Daily Devotional for Tuesday February 27, 2018
The Latest TV Program by a Major Network to Mock and Blaspheme the Chrisitan Faith
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I know that it is your desire that ALL come to repentance, that none be lost. Please give me a passion for souls. Help me to look at each person and never forget that they are created in your image, that one day they will die, and they have an eternal soul. Take away any fear, any hesitancy, to share the hope we have in Jesus with those people you bring into my life. Let me never forget that without Jesus, their soul will be lost for all eternity and do my part to share with them how they can have everlasting life through faith in Jesus who died for their sins. It is in the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
No outrage because we simply don't care!!! Coming to CBS is their newest program mocking Christians, “Living Biblically.” The series chronicles a married film critic and expectant father's decision to become born again by living his life according to the Holy Bible after the death of his best friend.
Of course those in the Liveprayer family already see the error in the premise. NOBODY becomes “born again” by living their life according to the Bible. You become “born again” by putting your faith in Jesus Christ. Living according to the Bible become a byproduct of becoming “born again!!!”
The sad reality is, many people, I am sure even some Christians, will find this mocking portrayal of the Christian faith humorous. I have no doubt I will get flooded with emails from people saying, "lighten up, it is just a TV program." That is the whole point of this Devotional today. There is no outrage because the fact is, we simply don't care that our Christain faith is mocked, demeaned, and blasphemed, and turned into a joke by the world!!!
As I sat and watched an advanced media copy of this blasphemous depiction of our faith, let me tell you exactly what I was thinking. I thought, Lord, let the fire and brimstone rain out of the heavens on this wicked nation. Pour out your wrath and judge this rebellious people. I am dead serious. Why should God continue to withhold His wrath any longer?
We legally slaughter 4,000 innocent babies every 24 hours. We make a mockery of God's Holy Institution of Marriage. We live in complete and total rebellion to God's Word. We blaspheme Jesus who came to save this world. We literally spit in the face of God every minute of every day. We deserve His wrath and punishment!
The amazing thing is, we are so blinded by our sin, we don't even understand how much trouble we are in. There is only one hope, one answer, and that is Jesus. We are not only a sinful, wicked, and pathetic people, we are also very stupid people. That is like if you were drowning and there was one person with a life raft to rescue you. Instead of crying out to that person for help, you curse him and tell him to get lost.
Am I being too sensitive? Am I being so rigid that I have missed the humor in this depiction of our faith? NO! I guarantee you that the geniuses at CBS would never, EVER, dare to depict the Muslim faith in this way. The CBS studios would be bombed if they did. Every Muslim group would be holding press conferences in outrage. Fatwas would be issued against the executives at CBS!
No, they would never dare blaspheme Muslims in this way, but Christians, no problem because they know we will sit back in silence and take it. They know that there are no Christian leaders who have been blessed with a large platform who have the guts to speak out. “Cotton candy Osteen,” the prosperity pimps of Christian TV only preach for filthy lucre. Meanwhile, those who create this mockery of our faith enjoy a great laugh, but I assure you they won't be laughing when they take their last breath and are standing before God!!!
I love you and care about you so much. I realize that I might as well be talking to a brick wall today. The fact is most people, even Christians, could care less. Some days I think I should just shut off all of the servers, take my Bible, and go lay out on the beach and enjoy the few days left before God's judgment falls on this nation.
However, I wake up each day and my commitment to Christ forces me to come to my office and do everything I can that day to warn the people, bring the hope of Christ to the hurting, and tell the lost that without Jesus they will perish for all eternity. I am a bondservant to the Lord Jesus Christ and I have no choice but to serve Him. It is what I have given my life to do.
All I can do today is to pray for each person reading these words today. Pray that the Lord will move on your heart to no longer sit back and simply accept the way this world blasphemes our Lord and mocks our faith. Speak up. Quit sitting back in silence. If the world is so bold to speak up and slam our faith, we should be that much bolder in defending our faith. WE ARE RIGHT! WE HAVE NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF! WE HAVE THE TRUTH ON OUR SIDE!
May the Lord give you this day a spirit of boldness as you take your stand for Him and share His Truth with those you meet each day. It is blasphemy to reduce Jesus to a cartoon character to be laughed at and ridiculed. It is no different than what the Roman guards did to Jesus before they crucified Him! HE IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. HE IS THE LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,