Jesus Christ is the reason for the Christmas season. It is at this time we celebrate that time 2000 years ago when God came to earth in the flesh to provide the payment for the sins of the whole world. Many people in this day do not like that name Jesus. They would rather go on in their sins on their merry way to Hell. Militant atheists are trying their best to stamp out that name. Politically correct politicians and Congress are trying to stop Christian politicians from wishing people a Merry Christmas. Every day, I read online about groups trying their best to stamp out the name of Christ and Christianity. They should read Psalms 2:1-6:
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Do you know why these people, especially so-called “atheists” rage against the name of Jesus Christ? It is because deep down in their hearts, they know God exists. They also know that since He exists, they will stand before Him one day to give an account of their lives. This terrifies them, so they try to deny that He exists. They try to convince themselves of it by trying to get other people to believe it. In their warped sense of reasoning, they believe that if they can somehow get enough people to believe their lie of God’s “non existence” they will be able to believe it themselves.
Their rage comes about because of the convicting work of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit convicts a person of their sin, one of two things will happen. Either they will repent of their sins (or at least start to think seriously about them) or they will become angry. There is no middle ground.
That is why Christ’s message, while He was on the earth, was so polarizing. People either followed Him or rejected Him. The same is true today whenever the Gospel message is proclaimed in the power of the Holy Spirit. The question today is: How will you react to the message of salvation? Your eternal desiny depends on your answer.