If you believe in God, I want to make you aware of an advertising campaign that will appear on Washington D.C. buses this season. To verify what you are reading, go to: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/12/godless.holiday.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview – It’s available till 12/12/08, then it will be archived according to CNN
I thought a bit about how we can combat this kind of thinking. How can we, in a way that honors Christ, come against this advertising and really make a statement. Even CNN’s report says that 92% of all Americans believe in God, yet as believers we’re not really making a statement that would lead these humanists to believe the surveys.
So, here’s what I propose. If you believe in God, make it a point to be in church (any Bible based church anywhere) every Sunday from November 30 through Christmas including Christmas Eve. What? You can’t make it on Sunday Morning because you work. That’s OK!!! There are several congregations that still worship on Sunday evening, PLUS a few even have mid-week worship. It’s a bit harder to find, but it will be worth the effort.
It will take a lot of work to get the word out. I’m going to ask you to forward this to everyone in America you can think of (if it happens to spread around the world and works like I think it could, all the better) Send it to those who go to church every week and those who’ve never been there, those that you know believe in God and those that you aren’t sure. Additionally, copy it and send it as a letter to the editor in your paper (reword it so it sounds like you!). That way those who don’t have e-mail will have a chance to get it. Plus, print it out and give it to those who you know don’t have e-mail or don’t read e-mails much.
The stats I found online say that only 25% of Americans attend church every Sunday and another 15%-25% attend somewhat regularly. Can we take this 25% to 75% during the Christmas season? I believe we can! I know there are buttons out there that say, “It’s OK to wish me Merry Christmas” and beautiful signs that say “Keep Christ in Christmas” and “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Keep all of those out in the public’s view, scatter them in your lawn and on your jacket! But I think a bigger statement to these who are doing the kind of advertising that’s going to be on DC buses would be to ACTUALLY SEE PEOPLE PUT THEIR FAITH INTO ACTION.
If you are a church leader and see significant increases in attendance, e-mail me the results by Christmas day at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me what your normal attendance is and what your December attendance is. If I get enough response, I’ll send the results to the national media. If no one else picks it up, I believe FOX will. But I have to have outstanding numbers to report. We have to make a HUGE statement. $40,000 worth of advertising HUGE. Perhaps if it backfires on them, they’ll stop this kind of God denouncing stuff. We can do this. Don’t let me down . . . WAIT . . . NO . . . Don’t let God down!