Can a once Christian become unchristian? Can a convert to Christianity gain enlightenment and unconvert? Is faith conditional, salvation temporal, conversion reversible? This is the scope of this article.
No Atheist has ever been a Christian, atheists can’t speak of Christianity, when they do, by definition they are demonstrating remarkable faith, because they have never been there. Likewise, No Christian has not been an atheist, or can claim to have always been a Christian.
I cannot for the life of me understand why some atheists love claiming or suggesting that they were once upon a time Christian. Bulldust! Nobody since God sneezed the universe into being has been able to “unconvert” from being born of the Spirit a new creature in Christ. You cannot lose your salvation. You cannot exchange it, you cannot give it back, it does not come with a “14 year life back guarantee” lol
This is what the scripture says about people who thought or were under the impression that they were Christian and later rejected it.
“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been with us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us” Jn2:19
“For we have come to share in Christ If indeed we hold firm our original confidence firm to the end.” Heb3:14
This is why you cannot unconvert: Lets just dance with a few scriptures, there are hundreds.
Our names are written in the book of life from eternity past.
“God chose us in him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ.” Eph 1:3ff
“He has perfected for all time those who are being perfected” Heb 10:14... beautiful!
“No one can come to me unless the father draws him, and i will raise him up on the last day”. Jn6:44
Here is one more reason, a logical one. The doctrine of salvation! The work of Christ comes to question when we suggest that you can lose your salvation, that is just bad language, you cannot lose your salvation, but you can realise that you never were saved in the first place. This unfortunately happens all too common especially in a country that boasts such high Christian stats while real Christians know that these people who tick the Christian box are actually “default Christians”
I can’t be any more clear. There is no such thing as an EX Christian. James Cameron’s Avatar’s and Marvel Incredible Hulk will move into the northern suburbs of Joburg millenniums before any single individual Christians becomes an ex Christians. An Ex Christian is not an oxymoron, It is a confused mistaken identity. Salvation is a gift, a consequence of the grace of God, undeserved, unearned, unrequested. And a Christian receives The Holy spirit as a deposit. We all understand the implication of the language “deposit”. God is the one who gives the Deposit. This is why scripture teaches “Christ in you, the hope of glory”Col 3:27. and “In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy spirit who is the guarantee(greek – “down payment”) of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory”eph.1:13ff. How do you lose that? How do you give that back? A Christian cannot separate himself or herself from the love that is in Christ. Nothing can, no angel, no demon, no life situation good or bad, no lack of evidence, no surplus of counter evidence, no nothing can divorce the Spirit of God from God! Not even our sin. For those of you atheists who are interested in the authority of these claims, Check out Romans 8, especially the end, But be very careful now, you might just see the light. I suggest reading it with ray ban’s.
How many people in the world have had a race change? Answer 0! How many people in the world have unconverted from Christ having tasted and seen that the Lord is good? Answer 0!
How ironic that someone who is not and never was or has been Christian speaks of what it was like to be Christian, comments on Christianity without having known the radiance of his Glory and the perfections of his person. No wonder they hate Christianity, what they had known to be Christianity was despicable, and I only concur. AMEN ATHEISTS! AMEN! It all makes sense now, why they hate God so much, it is not that they Hate God, they love him, they hate what they perceive to be God, or what they perceive to be the illusion Christians create and call God, and judging by some of the comments on news24, I also hate the Christian God of the atheists, and so does Jesus, That God is so small, He sucks, he needs to prove he exists to gain followers, what a lame god. Worse still, what lame worshippers. The thing they thought was Christianity, that thing they were exposed to and brought up with along with all it’s traditions and rules and regulations, I also hate it, but I don’t hate it nearly as much as what Jesus hates it and I apologise for that. They call it religion. God hates Religion and fake Christians and fake Christianity and it is everywhere, it masquerades in expensive suites, it is on posters, bookshops, masked behind wolves dressed as priests and pastors.! He is intolerant towards it, It angers Him and He has promised to dish out a can of Holy omnipotent vengeance on those who have created and preserved a lie in the name of The God-Man Jesus aka Christ! Atheists love claiming the “Been there, done that, got the t shirt.” Line, RUBBISH! And for those of you who don’t, Well done! Don’t ever!
I am actually sick and tired of unbelievers saying something that is spiritually impossible, biblically laughable and theologically heretical. Perhaps they say it hoping to gain leverage for why they disqualify the claims of the faith. I will rather believe that there was a poetic snake with a smooth tongue and a military donkey with attitude well before I believe that a human being turned his/her back on God having once come to know: personally, individually, corporately, sacrificially, intimately and affectionately, existentially, objectively and subjectively, conceptually and emotionally the Glory of the God who hung on a tree like a dog between two criminals in our place for our sin. No, No, No, Shut Up! That is a lie. The claim is as outrageous as a white man saying that he was actually coloured during high school, then tried out Indian for the first year of University but landed on being black due to the lack of evidence white people pose for a better future south Africa and the leverage of the equity act regarding potential promotions in the workplace. Really?
So, what is the point of the story? Christians reject what they know very well, what they have experienced, what they have evidence of, what they can speak of and today are ashamed of. Atheists however, reject what they have never known or spent a day experiencing. Thus the atheist makes a risky call to deny a reality he has never earned the warrant of denial too. How silly.
Glove up fellas... Lets go a few rounds!
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