Friday, July 8, 2011
What does it mean to be a Christian?
This is a question we as believers must ask ourselves and when formulating an answer, it should be inline with what the word of God describes a christian. We cannot define Christianity with our personal opinions and ideas of how WE should live OUR lives because we are NOT our own. Being a christian is complete submission to God and his laws outlined in True Biblical doctrine.This is what sets us apart from the world.
Romans 12:2 "Be not Conformed to this world:BUT be ye Transformed by the renewing of your MIND..."
True Christians are those that strive to be more like Christ, those that have denied themselves to follow after Jesus Christ(Mathew 16:24-26). Too many are looking to figures in media to define Christianity.Individuals such as Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, Oprah and some famous Gospel Artists are promoting a false doctrine of mixing sacred with the profane.As a result we have compromising and misguidance and a false indoctrination with in Christiandom. With this indoctrination,Christians find themselves in debates with one another, unfortunately diverse denominations in Christianity is the result of such disagreements along with the frustration of trying to minister truth to some who refuse to accept Truth. There is an enemy in the camp.
Here,I will expose some who are cunningly and subtly redefining Christianity and reveal how so many Christians are adopting false doctrines (such as the doctrine of INCLUSION) through movies, radio and tv individuals who claim Christianity but are wolves in sheep clothing leading many astray...
Doctrine of Inclusion
simply the belief that all will make it in the kingdom of Heaven with or without Christ and making any changes to who you are. This is why we see so many mixing of world with the church in different forms of entertainments.Also mingled with this false doctrine is a satanic movement called New Age Movement
The Tyler Perry Indoctrination.
Many so called Christians are in support of this man because of his "inspirational life story" or "claim to fame". He produced stage plays in his earlier days and used talented Christians to star in these plays. His scripts were inspirational and funny, they touched many, particularly women because his stories appealed to their emotions concluding with a surge of redemption...and with a dash of muscular shirtless men flexing and women in revealing apparels he enticed lustful responses, as the world would say "sex sells". This should have been a red flag in our spirit that something is wrong. But people were already mesmerized by Tyler's talent to care about the seemingly harmless innuendos. Unknown to many, this is a form of Desensitization,meticulously crafted to slowly strip away our spiritual guards and defenses.
When our gaurd is down, we compromise, make excuses for sin and become blind to the evil associated with the themes.
Themes that appeal to our flesh by touching various aspects of our emotions are always used as tools in media to desensitize in order to indoctrinate, bringing forth acceptance of unGodliness.
1 John 4:1 "do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for MANY false prophets have gone OUT into the WORLD."
This scripture also pertain to entertainers such as Tyler Perry.Through the guise of entertainment many are being deceived into accepting false doctrine.We claim to know truth and use this as a window to allow falsehood to come in as if we are immune but in reality we are susceptible to deception.
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Tyler Perry's plays eventually caught attention from big names in Hollywood aka satan's playground. And as his reputation grew we notice his work mingled more and more with secularism, even the songs used in his plays are secular songs that speak to the emotional/carnality vs spiritual. His audience or followers had grown so use to him and his style of entertainment that it really didn't mattter.But you see becoming successful in Hollywood requires denouncing the true Christ and true God.
The Bible says you cant serve two masters! And light and Darkness cannot coincide.But these so called Christians in Hollywood believe in a totally different doctrine.
Tyler's character Madea is the star of majority of his shows/movies, without this character Tyler Perry's name would have no significance.We are finding entertainment in a character that is a transvestite (woman who acts like a man and is a man in a dress), we laugh as Madea makes a mockery of scriptures, "ministers" to others in between foul language,violence,lewdness etc. Not to mention his movies are full of unGodly material such as fornication,cursing, adultery glorification of divorce etc? we label this as Christianity and ministry? Last I checked the Actors that he hires for the roles are living in sin.If the very secular actors and musicians he uses are not changed by his so called "ministry" then what do we say about those who gave their lives to Christ through his work? Were they introduced to the true Christ? or a Christ Hollywood created who will accept our carnal ways that mix sacred with profane? Did he really need to play a character to introduce man to Christ? This is absurd and hold no Biblical credibility.
If your claiming Christianity then produce true Biblical doctrine in your works that ministers TRUTH. If you want to do worldly materials then do worldly materials, do not mix the two!
Revelations 3:16 "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth"
"He is an actor, he is just acting" .
