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'Overcoming Evil' Author Rick Joyner Exposes Powerful Evil Strongholds
"To our friend doctor Rick Joyner, JO Y, and he are the book is overcoming evil in the last days. Rick in the, these three strongholds that you mentioned, these strongholds of evil racism, witchcraft, and the religious spirit, there are a lot of people, I think, listening to this program, they're not familiar with some of the language we're using when they hear witchcraft. They don't quite understand what we're talking about. Obviously, we mean the occult, there are dark spiritual forces, all spirituality is not good spirituality. If you believe in the God of the Bible, you know that there are hosts of demons who wore against God's angels. This is called reality folks. This is the invisible reality of the spirit. So Rick, when you say that this is one of the strongholds today, how do you mean it? Well, I think what you're talking about, the occult, is one form. Actually think that is the smaller form of witchcraft. It's like the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the good side of that tree was just as deadly as the evil side. Rooted in human goodness, human idealism and things like that. I think what I would call white witchcraft charismatic witchcraft not speaking of a charismatic movement would have cares human charisma, basically witchcraft is counterfeit, spiritual authority, it's used in any spirit other than the Holy Spirit. To manipulate to control, to dominate, to influence others, even to do the work of God. I believe many Christian leaders are using more counterfeit spiritual authority than they are the real thing.
Rick Joyner Predicts What Will Happen in the Coming Years
"Rick, I just have to ask you because you've moved in the prophetic for a long time and in some ways that can be confusing. It's been to some extent confusing to me. What do you see happening in the years ahead? Or can you talk about that? Because so many people are wondering, what are the profits saying? How are they saying it? What is your sense of that? Well, first, I think we do have a situation where. Even in the New Testament, there were not many prophets. There were actually far more apostles than there were prophets. In the New Testament, and the real thing is rare. I think many are claiming to be any Christian Kim prophesy, by the way, we're talking Corinthians, but that doesn't make you a prophet. So I think we have many voices out there right now that may indeed someday mature into genuine prophetic ministry, but we also see in part and we know in part, nobody has the whole picture. So, you know, when he said the lord said name is that he would not do anything unless he revealed his secret counsel to his servants, the prophets that's plural, not just singular. They're supposed to be a fellowship in a an interchange, not with just profits with profits, but I believe prophetic people who have taken their right place in the body of Christ and relate to the whole body of Christ.
Fresh update on "christian" discussed on The Christian O’Connell Show
"When we were doing funny business and we looked for your weird and unusual and funny business names. We heard about a plumber called John crapper. Of course he's going to be a plumber. The name John crapper. I look this up. There's a theory. It's actually a big thing called nominative determinism. The theory is that your name will influence or can influence the job you take. I've actually spoken to a guy who is a butcher and this is his real name. His name is bob chop, right? His dad is granddad or butchers. He's from a long line of chops. He became and so that's normative deterrent to determinism in action. So does your name have something to do with your job? Got an email from miss patience, who is a secondary school teacher. Christian, my surname is speed. I work at Toyota headquarters. Before that I worked at Nissan headquarters, this is Cynthia speed. What a great surname. Awesome name. Hello, speed. My partner's surname is bat. And he used to play semi pro baseball in the USA. This is amazing. They're the whole family of living out this theory of normative determinism. Basically, does your name have something to do with your job? All right, let's go to Ben. It's not me, but someone I met recently and last name is fibro and he's a roofer. Hitler on the roof. That's a great challenge. This is called fiddler on the roof. Wow wait, that is amazing. Great. We'll add that one Ben. That's a great one to start with. Ben, thank you very much. Thank you. You're not really called Katie kitchen. I certainly am. It's like a children's TV character. It's a great name. Katy kitchen and you work I work in a high school in the kitchens. I work in food technology. This is it in action normative determinism, our names will gravitate us towards a certain job. You work in the kitchens, you are Katie kitchen. I am Katie kitchen. How often does this come up? Is it most days as soon as someone finds it? Every day. She didn't think that that's not my name. They just call me miss kitchen because I work in there. So I can superhero name. You've given yourself Katie kitchen. It is. I love the name Katie kitchen. Thank you very much. Thank you. Melissa. Hi. Hi, Christian. Hello again. How are you? Yeah, yeah, we're good, man, let's hope you're having a good week so far. All right, so does your name have anything to do with your job? Not my job personally, but my dad used to at my dad's family. So this her name is martini, and they used to run a pub. So she dad's first name. He's first name's Angelo at martini. So we used to run. Oh, I know. That I try to Italian restaurant, Angelo martini, I'm going there, or a pub as well. Great name Angelo martini. So you obviously Melissa Martin martini. I'm Malika martini, yes. Yes, well. That's brilliant. Thank you very much. But Christian O'Connell show podcast. Is your name related to your job? Even more ones are coming in this week. Janice, what have you got for us? By year 9 Italian teacher, her name was misses mozzarella. Come on. That's like a kids TV show, isn't it? This is mozzarella. Yeah, this is mozzarella. Yep. That's so good. That is up there with Joe dolce. Is it for Italian names? Joe don't shame me, misses mozzarella. Janice, that's a great one.
