Is God the Tyrant? Religions, all based on works, demands adherents to prove themselves worthy by keeping its rules and suppressing those who fail. This is the wrong thinking of pride; i.e., sin. This always results in degradation and violence. God sent His Son in the form of sinful flesh, though without sin, to die for sin in our place redeeming us from our sin (Ro 5:6-8; 2Co 5:21). The resulting new nature (2Co 5:17) exhibits the same character as Christ; i.e., humility as exemplified in the Beatitudes (Mt 5:2-12). However, just as Cain, the prideful one rejected by God, killed Abel, the humble one accepted by God; so also will those who walk in their own knowledge seek to suppress and remove those who are in the process of being matured in the humble nature of Christ (Ge 4:3-8).
The true tyrants are the agnostics, the atheists, the religionists of all flavors and denominations who believe in the delusion of their own knowledge apart from God and thus embrace their own eternal separation from Christ for eternity (2Th 2:9-12; 1Pe 4:4-6, 12-14). God does not tyrannize them but allows them to go their way until the time of judgement (Ro 1:22-25; He 9:27-28); how is that tyranny? The terrible tragedy is their search for hidden knowledge apart from God will result in an eternity hidden from God in a stark reality beyond their wildest nightmares. God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked though they take pleasure in the death of the righteous (Pr 1:20-33; Ez 33:11). Who are the real tyrants?