I've experienced Satan's reality - extremely frightening. My friend Overbeck [works on this site + see my Journal article on Satan front-page]is a contemplative theologian & demons do not hide from those who know of them. Satan doesn't want earthlings/mortals to know of his reality - he operates behind the scenes, behind alternative APPEARANCES - cuz if folk cotton on to his reality, they'll recognize God Almighty can take him out.
A believer knows where they are going, that their soul will be safe in the hands of God.Drunk or sober, they can rely on Him. One can be 'drunk' on many things, drunk on the love of God, is better that all the alcohol in the world. The believer has a good future, can look forward to an eternal life with God. The non believer, can only look forward to the company of Satan, his minions, and those people who serve Satan as his slaves, and eternity with them. The choice is ours, through God given free will, God forces no one. It is one thing to be happy in this life, another to be happy for eternity.
Not sentenced, sent to the place they chose. God gives free will, if you reject Him, He cannot force you to accept Him, therefore, since we were all given eternal lives, where we choose to spend them is up to us. With God, or Satan.
To you your question. You have two sons, one loves you, follows your rules, is good, and obedient, works hard helping his father, etc. The other son, does not love you, he is angry, rebellious, does wrong, won't serve, does no work for his father, etc. Father has the key, to life eternal, promised it to both sons. Time comes to hand out the heirship. Father cannot, will not allow any wrong in His kingdom, only good. So, He gives to the good son, what the good son has earned, and to the bad son, what the bad son has earned. The good son WANTED his Fathers kingdom and honoured his father. The bad son wanted his Fathers kingdom too, but dishonoured Him. He does not deserve it.
The story of the prodigal son is a perfect example, but the prodigal son, realized he had done wrong, and returned to his father, 'repentant' and his father forgave him. Point is, Jesus leaves the door open, He said knock, and it shall be opened to you. Problem is, it could be too late to knock, AFTER you die. God is fair, will he rip off those who believed in Him while the disbelievers mocked them? God is just. Some children just do not/will not, deserve Our Fathers Kingdom. But always remember, one only has to knock, and Christ will answer. You have to be alive, to knock.
"Stay with me, for God's sake, I cannot bear to be left alone, O Lord, help me! O God, what have I done to suffer so much? What will become of me hereafter? I would give worlds if I had them, that The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help me! No, don't leave; stay with me! Send a child to stay with me;for I am on the edge of Hell here alone. If ever the Devil had an agent, I have been that one." Thomas Payne.
or google: famous atheists last words before dying. And you will find plenty similar. Atheism is the religion of unbelief. They KNOW God exists, yet they reject him. Payne knew, so did many others, their last testimony before death shows this.
What's sad is you have to deceive yourself and try to comfort your own fears with lies and bullshit, because you have no idea what happens when you die either. Then you have to pretend you're better than other people that don't know, and look down upon them from some false moral high ground, even when you refuse to look the evidence they present. And I don't know god exists, in fact I can say pretty confidently that I know the Christian god does not exist. And I will never ever cry out to an imaginary friend as awful and horrible and stupid as the god in the bible, fuck your god.
What is so sad, is that you seek comfort in this assumption, to quell your fears. I know exactly what happens when one in Christ dies. I pretend nothing. I do not hold myself higher than any other brother & or sister in the world. In fact, I am the least of those that serve Our Lord. I am not fit to kiss His feet, yet, He loves me, He loves all. "moral highground"? Brother, none of us deserve a "highground" of our selves. Only Christ can and does save us from ourselves, if only we recognize this and accept Him into our hearts. If we repent our worship of 'self', and accept Him as our Lord, who sacrificed Himself to save us, we are saved in His name and justified by our faith & good works in His name. That is your opinion brother. I do not know who harmed you, caused you hurt, who may have claimed they followed Christ, because it sounds that this may have occurred, but understand, if they did, it was not God's want they do so. Please do not blame God, for the wrongful actions of humans. I checked your page. You are close to committing the one and only unforgivable sin. I would like to continue discussion with you, but if you insist in continuing in that way, I would be forced to block you. Not for any reason on my own account, but for you. I do not want to be used as an agent that would encourage you to do so.
I mean no offence, but I fear for your soul, I know you say you do not believe, but I do, and I accept it is your God given free will to believe what you will, but I will pray for you to see that God is not your enemy, He is your Father who loves you, who will never desert you, who want's you back with Him, but who will never force you.
hahaha, your jesus is dead, if he ever existed at all. God is the product of humans, not the other way around, and I blame humans for anything done in his name. You're obviously brain washed and way too deeply fundamentalist to accept reality or fact. If you ever feel you can begin to seriously question your beliefs and wonder if they are in fact real then I challenge you to find the historical jesus and ask who wrote the bullshit in your book. Otherwise your cliche Christian nonsense is just a bunch of empty meaningless words and means absolutely nothing to me. And you have a lot of nerve to assume anyone caused me harm to make me believe what I believe, you have no idea who I am or what I've gone through, but I don't base my beliefs in fear and emotion like you do. I could give a shit if you block me, and I have no interest in anything you do, I'm only offended you attack what you do not understand based on your own insecurities and ignorance, and regardless of your fake humility you did speak down to those with other beliefs.
I fear for your mind, as it's obviously lost in a lot of nonsense, and I'm sure you cause misery to a lot of people around you spouting such nonsense. Save your prayers, no one is listening. Your imaginary friend is not my father, and of course he can't desert me because he doesn't exist, something has to be here to begin with in order to leave, the invisible pink unicorn never deserts me either.
Wow dude! So much unnecessary anger and insults! Look, there is no need to hate those who believe or hold some kind of religious faith. If you don't, then that's your belief. Insulting people's faith is just childish and ignorant. I say ignorant because it requires little to no rational thought to insult others. So he believes and you don't, so what? State your case without the insults. Intelligent, rational people can do that.
Like I always say, don't squeeze your lemons on my face unless you want me to crush your nuts. You can quote me on that.
BTW, we are all brothers and sisters under the skin. Humans all.
Wow dude, don't really give a fuck if you don't like what I have to say. Funny how you bitch to me, but this Christian troll who literally goes around spewing their religious nonsense to anyone and everyone they come in contact with is somehow the victim. Maybe you should know what the fuck you're talking about and realize you're maybe seeing a fraction of the larger picture between myself and this particular obnoxious fundamentalist. Probably why most people don't just suddenly jump into the middle of some old conversation between people they don't know. And guess what, I'll say whatever the fuck I want, your ignorant opinion (I say that because you literally have no idea who I am or this other person is) and haughty attitude just makes me LESS willing to play nice. Didn't even remember this conversation but now I'm definitely going to make sure I do insult the next religious cunt that I come into contact with here just because you pissed me off. Go fuck yourself.