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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Atheists very annoyed by the Consider Christ Campaign!

An advert sponsored by The British Humanist Association is running on billboards in each of the UK's capital cities: London, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

From what is reported on the BBC news website the local spokesman for the BHA is very annoyed at the recent Consider Christ campaign run by the Free Presbyterian Church. 

Upon the launch of this poster Mr Brian McClinton said that the poster provided 'opposition to the near ubiquitous 'Consider Christ' ads that are currently covering most of our Translink buses'.

This comment would indicate that Mr Brian McClinton is not best pleased with the extensive coverage of our campaign has received or the media attention it has attracted. It is evidently having an effect. 

This reminds us of the power of the Word of God. You don’t need fancy marketing slogans that appear on many church signs across the country. It is the Word of God that is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, Hebrews ch 4:12. It certainly seems to be doing its work in Mr McClinton’s mind!

May it be true of individuals like Mr McClinton as was true of Saul of Tarsas: it hard to kick against the pricks. Atheists can and have been converted. 

May the Lord continue to bless those 'Consider Christ' adverts which are still on the buses.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whilst any campaign to bring the gospel is welcome, I suggest that the Word of God as displayed on the scripture text posters of TBS would be more effective. After all we are assured by the Psalmist in 119 v 130 'the entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding to the simple'. It is time we all believed this and practised the same.

Rev Brian McClung said...

Anonymous

In your haste to criticise you seem to overlook the fact that a Scripture text was prominently used in our campaign - John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

It was our desire as a denomination that seeks to preach Christ that the Scripture be expounded and applied in our campaign as well as being stated.

There is a clear scriptural warrant for doing this, as anyone who reads the New Testament would be aware of.

After all we don't just stand up on the Lord's day and quote a text of Scripture and leave it there. The text is expounded and applied. This is God's ordained means of extending His kingdom and edifying His people. This is why God calls men to be preachers of His Word.

As a preaching church we were using the billboards and buses as a pulpit to fulfill our calling. We make no apology for that.

Is it your argument that preaching is not required and simply quoting Scripture is all that God commands ministers of the gospel to do?

I have no problem with the practice of the TBS. I fully support and rejoice in their work. But they are coming from a slightly different perspective. They are primarily a Bible Society. We are a primarily a gospel preaching Church. It naturally follows that there will be differences of emphasis.

No doubt you are welcome to dig into your pockets and fund a campaign along the lines that you have outlined.

Your comments would have more validity if you came out from behind your cloak of anonymity. No Christian should be ashamed of putting their name to what they have to say!

Anonymous said...

Yes Raymond Stewart, come out from your cloak of anonymity....be not ashamed to put your name to your comments! (And if its not you, you can state here that its not).

Anonymous said...

Someone is evidently trying to be clever - perhaps the two comments are from the same person ?