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Subtle Mocking of Jesus/Bible (Sometimes Blatant) IN PLAIN SITE!

We’re all aware of cases where the mocking of Jesus/the bible is BLATANT and in your face (the TV show “Black Jesus”, the open mocking of Jesus/the bible at gay pride rallies, etc.) But what about the cases that are NOT so clear cut? And most of it’s SO subtle, you don’t even hardly notice it, at first. And if/when you DO notice it, you’re not totally sure what to think of it (if anything) at first. That’s how the Devil rolls, folks….. Lets examine some of those examples in closer detail…..   

1). When movies and TV shows are given BIBLICAL NAMES but have NOTHING to do with true, BIBLICAL CHARACTERS/THE BIBLE! (And in the last few years, I’ve been noticing more and more of this “trend” – these few listed are just the TIP of the iceberg! There’s many, many more! But for the sake of time & space, I’ll just limit it to these few so you get a good idea)….

  • ALPHA and OMEGA: Journey to Bear KINGDOM” (ONLY JESUS HIMSELF IS **THE** ALPHA & OMEGA!)
  • ARMAGEDDON” (so-called “alien invasion” that has NOTHING to do with the bible!)
  • THE GOSPEL of US” (has absolutely NOTHING to do with the bible or biblical topics)
  • “RE-ALIVE” (A movie line in the movie blasphemously states: “LAZARUS, COME FORTH!”, not to mention that the name “Re-alive” might possibly be mocking the concept of “being spiritually born again, in CHRIST”)
  • “DAY OF RECKONING” (flies in opposition to Isaiah 2:12, which talks about the Lord’s ETERNAL JUDGMENT)
  • “LIFE” (pushes the “intelligent life on Mars” theory…….UNBIBLICAL!!!!)

And folks, that’s just the movies that technically DON’T have any sort of TRUE “biblical bent” to them. What about the ones that “claim” they DO

  • I AM GABRIEL: ALL THINGS MADE NEW” (ABSOLUTELY BLASPHEMOUS MOVIE! Only JESUS can “make all things news”, only JESUS became human flesh in the form of a newborn child and only JESUS is to be bowed down to, NOT ANGELS!)
  • 200 Degrees” (This movie MOCKS Old Testament Prophet Daniel’s THREE Friends that were placed in the Fiery Furnace of Nebuchadnezzar!) 
  • The Shack” (Jesus is NOT a “woman”, nor does Jesus preach a “watered-down gospel of Salvation! ABSOLUTELY BLASPHEMOUS!)
  • THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE” [Yes, it’s a “Christian comedy” but the NAME of the movie should’ve been called something else! Because not only does the NAME actually MOCK the resurrection of Christ but ALSO of Lazarus!]
  • Noah” (The BIBLICAL NOAH was NOT a “homicidal maniac”, etc.etc.) 
  • The Bible TV Series” (UNBIBLICAL! Why? Because in the TV series, Drops of Water Got Inside Noah’s Ark, etc. and we KNOW that not a SINGLE drop of water got inside the Ark due to God’s SPECIFIC instructions to Noah about how to paint the entire outside of the boat’s surface with a special tar/pitch SO THAT no water would get in it!)  

But what’s WORSE about this whole situation is people DEFENDING these movies (both so-called biblically-bent, yet UNBIBLICAL movies), as well as the ones that are NOT biblically-bent but take on biblical-sounding names/titles:

https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/film/why-are-so-many-christians-afraid-hollywood-bible-movies

And again, think about the magazine name ITSELF: “Relevant”. That’s exactly what alot of these movies and TV shows are attempting to do: stay “relevant”. However, the word “relevant” is the EXACT OPPOSITE of how Jesus would have us live!

In today’s world, TRUE, BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY is seen as IRRELEVANT by today’s wider, secular culture! And so when we Christians/Messianic Jews (as a whole) try to make biblical Christianity stay “Relevant”, we in turn WATER DOWN THE GOSPEL, WHICH THEN MAKES IT SEEM POWERLESS AND “IRRELEVANT” TO THOSE WHO ARE *UNSAVED*…..THUS the VERY REASON that MAKES the gospel seem “truly irrelevant” to today’s Unsaved Culture, at large! 

