I know I’ve been posting several videos from one church over the past couple of days… but the preachers are insane and I don’t believe ignoring them is better than raising everyone’s awareness about the awful things they say in the name of their faith.
This time, an unnamed pastor from Stedfast Jacksonville Church in Florida (an Independent Fundamental Baptist church) says that atheists deserve to die.
But only those of us who talk about it.
[Update: The video was taken down but a mirror is below]
Speaking of atheists, he quotes Romans 1:32:
… The Bible says, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are… worthy of death!” Not worthy of friendship. Not worthy of, you know, let’s go hang out sometime. Worthy of death!
“Not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
In 1 Timothy 4, the Bible says, “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.”…
Now wouldn’t it make sense if someone wants nothing to do with God, at all, they don’t want to retain Him in their knowledge, that God would just say, “Okay! I’ll just take that conscience back. I’ll remove your discernment, to discern right from wrong, I’ll take that away from you”…
Atheists don’t want to retain God in their knowledge. As a result, I have no sympathy for them. They had a chance. I’m not saying every atheist is a reprobate. But certainly these evangelical, I’m gonna go around and disprove the Bible — I’m gonna make that my life’s mission to disprove the Bible — these people have obviously been rejected! God gave them a chance! They even had a chance to be saved! Jesus died for them!
At the end of the day, though, reprobates deserve to be reprobates. That’s why we should have no sympathy on them…
So atheists deserve to die. And Christians shouldn’t feel bad when we do. That’s the Jesus-approved message of love, apparently.
The preacher then explained that Jesus dying on the cross was a lot like someone who works 12 hours to save up money to buy you a gift, only to have you throw it down and spit in His face. Atheists were those ungrateful, “wicked” people who deserved no sympathy as a result.
He also referred to atheists as “dead men walking.”
It’s one thing to believe that in the afterlife. But preachers like these make it sound like the judgment should happen in this one, and I don’t have enough confidence in the people who attend these churches to think they know the difference.