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Joe Schimmel

Good Fight Ministries & Senior Pastor, Blessed Hope Chapel

Joe produced the DVD series, “They Sold Their Soul for Rock and Roll,” “The Submerging Church,” and most recently, “Left Behind or Led Astray?” which examines the origins of the secret pre-tribulation rapture.

Pastor Joe’s blog: Cup of Joe

Do we tend to love earthly pleasures more than God? It’s en easy trap to fall in to. If we are not of this world, why is it so easy to blend in and conform? Paul told the early church to “come out from among them and be separate.” (2 Cor. 6:17) What agreement can there be between the temple of God and false idols? This may lead us to define and discern what exactly is an idol in our day and age.

We often get wrapped up in secular entertainment and spend far more time pursuing worldly passions than passionately pursuing the Lord Jesus Christ. Idolatry comes in many forms: images of worship, entertainment, money, relationships, celebrities, sports or athletes, leisure, expensive toys and lifestyles; and the list could go on and on.

How should we then live as Christians in this temporary world; and in a country such as America? We need to cultivate an eternal perspective and seek first the kingdom of God, then we will remember how fleeting and temporary this life truly is.

Today we get to catch up with Pastor Joe Schimmel of Good Fight Ministries, and pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California. He produced the DVD series, “They Sold Their Soul for Rock and Roll,” “The Submerging Church,” and most recently, “Left Behind or Led Astray?” which examines the origins of the secret pre-tribulation rapture. Check out Pastor Joe’s blog here: Cup of Joe

What’s there to discuss with Joe Schimmel? Lady Gaga and the Superbowl, Beyonce and demonic spirits such as “Sasha Fierce,” Hollywood and the evils of entertainment, and of course – Halloween – for starters!

But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent. Revelation 2:4-5

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:1-7

Good Fight Ministries is excited to announce that we have begun production on our next installment of They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll – featuring Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Jay-z, Katy Perry, and many others. Here’s a sneak peek:

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