After you read the following article, I have a question.
My question: Would anyone be offended and get in my face if all I wanted for Christmas was that American Atheists Inc would shut their mouths?
I mean it lovingly…that they would employ some intellectual honesty, academic discipline, and the measure of faith given to them (Romans 12:3) to investigate the reality of Jesus Christ. For starters, honestly consider the radical things Jesus said of Himself in the Gospel of John. Then perhaps thoughtfully consider the testimonies of Jesus’ early followers in the Book of Acts.
I pray they find the Lord while He may be found (Isaiah 55:1-7). Otherwise, Jesus will confront them in the ultimate reality of His existence and shut their mouths along with all the others who deny Him. “Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.” (Isaiah 52:13-15).
It is not Jesus’ desire to shut anyone’s mouth for He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). It is His fervent desire that all would repent of their offenses against Him and be saved from death (Ezekiel 18:30-32, 2 Peter 3:9, John 11:21-26). Find a Bible and read the referenced passages to hear Jesus’ heart.