I remember quite clearly as a boy, one day I was throwing rocks at a wasp nest.
I finally landed one dead center, and much to my suprise, one of the wasps flew directly at me and stung me behind the ear. I was only 10, but I accepted the responsibility for my actions and determined not to cry, because afterall, I deserved to be stung.
No, it wasnt a Hornet’s nest. Thankfully I have avoided every Hornet’s nest I ever saw, until now.
I have resisted stiring up this “Hornet’s Nest” for a long time. Partly because I dont exactly relish being stung, and partly because I wanted to be sure I was ready to Take the Stand that I was about to call for. It’s not a new stand or call, but it seems that those “Standing” and “Calling” have either died out, or have been drowned out.
Please understand, I do not desire to sound judgmental, nor do I desire to question anyone’s faith. I am not your judge, but I ask you to judge yourself.
I am not questioning your faith, but I ask you to question your own faith, depth, and sencerity in light of what I am about to say. I am not The Holy Spirit, nor do I want to be His surrogate. I am asking you to Honestly consider this subject and lay it before Him, ready and willing to accept His verdict. This is not a “cold turkey” type decision. No, it is a one step at a time, one day, one week, one year at a time, decision. It took me a while to get where I am, and this is due in no small part to my Godly Wife. Dont be suprised if takes you some time as well.
So what am I reffering to? What is this Hornet’s Nest, this Stand, this Call?
It is The Call to Take a Stand to Honor God in ALL of your Entertainment Choices.
If you are a Believer in Jesus Christ I will remind you that YOU are bought with a price, you are not your own. Everything you do, everything you participate in, should only and always represent Christ.
You dont answer to me or any other person in regard to these choices, but you will give account to God for them, so choose wisely.
Have you considered the millions and billions of dollars spent each year on entertainment?
Cable bills, Movie Tickets, Concert tickets, Music downloads, Broadway Shows, and other live performances mount up to many Billions of dollars each year. As a Christian, how have your choices honored your Savior?
Consider the Time you spend. Consider the money you spend. Your time and money belong to Him you know.
How does the subject matter, plot line, and content honor God? Does it glorify God, or is it the glorification of evil. Does it draw you toward God, or toward sin?
Is Sin being depicted, or Godly living being portrayed? What about the singers and actors? Are they Godly, Christ Honoring, people? Are they at least decent and reasonable people?
I have been forced to accept the fact that the vast majority of Musicians and Actors that fill our stages and screens, are morally bankrupt, and many have shown themselves to be Hostile toward Christianity. The Word of God, Faith, and Holy living are Scoffed at if not derided and blasphemed. The Owners, Producers, Directors and Parent Companies that own the rights to these endeavors are most often found on the wrong side of every moral issue with both their voices and their money. The Songs, Storylines, and depictions oftentimes portray and glorify the very sin that Jesus died to Pay for. As believers, can we honestly continue to be entertained and find enjoyment in the demonstration of sin by people who are hostile toward God?
What are you watching? What are you listening to? What are you In To?
When you make an entertainment purchase how will that money be used?
Will it be spent to further the Gospel, or to finance ever increasing Lavish lifestyles, and the Liberal Agenda that is attacking the moral fiber of our nation.
I’m not telling you what you should attend, view or hear. I am asking you, Why would you spend 1 minute or 1 dime, to be entertained by people who hate Jesus, His ways, His word and His people?
Why would you willfully subject yourself to things that Jesus died to deliver you from?
I’m not calling for a boycot. Im asking You as believer to prayerfully consider WHO is getting your Time and Money, WHAT they are doing with it, and HOW it is affecting you, your family, and your overall spiritual health.
For me, it is this… WHY would I lend my time, energy and resources to the people and machinery that are working so diligently to tear down my Country, My Family, my Faith and the way of life I so dearly love? Why would I? Why would you?