Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Christian Pole Dancing?
I've said before on this blog -- and elsewhere -- that I don't expect non-Christians to act like Christians. But I DO expect Christians to act like Christians.
Today, we have the latest Miley Cyrus controversy. It appears she did a little pole dance and some other suggestive moves during a recent performance.
If this was just another pop tartlet, I wouldn't say much. But Miley has made pretty vocal public declarations of her faith in Christ, as have some other celebrities who have expressed love for Christ, then go on to do something diametrically opposite of everything for which the Lord stands. This is quite a testimony for the One who shed His blood for our sins, isn't it?
Another point. Miley is only 16, which means she's under age and presumably under the control of her parents. God will hold parents accountable over how they train up their children, or fail to correct them. I'm saddened, but am praying for Miley and her family, that God will bring them to repentance and open their eyes to how this kills their testimonies.
Sadly, this is just another example in a very sorry trend, not just in the world of celebrity Christians, but the church in general. Not too long ago on a social networking site, a very well known Christian artist posted a statement telling Christians to shut the **** up, unless they were going to talk about nothing but the love of God. In other words, we want to pick and choose the aspects of God's character we like, but ignore the rest of them, such as His holiness, His wrath and His judgment.
Pole dancing. Cursing in public. Cursing from the pulpit. Fornication and adultery. And all done with pride.
Folks, this isn't Christianity. It's apostasy.