Daily Devotional for Wednesday August 28, 2013
Why is Everyone Making Such a Big Deal Out of Miley Cyrus's Performance at MTV Awards
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I know when we ask God to forgive our sins, that he remembers them no more. Then what does it mean when the Bible talks about that each one of us will give an account to God.
ANSWER: Even though are sins are forgiven and we are assured of eternity in Heaven with the Lord, God will look at our lives AFTER we were saved regarding whatever crowns and rewards there may be for our faithfulness and service.
"I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Luke 19:40
Why is everyone making such a big deal out of Miley Cyrus' "performance" at the MTV awards program? Now I am really confused. Our culture tells us that we are not allowed to challenge someone based on the choices they make in how to live their life. Our culture has also embraced, glorified, and promoted every type of sexual deviancy man has dreamed up in his rebellious imagination. So what is the big deal about a 20-year-old singer having simulated sex with teddy bears and using a foam finger along with a male singer to simulate sexual acts???
We live in a day when the culture along with major media outlets embrace, support, and promote the slaughter of innocent babies. We have decided as a culture that God's definition of marriage and the family is outdated and has re-defined both of these institutions that form the foundation of society. Why would these same people be so offended by the "performance" of Miley Cyrus the other night?
I find it amusing if it wasn't so sad, that people are outraged over what happened at the MTV Awards program the other night, yet these are mostly the same people who have advocated for the moral deterioration of our culture. What did they expect when they advocated for infanticide? What did they expect when they advocated for special rights for people who CHOOSE to engage in unhealthy, unnatural, perverted sex acts. What did they expect when they advocated for the perversion and destruction of God's plan for marriage and the family?
At the same time, why are people of faith so outraged? While you have sat back in silence over the past 40 yrs while our culture was being destroyed, what did you think would happen? I remember when MTV first signed on. It was a risky, edgy move away from the traditional music model by actually having videos of the same music you would hear on the radio or buy at the record store. Most gave it little chance at succeeding when it signed on the air in August of 1981.
Fast forward 32 years later and the channel which is owned by media giant Viacom (owner of CBS, Paramount movie studios, VHI, CMT, Logo (gay cable channel), Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, and other media holdings) doesn't air music videos any longer. Replacing the videos are programs geared to teens and young adults glorifying sex with any gender, drinking, using drugs, and simply living an irresponsible life. There is NOTHING that Miley Cyrus did Sunday night that MTV isn't promoting and glorifying on their station every day that is geared primarily to teens and young adults!!!
I still remember the days of television when Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore playing a married couple slept in separate beds!!! The rot and filth put out by MTV has only gotten worse each year, just like it has on ALL cable networks as well as the major TV networks. Prime time programming is littered every night with storylines and characters that promote and glorify homosexuality and every other type of sexual immorality. Virtually all of the programming being put out today is nothing but a cesspool of rebellion to everything the Word of God teaches!
I love you and care about you so much. One reoccurring theme I have shared with you for 14 years now is that people of faith MUST speak up. As I have told you, the only way the lie can stand is when the Truth is absent! If we, the people of God's Truth don't speak up who will? Why are those who serve satan never ashamed to speak up boldly with their lies, while the people of God are shy, timid, and even fearful to speak up even though we possess the Truth!!!
People question me often why I so often rail aginst Osteen and this generation of gutless and compromised pastors. THIS IS WHY! If a supposed man of God like Osteen and those who stand in the pulpits of our churches won't speak out, how can we really expect the man in the pew to speak out? We have learned from this generation of spineless pastors that it is easier to act like certain subjects don't exist and to never really challenge those who spew satan's lies since we don't want to "offend" anyone.
So while we have sat back in silence and watched our culture spiral into the spiritual abyss, from time to time we see examples of our silence like Sunday night's "performance" by Miley Cyrus and now all of a sudden we are outraged? Give me a break! We are simply seeing the byproduct of a culture in all out rebellion to God and His Truth, rebellion that has gone unchecked for the most part because God's church and His people have sat back in silence while satan's agenda has been unfolding before our very eyes!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,