I have used to have a friend who is a Fundamentalist Independent Baptist. Her mother has a bumper sticker on the back of her car that reads: ":The Fool Hath Said In His Heart, There Is No God.": She has a couple other Bible verses posted up back there, too. I’m not joking.
One morning, I was commuting to work when I noticed a car with some amusing bumper stickers. One of them read: ":Jesus Loves You But I’m His Favorite.": The other read: ":If You Can’t Stand Behind Our Troops, Stand In Front Of Them.": I wish I was kidding about those, I really do.
One, you are not the one that does the saving. God does the saving. Two, it doesn’t make sense when we call everyone else a bunch of sinners when we ourselves are sinners, no better than they. In the end it is a copout anyway. You might think it’s bold to put a bumper sticker on your car but it isn’t. You are trying to take the easy way out, calling yourself a Christian because you have a Christian bumper sticker or tshirt. I do believe people that aren’t saved go to hell, but we need to reach out in love, not slapping some saying or cliche in their face. So the real question is, how can we grow in God and through him live lives that point to Christ. We might be the only Bible anyone ever reads, and our lives should be full of grace, love and mercy–not judgment and condemnation. Christian’s are known for judgmental, resentful attitudes. We are fighting an uphill battle, and we have such a loong way to go. A good idea might be to ask God how he can use you to save people, rather than asking other people, since none of us have the power to save.
The answer to a lot of life’s questions is one of two things. Cheese and crackers, or tubs. In this case I’d almost be inclined to say it’s both – but I can’t tell you how many times my WWTD bumper sticker, charm bracelet, and brain stem lo-jack have given me the inspiration I need to get through. Every time I slap a stranger across the face, am subject to obscene gestures from bus passengers, or hold my breath under water, I know I have done the right thing. It’s about quality of life.
Believers probably think that there are hundreds of witty slogans and sayings that can be stuck to their bumper, but in fact they all come down to the same message: ":I am a ****":.
You can’t save sinners with witty slogans, but you can certainly make them laugh and that’s much better than being saved any ole day of the week.
Yes, put as many pro-Jesus, pro-Christian bumper stickers on it as you can.
Then drive like a lunatic a**h****, speed, cut people off in traffic, yell, make obscene gestures. Certainly many people will be instantly attracted to Christianity! They’ll know that god is only allowing you to act that way because they are not Christian.
Of course, another possibility is that they’ll see Christians and Christianity as another (demeaning word), and want nothing to do with it, and see it as a particularly smug superstition.
Maybe you shouldn’t force your beliefs on others and just worry about your own being. Not that bumper stickers would ever get anyone to change what they hold dear and believe in. You would only be brain washing the weak minded, who need to be a follower, not a leader.
Just get a bunch of them and plaster the back of your SUV with them. Then, drive around a lot in places where people have to wait in line behind you.
To sin you must believe you are committing sin. As a person of faith other than Christian, my religion my religion does not have the concept of sin, but does have a concept of personal responsibility for ones actions. and a bumper sticker never saves any one
Everytime I see one of those witty bumper stickers, it ALMOST gets me to rethink my life and choose the path of god.
But then I come to my senses and realize that I am not an idiot.