Entertainment is not always bad for us, but more often than not, it is. What kind of media did Christians in the early church consume to pass the time or how did they pursue leisure? Oh, that’s right, they didn’t.
Leonard Ravenhill never worried about offending others with the truth. He once said,
“Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need.”
Most of us understand it is not wise to allow Hollywood to unleash its filth into our homes but to be honest, we have become desensitized to the dangers of godless entertainment. We have forgotten the simple truth of the principle, Garbage in – Garbage out!
A little later we will address an interesting commentary about the effects of divorce on the religious beliefs and practices of children. Has a culture of easy divorce been partly responsible for many youth walking away from the Christian faith?
But first, far too many young people have become enamored with celebrities and pop culture. Far too many movie and TV stars, along with professional athletes, have become bad “role models” for our youth. Sadly, the example they often set contradicts the teaching and wisdom of the Bible. How do we address the dangers of their very bad examples and wake up parents to the reality of influence?
Our guest today, Tina Griffin, has dedicated her life to addressing pop culture and its affect on our youth. She has addressed the effects of secular entertainment on youth through her show “Hollywood exposed” and has appeared on several television networks and shows. She has also worked in the movie industry, learning the inside scoop to what is really going on.
One life verse she shared with us is Ephesians 5:11. To paraphrase, don’t go along with the darkness, expose it by shining the light of Christ! Here it is in context:
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. 3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4 and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. Ephesians 5:1-13
From Tina’s hard-hitting blog on Beyonce and other influential performers:
“Sadly, Beyonce is just one of many celebrities who is working on behalf of Satan and encouraging us to follow and practice Luciferianism. It’s that serious. Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Fergie, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and Jay-Z are some of the other more well known, professing Satanists. For example, Fergie states, “The Devil comes and soon my conscious and unconscious might start to brawl as this cunning Demon takes me as it’s voodoo doll.” Katy Perry explains, “I swear I wanted to be the Amy Grant of music, but it didn’t work out and so I sold my soul to the devil.” Nicki Minaj has said in the past that there’s a crazy boy named Roman who lives in her and says things she would never say. She has told him to leave but he resists and she said he’s in her for a reason. Justin Timberlake boastfully announced, “All you people out there, Satan is my master. He has always been.” As you can see, many stars tell their fans just who they follow. Are we listening?
Do we catch celeb’s words when they describe their involvement with the occult? We need to be educated on what role models we should follow so that we are not pulled into the devastating, deceitful destruction of demonic possession. Satan is attacking the masses with his lies and using the entertainment industry to carry out his plan. The word “industry’ means “production and construction.” What is Hollywood producing as a result of millions of fans idolizing celebrities who are promoting this message? The more research you do in regards to Satanism in the industry, the more your eyes will be opened and the dots will start to connect.”
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