is the special Easter edition of Time Magazine released on April 8th, 1966. The magazine put German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s statement on the cover in the form of a question:

“Is God Dead?”

 

“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?”

German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche- 1844-1900

The meaning of the phrase ‘God is dead’ is often misunderstood, and the “death” to which Nietzsche refers is often misconstrued to be a physical death….

The death of God is a way of saying that humans are no longer able to believe in any such cosmic order since they themselves no longer recognize it. The death of God will lead, Nietzsche says, not only to the rejection of a belief of cosmic or physical order but also to a rejection of absolute values themselves — to the rejection of belief in an objective and universal moral law, binding upon all individuals. In this manner, the loss of an absolute basis for morality leads to nihilism. This nihilism is what Nietzsche worked to find a solution for by re-evaluating the foundations of human values. This meant, to Nietzsche, looking for foundations that went deeper than Christian values. He would find a basis in the “will to power” that he described as “the essence of reality”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_is_dead

The words of Nietzsche have truly proven to be prophetic across America some 100 years after his writing while echoing the fact that there is none righteous, no not one and that there is none that understands, none that seeks after God. In spiritual essence, man basically desires to be his own god……..

The Word of God teaches us that man is spiritually bankrupt therefore  immersed in moral corruption and debauchery. The things that we see that are coming to light all across the world bear out the truth of God’s Word….

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

What we are seeing in these later days is a spirit that is so vehemently opposed to God and His word, that every ounce of spiritual might is being directed toward the suppression of God’s word so that the flesh can bask in its sinful desires. As the proverb states….

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefor the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”  Proverbs 8:11

In order for this progression (which is in fact a digression – apostasy from God) to come to fruition, Light must be supplanted with darkness, good subdued by evil which results in a society that has become more wretched with each passing day. The only way for darkness to prevail is for light to be removed and that by divine intervention… God is light and in Him is no darkness at all and He commands light to shine out of darkness…. God is releasing the world to do the lust of it’s god.

In Gary DeMar’s article ‘Who Killed Jesus and Why it Matters’ makes the following statement.

The secularists have been successful in keeping Jesus and the message of the cross sequestered in the church sanctuary. They have driven Jesus from the school classroom, from government buildings, courtrooms, and public discourse. The gospel can be preached in the Christian ghetto but not in the public square where it is an “offense” (1 Pet. 2:8) and might disturb people who hold different religious opinions.

http://www.covenantnews.com/blog/archives/054991.html
Who Killed Jesus & Why it Matters
By Gary DeMar

To fully understand what is happening, one must consider the question posed by Mr. DeMar… “Who Killed Jesus and Why it Matters?”

DeMar’s article considers the following liability:

  • All of the human race for “all have sinned an comes short of God’s glory, but while we were yet sinners, Christ died for our sins”.
  • The Jewish leaders when they said “His blood be on us and on our children” and reaffirmed by Christ own admission “therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.”
  • Roman government as Pilate derided Christ with the question “knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee and have power to release thee?”

It sure sounds like it was in the power of Pilate, to kill God or release Him, yet Christ answered him… “Thou has no power at all against me except it was given from heaven…”

The student of the scriptures can not forget the words of our Lord to His disciple when He spoke concerning His life and death…

“Therefore doth my Father love me because I lay down my life that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and take it again, this   commandment have I received of my Father.” John 10:17-18

So what we can see from the events that transpired at our Lord’s crucifixion, it appears that the key players of humanity were involved in ‘killing God’ but from the Divine perspective, God offered His life, willingly. No man took it, He laid it down.

With this, I differ somewhat with Mr. DeMar’s point that the “secularist” are  winning the battle against the gospel. I look at it from the perspective that the  church is loosing it! All power rest in the church, but she has become powerless, lukewarm and worldly, desiring to become like the world, that she might attract the world. Please consider this article by Pastor Bob Martin with Challenge Ministries. [The Slipping, Shifting, Side-stepping Church] This may be the reason we are seeing the demise of Christianity in America, which would only lead some to think that ‘God is Dead’. He is not dead… He is alive and man cannot kill Him.

