Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lust for entertainment


It is sad to see the sorry state of Christianity today. Everything has to be a form of entertainment. You will be surprised at the growing number of "Christian" rock bands and "Christian" movies being released everyday. Do these things which have the Christian tag attached to them, in any way send the message what Christ preached? Do they even come close?

 How long will it take for us to understand that rather than bringing people to Christ, these kind of entertainment actually take our youngsters far away from the love and salvation that Christ preached. I can tell you that they are far from the Kingdom of God. Rom 14:17. Looking at the old testament, we see how God was angry at the Israelites who abandoned Him to go after their own lusts when Moses had gone up the mountain to receive His Commandments. He calls them idolaters. 1 Cor 10:7.

I was really surprised to read a news article telling about how even Churches are bringing out movies in the name of spreading the Gospel. Read it here:
How can a movie ever bring a person to Christ? All it does is create an emotional high for sometime just like how people jump around and wave their arms and scream during a rock concert!! Does it bring about true repentance?? Does it bring about the true yearning for Christ?How about bringing about a change of heart and becoming a new creation? 2 Cor 5:17.

Talking about diluting the Word of God, we see mega churches springing up everywhere preaching about prosperity and riches and promotion while leaving out the message of the cross and denying oneself. Mark 8:34. They say that all you gotta do is to "invite Jesus" into your life by saying a short prayer and that's it!! YOU ARE SAVED!! Now you can live any way that you want to. Nobody is going to question you or point out your faults. Sheep without a shepherd! That's what I would call them.

Next we have church campaigns and billboards advertising about sex to increase their attendance!!
Is this something which you need to preach from the pulpit? This is the sorry state we are in today. We need to turn back my friends. Let us leave our lust for entertainment. Lets not make our places of worship as another place of entertainment.

God bless you.

3 comments:

  1. Exactly! Sad state the world is in and the best most people come up with is to "pray and fast"...Too bad more people can't see that the world is in the state it is in because people won't get off their couches and go out and preach the gospel, converting souls! The nation is ruled by the majority and the majority is either atheists, false Christians or if true christians, lazy Christians... (love the pig picture below, BTW!)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great Post and a blessed one. My stand, as Paul had said, I don't care how they do it as long as the Word is preached. Let's just seek God for directions on how to effectively spread His Word. Thanks for the reminder!

    God Bless you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

    Please, visit to:
    http://thewordofgodistheswordofthespirit.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete