Jerry Newcombe

Comedian and leading skeptic Bill Maher called God a “psychotic mass murderer.”

He said that in the upcoming Noah movie, God---not Russell Crowe (playing Noah)---had an anger problem.

On his HBO program on Friday (3/14/14), Maher said about the Noah story, “It’s about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it, and his name is God.”

He adds, “What kind of tyrant punishes everyone just to get back at the few he’s mad at?”

The “few”? The few were those who He wasn’t mad at---the ones He saved on the ark.

Maher also said, “Conservatives are always going on about how Americans are losing their values and their morality, well maybe it’s because you worship a guy who drowns babies.”

I was a guest four times on his show when it was on ABC. Bill Maher seems to hold to moral relativism. Therefore, he does not believe there is a real right and wrong. Then who is he to say that God was wrong to judge humankind in the flood?

Ironically, he uses a Judeo-Christian criterion of right and wrong to judge the God of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Yet that very God asks Job: Would you condemn me to justify yourself?

I’m glad Bill has discovered it’s wrong to kill babies, so he’s against abortion now. Oh wait. Implied in Bill’s complaint is that God was being unfair in His judgment. When God judges all of us, He will be completely fair and totally just. And therein lay our problem.

We all know instinctively that there is right and wrong. Certainly, our forebears knew that.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in Notes on the State of Virginia in 1781: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” On this point, he was spot on.

On September 7, 1864, President Lincoln received a copy of the Holy Bible and said: "In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to men. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong."

Here’s a newsflash to Bill Maher and any of his followers. The God of the Bible hates sin. While He is not accountable to us, we are accountable to Him. The Hebrew prophet Habakkuk said of God, “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong.”

Jerry Newcombe

Dr. Jerry Newcombe is a key archivist of the D. James Kennedy Legacy Library and a Christian TV producer.