Where Do We Draw the Line?



So, this was on my Facebook page today, and it is causing a bit of a stir.  Even ignoring those that post low-minded, name calling, Christian hate, it is still creating a debate.

Here’s the verse:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

As a Christian that lived on the other side for a while, I see the effectiveness of the message.  It may cause others to look it up.  Get them to open the Bible and to read about the love of Jesus.  And it is a great chapter, because it talks about sin…how hard it is to not sin, how Jesus lived without sin, even though he was killed for us, and encouragement to overcome sin.

That’s a pretty good message for those in strip clubs – both the performers and the patrons.

Yet, as a mother, I don’t think it belongs on a billboard. My son is 15, so (sadly) I don’t have to explain strip clubs to him.  However, if he were younger, and this caused me to have a conversation with him that would steal his childhood a little more (as so many things do these days) I would be angry.

Maybe that message would have been better placed on a flyer or a card that could be handed out, with love, as people leave the club.  It is a nice way to get people to look in the Bible without screaming, “SINNER!” at them, like we see happening so ineffectively.

There is a terrific verse that could be put on a billboard….and it would speak to so many more than those in the clubs – it would speak to Christians and non-Christians alike.   Joel 2:13

Rend your heart
    and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
    for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
    and he relents from sending calamity.


So, what do you think?  Is this effective?  Ineffective?  Offensive?

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