Sunday, June 24, 2007

Maybe churches should try a verse on billboards for a change

First "God" was talking to us from billboards, now it's Satan:

Remember several years ago when God started advertising on billboards around the country?

"We need to talk. -- God."

"Need directions? -- God."

"Keep using my name in vain, I'll make rush hour longer. -- God."

A church in Decatur is now using the dark side to spread its message.

A billboard that reads, "I Hate Victory Family Church -- Satan"


Other churches are also using Satan in their ad campaigns, including CedarCreek Church in Ohio, which says, "CedarCreek Church Sucks -- Satan."

Bates said his church isn't done yet; the next billboard will read, "Victory Family Church stole my kids -- Satan."

"It's a different take on the God sign," he said. "We just wanted something that didn't look churchy."

Would a verse from the Bible be too churchy? If you must advertise, why not make it something befitting the God of the universe? The maker of heaven and earth. Why be so piddling about it? You aren't offering a cheeseburger at the next exist, you are offering the "words of eternal life" (John 6:68 ). That should rate a much better billboard, don't you think?