ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) - A billboard on Interstate 170 near St. Charles Rock Road caught drivers' attention. 

A large electronic billboard featuring President Donald Trump with the bible verse, "The word became flesh", could be seen along the southbound lanes of the highway. 

The billboard left residents like Sherri Chisholim searching for the meaning behind the ad. 

Trump Billboard St. Louis County

"I didn't know what to make of it. I didn't know what message it was trying to send but I felt like it was somewhat offensive, I didn't know if they were trying to equate Donald Trump to Jesus," said Chisholim.

In the top right corner, the billboard said "Make the Gospel Great Again" playing off Trump's famous slogan. 

On Monday, DDI Media posted on Facebook that billboard has been removed due to its political nature and there was no indication on the sponsoring organization. 

The group adds that the ad didn't meet their requirements for political ads and was taken down. 

The advertisement is owned by DDI Media but they did not disclose who paid for the ad.

A Facebook group called “Make the Gospel Great Again” is claiming to be behind the group issued a response on social media:

Our billboard IS NOT equating Jesus with President Donald Trump. Salvation comes only from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, not any man. But God does send his messengers to us, and just as King David liberated the faithful in his day, President Trump is doing this today through his protection of the unborn, defense of our land against foreign invaders and standing up for Israel. He surrounds himself with champions for Christian Rights –Mike Pence, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh. Compared to the disaster of a president we had in Obama, how is this not the “word become flesh” for Americans? As Christians we must not stand against God’s will despite the persecution we face for doing so.

News 4 reached out to the group but has not received a response.

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