I came across two news articles today, both of which saddened me, and made me fear for this country. The first is about a church that will now hold services for dogs.
Church is going to the dogs "
A church in Danvers, MA is launching a new once per month worship service -- for dogs! Later this month, Calvary Episcopal Church will offer its first "Perfect Paws Pet Ministry" designed to give owners -- and maybe even their pooches -- a better chance to get into heaven. The Danvers church plans to hold the service on the third Sunday of every month, complete with communion for the humans and blessings (and treats!) for pets. According to the church, the idea is to take that unconditional love people feel for their animals and connect it to something higher."
And, there's this:
Comedy Central considers series about Jesus Christ
"Having already caused a fuss this spring with the depiction of the prophet Muhammad on "South Park," Comedy Central said Thursday that it has a cartoon series about Jesus Christ in the works. "JC" is one of 23 potential series the network said it has in development. It depicts Christ as a "regular guy" who moves to New York to "escape his father's enormous shadow." His father is presented as an apathetic man who would rather play video games than listen to his son talk about his new life, according to Comedy Central's thumbnail sketch of the idea."
Paul warned us in 2 Timothy 3:1-2 that in the time of the end people would be blasphemous. Is there anything more blasphemous than what the above two activities show? Yes. I don't know what they would be, but I know that just when I think I have head the lowest, things get lower. So, I am sure than in a day or a month, there will be another blasphemous ting to come along that will be worse.
The dog services at Calvary Episcopal are a great example of the backwards thinking the deluded are under. Using dogs as 'a chance to get into heaven?' and connecting with 'something higher'? You don't come to God because of love that WE transfer from our dogs to God, we love God because He first loved US.
The television show is a dangerous, dangerous thing. Television, especially entertainment tv, is only focused on money and profit. Shows that creators don't think will sell are not pitched. If a show about 'JC' was pitched, it means they think it will sell, which means they think there is enough revenue to support this premise, meaning, there are enough people who will watch it and make it profitable. That's a lot of people.
The same God whose anger burned against Uzzah for his irreverent act, the same God who smote Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Holy Spirit and thus to God, will deal with our sin. God deals with irreverence and blasphemy. And Uzzah, Ananias and Sapphira were dealt with after ONE act. Their penalty was death. What do you think God will do to America for her long list of perpetual sins?