Daily Devotional for Sunday November 30, 2014
Kim Kardashian - A Living Symbol of the Spiritual Decay of this Nation
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, is it possible to be a Christian and at the same time call Jesus a liar, i.e. saying there is more than one way to heaven?
ANSWER: Jesus said, "If you love me, you will obey me." That means what the Bible says. How can you claim to love Jesus, yet hold beliefs and commit acts in complete rebellion to the Lord and the Truth of the Bible. Sadly, there is an overwhelming number of people who claim to be a Christian, yet support the murder of babies, the perversion of God's Holy Institution of Marriage, accepting a sexual perversion like homosexuality as an acceptable choice of sexual relations, as well as the universalistic lie from hell you asked about, that there is more than one way to Heaven. If that is true, than what Jesus did on the cross, all He taught, means ZERO. This has come about in these past 30 years from weak, gutless pastors, many of whom are not saved or believe the Bible to be the ONLY Truth there is, and these man-made marketing efforts like the seeker/purpose driven/emerging church/prosperity schemes that fill pews not by saving souls, but with a watered down, filtered, compromised message so nobody will be offended.
Kim Kardashian, a living symbol of the spiritual decay of this nation! Young adults and children today know virtually NOTHING of the great men and women and stories found in the Bible, but can tell you every sordid detail of the sinful life of manufactured reality star Kim Kardashian. I could actually stop the Devotional right here, since this says it all in regard to where our nation is spiritually.
Kardashian and her family have no musical ability. They are not gifted actors or actresses from the world of movies. They became famous in 2006 Kim's mother (widow of Robert Kardashian, a famous LA attorney best known for being friends with OJ Simpson and part of his dream team, who died in 2003 and left his family very well off financially) "leaked" a sex tape of her daughter Kim with the brother of singer Brandy that became an internet sensation.
The Kardashians have masterfully played the media and the general public over the past 6 years to build a business empire raking in tens of millions from their reality TV programs, personal appearances, clothes, fragrances, and anything else a person can hawk!
Several years ago, Kim was in the news for making a mockery out of God's Holy Institution of Marriage by marrying a current NBA basketball player on her TV program, and then ending the marriage after a whopping 81 days! Her divorce wasn't even final when Kim bcamesexually involved with rapper Kanye West who she married, had a baby with, and is not conteplating divorcing!
Do you need any indication of how far this nation is from God and His Truth? Just look at the constant filth and garbage on TV that has millions watching each week! "Jersey Shore," was replaced with "Buckwild,' a country version of "Jersey Shore." "Teen Mom," glorifying teenage girls having babies out of wedlock. All of the various "Housewife of" shows that is smut geared to an older audience.
One program after another glorifying every kind of sexual perversion you can name, every kind of outright rebellion to God you could think of, that portrays the very worst of human beings. All of these programs have millions of viewers and continue to be pumped out in more extreme forms each year to satisfy the insatiable appetites of people for sheer and utter rebellion to God!!!
If you are in your 40's and 50's or older, you have watched our society sink into the spiritual abyss in your lifetime. Going from a nation where the majority embraced Biblical values and honored God, to a nation where the majority now reject Biblical values and mock God.
Sadly, if you are younger, you have grown up knowing nothing but the utter rebellion we see around us on a daily basis in every aspect of our life. You have grown up being lied to that homosexuality is something people are born with and is normal. You have grown up being lied to that we evolved from a drop of pond scum. Worst of all, you probably didn't grow up in church, and if you did, chances are high it was a church that compromised the Truth of God's Word and watered down what the Bible teaches.
I love you and care about you so much. It is the church that is to blame for the spiritual state of our nation, not Kim Kardashian, TV, Hollywood, the Internet, the music industry, the pro abortion or homosexual movements, or anyone else. All these people are doing is living in rebellion to God as ANYONE without Christ does! The church and the church alone is the sole reason for the spritual decay in our nation!
My friend, the time to rise up is now. The church has proven to be incapable of leading our nation spiritually. The church will still play a huge role, but the movement has to start OUTSIDE the four walls of the church. The remnant, those who have refused to bow their knee to baal and compromise God's Truth must lead this movement, purge the churches who only want to play games, and work with those churches who are about God's Kingdom and not their own!
It is the people of God who must lead this charge in order to save the soul of our nation. Unless we repent as a nation, turn back to God and His Truth as a nation, we are doomed. But be of good cheer, there is a remnant, God has a people, and there are enough sitting back in silence who know deep down inside that we can't continue on the path we are on and survive much longer.
Now is the time, this is the moment in human history for those who know the Lord to take our stand as those faithful followers over the past 2,000 years have done before us. May eternity show us to have been faithful and not only see this nation fall on its' knees and repent, but see a mighty harvest of souls come to know Jesus as their Savior by faith! Amen??? AMEN!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,