Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Metro's Christmas Controversy

My wife just shared about a news article she heard on WTOP radio. It appears that the American Humanist Association (AHA) will begin running an ad campaign on about 200 Metro buses starting on November 18. On the sides and taillight section of buses will show a clearly fake Santa Claus with the message - "Why believe in God? Just be good for goodness sake." Starting December 1 there will be posters displayed inside the buses also.
They claim they are just trying to reach atheists who thought they were alone, and this would help them find a collective grouping. But, the choice of Santa clearly will attract the attention of young children. This will implant within their minds a statement that will resurface at other times. What we place in the minds of our children will stay and surface as they grow older.
How often have we heard or read of someone who, as an adult, was going through a crisis - only to remember a scripture verse or Sunday School song just when they needed it most.
This world is not a friend of God's - and we need to be aware of the enemies attacks that will keep getting more and more vicious as the church becomes more and more comfortable. It is important as Christians that we hold to our truths - and that we share these truths with those around us. When we shop - say "Merry Christmas" - not "Happy Holidays." When we have the opportunity to express why we are joyous during this season - remember the reason for the season.
Why believe in God? Because a person future is not based upon goodness - it is based upon the redemptive mercy of a loving and caring God. Why believe in God? Because He loved us so much that He sent His Son. Why believe in God? Because He is the Answer.
For Kingdom Education,

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