Drum roll please…………………….

…….a poster which read ‘There Definitely is a God’. Yep, thats right. It wasnt some of the adverts which blatantly put sexual images in front of hundreds of children or the one below

but this one.

The reason given was because it was ‘offensive to atheists’. For more on this story, click here.

The Christian Party did this in response to an advert launched by atheists saying on buses that ‘There’s probably no God. Now enjoy life and stop worrying about it’ (see below)

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The scripture that came to light when I heard about this was John 3:19-21

19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”

Jesus has stated that we should not be suprised when the world hates good and loves evil

If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:18-19)

These are the days we are living in and to be honest, we should not expect them to get any better but we should expect the world to become more hostile towards God. Whereas before, we only expected hostility to happen in places such as muslim countries, it is becoming more common in the UK. We have instances where a Christian is arrested and locked in a cell for saying that homosexuality is a sin  (even though the charges were later dropped).

I pray that as the world becomes more antagonistic towards God, that He will, in turn, grant us the boldness to stand up for truth. Not just any truth, but the truth that can only proceed from God himself.

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Comments
  1. Andy says:

    The reason that there were so many complaints against the Christian Party advert is nothing to do with offending atheists. It is simply that the claim “there definitely is a god” cannot be substantiated. The most that we can say is that there may be a god. The humanist advert “there’s probably no god” could be considered to be a more reasonable claim.

  2. Alan Higgins says:

    Andy, if you look at alot of the new stories, you will see that ‘ofending atheists’ was one of the main reasons given. And yes, I can say that there definitely is a God

    https://realchristianity.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/happy-april-fools-day-mr-and-mrs-atheist/

  3. Andy says:

    Alan, the media spin may have referred to “offending atheists”, but a large number of complaints pointed out that the existence or otherwise of hypothetical supernatural entities was unknowable and unprovable. Clearly it is not possible to say that there definitely is a god, Christian or otherwise.

  4. Vaughn says:

    I think that the true blood bought saints will have the needed boldness at the times of need. With the world waiting to see the manifestation of the sons of God, that we as saints would recognize that being a witness will not allow us to deny him when the secular church would!

    I do feel that The Lord will soon say enough is enough, and rapture His people out of this place. But not before enduring hardships that the saints of old had to endure also.

    Be encouraged!

  5. DMac says:

    Great post, couldn’t agree more. We are extremely fortunate, that we as believers are not in any physical danger when we openly proclaim our faith. Some people get offended, some are bemused and others are hostile and antagonistic, but I’m in no real threat of being tortured or killed for my faith.

    Having said that, I do believe that persecution, especially when it manifests itself in a physical form, would not necessarily be a bad thing. It will seperate those who are willing to make a stand for what they believe in, against those who merely pay lip service to their so-called confession of faith.

    Those posters stimulated discussion, great, but let’s never lose sight of the fact that society in general is becoming more intolerant of not only our faith, but perhaps organised relegion in general.

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