This most recent Newsweek article…

 The End of Christian America 

… published 43 years after the Time’s article… Is God Dead?

The percentage of self-identified Christians has fallen 10 points in the past two decades. How that statistic explains who we are now—and what, as a nation, we are about to become. Newsweek.com

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The Newsweek article closes with this statement…

Many conservative Christians believe they have lost the battles over issues such as abortion, school prayer and even same-sex marriage, and that the country has now entered a post-Christian phase. Christopher Hitchens —a friend and possibly the most charming provocateur you will ever meet—wrote a hugely popular atheist tract a few years ago, “God Is Not Great.” As an observant (if deeply flawed) Episcopalian, I disagree with many of Hitchens’s arguments—I do not think it is productive to dismiss religious belief as superstitious and wrong—but he is a man of rigorous intellectual honesty who, on a recent journey to Texas, reported hearing evangelical mutterings about the advent of a “post-Christian” America.

If one looks at it from a religious perspective, one might be deceived in to thinking that ‘God is Dead’. Foolish thinking not only is the fruit of one that does not believe in God… “the fool hath said in his heart, there is no God”, but often accompanies a shallow religious thought process.

For a foolish society that is thinking that they can ‘kill God’, let us consider what He told the religious leaders of His day that tried to stump Him concerning the resurrection…

“And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.” Luke 20:34-38

He is the True & Living God, The God of Life, not death and they that trust Him though they were dead, yet shall they live and those that are alive and trust Him shall never die… believest thou this?

malachi

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5 Comments

  1. Great message, Brother Malachi! I pray that those who have ears to hear will understand the importance of what you have written. It is the heart of man that is dead, not God. Truth is now covered up in a lie and sadly even our own country has made the love of Christ a hate crime! The darkness of hell is now filling the world as the enemy seeks to deceive the masses in order to take from the glory of the God that he despises. In his article of the side-stepping Church, Pastor Martin tells of how a seeker friendly churches with a diluted gospel message is lacking the power of the Holy Spirit. Give them what they want to hear and fill the church hall instead of filling their hearts and minds with the transforming power of the pure truth.

    The end times such as these are written in God’s word. Paul says in 2 Timothy 3 that poeple will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-having a form of godliness but denying its power. Sadly, one only needs to look around to see that Paul was speaking of us now!

  2. How true Marianne ‘the heart of man is dead’ and instead of acknowledging that truth and coming to the mercy found in Christ, we are living in a day when society is trying to kill God at every turn.

    I liken it to Herod when he found he had been fooled of the wise men he set his heart to kill all the male children two years and under. Imagine, Herod trying to kill God. Sad to say we have a government that is making that same attempt today with a heart and a spirit that is totally ignorant to the fact. It is both a destructive spirit that is blackened by the spiritual darkness of the devil.

    Pastor Martin is out of Jacksonville, FL and leads in the roll of Challenge Ministries. [http://challengeministries.com] Not many pastors are preaching the unadulterated word of God… he is. His article is spot on concerning the relationship of the church to the world and the analogy of how the world is moved further away from God, instead of the church standing firm, they have moved in a parallel status. What we see is the danger of the church not standing upon the ‘light of God’s word’ so they move with the spirit of darkness.

    The Spirit of God speaking through the Apostle Paul to Timothy has given us a picture of this day we are living in of not only America, but the church who proclaims a relationship with this Christ. This delusion can not continue without God intervening.

    Stay in the light as He is in the light.
    malachi

  3. kill god coz he suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Greetings abhayathapa. Thanks for stopping by ‘a word from malachi’. I apologize for taking so long to reply but I really did not know what to say about your comment. I have found there are times we are the better off to keep our mouth shut if we have reservations about what we should say.

      I have given careful consideration to your words but cannot appreciate your heart if you are in fact serious about your comments. I can understand the heart of an individual that has not trusted nor feels they need to trust in God, for that was my testimony for 28 years. But even then did I not find such vehement verbiage from my own heart. I just ignorantly found no need for Christ in my life.

      Some 26 years later I can assure you my friend you have a need for Christ even though you do not realize it. There is none that is without this same need, for all have sinned and come short of God’s glory…. your comment gives you up my friend.

