Updated: May 2, 2019
Malachi 1:14 MKJV
(14) ... For I am a great king, says Jehovah of Hosts, and My name is feared among the nations.
The ones who reject God base their choice on many grounds as, for example, that there are no gods. They called themselves atheists but if you come to think of it God is the Atheist of the atheists since He had declared long ago to the Israelites:
Isaiah 44:6 KJ3
So says Jehovah, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts: I am the First, and I am the Last; and there is no God except Me.
Besides, the affirmation that there are no other gods, some have used other false reasoning to try to distance themselves from the Atheist of the atheists. In a discussion group in Disqus forum, an anonymous atheist person invokes what he calls the 5 W's after he had studied the Bible for about 25 years:
I have read the Bible many a time over the last 25 yrs and have had the pleasure of reading & studying the NT in it's original Koine Greek.
I understand that you feel there must be a Spirit in the heavens that opens your eyes to the truth whenever you open the Bible. When I was once a Christian, I saw it left a lot of questions unanswered.
I discovered much more about the Bible when I took time to appreciate each individual book / letter of the 66 books by studying the 5 W's:
Malachi 1:14 invalidates that so-called 5 W's in that there were and still are people who fear Jesus. Besides, assume that you would want to apply the 5 W's to any other embodiment like the American Declaration of Independence, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in an attempt not to subscribe to it, it is self-evident that the 5 W's stand is untenable and cannot validate any stance of anybody against even the embodiment of the Bible, which is more all-encompassing. I am trying to say that there is no valid reason that anyone can invoke to reject Jesus, the King and Redeemer and God of the Israelites (1 Peter 1:10-12, Isaiah 44:6; John 1:49) besides the right to choose, as it is written in
Deuteronomy 30:10-20 KJ3 (10)
For you shall listen to the voice of Jehovah your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in the book of this Law. For you shall turn back toward Jehovah your God, with all your heart and with all your soul. (11) For this command which I am commanding you today is not too wonderful for you, and not is it too far off. (12) It is not in the heavens that you should say, Who shall go up into the heavens for us, and take it for us, and cause us to hear it, that we may do it? (13) And it is not beyond the sea that you should say, Who shall cross over for us to the region beyond the sea and take it for us, and cause us to hear it, that we may do it? (14) For the Word is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. (15) Behold, I have set before you today life and good and death and evil, (16) in that I am commanding you today to love Jehovah your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commands and His statutes, and His judgments, and you shall live and multiply, and Jehovah your God shall bless you in the land where you are going in, to possess it. (17) But if you turn away your heart, and you do not listen, and are drawn on, even you will bow down to other gods, and serve them; (18) I have declared to you today that perishing you shall perish. You shall not prolong your days in the land to which you are crossing the Jordan, to go in there to possess it. (19) I call Heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, that you may live, you and your seed, (20) to love Jehovah your God, to listen to His voice, and to cling to Him. For He is your life, and the length of your days so that you may live in the land which Jehovah has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give it to them.