2). It doesn’t JUST extend to movies and TV shows. It goes much, much deeper than that. It can ALSO include music and advertising. Lets us examine a couple of examples:

Yeezus blaphemy

Album cover for Yeezus, notice the Devil’s red hand on the left; we simply KNOW the Devil’s behind this album cover. I pray in the name of Jesus that Kanye & Kim are given another chance of salvation in Jesus Christ! Amen.

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A random ad that seems to MOCK Old Testament David AND the Lord’s provisions.  It might’ve been originally meant to GLORIFY the Lord (and the late King David) in a way. However, with no true biblical reference written alongside of it, it appears to be mocking. May the Lord Jesus forgive me 10-fold if I’m wrong.

SPIRIT IN THE SKY, JESUS MOCKING

“I’m not a sinner, I’ve never sinned” (That is the EXACT OPPOSITE of 1 John 1: 8:10 – book of 1st John, chapter 1, verses 8 to 10. May Jesus forgive Mr. Greenbaum and give him another chance at salvation. Amen.)

JOEL OSTEEN

Note: It’s not the great “I AM” in the bible that he’s talking about but more about “self-empowerment”. Also….the word “RISE?” (Mr. Osteen has been “spiritually lost” for a long time but I pray in the name of Jesus that he’ll get another chance for TRUE salvation in Christ someday. Amen). 

In the Kanye West example up above, it’s VERY, very blatant mocking of the bible (atleast in MY opinion). But in the 2nd-4th illustrated examples (as well as the non-biblical movies with biblical names), it’s far more subtle.

I even found MYSELF asking the questions on illustration #2: “Are they knowingly mocking David & Goliath OPENLY? Are they trying to USE the example of David & Goliath for their own financial gain? Are they trying to gain more “seemingly Christian” clients, figuring the Christian clients would be easier to bamboozle? Or are they “subtle Christians” who are using their advertising to try to get people INTERESTED in the stories of the bible?” 

Though it might possibly be the 4th scenario, I’m willing to bet it’s either scenario 1, 2 or 3 (especially in today’s fallen world). My VERY first question was, “Is that MOCKING?” I wasn’t totally sure and I admit that to my shame! And the SAME types of questions popped into my mind when I very first saw the BIBLICAL NAMES/TITLES of movies that had NOTHING to do with the bible/biblical characters! I didn’t have my “biblical thinking cap” on at first……In fact, many Christians today don’t…….at first, anyways! 

Illustrations 3 and 4 are ALSO confusing. Illustration 3 makes it seem like: “oh, that’s okay, he’s just glorifying God the Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ!” But when one examines the LYRICS to the song: “I’m not a sinner, I’ve never sinned”, it becomes all the more apparent that this is NOT a true Jesus-glorifying song but rather a song that seems to come with a “different gospel”. 

Illustration 4 makes it “seem” at first like Mr. Osteen is glorifying the GREAT “I AM THAT I AM”. But instead, it’s more of a NEW AGE book where he tells his readers the following: 

osteen quote

But what the Holy Spirit communicated to me the other day has now become GLARINGLY CLEAR: 

“ALL FORM OF *MOCKING* IS MOCKING……….EVEN WHEN AND *ESPECIALLY* WHEN IT’S *SUBTLE!* AND FURTHERMORE AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY SO…….ANY FORM OF MOCKING, SPECIFICALLY SUBTLE MOCKING IS NOTHING SHORT OF *HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE!*” 

Whoa! Those words just blew me away! Are those fateful words hinting that Jesus is EVEN MORE angry at *subtle mocking* than he is BLATANT MOCKING? One can only guess. But the message is CLEAR: Whenever we come across subtle (or even blatant, for that matter) mocking, we can know for 100% sure that YES, it IS mocking and that YES, Satan is trying VERY, VERY HARD to use that subtle mocking against us

On one of the above blasphemous movies (actually on nearly ALL of them), nearly ALL the user reviews are POSITIVE and I’ve hardly seen ANY negative user reviews, calling out the movie and movie producers for making a BLASPHEMOUS MOVIE! That’s scary! Because if people so-called find “hope” in a “false gospel”, then their spiritual hope is also a false hope, INDEED!

