I'll add my input to this as well...
He must be experienced on an individual level. No one can come to Christ unless the Father draws him (John 6:44).
I used to think this - that God 'draws you in'. What is actually happening is you are searching for what you are looking for, you may find something that confirms your beliefs, and this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy that God had something to do with it. The fact that you experience God invisibly confirms what these people are saying - you have still no evidence. Again, I used to say similar things. Now I see my flaws in statements such as these..
God is a personal God. He loves you just as much as he loves me. God is no respecter of persons but loves all of mankind equally.
See bolded. These two things cannot be in co-existence, especially when dealing with a higher-intellect or 'deity'...
Has God called you? If you are reading these posts then he is calling. It is up to you to answer the call and have your own personal experience that will prove God to you. “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6).
I will retract on my previous restrictments - you are an idiot. The fact that people are reading this is because they have interest in the discussion. It is no evidence that you are having a personal experience with God. If you pray to god, you are christian. If god answers you, you are insane...
The fact is, nobody has ever had a personal experience with God that 'proved Him to me'. Again, I'll point to the fact that I once thought these things - does that mean I have 'tasted the fruit and am now turning away?' No. It means I see the flaws in statements such as these - again - no factual evidence except a self-fulfilling prophecy to believe in something you already wanted to believe in..
<snip for repetitiveness> If I possess knowledge that you lack, God holds me responsible for the truth he has given me. If I sit on it, I make myself irresponsible.
This is actually the correct way to 'save people' - through understanding and reasoning - giving them something you lack. Something I am trying to do right now. I find it particularly interesting that these atheists on this forum understand your religion better than you do.. That being said, I'll point to your earlier argument that an all-powerful god with which everything is possible, still relies on mercilessly killing and betraying people to extend his 'salvation strategy'. I ought to be your god in this case, since I am better than your god, and more people would be saved with me.
The billions you speak of will have their time at God’s choosing. Satan is ultimately responsible for sin but we have our responsible for sin as well. Sin (our sin) is the reason for all the ills of the world.
If satan is the cause of all sin, there again is no reason for judgement or damnation or destruction or killing. You don't understand what you are saying. Also, Satan is no more real than the idea of God. In fact, at least through multiple dimensions or realities there exists the possibility
for higher forces than we know in our own existence. But again, there is nothing that says a free thinker and a free mind is condemned for not believing that this is possible with our current knowledge. Additionally, we are now claiming belief in things we cannot experience, see, understand, or study.. no evidence.
Also, if I were to kill this imaginary Satan with my powers, would you then agree that you will no longer 'sin'? Also, please explain your definition of 'sin'..
For as long as I have set myself to know the truth, I am still learning. It is true that I hold a lot of opinions but my position on that has been to “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (I Thess. 5:21). If I am wrong on something and it can be proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt, then I will change my view. There is no value in believing in something that is false.
I love it how Christians always put 'For' in front of what they say to make it sound more religious..
Yes, there is no value in believing something that is false. Since you have not made any case for your argument that is valid in any way except with 'words from the Bible', and there is no evidence supporting your claim as I have offered, (see my previous response to Hebrews and Lot, and what you stated), then I would say I have already proven to you that you should change your view. I see nothing wrong, however, in you believing in a pixie-spreader after this discussion, because apparently you believe what you want because you want to, and not because it has valid supporting logical reason..
<snip>You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it (Deut. 12:29-32)
Here, you are falling for the old, scare tactic. This statement is intended to scare people into believing, and doing what the author tells you to do. Additionally, I would like to point out that an all-loving God as you stated, would not 'hate abominations' for any logical reason. There are no abominations, there are just variations.
You could say I am an abomination for having an injury to my face - and then I would call you an asshole, retard, and biggot for putting me down.
Additionally, regarding this discussion, I would like to bring your God to justice for the 'damnation, suffering, torture, hatred, wickedness, and biggotry of all the people I gave a shit about'. That would be an interesting court case..
I would like to further my explanation to include the story of santa claus..
Santa Loved all the children equally, and gives all the good children gifts, and gives the hated, naughty children lumps of coal. Now, how is this story any different from your story of God and Satan?
I'll also add this: we have proven, through physics, that traveling backwards in time is impossible - it is a paradox. We have shown and verified that you can travel forward in time. But, this is pointless, as you cannot then go back...
That being said - how does satan or god accomplish the art of causality in people 'sinning' and 'doing good or having a personal experience with god', when there are, what, 6bln people on earth today, and according to the bible every one of them sins multiple times a day, every day, and has God's influence on them all day, every day? Do you see that this is impossible? Time would have to not exist then, for just god and satan. It defies physics. What more proof can I give you? The fact that God or Satan influences our lives is a paradox of science and reasoning..
 I say this because with the claims you make, you refer to the bible, we have proven you wrong through reasoning and history so far, and you still accept it with undeniable fallacies. The fact of this makes you blind. I will quote Einstein: 'peace can only be brought about through common understanding'. It does not take genocide or mass-murder to bring about something I want. Einstein also said 'religion without science is blind'. You would do well to listen to reason before making bold statements about your 'unrespectful God'... I hope you can see the pun in this statement - I keep laughing at the people that say 'protect yourself against satan at these end of times', and look to people as if they were satan himself just because they seem like 'good people that are actually wolves in sheep-skin clothing'. You kind of people are so blind it is ridiculous. Also, I was claiming to have supernatural powers. This is obviously false. Also, you would still sin even if I got rid of your 'cause of sin'. An invisible, non-existent red dude with horns doesn't magically cause everybody all around the world to sin every day. It is your own actions. This is akin to saying Santa Claus delivers presents to all the little boys and girls across the globe in a flying cart in one single night.. This is putting the blame of your own wrongdoings on something that doesn't exist to make you feel better about having done it. That said, even some 'sin' is a completely natural thing to do, and its suppression is a dangerous thing to enforce on people...