      The word of God tells us that God has given Jesus a name that is above every name and that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, both things in heaven and things on earth, to the glory of God the Father.

      abhayathapa, he will come in the clouds and every eye shall behold him, and they which have pierced him and have rejected and scoffed at him; and all kindrids of the earth shall wail because of him. Every knee shall bow my friend!

      Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts and let him return to the Lord…. he will have mercy upon him and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. But his mercy will not endure forever…

      I hope you seriously consider the creation killing the Creator…No man can kill God.

      https://bromalachi.wordpress.com/salvation/

      malachi

  4. Is marriage dead? In the total absence of sex this is the preferred life for the god’s subjects.
    The gods are asexual and reproduce via cloning. Children who ascend into heaven lose their sexual organs because the gods do not respect this temptation they have inflicted upon humans.

    Another clue about blacks. Their big black cocks are temtpation, and it hurts the women badly.
    Between AIDS in Africa and female genitile mutilation the gods have attemtped to show the motherland blacks the way.
    Remember, the god’s positioning with AIDS in Africa says Italian revenge, like so many elements of their 20th century misery.

    The gods are liars who hide behind their positioning. They planned this Situation for THOUSANDS of years and execute it to a T with Artificial Intelligence. Count on this shit to deliver and you will lose.

    THE WOMEN IN YOUR FAMILY ARE YOUR “HOLY PEOPLE”!!! THEY ARE YOUR INTERFACE WITH THE GODS!!!
    Their role throughout history is to communicate the god’s wisdom so the entire family can progress when reincarnated. Effectively acomplishing this task may buy them a quality opportunity to ascend in their next life.

    Your job as a future mother is to learn the god’s ways and to help your child understand despite the negative reinforcement and conditioning of today’s society. Without consciousous parents the child will have no hope, and may even exaserbate their disfavor by becoming corrupted in today’s environment.
    Your ultimate goal is to fix your relationship wiith the gods and move on. You don’t want to be comfortable here, and the changes in Western society in the last 100 years has achieved just that.
    1000 years with Jesus is the consolation prize. Don’t be deceived into thinking that is the goal.

    Much like the other prophets Mohhamed (polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny) and Jesus (forgiveness/savior), the gods use me for temptation as well. In today’s modern society they feel people are most weak for popular culture/sensationalism, and the clues date back to WorldWarII and Unit731:TSUSHOGO, the Chinese Holocaust. They used this Situation to bury Japanese atrocities.
    It has been discussed that, similar to the Matrix concept, the gods will offer a REAL “Second Coming of Christ”, while the “fake” Second Coming will come at the end and follow New Testiment scripture and their xtian positioning. I may be that real Second Coming.
    What I teach is the god’s true way. It is what is expected of people, and only those who follow this truth will be eligible to ascend into heaven as children in a future life. They offered this event because the masses have just enough time to work on and fix their relationship with the gods and ascend, to move and grow past Planet Earth, before the obligatory xtian “consolation prize” of “1000 years with Jesus on Earth” begins.

    The Prince of Darkness, battling the gods over the souls of the Damned.
    It is the gods who have created this environment and led people into Damnation with temptation. The god’s positioning proves they work to prevent people’s understanding.
    How often is xtian dogma wrong? Expect it is about the Lucifer issue as well.
    The fallen god, fighting for justice for the disfavored, banished to Earth as the fallen angel?
    I believe much as the Noah’s Flood event, the end of the world will be initiated by revelry among the people. It will be positioned to be sanctioned by the gods and led for “1000 years with Jesus on Earth”.
    In light of modern developments this can entail many pleasures:::Medicine “cures” aging, the “manufacture” of incredible beauty via cloning as sex slaves, free (synthetic) cocaine, etc.
    Somewhere during the 1000 years the party will start to “die off”, literally. Only those who maintain chaste, pure lifestyles, resisting these temptations, will survive the 1000 years. Condemned to experience another epoch of planet’s history for their ignorant pursuit of xtianity, they will be the candidates used to (re)colonize (the next) Planet Earth, condemned to relive the misery experienced by the peasantry during history due to their failure to ascend into heaven before the Apocalypse.
    Never forget:::It is not a house of Jesus.
    If this concept of Lucifer is true another role of this individual may be to initiate disfavor and temptation among this new poulation, the proverbial “apple” of this Garden of Eden. A crucial figure in the history of any planet, he begins the process of deterioration and decay that leads civilizations to where Planet Earth remains today.
    Which one is it?:
    One transitions into the other, allowing the gods to wash their hands of obligation to their Chosen One. My personal “consolation prize”.
    And since the gods never committed despite tens of billions in mass media, product development and natural disasters/tragedy they will employ the freedom they positioned into the Situation and CHEAT me out of everything.
    Unfortunate for me, the gods can claim they never intended this, despite being control freaks who guide everything specifically and have the power to force it with AI, and now they are free to fuck my brains out, just as they did throughout my childhood.
    The gods were pimping me when I was a 3 year-old boy, only to exploit me and cash in decades later.
    Pre-pubescent prostitution is rampant in black communities. Now we see where it comes from.

