Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform to the world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” In Galatians 6:7-8, Paul warns believers: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
What we spend time doing or meditating on will influence the choices we make and the direction of our lives. Only you can prevent soul pollution.
One thing that demonstrates if we are sowing to our flesh and conforming to this world are the lifestyle and entertainment choices we make. In addition, when we place too much emphasis on Hollywood stars, famous folks, musicians, or elite athletes, we often put these people up on a pedestal while our Bibles sit on the coffee table; this is another form of idolatry.
The question is how are we using the time God has given us and what are we investing in?
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
Millions of people have viewed Good Fight Ministries video, “Beyonce, the Super Bowl, Sasha, and Satan.” (Content Warning)
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.Ephesians 2:1-3
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 2 Timothy 4:1-2
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.Jude 1:4
So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects. 23 For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. Acts 17:22-31
We asked Pastor Joe Schimmel about his early years pursuing the seductive rock and roll lifestyle and why secular music is dangerous, particularly to young, influential kids; spiritual warfare, the rampant promotion of evil throughout our culture in America, how Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and others walked away from their Christian faith, the satanic influence of Beyonce; should we trust Justin Beiber and his pastor’s (Rich Wilkerson) brand of “Christianity,” and much more. You will be informed and encouraged.
Video referenced in today’s interview…
They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll reveals how Satan has been effectively using popular music to undermine God’s plan for the family and ultimately heralding the coming of the Antichrist and his kingdom on earth.
Left Behind or Led Astray – Examining the Origins of the Secret Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Take a fascinating journey with us as we examine the shocking origins of the secret, pre-tribulation rapture doctrine. You will be amazed as we look into admissions by pre-tribulation leaders who admit that the theory is without clear biblical and historical merit.
The Submerging Church – What are Emergent Church leaders teaching that has so many of our current generation tuned in to their “doctrine,” but tuned out to holy scripture? How have Emergent leaders captured the hearts and minds of unsuspecting people all over the world, departing from many of the clear teachings, commandments and warnings found in the pages of the bible?