And the OSCAR goes to.......... SATAN
I find it truly absurd and appalling that the Anti-Christian Hollywood groups are at it again. Isn’t it ironic that every Lenten season as we approach the remembrance of Christ’s resurrection that these new conspiracy theories erupt? It’s that time of year again. Hollywood elites just wrapped up their Academy gala of $10,000 dresses, limousines, private jets, Roederer Cristal champagne and annual round robin of pats on the back. And since Al Gore mentioned the OSCARS has gone green. I’m curious as to how environmentally friendly those fur coats, leather shoes, private jets, diamond mines, limousines, victory cigars and 2 million camera flashes were to the critical fight to stop Global Warming? I digress.
Back to the subject at hand, first we had the full out assault on Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” and the blatant snub by the OSCARS. Sure Hollywood loves a great Homosexual Cowboy Movie by nominating it for 8 OSCARS including BEST PICTURE or a great Pseudo-Science movie about GLOBAL WARMING and awarding it 2 OSCARS. We have all witnessed the huge firestorm of conspiracy & controversy The DaVinci Code book & movie created. Hollywood liberals and media immediately jumped on the story to pass it off as reality and truth while simultaneously hiding the fact it was a novel and thus pure fiction. Anyhow, it created such interest that book sold 40 million copies worldwide, including 12 million hardback versions in the US alone. To people with moderate intelligence, it was easy to conclude that this novel was based on a variety of Agnosticism, history revisionism and liberal beliefs that are in direct opposition to Christianity. Hollywood liberal agnostics have for long been attempting to diminish the existence of Jesus Christ. They have adopted the well-known defense attorney tactics of throwing out as many conspiracies and theories as possible in hopes something will eventually stick and sway public opinion. The past couple years the agnostic’s claim was that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. They dreamt up a theory by trying to decipher what Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper” really depicted. Again, anyone with any moderate intelligence would easily conclude by reviewing DaVinci’s past works, would see that Renaissance artists usually depicted men as looking very effeminate.
There are 231 Million People or 77% of the US Population that are Christians. Ask yourself: Why are 77% of Americans or 231 Million people sitting silent and allowing their religious freedom and expression to erode? Why did 44% of Protestants, 55% of Catholics and 87% of Jews vote for Democrats in 2006 knowing they support Gay Marriage, Stem Cell Cloning & Partial Birth Abortions? We as Christians have an obligation and duty to be disciples and spread the truth while upholding God’s Laws, the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the integrity of our religion. The Bible explains our roles as Christians in detail:
Acts 20:28-32 (New International Version)
28Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.[a] Be shepherds of the church of God,[b] which he bought with his own blood. 29I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. 32"Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Titus 3:3-11 (New International Version)
3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,7so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. 9But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. 11You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
Titus 2 (New International Version) What Must Be Taught to Various Groups
1You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. 2Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. 3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. 6Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. 9Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. 11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. 15These, then, are the things you
should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
1 Corinthians 5:12-13 (New International Version)
12What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."[a]
Matthew 18:15-19 (New International Version)
15"If your brother sins against you,[a] go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. 16But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'[b] 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.18"I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be[c]bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.
Ephesians 2:19-22 (New International Version)
19Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. 19"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2 (New International Version)
1Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 11Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
Romans 12 (New International Version)
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his[b]faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others,let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.