“They told us the ad was great, it looked nice. It’s just that we couldn’t put the name of Jesus in the ad.”
This is a message from Senior Pastor Mike Farabez of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, California.
The Church created the 30-second ad to air for three weeks on 45 movie screens across Orange County starting April 1, paying more than USD 5,000, according to ABC.
The commercial posed questions about what some conspiracy theorists believed may have happened to Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. Claims like “the disciples stole the body” and “Jesus didn’t actually die on the cross” were mentioned.
It asked moviegoers “Did it really happen?” And ended with “Why we actually believe in the resurrection.”
But the money was returned and the ad was pulled for its “controversial” material, mainly its mention of Jesus, and its failure to comply with specific guidelines set by National CineMedia.
Source: Christian Post
Satan play mischief in many ways. One of his tactics is to make copy-cats of Jesus, and present him self as God. That is when the devil is most dangerous for all truth seekers.
Another style of operation is to try to delete the name of Jesus all together.
This kind of attack on Christianity, is not dangerous. Because we know that it is impossible for a student of Jesus to keep quiet about what he has seen and heard.
Cinemas trying to stop Christians from promoting the name of Jesus is opposition that we must overcome. The Apostles faced the same foolishness from the local judges in Jerusalem.
Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
Written by Ivar