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Thank God Bill Boards

Two locations in my city prominently display billboards with the message: THANK GOD. I did a web search but couldn't find a source for the billboards. Any insight into the matter is appreciated.

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"The Lord is my light and my salvation ~ who shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life ~ of whom will I be afraid? When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat of my flesh, they stumbled and fell." Ps. 27:1-2


---Leon on 10/7/11

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---Elder on 10/6/11

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---Elder on 9/30/11

Five cents before Obama exercise, common use, government environment, government recycle, air disturbance and personal property, which adds up to $32,561 oh and 8% sales tax. What was the question?
---Elder on 9/29/11

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---Leon on 9/29/11


In both films Oh God! and Oh God! Book II, we get a good insight into what it means to be a prophet - i.e. someone who gets called by God (whether he or she likes it or not) and is called to spread God's message to a world that is not ready to receive it, without any "special" means to convince others that it's true.
---StrongAxe on 9/21/11

I recently watched two movie trailer of Oh God! Book II on youtube & found it to be very interesting. So, I'm prayerfully "re-thinking" the whole thing regarding the THINK GOD billboards. :) Can God show up (come down from Heaven) in human form & personally interact with us? YES! As recorded in the Bible Abraham, Jacob, Mary, Joseph, the disciples/apostles, etc., all believed so.

In the movie, Dr. Joyce Brothers quoted from Isaiah 11:6. That leads me to "think" the movie's concept of God is from none other than a Judeo-Christian (biblical) perspective.

Thx guys (Mark & Strongaxe) for the insight.
---Leon on 9/21/11


I don't really remember many details about it. One was that the phrase was "Think God" (which seems somewhat generic and blase).

One other detail I remember was when the girl and her father were eating in a Chinese restaurant, and he went to the bathroom, and she opened up a fortune cookie. The fortune said "Meet me in the lobby. -- God."

Sensing a prank, she opened up another one, which said "No, really! Meet me in the lobby. -- God."
---StrongAxe on 9/20/11

Strongaxe, I do remember that movie you spoke of. I believe it was about kids, passing the word out to write "think God" everywhere. How time has gone by that I had forgotten about it.
---Mark_V. on 9/20/11

Never saw those movies Strongaxe. Hmmm!
---Leon on 9/19/11


Billboards often have small text at the bottom that says who owns them. So you should be able to call the owner and ask who is renting the space.

If you can't get the owner information, if you know where the billboard is located, you should be able to find the owner from your city's hall of records.

This is curious. In the fantasy film "Oh God! Book II" (1980), God enlists a young girl to try to get people to think about him more, and they put up all kinds of advertising with the theme "Think God".
---StrongAxe on 9/19/11

Thanks Mark. I'm far from believing the billboards are Christian. Instead, I "think" there's something subtle about the "THINK GOD" message. It seems to leave the door wide open for individual interpretation as to who one "thinks" God is, i.e., Mother Nature, Michael the archangel, the Force, Buddha, Shirley McClain, etc. We Christians know God reveals Himself thru His recorded word in the holy Bible.

Gimmicks are what the world uses. Christians shouldn't use tricks (deception) to capture an audience. That's devilish!

Again, any real insight into this marketing concept is appreciated.
---Leon on 9/17/11

Well, Leon (c: if you looked for who put up "THANK GOD", but it really says "THINK GOD", that is why you could not find who put up "THANK GOD"! . . . because no one did, possibly.

I know someone who says he has been very interested in becoming better, but he seems to not be sure if there is God. Well, I have experienced how God is personal and so beautifully wonderful in love caring and sharing and making me more and better all-loving. So, for me, it can't be a theoretical and logical issue if He exists or not (c: So, just "thinking" of Him is kind of short. It can mean someone trying to make oneself whatever. God is personal, not just theoretical and distant.
---Bill_willa6989 on 9/17/11

Leon, I too believe the billboards are not right. Christians are looking for ideas, gemicks, parties, to try to convert those who are lost. There is no tricks. The money use for those billboards could have been used to feed a lot of people. Now that would show the love of Christ the believer has, and that would bring glory to Christ.
There is only one way into the kingdom of God, it is by faith in Christ Jesus and His works on the Cross. And that way can be found only in the Word of God. For faith comes from hearing the Word of God.
---Mark_V. on 9/17/11

Donna: Glad you asked! I'll be glad to tell you why, so you won't have to second guess my reason or motives. :) I fully agree with you, THINK GOD is very shallow & generalized. It could mean most anything from "meditate on the word day & night" (Psalms 1) to the Hindu om (om mani padme hum).
---Leon on 9/16/11

Leon, just curious as to why you want to know the source for these billboards????

Do you want to buy some for other areas?

THINK GOD...that's good but it needs to go deeper than just about PRAY TO THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL AND HE WILL ANSWER YOU!! Try Him, you'll like/love Him.
---Donna5535 on 9/16/11

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If these billboards are in your city, you can surely see what company is putting them up. Alabama Outdoor Advertising Company is one such company, their name appears on the frame.

Then just call the company erecting the billboards and find out who their client is.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/15/11

My mistake. The billboards actually say "THINK GOD" not "THANK GOD".
---Leon on 9/15/11

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