So just remember: if you see, hear or come across something and you’re subtly asking yourselves: “is THAT mocking?” (of Jesus/the bible), then it most certainly likely IS! 

“Jesus, I pray that all souls who read this will be enlightened by this and will now better recognize subtle mocking and will IMMEDIATELY rebuke that subtle mocking (within their minds, hearts & spirits) in your great, heavenly name! I also pray that you will stir their hearts, minds, bodies and spirits towards YOU, O Lord, and that you will give them a RENEWED heart & strength & BOLDNESS in you, so that they will NOT be afraid to SPEAK OUT against such *subtle mocking*, even if they are the VERY FIRST person (in their family, workplace, community) to speak out against the subtle mocking they see on those movies/tv shows review sites! And furthermore, whenever they DO speak out against the subtle mocking, use THEIR words to help enlighten and open up the spiritual eyes of others. Amen”. 

Why The HATE?

It’s ONE thing not to believe in A god or God. It’s quite ANOTHER thing to lambast those who DO!

I don’t get it.

Why all the hate for something a person “so-called” doesn’t believe in? (And again, I don’t say this against ALL atheists, ONLY those who brazenly speak out against Christianity with such “hatred” in their hearts!)

What is “hating God” gonna do for that person, at the end of the day? Did I miss something, here?

If, for example, many people believed in the flying spaghetti monster, and I myself did not, I’d laugh them to scorn ONE time on perhaps ONE Youtube video and then go about my life, no further “scorn” from me would be needed, on my part. For I would simply KNOW beyond 100% of a doubt that the “F.S.M” didn’t exist and I’d be 100% comfortable IN my position of knowing that it didn’t exist.

And in fact, deep down, I’d even feel sorry for such people that believed in “its” existence, as NO archaeological or scientific evidence would support their “claims”, as it were. And I wouldn’t even pay much attention to those that believed the thing existed, for I’d KNOW the thing was false and no harm, no foul, right?

BUT…..if I “secretly” believed that there WAS a small possibility the “flying spaghetti monster” did in fact exist (theoretically speaking), and that this “F.S.M” could actually send me to the lake of fire someday for “defying/denying it”, THEN I might act with “defensive hatred” towards it/those whom believed in it.

And IN the process of doing so, I would be EVER-SO-DESPERATELY trying to convince myself that “such a thing” didn’t exist. But yet, I’d also have to realize at the end of the day that not all the cussing and hating and mocking in the world’s going to make something not exist that exists! (Even if I didn’t believe it existed!)

That’s why HATING something that doesn’t even so-called exist in one’s mind would IMPLY that a person “secretly believes” that said things actually exist (or at the VERY least, have a mere small chance of “existing”). People act angrily towards things they FEAR!

And again, I don’t believe in the flying elevator. BUT you don’t see me making “hateful” statements towards it. Because I KNOW it doesn’t exist, PERIOD! I might make “mocking jokes” from time to time about people whom DID believe in the “flying elevator” (metaphorically speaking). But I wouldn’t openly hate on the thing! Because first of all, there’s nothing there for me to hate, right? The thing simply does NOT exist! Therefore, it’d be like yelling at the OPEN AIR!

Many people HATE the bible and act as if it’s gonna sprout a pair of claws and teeth and physically bite them or something, if they get too close to it or hold it in their hands! And they hate on Jesus Christ/Yeshua with such vile hatred in their hearts, when they don’t even know Him!

