Dec 12, 2014

Athiests Encourage Families to Skip Church this Christmas




American Atheists have launched a campaign to persuade families to not attend church this Christmas season.

They have placed billboard ads across the 'Bible Belt" that show a little girl saying, "Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church!  I'm too old for fairy tales."

The spokesman for the group says, "Today's adults have no obligation to pretend to believe the lies their parents believed.  It's okay to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it's definitely okay to tell your children the truth."

The Bible says in Psalm 53:1 that being an atheist is not a truth problem...it's a HEART problem.  The atheist doesn't want to surrender to the truth of God, but instead wants to find his or her "truth" somewhere else.

Stats show that the next generation is being influenced by this mindset.  22% of young adults who previously classified themselves as evangelical now say they have no "religion." 

The answer?  We must be intentional about connecting with and reaching the next generation.  As a children's ministry leader, you are on the front lines of helping people know the truth that is not based on man's ever-changing opinions, but on the eternal Word of God.

Let's shift up to the next gear.  So much is at stake.

4 comments:

Christmas is a perfect time to teach the truth that Emmanuel means God with us. As sons & daughters of Christ we don't have or need religion because the entire purpose for Jesus to come to earth was to be with us always. Kids need to "hear" from God more than ever before. They need an experience that can only come from the Holy Spirit. I don't want our kids to desire religion as much as I want them to desire God and know his character while seeking him first.

Such a great word Jen. Thank you for your heart for the next generation.

But isn't Santa Claus a fairy tale?

Ha...that's such a great point Rochelle!

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