NCM’s content guidelines prohibit things like nudity. But they also forbid promoting a religious figure—apparently even historical religious figures like Jesus. (Would they prohibit an ad that showed the Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?) And, as Pastor Mike Fabarez of the Compass Bible Church points out, approved ads routinely promote films that include profane uses of the name “Jesus.”
Pejorative uses of the name Jesus apparently fall within policy parameters.
As in the days leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion – and blessed resurrection – there will always be those who seek to silence the name of Jesus – except for when it’s used with disrespect or contempt.
How to Save Your Family: Proclaim the Saving Power of Jesus
Discuss this event with your children. Pose the sincere question of, “What’s going on here?” with your family and friends, and start a dialogue. It’s important to ponder why there is always an effort to silence Jesus.
Then ask the question that is posed in the ad, “Did it really happen?” and be prepared to share with your loved ones the greatest news mankind has ever known: That God loves them enough to come to earth, pay for our sins and heal our brokenness – and that Jesus is the only name by which we can be forgiven and saved.
The silencing of Jesus by yet another powerful cultural force is the perfect backdrop in which to explain the true meaning of Easter.
Watch the video here with your family. And show them that Jesus and his saving powerful and endless love can never be silenced.
Finally, contact NCM Media Networks and ask them to allow the true story of Easter to be told. Your comments should be directed to: Lauren Leff / Amy Jane Finnerty NCM Media Networks (303) 957-1709 / (212) 931-8117 firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
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