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Christian Humor: Mocking God For Fun and Profit

God's Billboards: Not About the God of the Bible

The word of God is very pure and precious in the sight of the Lord. The Bible tells us that God magnifies his word above his name:

"...for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name." Psalm 138:2

The stories in the Holy Bible are not tales written by men. The Bible, which is filled with historical accounts of the marvelous works of the LORD, is the very word of God:

"... when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God..." 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Satan's followers have always perverted and blasphemed the word of God, but why are Christians choosing to hold the truth in unrighteousness by doing the same thing? Why are those who claim to be born again into the family of God producing and enjoying ludicrous spins on the wondrous works of God and the doctrines of Jesus Christ? The trivialization and playful debasement of the word of God and his precepts is called Christian humor.

Believers of our day have been conditioned to think that deriving pleasure from irreverent plays on Bible stories and Bible doctrine is a normal part of the Christian life. To the contrary; it is an abomination. [T]hat which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." (See Luke 16:15)

God's Billboards Present a "God" of Levity, a Good Ol' Boy

My first citation of ungodly humor is mild compared to what is currently being enjoyed by those who name the name of Jesus Christ.

A forum moderator who posts in a distinct Rapture Ready style and avidly promotes modern Bible versions, defended God's Billboards (1) and challenged me to point out what is wrong with such humor. It follows that one who believes God's word comes in many flavors (from sharp to mild) is unable to discern obvious misrepresentations of God's character.

Below are examples of actual billboards that have been erected on roadsides across the United States:

What part of "Thou shalt not..." don't you understand? -God

God is presented as speaking like a common sinner who uses sarcasm to get his point across.

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

Satan is behind the minimization of the severity of the sin of using God's name as an epithet. Exodus 20:7 warns: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Big bang theory, you've got to be kidding. -God

God does not jest about the satanic doctrine of evolution that has sent untold millions to hell...but Satan does.

Don't make me come down there. -God

More worldly sarcasm is presented as coming from the mouth of God, who is threatening to come down to earth if its inhabitants don't behave.

You think it's hot here? -God

God does not hint or joke about hell. He directly warns about terror of hell and sent his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die on the cross and rise again to prevent people from going there.

The moderator responded in typical Rapture-Ready fashion:

Is it lonely being the only true prophet of God?

My response:

It is going to be lonely in outer darkness for those who mock God in the guise of humor.

Another moderator remarked:

I do think well, they [God's Billboards] make the things of God sound...TRITE...

I remember seeing them as an unbeliever reading the one that said...

"Don't make me come down there: God"

and thinking YEAH RIGHT!  

I do think unbelievers have to hear the word of God.

If Christians appear not to take God too seriously why will unbelievers?

This is a crucial point. Humor of the God's Billboards kind influences unbelievers to not take God seriously. They will not come under conviction by reading slogans of a "God" who is not set apart from sinners in his manner of speech. Casual, flippant, off-the-cuff comments do not come from the mouth of the God of the Bible. (These billboards reflect the way God is portrayed in certain modern bible versions.)

The God's Billboards do not witness the truth about God. May those who endorse the "God's billboards" campaign realize that these billboards do not accurately "advertise" the Holy God of the Holy Bible. The true God inspires holy awe and conviction of sin and his words accomplish the same.


(1) God's Billboards

Also see: Reverend Fun Makes Satan Laugh

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