Presenting the story without presenting the lesson

It seems as though, at least to me, that a certain element within Hollywood has decided to take several shots at producing Bible based media. To some people this is a good thing, but has Hollywood actually become Holywood within the last couple of years? I think not! That’s why when I take a step back and consider the source from which these “spiritual” waters are being drawn, the thing that bothers me is the duplicitous nature of these programs that the average person is completely blind to. You see, the media version is presenting the story without presenting the lesson, as their commercials and televised programs obviously reveal. Because sex, violence, betrayal and drama sells (I mean what major time-slot show doesn’t revolve around these principles?), and because the Bible contains plenty of sex, violence, betrayal and drama, Hollywood has decided to try and cash-in on what it considers to be the embarrassing, but also oh so carnally delectable and promotable, portions of the holy scriptures. It’s nothing but a backhanded compliment and attempt to exploit the very book, and the very God, that they abhor.

When someone presents the salacious story without presenting the spiritual lesson, they make their point and reveal their intentions at the same time.

“…They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.” (Jude 12-13)

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Have you noticed that every television show somehow…

Have you noticed that every television show somehow works in a gay or lesbian couple nowadays? At the rate things are going, a straight couple or should I say normal couple will soon be as hard to find as A-1 in a Heinz ketchup factory. That Hollywood closet must be a big one. They look at me and say I’m homophobic. But I’m not homophobic, I’m a believer in the word of God. They look at me and compare me to a racist or anti-Semite bigot. But I am not a bigot, I am simply biased towards the Bible as God’s word. They say, look, some churches have practicing homosexuals as pastors. What another church chooses to do is their business, but what I choose to do is decided with one eye on the scriptures and the other on the Judgment Day. If God declares a certain behavior deviant and perverse, let not man claim it is normal and acceptable. This is Just-A-Minute.

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Award Shows…the Heart

It’s the award giving time of the year for Hollywood and all of its media branches. It’s a time when the “people choose” and all the little gold-plated men go to the brightest stars of the multibillion dollar industry. After all, who doesn’t like a good pat on the back? But at the end of the day, the awards given out show more than just who’s “number one” – they show the true heart of Hollywood.

Look at the movies that win. You don’t have to watch the shows to find out. The news channels fall over themselves trying to tell you about it. The movies that win the vast, vast majority of the time are ethically, morally and socially rotten. They continually glorify and celebrate murder, prostitution, hate, violence, profanity, fornication, organized crime, greed, theft, lying and adultery. Whichever movie pushes the envelope the best usually ends up finding its name inside the envelope to get the award.

“But the actors and actresses deserve an award because they make it look so real”, some say. Well I say if you want to see real then get out on the streets where real people suffer because of the things that Hollywood celebrate! But that wouldn’t be any fun would it? The claim of, “movies help to escape reality”, while reality is made up of the actions and behaviors that the movies celebrate just don’t make sense to me.

Never forget, what goes in the heart comes out of the heart. This is true on a personal, community, cultural and national level. And if one considers the poor and disgusting behavior of people on the big or little screen award worthy, then that award helps to reveal what the heart really values. So who’s the winner of our heart going to be? It’ll be whoever we lay out the red carpet for.

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” (Matthew 15:18-19 – NKJV)”

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Corruption

     It is a mantra of Hollywood and others in the entertainment community to declare that their particular form of occupation (or entertainment) in no way can be linked to bad behavior. Violent video games,  secular and vulgar music, movies that portray godly values as a drag on a person or community, and such like cannot be scientifically be shown to affect society adversely, they assert.

Someone forgot to tell the Lord about scientific studies. “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals” (1 Cor. 15:33, ESV). The context of the remark in Corinthians pertains to those who deny the possibility of the resurrection; Paul deals with this denial as it relates to the Lord. He makes the application that with such influence being present, one is merely deceived to think it won’t pass from one to another. RT

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