Sunday, November 13, 2011
Well, it's happened again.
I don't know what it is today with these young stars and starlets who vocally identify themselves as Christians, only to compromise their testimonies by crude, sinful or idiotic behavior.
Do I need to make a list? Katy Perry, who decided to tip her bonnet to lesbianism (I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It). Miley Cyrus, former Disney star of Hannah Montana, who has done all sorts of fun things including pole dancing and seeming endorsement of pre-marital sex plus homosexuality. We had the brother band "Hanson," who identify themselves as evangelical Christians, yet refuse to talk about their faith and at least one got his future wife pregnant out of wedlock.
Now we have Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. This group of brothers have identified themselves as Christians. So please tell me why Joe felt the need to have rapper "Lil' Wayne" appear on his solo album and contribute "explicit lyrics." Here is a brief account of things.
"Let no corrupt speech proceed from your mouth." I could give you a whole host of other Scriptures that are pertinent to the subject. But I am beginning to wonder whether I should bother.
This up and coming generation of professed believers seems to have forgotten the Word of God. They have a "whatever" attitude, and don't you DARE judge them. Even though Scripture makes it plain we are to exercise judgment on the behavior of believers in the church. No matter.
Wanna have sex outside of marriage? Go for it. Wanna cuss up a blue streak in the name of being "authentic?" Go for it. Don't bother us with what Scripture says, especially when Jesus says - "If you love Me, keep my commandments."
We are not saved by commandment keeping. But our desire to be obedient to the Lord is a pretty good bellwether of our spiritual health. Do we love Him, or do we not?