by Jeff Strite

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They Don't Like Him Very Much (3 of 5)
Series: Living Like Jesus
Jeff Strite
John 15:18-25

OPEN: About 5 years ago, the American Humanist Association spent $40,000 in December for an ad campaign in Washington D.C. that attacked God during the Christian season.
Now, that's not what the spokesman for the humanist group said they meant to do:
''Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion.'' Fred Edwords
The group defines humanism as ''a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism (the belief in God), affirms our responsibility to lead ethical lives of value to self and humanity.''

Now notice the ad here: (

Notice the phrase: ''Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake.''
Who's that guy in the picture supposedly portraying?
That's right Santa.
So what's Santa got to do with God?

Well, Santa doesn't really have much to do with God… and of course the humanists know that. But in their ad they're acknowledging that Christmas has a LOT to do with God. The story of Christmas IS ALL ABOUT God loving the world so much that He sent us His only begotten Son.
And almost everyone knows that.
Almost everybody knows that the little baby was God in the flesh.
In fact, that's what the angel had said to Joseph: ''All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel'' -which means, 'God with us.''' Matthew 1:22-23

The Humanists know the story.
And they also know that Christmas is one of THE most effective advertisements for Jesus. So, in their ad, they are admitting Jesus IS the reason for the season. And they're telling all of us… they don't like it!!!

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