ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Coming to a billboard near you: the exact date of Jesus’ return, or at least according to one Christian group.
“They just show the kind of typical Christmas portrait – a silhouette of the Wise Men, and the Star of Bethlehem,” explains Alison Warden, a spokesperson for the group We Can Know — based in South Carolina. “The text says, ‘He’s coming again, May 21st, 2011.'”
Warden says the date is based on an analysis of scripture and is meant to spur interest in the Bible, and not frighten anyone. So why bring the ad campaign to St. Louis? Warden says the billboards target areas where “people hadn’t heard this information” about Christ’s return.
The billboards will be going up on Page, Lindbergh, St. Charles Rock Road, Interstate 270, Highway 141 and along Missouri Bottom Road. Similar billboards are going up in several cities including Kansas City, Omaha, Nashville and Louisville.