Ask yourselves this question: is it okay to hate and pass judgement on someone you don’t even know? Most people would agree that it’s NOT okay to IMMEDIATELY hate and pass judgement on someone you don’t even know. So WHY hate Jesus Christ with such vile hatred in their hearts? What does hating Jesus DO for them? Does it give them 100% assurance of Salvation? No. Does it pretty much guarantee them a free pass into the lake of fire someday, provided they don’t repent of their sins? Yes. So truly…….hating Jesus Christ does absolutely NOTHING for them!

True, it might be make them temporarily rich, famous, popular or the like in the SHORT/TEMPORAL run. But what about the LONG-TERM/ETERNAL run?

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36 [New Testament]  

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good” – Psalm 14:1 [Old Testament] 

But again, Psalm 14:1 isn’t just talking about atheists, it’s talking about all people (in general) who live their lives AS IF there is no God! For example, just because a person BELIEVES in God doesn’t mean that they live their lives AS THOUGH God exists. Let me elaborate, here……….

For example………

Joe Schmoe may believe in God and go to church every week. But does he LIVE as though there’s a God, every other day of the week? Does he LIVE AS though there’s a God who’s watching his every move, his every deed, thought and action? [Think of the Song called “I’ll Be Watching You” by the Police, for instance. And imagine it were the Lord himself singing the song to his creation!]. 

True, while Romans 3:23 DOES state: “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (meaning, everybody sins and nobody’s perfect), that does NOT mean that a believing Christian [“Joe Schmoe”] should live their lives as though God does not exist.

“So how does a person live their life as though God does not exist?”, one may ask.

And the answer is very simple:

  • by NOT giving God the praise, worship & daily acknowledgement that he deserves!
  • To go to church once a week and “forget God” the rest of the week!
  • To not remember all the great and mighty things he did for the ancient Hebrews!
  • To also not remember or acknowledge all the great things God has done in one’s own life!
  • To DISREGARD the 10 commandments and act as if they no longer matter!
  • To NOT believe in the bible [specifically, the creation account in the book of Genesis] or any of its precepts!
  • To DISREGARD the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts (Pentecost, Trumpets, Tabernacles, etc.) AS IF they are “Jewish feasts, ONLY!”
  • To CELEBRATE in Paganized holidays that truly have NOTHING TO DO WITH JESUS CHRIST and that actually MOCK HIM (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year’s, St. Valentine’s Day, etc.)
  • To not ever read and meditate on the bible
  • To not ever pray about anything
  • To not ever focus on one’s personal/spiritual relationship with Christ
  • Etc.

And in living as though “God does not exist” (in principle) is really no different (in God’s eyes) than HATING HIM!

Therefore, in God’s eyes, lukewarm Christians hate him just as much as “defiant atheists” (those who are “defiant” towards him, that is) do, if not even more so!

For remember: the Lord’s wrath is TWICE upon a lukewarm believer in Him, rather than a nonbeliever! For his wrath starts within the house of God, which is the body/assembly of believers!

Therefore, rather a believer or nonbeliever, I leave  you with two questions:

  1. Do you hate God? If so, why?
  2. What does hating God DO for you, at the end of the day? As in, what true *eternal gains* do you get by doing so?

But again, I could preach and preach and preach at “defiant atheists” (those that are “defiant”, that is), and lukewarm Christians all day long. But at the end of the day, many of them will STILL refuse to change their ways. That’s not the Lord’s fault and it sure as heck ain’t MY fault! For these people are simply CHOOSING to defy Him, the Almighty God of creation!

Take apart the “theory” of Evolution and you’re left with nothing. What? It was just, poof! Now we’re here………all various forms of complex LIFE….out of THIN AIR?……..Wow……. Lets get real here, people! If Evolution were “true”, they would’ve found MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of inter-generational fossils BY NOW. Cause afterall, they’ve had MILLIONS of years of time FOR these “magic inter-generational fossils” to show up by now, have they not? But yet, they haven’t found a single one. NADA! And the one they DID claim to find? Ida — the mere skull of a LEMUR? It was later proven to be FAKE! (As was Piltdown Man!) Which can be evidenced here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/controversial-ida-fossil-no-missing-link/

And HERE:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/do53pi.html

Now, there’s no doubt in my mind that some scientists or a group of scientists will ONCE AGAIN try to “fake evidence” for “Evolution” someday soon. The question is, are YOU (rather an atheist or Christian believer) going to buy it? I pray NOT! 

