Several times before I have written when a church sign bothers me. Well, here I go again.
I worked at church for three years that was very "un-churched" and "de-church" minded. By that I mean that we were very aware of people who had never attended church, or who had left church and were returning. I have stayed this way because I think it's important.
As Christians, we are NOT in a country club. There should not be any cliques or groups that leave others out.
Therefore, any church that displays a sign that could be potentially harmful to a non-believer really gets on my nerves.
I live in the buckle of the Bible belt. There are 5 churches within a mile or so of my house.
In times past, I haven't posted an actual picture of the sign, today I am:
There it is!
So, if I was an un-saved, non-believing person this is how I would read this sign:
"We are saints because we are saved. You suck because you aren't saved. We are better than you."
Can I get a witness here?
Does it make you feel or think something similar?
As Christians, we need to tell people they are loved unconditionally by God.
Not that being a Christian makes us better than them.
This seriously upsets me.
As a Bible believing, Bible teaching, Bible preaching church, what makes them think this type of stuff will bring people in??
If I wasn't saved I would never step a big toe in that church.
How will they reach unsaved people this way? It's a HUGE turn off.
The Bible talks about our tongues. One Scripture in particular says that our tongue is a fire that can set the whole course of one's life. (James 3: 5-6).
A church sign can do the same. It's basically like the church talking.
Think before you say something rude, nasty, or country club like to a non-believer. You will not "win them to God" that way. You will turn them away from Him and show them the wrong idea.