Thursday, May 11, 2017

What's the Point?

I saw a disturbing thing at Walmart yesterday. They had two magazines side by side. One with Emma Watson dressed as Belle and the other with the Virgin Mary. Both of their heads were facing slightly downward and to the right. The resemblance of the composition of each picture was extremely noticeable. Is this just a coincidence or what are they trying to tell us?

Emma received the first "genderless" MTV Movie award in the first Disney movie with a "male to male" kiss. Roman Catholics esteem Mary sometimes to the point of considering her partly responsible for their redemption and very often as being capable of providing them aid in this life (whereas she is neither). Is the entertainment industry trying to suggest that Mary would approve of Emma or that the two are similar in some way?

My take on it is that it is time to wake up!

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 13:11-14

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. Revelation 17:1-6

(These are the saints who have been persecuted, even unto death: Then the dragon became furious with the woman [who gave birth to the male child Satan wanted to devour] and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. Rev. 12:17; Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. Revelation 14:12)

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Revelation 18:4-5

You can read the rest here:  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=rev+17%3A1-19%3A4&version=ESV

If we are part of "my people" referred to above, then we should "come out of Babylon." That includes refusing to support the evil modern entertainment industry with our dollars, because that is the same as casting a "vote" in their favor. It empowers them to produce more works against God and His values.

Please pray on this to discover what GOD wants YOU to do. For our family, we canceled cable TV quite a while ago (and we did not replace it with Netflix, which is still supporting evil, as they have a HUGE offering of depraved shows to view) and we try to be discerning about which movies or TV shows (on antenna) that we will watch. Even the supposed "Christian" movies often fall far short of sticking with the Bible.

It's not my job to tell anyone what to do, but it is sad how much time people will spend in front of the tube and yet say they have no time to read their Bibles. ☹ We read the Scriptures to know our beloved Lord better, not because we "have to." If we don't read it because we "don't have to" (because our works don't save us), then we have sent God a message that we don't want to know Him better.  How sad is that? If God pricks your conscience and/or your heart today, then do something about it ASAP while you still can. Tomorrow and everything we expect from it is not a given. God is worthy of all of our devotion. Is there anyone like Him or could there ever be? You know the answer.

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