Turn to just about ANY social media today (specifically Youtube, for example) and it seems that everybody wants to do what everyone ELSE is doing! [Just look at how many Shae Nae Nae videos there are on Youtube for instance, my goodness!]
And WHY is that, do you think?
What would drive a person to SO want to be like someone else, that they’re driven to make an entire VIDEO/etc. about it?
The answer lies within our own human need for “acceptance”. In retrospect, human beings tend to care more about fellow mankind/other people think of them, rather than what God Almighty/Jesus Christ thinks of them!
Someone once said that “where your money is, your heart is also”. And those words ring SO true, today! Just look at how many people spend most of their “take-away money” at shopping malls, movie theaters, casinos, restaurants, bars/liquor stores, on online videogames or “gossip magazines”, etc.? The number is quite staggering. (Especially among “Christians”!)
Now, am I personally condemning people spending their money at shopping malls and movie theaters,etc.? No. The point I’m trying to make is that when that’s ALL people want to do these days, instead of spending time in the Written Word of God (The Bible), then it becomes painfully obvious that they’re placing “entertainment”, “food” and “shopping” over God Almighty!
And what’s really sad in today’s world is that even many “Christians” themselves have now become PART of the “Mass Deception” that’s taking place in these last days! Many people who CALL themselves “Christian” now support things such as abortion, gay marriage, etc., without even blinking or thinking twice about it! And they will honestly look at you funny (the biblical-roots Christian, that is) for even do so much as BELIEVING the bible (King James Version) AND adhering to what it says! They will call you “old school”, “outdated”, a “hater”, a “bigot”, etc.!
Just take for example how many people would look at someone strange if they hadn’t stepped foot inside a shopping mall or movie theater in over a decade? Just like how many people today would look at someone as if they were the Devil if they didn’t agree with “same-sex marriage”, the celebration of “Pagan Christmas”, etc?
And among the college crowd, how many people would look at someone as if they were a “loser” of sorts if they didn’t participate in the following?
What’s even more sad is that America (as a whole) has now become an “anything goes” type of society (especially after the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling!) But like I said, the “gay rights movement”, at its very core, is actually nothing more than demanding the right to “sin freely”, without being told by anyone that what they’re doing is “sinful”.
And now, as a result of the gay marriage ruling, “other” groups of people are “demanding their rights to sin” as well (polygamists, incestors, pedos, you name it!) In fact, the media is very slowly desensitizing people to pedophilia (the TV show Toddlers & Tiaras was just the beginning!)
Look at the movie called “Bad Grandpa” for example, where a movie trailer on Youtube shows a little boy dressed up like a young female stripper, doing a sort’ve lap dance on stage, while the “grandpa” throws money at him! DIGUSTING! Plus I won’t even mention the U.S. govt’s endorsement of “Bacha Bazi” in Afghanistan or of all the current “dance competitions” in the U.S. that has young girls dressed – and dancing like – hookers! What has our nation come to, folks? ;( God’s wrath is DEFINITELY upon this nation!
Not to mention the NEW AGE/ENLIGHTENMENT MOVEMENT. The “all paths lead to one” thing……People think they can “find God” by chakra, meditation, incense, etc. In other words, people believe they can worship Buddha AND Jesus and “still be fine” on the Day of Judgement. OR they think they can worship other gods BESIDES Jesus (Buddha, Krishna, Joseph Smith, Allah, etc.) and still be considered “righteous” in God’s eyes on the Day of Judgement.
And on top of the New Age movement already in place, there’s also something called the ECUMENICAL and EMERGENT MOVEMENTS……The ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT is where they’re trying to merge all “Christian churches” with the Roman Catholic Church. The EMERGENT MOVEMENT is where they’re trying to incorporate “New Age philosophies and practices” INTO the “Christian Church” (as a whole).
But the point I’m trying to make is that Jesus Christ called the path to Everlasting Life a NARROW WALK! He also said that FEW would find it! F E W….He also said that MANY who call themselves “Christians” will be ETERNALLY TURNED AWAY/PUNISHED by him on the Day of Judgement since they worshiped him “in vain” while living on Earth.
Meaning, they called themselves “Christian” but didn’t truly LIVE as one……They still worshiped on the false, PAGAN Sabbath (Sun-day), they mindlessly worshiped in the PAGAN HOLIDAYS (Easter, Christmas, etc.), they IGNORED his true, BIBLICAL holidays (Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, etc.) and true, BIBLICAL Sabbath (Saturday – Friday sundown to Saturday twilight – please remember that a Jewish “day” begins at sundown the night before!)…………
They went to “church” every week but they blatantly ignored the homeless guy on the street, as they drove to/from the grocery store. They “went through the motions of prayer and bible study”, but only first after watching “the big football game” or their favorite movie/tv show, or after playing their favorite videogame or going to see a movie at the theater…..[And believe me, this goes JUST AS MUCH for ME, as it does for others!]
They bought “generous gifts” for others but then EXPECTED elaborate gifts in return. They called out in the name of Yeshua/Jesus but then turned around and held a grudge against someone (a friend, a family member, a coworker). They called themselves “Christian” but supported UNGODLY THINGS such as premarital sex, abortion, same-sex marriage/relationships, pornography, “gay rights”, etc. They talked about HOW Jesus/Yeshua would do things (especially at the End of Days) but they didn’t really have the TRUE FAITH that he would. Etc. etc……..you get the picture………..
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it“ – [Matthew 7: 13-14]
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” – [Matthew 7: 21-23]
Truth is, many “Christians” will find themselves in the lake of fire someday. And right before they’re thrown in, they’ll be asking Jesus “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”, but the Lord Jesus will NOT hear them! Instead, he will say to them, “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity“. OUCH!
Remember that James 4:4 states: “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”.
Translation? Being “in the world” (that means, being up to speed on fashion, trends, latest movies/music/videogames/celeb news) is “enmity with God”. Why? Because it technically means a person cares more about the latest fashion trends/music/movies/technological gadgets/etc. than they do Almighty God/Yeshua/Jesus Christ. So that, in effect, makes them a technical “enemy” of God/his written word in the bible.
On the contrary, to be “friends” with God/Yeshua IS to effectively be considered an “enemy” of the world. Think about how a person’s naturally considered a “loser” if they DON’T CARE about the latest fashion trends/music/movies/videogames/technological gadgets/etc. Believe me, there’s a whole spiritual reasoning behind it! Because Jesus said, “the world loves its own”:
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also” – [John 15:18-20]
So you have two choices and two choices, ONLY: LIVE for Jesus Christ by DENYING the world and the things OF this world (as a whole)……OR……live AS the world and with the things OF this world, place Jesus Christ and his written word in the bible on the back burner, live as though you don’t have a care in the world and suffer for an eternity in the flames later! The choice is up to you! But don’t say I didn’t warn you!