On TV last night we heard that there are people out there that are very upset because to them all the Christmas decorations and everything else that’s going on this month is offensive. They are offended by manger scenes on display with the baby Jesus, lit up crosses etc, etc.
Humanists or let’s call them atheists, seem to think that there is a neutral lala land that we should resort to and forget about all “religion”. It’s kind of like in John Lennon’s song “Imagine”.
They picture this wonderful place where all hatred and strife are gone. And the way to get there is to get rid of “religion”. Without religion everybody will be “nice”. No more killing, no more conflict. People, I assume they think, will then stop using drugs or alcohol. We won’t be needing any weapons because without “religion” there will be nothing to fight about. And of course we will not be needing prescription drugs cause there will be peace on earth. I’m being sarcastic.
This view is totally materialistic. They don’t take into consideration the spiritual world. You can get rid of “religion” as much as you want; there will still be a spiritual world behind it all. And there will still be a battle for our souls. This world is not all there is. There is an existence after death and we get to choose in this life where we want to spend eternity.
What the atheists fail to see is; if they would succeed in getting Christianity banned there would come something else in its place. There would be a void that Satan quickly would fill. It can be Islam or any other thought system. Even atheism with its materialistic view has a spiritual root. Atheism can easily be a system of thought that will enslave people. That’s what Satan wants. He wants people in bondage.
The Bible states that there’s a force that holds evil back. We believe that evil will not have full reign on earth till we the Christians are taken away.
“Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”
“And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.”
2 Thessalonians2:3-4, 6-7
There is no neutral. We are either for Jesus or against Him.
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters. Luke 11:23
The atheist say: “be good for goodness sake”. Define goodness. Without God’s grace over this world, there would be no goodness anywhere. Only God is good, and we are still living in the “Age of Grace” where we can receive God’s love and goodness. The “Age of Grace” will soon be over and it will be very difficult for people to be saved.
Without realizing it, the humanists, atheists are trying to create their own “religion”. Mankind is incurably religious.
It’s much better to come to Jesus who is not a founder of a religion, but a giver of LIFE.