It’s Just A Movie. Right?
STAND UP! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
“Be not deceived; GOD is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Film after film; film after film; just when you thought Hollywood couldn’t get any more perverted, they seem to achieve another all- time low in the 2013 blasphemous film, Rapture-Palooza. Written by Chris Matheson and directed by Paul Middleditch, this film is an all-out, in your face, frontal assault on Christianity, whose clear objective is the mockery of Jesus Christ, the Bible, and the reality of the future events that are soon to unfold.
There is nothing new under the sun and infidels have, and will continue, to mock the LORD of GLORY. It was John Lennon who stated in 1966, “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first-rock’ n’ roll or Christianity…” Well, John Lennon was wrong and we need not argue with that and was proven wrong. John Lennon has come and gone and Christianity continues on, charging through the pages of history sharing the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The anvil patiently takes the blows of the hammer, and the Word of GOD has patiently taken the blows from mockers throughout the ages. As the pile of broken hammers lies under the anvil; shattered, worn out and broken, so the scorners and scoffers of time lie broken under the anvil of GOD’s immutable WORD! They are dead and gone, but GOD, HIS Word, and HIS Kingdom live on!
So what is a believer in Jesus Christ supposed to do? What can we do when there is an outright assault on our Savior and HIS WORD? First, we need to pray for the people who produce, direct, and act in such films. Second, we need to, in love, be proactive and respond. It was Edmund Burke , who over 200 years ago said, “All that has to happen for evil to prevail is for just men to do nothing.” We must as the body of Christ stand up for righteousness! How can we as the church be silent about those things that matter to God? Jesus said that a city set on a hill cannot be hid.” David said in the Psalms, “I believed, therefore have I spoken.” The Apostle Paul reiterated what David said in 1 Corinthians and said, “We believe, therefore we speak.” Does our heart break for what breaks GOD’s heart? Are we passionate about what GOD is passionate about? Do we sincerely care about what GOD cares about? Sadly, it seems as though the western church has been silent about what matters to GOD. We are AWOL. What can you do? Call that company! Call that congressman! Call that TV or movie company, stand-up; let your voice be heard for Jesus Christ and for HIS Kingdom! Politicians know that just one phone call represents 30,000-50,000 people, so again, in love, pick up the phone, email them, let your voice be heard! Take a stand for Jesus!!!
“Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
David A Hook