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Sick of Church Signs?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Ps104_33, May 13, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    What do you think of this one? This one is on A1A down here in Florida.

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  2. Brother Bob

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    I think it is unChristian.
     
  3. Martin

    Martin Active Member

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    In my opinion that sign is vulgar.

    I do, however, think the term is technically refering to Jesus' donkey. However most people today will not read the sign that way.
     
  4. Tom Butler

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    I would say that this church and its leadership have exercised extremely poor judgement in their attempt to seem modern and relevant.
     
  6. J. Jump

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    Does this surprise anyone? It shouldn't. This is where a vast majority of Christendom is and it's not going to get better, it's going to get worse unfortunately :(
     
  7. tinytim

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    All those signs are fake signs.

    They can be made at www.churchsigngenerator.com along with other things...

    So don't get all worked up.

    As for the OP, why would anyone today want to bring a donkey to church?:BangHead:
     
  8. underscoretim

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    One I hate, and i've also seen on bumper stickers is:

    God's coming back, and boy is he mad.
     
  9. blackbird

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    Even an Idiot would know that Jesus wasn't "going to church" on the day in reference.
     
  10. preachinjesus

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    this isn't an attempt to be relevant...there is a marked difference between relevance and being obstinent. Too often some confuse relevance with cool...rather relevance when understood rightly is more about authenticity than this kind of stuff.

    Unchurched people see through this in a second.
     
  11. Hope of Glory

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    The ones on the opening page are fake.

    The ones they link to are supposedly sent in by people and are supposedly real signs. Based on some that I've seen locally, they don't surprise me.
     
  12. tinytim

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    Thanks for setting me straight...:laugh: :wavey:
     
  13. Tom Butler

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    I saw these on a church here in Paducah--a very liberal church, BTW.

    For all your blessings, thank the world.

    and

    Peace begins with a smile.


     
  14. Surfer Joe

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    You're right. I don't think it's vulgar because I see the pun and understand it. However, most people today will not read the sign that way, I agree. For the sake of those people, the sign should not have been made.
     
  15. Servent

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    I agree this sign is inappropriate, but not all are,as a matter of fact God used signs with good messages to draw me to Himself. After read these signs and asking myself the question is there really a God for almost a year, at 2:00 am one morning while at work the Holy Spirit turned a light switch on in my heart and I have been His for the past 9 years.
     
  16. SaggyWoman

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    I am sorry, I had to laugh.

    I, though, don't think it is appropriate for a church sign, nor would it convince me that I should be in church on Sunday.
     
  17. Rufus_1611

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    "If Jesus got his ass to church on palm Sunday - u can 2."

    I expect the first portion of the expression is referring to a donkey however, since most folks today, do not have donkeys the second part is likely a statement to a woman to bring her husband along as in

    Ass - 2. A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt. (Source: Webster's 1828)​

    or it is a reference to someone's backside

    ass...–noun Vulgar.
    1. the buttocks.(Source: Dictionary.com)​

    Regardless, the use of this expression is crude and unbecoming the body of Christ. Rather than cute witticisms, I would recommend they post scripture such as...

    "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners." - 1 Corinthians 15:33

    or

    "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison." - James 3:8
     
  18. AAA

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    I want to remember this.....its funny..
     
  19. Ralph III

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    I agree. The sign would definitely have drawn attention as the purpose, but I think it was very poor in judgment.




    That sign and possibly Church would bother/scare me as God is lost or not to be found in the message at all. I might assume it were some crazy humanist church etc.



    take care
     
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  20. jshurley04

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    Church Signs

    I suppose that this is what scares me the most about being the pastor of a church with a sign. I don't want to be irrelevant to the community, I have a twisted sense of humor, and I also believe that I have to be relevant and honest with the Word of God in all that I do.

    With that said does anyone know of any resources that contain some good sign postings? So far I have announced the fact that I was the new pastor at our church, our Easter services, our Chili Cook Off and Dessert Auction, as well as Mother's Day. I now have to change our sign in the next few days to keep things relevant.
     
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