The title of this blog seems rather paradoxical. Why would an organization that doesn’t believe in God have a campaign promoting a Christian holiday? Well, when you look at their ad, it’s easy to see that they are actually campaigning against the very reason and purpose we celebrate Christmas to begin with:
What they don’t realize, however, is that human reasoning only makes sense in a Christian worldview and that all knowledge and understanding comes from God (Proverbs 2:6).
In an article about the campaign on their website, they state the following:
Chances are, if you're reading this, you don't believe in the fable of Adam and Eve and the talking snake. You probably think it's a story, created out of ignorance, to explain the origin of life. You probably don't believe that Adam literally ate a fruit, resulting in God expelling him and Eve out of the idyllic Garden of Eden.Wow! I wish Christians would only see as clearly as the atheists do the connection of Adam to Christ and the historicity of Genesis as foundational for the truthfulness of the Bible.
In other words, you know that's a myth.
Right so far? So if Adam and Eve and the Talking Snake are myths, then Original Sin is also a myth, right? Well, think about it...
All we are asking is that you take what you know into serious consideration, even if it means taking a hard look at all you've been taught for your whole life. No Adam and Eve means no need for a savior. It also means that the Bible cannot be trusted as a source of unambiguous, literal truth. It is completely unreliable, because it all begins with a myth, and builds on that as a basis. No Fall of Man means no need for atonement and no need for a redeemer. You know it.
- Jesus' major purpose was to save mankind from Original Sin.
- Original Sin makes believers unworthy of salvation, but you get it anyway, so you should be grateful for being saved (from that which does not exist)
- Without Original Sin, the marketing that all people are sinners and therefore need to accept Jesus falls moot.
They end the article with this sobering statement:
It's working [their campaigns]. We're growing. Atheism is the fastest growing segment of the population in respect to religious belief (or the lack of it) in the country, and the future looks bright.That’s why Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the newly announced Ark Encounter exist—to call the church back to the authority and truthfulness of God’s Word beginning in Genesis, and to equip believers with answers to the questions the world is asking. We do this so that Christians can be effective in their witness and bring many others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.