Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The celebrity culture and violent speech from celebrities is getting more satanically polluted

Speaking of incivility, I'd posted yesterday about the lack of courtesy in speech and relationships right now, in real life or online. Then I read this:

Ellen Barkin Hopes Hurricane Kills 'Every Pro-Life, Xenophobic, Gay-Bashing SOB' At The RNC

On Saturday, Cher joined the chorus of those calling for the rape of embattled Missouri Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) with a tweet saying it would be "karma" if he were sexually assaulted by a man with HIV or AIDS.

Samuel L. Jackson asks why Republicans were spared when hurricane Isaac veered away from their convention in Tampa.

Nice, real nice. Celebrities used to use their star power and public fascination with them for good. Now they use it for evil. Celebrities could be good people individually, or maybe they used to be good people, but we know that the trappings that celebrities are tempted by on a daily basis are numerous. It is likely after years of resisting, they would have succumbed by now. They are tempted by fame, pride, power, money, lust, drugs, jealousy... It is safe to say that Hollywood, Wall Street, the Oval Office/West Wing, and other places of high power, money and fame are places satan loves to inhabit precisely because of those temptations. Therefore, more often than not, what comes out of a celebrity is satan's agenda, and not God's. The three statements above certainly indicate a deep hatred in those people. Imagine, using your fame to promote death to those with whom you disagree!

The celebrity culture will culminate in the world's biggest ever celebrity, the biggest there ever was or ever will be. I know that to us Christians, Jesus is the biggest celebrity, but the world rejected Him. The world will go after the beast. They will be astonished and the whole world will follow him. (Revelation 13:3). He will be magnetic, flattering, charismatic, sought after and listened to. (Daniel 7:8, 7:20, 8:23...). Yet he will use his fame and celebrity status to promote himself and to deny God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4; Daniel 7:25). Eventually the celebrity Antichrist will actually bring death to those with whom he disagrees. namely, Jews and Christians.

The Tribulation will be a time where all sins will be at their fullest. So if there is a powerful man like the antichrist, he will be the most powerful. If there is a sin of blasphemy, it will be totally potent. If there is a tendency toward corruption, it will happen, and fully, too. Sin is allowed its day because the Restrainer is taken out of the way. Sin is allowed to go forth unrestrained. (2 Thessalonians 2:7).

However, the attitudes and behavior Christians are called now and at that terrible time to exhibit are contrary to the world's. For it is written, "Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." (1 Peter 3:9).

Our first instinct is to repay an insult with an insult, but the Lord's way is to repay it with a blessing. Easy to read...hard to do. But it is oh, so important to do it the Lord's way.

3 comments:

  1. I saw those comments, too, Elizabeth. I have long since given up on Hollywood people for saying anything worth listening too, including their movies and tv programs. I know we're not supposed to insult them back, so I won't; I'll just say that I try to overlook anything that comes from the left coast.

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  2. Unfortunately people listen to celebrities wayyyyy too much! These people are usually more lost than a vagabond asking for change on the street. Their personal "convictions" & "spirituality" change with the latest trend as they are continually enlightened & more & more lost. Its a tragedy & we should be lifting them up in prayer (preaching to myself here). These times are becoming darker & darker as we wait on our Lord. Hopefully we won't be waiting for too much longer! =)
    Blessings

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  3. Scary comments indeed. What if a crazed fan were to take Cher at her word and do what she spoke of? Deep sigh. Hollywood is on Satan's agenda for sure. The new fall line up should speak volumes to us: one show called "The new normal" and another called "666 Park avenue" based on the popular book.

    I pray we remain steadfast and vigiliant in prayer.

    Marrell

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