by Bill Rudge
Atheists have altered the popular Christian slogan, “Jesus is the reason for the season” to “Christmas is the season for reason.” I have no problem with their modified version because “reason” and evidence are why I put my faith in Jesus Christ.
A Wise Decision
Without a doubt, Jesus of Nazareth is the most unique individual who ever lived. No one before and no one after has influenced history as greatly as He has. This alone should motivate anyone to know more about Him. Jesus stands high above the greatest of religious leaders and is in a category all by Himself. We have unsurpassed proof that He is the promised Messiah, God incarnate and Savior of the world.
Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is not a blind leap of faith in the dark, but a wise and reasonable decision. Check out the facts: Facts are validated by history, archaeology, prophecy and science. They speak loud and clear; the evidence is compelling. Jesus’ credibility is sound; His claims are true.
Let’s pray that the atheist, agnostic and skeptic will discard bias and prejudice, humble their pride, honestly examine the evidence, wisely acknowledge the truth of the Christmas message, develop the courage to resist the pressure of their peers and sincerely surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. He is the One who created them and was born to die for them. Then their slogan will be proven to be true: “Christmas is the season for reason.”
Those who come with an open heart, sincerely seeking the God Who created them, will find Him.
Many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book [Gospel of John]; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name (John 20:30, 31).