One Super Bowl ad shows why America is in great peril. God was used a marketing ploy. Even God’s cell phone can have a dead battery!
This ad is from a company that sells charging accessories for electronic devices. The ad depicts a chaotic world that has suddenly gone out of control. At the end of the ad we see why: a character who is supposedly playing God has a cell phone whose battery is almost dead. The character sighs and the world continues to fall apart.
God is truly irrelevant, at least in ad country.
From these ads we learned that:
lingerie makes for great sex,
that an insurance company can keep our kids from dying,
people can be great,
puppies make great beer sales advocates,
fathers need to do a better job,
chips are fantastic,
new movies are coming,
And, oh yes, God is just like us – his cell phone battery can die.
These ads tell us what influences our country.
Without a reverence, fear and awe of God we have no moral compass. Clearly there is no embarrassment or shame in using God as a marketing prop.
If you and I don’t stand for the honor and fear of God and love of Christ, who will?
I don’t know how long God will wait until he determines that America is done with mocking him. But I do know that we who love God can no longer stand idly by and watch the inevitable drift of our country as it slides into the abyss of Godlessness.
7 thoughts on “America is in great peril”
I agree with you in your shock over the seemingly flippant use of God at a character in an ad campaign.
Despite my initial shock, two things came to mind after seeing that commercial:
God understands our every frustration. I never have to feel like He doesn’t “get” me, whether it be a huge thing in my eyes, or a trivial thing. He knows. And that’s immensely comforting.
The other angle I immediately thought of was how true it is that if God were not in control, everything *would* fall apart! No, He doesn’t rely on His smartphone to do it, but it’s kind of a cool thing to think about, and be thankful for. Too often I think that I’m the one responsible for life working out properly. Not so! 🙂
Jennifer, your points are well taken. My concern is over the idea that God can be used as a selling point without regard to his true character. Thanks for your thoughts.
Thank you for putting into words how I was feeling about this commercial. It is disrespectful and a mockery.
I wonder why Christians even watch the Superbowl anymore, but I know many that do and just shrug at such things. It’s unfortunate and sad. There may be nothing inherently wrong with the game itself, but it’s so obvious that the event is now nothing more than a grandstanding of the world’s debauchery. Half-time, commercials, cheerleaders…these things are not for Christians to consume!
Justin, the post is not about the Superbowl per se, but about what drives our culture. The ads are one way to discern that. We must know something of our culture to speak into it. Paul frequently used references to the athletic games of his day in his writing. Thanks for your comment.
I know. I wasn’t trying to suggest it was. If anything, I just think the Superbowl is a microcosm of sorts when it comes to grasping the values and attitudes of our culture. That’s basically what you said I think.
Justin, we’re in this world but not of it. A Christian is like an army. You can study your enemy prayerfully to know his strategy and defend yourself. An army isn’t ignorant to what’s happening but very aware. “My people perish for lack of knowledge”, GOD Said In His word. We’re reading this article because a Christian watched and delivered to us to be aware. Jesus said “watch and prayer”. Stay blessed!