    Consistant with “reverse positioning” understand the REAL Second Coming would equate with The Matrix’s Anti-Christ, the fake battle of good and evil which will come at the end.
    Understanding how they use the political encviornment to redefine people’s value system, realize anyone who speaks of the old world and its ways will envoke hatred. So when/if the Anti-Christ comes along speaking of reverting back to what liberalism would consider regressive and unfair, it may be the only hope to salvage the god’s favor and keep moving forward rather than begin the 1000 year clock. The fake Second Coming will feed into this political enviornment.
    Also consistant with “reverse positioning” recognize the gods will offer a REAL Anti-Christ, also known as The Beast. I have addressed these issues in years past::::
    The gods will offer clues throughout every dynaic of life. Geographical features onthe world map is yet another.
    The Beast is not a person, as the xtian Bible would suggest. It is a place:::The San Francisco Bay Area. And it refers to the socio-political poison the region exuded in the latter 20th century which promoted indecent behavior among the people whose favor was rapidly deteriorating. This decay spread to other states and countries, fulfilling the region’s role as The Beast of the Apocalypse.
    Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of the eye of The Beast Diablo and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be gone forever.

    10:47a
    So many theme oriented movies lately. Pills that make you smarter, now a movie focussed on time, immortality. The gods are taking steps in preparation for the Apocaplypse, 1000 years with Jesus on Earth.
    The gods are preying on the people, ramping up temptation and compelling them to engage in behavior which will ultimately cost them.
    What I teach is the truth:::The gods extensively use clone hosts and manage Earth through them, people who ultimately are reincarnated into lesser life forms because of their fatal decision.
    You’re all falling prey to the god’s royal scam.
    Any enviornment/perception can be created with their power. Never fail to recognize the power they have at their disposal. There is NOTHING it can not do.
    They still sell “going up” to the reals and their clone hosts, for living on Earth doesn’t sound so appealing to them, nor preditors like my family. But the gods are creating an enviornment which will fulfill their promise made in the Bible to stupid white people and the fools who fell for xtianity.

    Navy SEALS helpcopter crash of 8.6.11 was revenge for Osama bin Laden.
    So confident in their relationship with the gods. Live in comfort in “the greatest country in the world”, bright future, kids do great.
    The gods have sent a very contradicting clue to the families of the 20 Navy SEALS killed in Afghanistan.
    The gods did this to you. This is punishment for the evil of your country, killing of a superior in the god’s eyes.
    Do you even pray? Have the gods already told you to stop going to church? Because Muslims pray 7 times a day, and you fucking white trash ridicule their favor.
    You fell for it. And now you will pay dearly. The United States is the empire of evil.
    The clue has been sent. Let’s see what you do with it.
    Even with all the corruption of the Republicans this wasn’t going to happen on W’s watch because the conservatives are the good ones. It is the liberal social decay which was the trademark of The Beast, and what has primarily destroyed our favor with the gods.
    One day default will bring insolvency, while the wealthy you bailed out with multi-trillion dollar stimulous package leaves you behind in the ruins. When this day comes don’t forget to pray, for the economic devestation and carnage which will surround you will be a deliberate motivator.


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