We can know from SEVERAL different ways that the bible is true! One is archaeological evidence. Two is fulfilled bible prophecy, 100% of the time. For no other religion ON EARTH can make that claim! For example, Joseph Smith (of the Mormons) had over 99 FAILED prophecies! 99! And that’s just the small tip of the iceberg! Islam has ZERO prophecies that were fulfilled during the times of the Old Testament! In fact, Islam didn’t even exist until well AFTER the times from the New Testament had already passed! Which should tell you something, folks! And other religions have “prophecies”, yes, but they’re all related to a future “false Messiah”, they have no “prophecies” that have ALREADY come to pass, the way that Messianic Christianity does! 

So the choice is up to YOU, folks! Evidence of God and his almighty power is ALL AROUND YOU! How much longer will you continue to deny Him? I pray not much longer! For we’re living in the times of The End and there’s not much more time before the skies part and the Earth trembles and Jesus Christ Almighty returns to Earth a 2nd time……with GREAT WRATH……against all those who denied HIM and openly defied him by not believing in Him and his divine words in the bible, by openly mocking Him, by following false religions that were not OF Him, etc.

He’s real, and you know he’s real, within the depths of your spirit! THINK, people! THINK! Search your heart. What is your gutt telling you? He’s calling out to you right now, people! Will YOU listen and heed onto his spiritual voice of Truth? I pray that you DO! For NOW is the time of Salvation and tomorrow’s not guaranteed! TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

REPENT of your sins! That means, give them up for good! Stop doing them! Pray for forgiveness of your sins in Jesus’s name! Get full-water baptized in the name of Jesus! Receive the free gifts of the Holy Spirit/the spirit of Truth, Salvation/Forgiveness of sins and Everlasting Life! Gifts that can ONLY be received in Jesus’s name and gifts that can ONLY be given when the seeker TRULY SEEKS THEM WITH A 100% REPENTANT HEART! 

How much longer will YOU continue to deny Him and to live your life as though he doesn’t exist? How much longer will YOU deny his calling out to you in your dreams and visions? How much longer will you try to EVER-SO-DESPERATELY falsely convince yourself he doesn’t exist, that he’s not real, that the bible’s not real, and that his Almighty Wrath & Eternal Judgement is not real?

If you don’t believe, PRAY TO BELIEVE! He will answer your prayer if you TRULY seek him and his existence, MARK MY WORDS!

Because deep, deep down, you KNOW he exists! Just like you KNOW there wouldn’t still be MILLIONS of believers in him if it had been proven he doesn’t exist! Just like you ALSO know there’s NO WAY that miracles could happen if he didn’t exist! Think about it! Truly think about it! How DO miracles happen, if it’s not by the case of Almighty God? Things that defy ALL scientific, physical, medical explanation. People that are within INCHES of death, escaping a tragedy with NO INJURIES……..How does that happen, folks? SEARCH YOUR HEARTS! 

He’s calling out to you right now AND HAS BEEN calling out to you FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW, IN YOUR LIFE! Are YOU listening?!?! Will you HEED his call, before it’s too late and your fate is sealed for ETERNITY? He DESPERATELY wants to save you but he can’t save you, if you won’t let him! He’s crying tears of AGONY right now, over all those who refuse to get saved! For it’s not his will for ANY to perish! And as soon as the heavenly father gives him the OK, he’ll return with great wrath upon the Earth! And sadly, many people will CHOOSE to eternally condemn themselves in the flames by NOT heeding his call! Will YOU heed his call, before it’s too late? I pray SO!