We Fail to see that many times these actors suffer from personal psychological and spiritual shortage and is in need of prayer, most of the time the spiritual influence embedded in these characters that we think are talents and gifts of actors are from demonic forces!Some Actors use this venue (acting or becoming something else)as a way to cope with an even bigger problem that they struggle with internally...so it is not always just "Acting" we need to seriously pray for this man. To get some insights on what goes on in Hollywood with Actors...see my blog "Illuminated Hollywood"
Tyler's Sexual Molestation and abuse
Tyler Perry came forth admitting to the world on Oprah, that he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child at the hands of 3 different men.And many young boys who were sexually abused seek affection from the same sex (become gay) or they become confused in their sexual orientations hence you have transgenders.There are countless homosexuals that came out of the "closet" per se and had an history of being sexually abused in their child hood.
There is a good chance that this man did not fully heal from his past ordeal, though I fully sympathize, for we all have a past,it takes time and Spiritual growth to fully recover and be delivered.Some would use other venues to heal and the Entertainment industry is full of them, they feed off the approvals of others to feel better but internally they still struggle, its worse when your constantly around that which you are trying to be delivered from.
He is a savior?
Many Christians claim that Tyler Perry's antics are bringing people to Christ as I mentioned.
But did not the Bible warns us of those who take up the claim of Christ but are not of his...
Even NOW there are MANY anti-Christs..." 1 John 2:18.
Let me say this...there are many claiming Christ but the bible clearly state that
many shall come and make claims only to deceive.Then we are told that we shall know them by their fruits. Does Tyler's movies and plays minister the True Gospel of Jesus Christ? no.
The world seem to be able to make the distinction...why cant we?
Christ describe such as Anti-Christ.Tyler Perry is leading many to a false Christ. A Christ that supports LGBT,this is the dangerous and evil workings behind the Madea Character. If we claim to love God and have his spirit within us, I find it hard to believe that we are not convicted in some way.Tyler Perry and his movies are indoctrinating alot of women and shaping their perspectives on relationships, their views of men, their role as women in an un-Biblical way.
which leads me to my next individual in the media that many of these silly women (as the bible describes them) are following...
This man would need a separate blog on all the deceptions he is currently dishing out to his christian followers.
Ever since his carnal Anti-Christ book "Think like a man act like a woman" came out Christian women has bought into his false teachings, he then became the spokes person for single women seeking answers from sources outside of God.
Steve Harvey became an over night relationship guru, appearing on "The View" and "Oprah" to impart his "wisdom" to naive women. I ask how is a man who does not know anything about being married to one woman for a life time is going to teach us anything? He is coming from a carnal and worldly perspective! Being well known to the world and famous does not give him any Authority of God to counsel any one let alone a christian woman.
Never mind his radio talk show that is nothing short of disrespectful to Christianity.This man needs to accept Jesus Christ into his life instead of claiming to know God but still remaining in sin. His methods is also a form of indoctrination, introducing the doctrine of "Inclusion".This doctrine states that God will accept any and every one no matter if they change their former ways or not, come as you are to Christ and leave as you are before you came to him...this is false doctrine!
There should be a change when you come to Christ and fully know God
2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Many Christians support this man and listen to him because they are unlearned and have been desensitized, where in the end they will compromise. This is a spiritual mark of the Anti-Christ. This is the workings of Satan! If you were to come up to a christian and say this man is wrong and we should not support him, they would use scriptures out of context to back up this man and continue in rebelliousness. Again this behavior is a sign of accepting the anti-Christ agenda and carrying the mark!
enough said about her.
The enemy is like a roaring lion walking to and fro seeking whom he may devour. In these last days as Christians we have to be on our spiritual guards, not just externally but internally. Watch what we feed our spirit and what enters our minds. Media was designed to influence, reshape and control our thoughts. No one christian is above the influence and the pride we develop in thinking we are "strong" enough to handle such things...is one who trust in the flesh.For God himself spoke to us and instruct us to AVOID such things, TOUCH not, TURN away from.
Romans 12:3 "to every man that is among you not to think of himself highly than he ought to think, but to think SOBERLY..."
As Christians when truth comes we should submit but instead we turn our backs and choose to remain quiet and neutral.This is the day to stand, WATCH and pray and equip our selves with knowledge so we are not caught off guard and deceived.
A pastor broke down the word "Enter-tain-ment" as this; to DETAIN you for ENTRY (to DETAIN you so that a spirit can ENTER you).This is very very true.
I ask you again What does it mean to be a CHRIST-IAN?
"you are known by the company you keep"
Great Merger (Documentary of Church merging with World)