Friday, November 21, 2008

Signs of the Times

First, it was London. Now it is Washington, DC. Atheist groups in these cities have launched major ad campaigns to coincide with the “religious” holidays. Buses in London will carry billboards advising, “There probably is no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” The DC bus ads show Santa Claus asking, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake.”

The wording used by the London group struck me as odd. “There probably is no God”? Were they hedging their bets by using the word "probably"? Does this provide them a loophole in case He shows up and it turns out He is real?

A spokesman for the Washington, DC group said the campaign was planned for this time of year as “non-theists feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion.” This synchs with billboards along the New Jersey turnpike proclaiming, “Don’t believe in God? You’re not alone.” If aloneness is their problem, these people are really going to hate eternity!

My question is would I get on a bus carrying such a blasphemous message? What about bus drivers who believe? Will they get a choice to avoid driving vehicles labeled in such a way? Will there be Christians who can’t get to work without boarding these buses? Will Christian employees of the transit system be subject to discipline for noncompliance? How many taxpayer dollars (or pounds) are going to these systems?

The apostle Paul warned us about this two thousand years ago and advised us on what our approach should be. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be – the Word of God is where we find our strength. As the days grow more evil, we find our solace in the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for those who feel alone, that they would say yes to the path where we are never alone!

May you feel His grace today,
Gail W.

The last Word:
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and imposters go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it. From infancy, you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. All Scripture is God-breathed and useful. . . .
2 Timothy 3: 12-16, NIV.


Angie said...

Oh my stars! I fear we will see much worse. I certainly wouldn't want to have to hop on their "band wagon"---pun intended..:)

This really surprises me though...but why should it? We KNOW the days in which we live! They are the last ones....we must do more...tell more for HIM!!

I can't wait to hug your neck at the SheSpeaks!!!

Gail W. said...

MAJOR LOL on the band wagon, Missy! You are too funny:)

Amrita said...

The fool hath said in his heart thee is no God and they are disaplaying it for all to see.

What sympathy for the poor athiests.Wonder what they 'll the other side of eternity.

Sita said...

Hi Gail,
Thank you for dropping by my blog with a thoughtful comment...
I am reminded by your post that God's kingdom is being advanced in all the events occurring...Satan will have a 'virtual' victory as his hatred towards God's own is lashed out in persecution...but is just that..virtual..for his defeat happened at the Cross..he just likes us to forget that...we do well to remember that 'underneath are the everlasting arms.."be blessed...

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

"If aloneness is their problem, these people are really going to hate eternity!"

Great thought...sobering truth.

We shouldn't be surprised by the signs. They signify the search for meaning and the depth of willingness to grasp for that meaning.

We must be ever vigilant to keep to the road of God's truth and to speaking that truth on every occasion. Thanks for the reminder.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.