Charlie Reads Viral Speech From Soon-To-Be PM of Italy, Giorgia Meloni
"There have been some massive excesses of the global regime, and it's all being rebalanced. Donald Trump played a role in that. Brexit played a role in that, but it is just starting. You see the globalists, they moved way too fast. The gang of Davos, if you will. They imposed their viewpoint and their philosophy on the western world, not ever thinking that there might be an electoral or populist backlash. So let me play this tape. Let me not play the tape. Let me actually read the speech. From Georgia maloney, the soon to be prime minister of Italy. Here's what she says. She says, please answer me these questions. This is about where we are today. Why is the family an enemy? Why is the family so frightening? There is a single answer to all these questions because it defines us. Because it is our identity because everything that defines us is now an enemy. For those of us who no longer like us to have an identity and simply be perfect, consumer slaves. So they attack our national identity. They attack our religious identity. They attack our gender identity. They attack our family identity. I can't define myself as an Italian Christian woman, mother, no. They tell me I must be citizen X, gender X, parent one, parent two. I must be a number, because when I'm only a number, when I no longer have any identity or roots, then I become a perfect slave at the mercy of financial speculators. That's the reason why our movement inspires so much fear. That's why this event inspires so much fear because we don't want to be numbers. We will defend the value of the human being because each of us has a unique genetic code that is unrepeatable. Can she run for office here? And like it or not, that is sacred, we will defend it, Georgia maloney says we will defend God, we will defend country. We will defend family, those things that disgust people so much.
Walter Russell Mead Summarizes His New Book 'The Arc of a Covenant'
"Give them a summary of the arc of a covenant, what you're attempting to do because you were really upfront at the beginning of the book. This is hard. This is not something that people normally do out loud. Talk about how hard a book is. Exactly. Well, you know, foreign policy is complicated. American foreign policy is probably the most complicated foreign policy in the world. And when people try to understand it, they often reach for these very kind of simplistic ideas. One of them that you'll hear is America supports Israel because the Jews are so powerful in the United States. And so what I tried to do was look behind that idea and understand, okay, wait a minute. You know, he actually look at the history and a very often it's been American Christians rather than American Jews. And by the way, not just evangelical Christians who've been more enthusiastic about this. But also to really understand the story, you have to get into the real history of the United States in a way that I think sometimes foreign policy scholars don't bother with.
Did Emma Roberts Give Evan Peters the Darkness to Play Jeffrey Dahmer?
"Maybe Evan Peters had some good shit in his background to work with. You know, back in 2013. Evan Peters was dating Julia Roberts niece and Eric Roberts daughter, the actress Emma Roberts, they met on American Horror Story and things were going fine. Then they took a trip to Montreal altogether, had an argument and Emma got all Jeffrey Dahmer on Evan Peters. Apparently, the fight got so bad between them that Evan Peters emerged with a bloody nose and bite marks on his body. Now he didn't press charges and Emma Roberts was released after questioning, but you know, believe it or not, they kept right on dating. The reason for the fight, you ready? At one point, the story goes that Emma Roberts was with Evan Peters, but then she messed around with the actor Hayden Christensen, and it didn't just screw up her relationship with Peters. It's also the reason why Christian broke up with his longtime girlfriend, Rachel Bilson. So, you know it has to happen, right? Evan Peters has to go and have sex with Rachel Bilson. You have to. Am I the only person who's exacted revenge like that?
What Actually Is a Marxist?
"You're always talking about marxists. I hear this repeated theme. Marxist Marxist Marxist. What is a Marxist? What did Karl Marx actually believe? My 19 year old at the university of Alabama is being taught by her professors that Marx was smart profound and visionary help me out here who was Karl Marx. Great question. So Karl Marx is without a doubt one of the most influential people ever to live. There is no questioning that. So Karl Marx is interesting. He was a radical student. Part of the young hegelian group at the university of Berlin. Now, Hegel is a very complicated topic very deep. He wrote a book called the phenomenology of spirit. Hegel basically stole Christian eschatological framing end times. And created a theory of history, so whatever you think of Hegel think of history that things are constantly unfolding towards an inevitable perfection. It goes through this series of thesis and antithesis it creates a synthesis. We talk about this a little bit actually in an upcoming podcast, which is why you have to subscribe to the Charlie Kirk show podcast with James Lindsay, who understands the topic far better than I do. I have a surface understanding of it. He has a deep complex understanding of Hegel. Hegel was profound, though, because he got people to basically buy into the idea that history is constantly unfolding that we're on a journey towards inevitable utopia. Now that is against Christianity in the sense that our actions or the state actions are not going to bring us towards utopia, but we do believe that eventually that the people who give their lives to the lord will end up living in Paradise living in heaven.
Larry Elder and Sebastian Discusses the Rare Footage in 'Uncle Tom 2'
"Really kind of punched me in the gut with this movie is just the first four minutes just the footage that your guys found black families in the 30 40s and 50s, just the opulence, the prosperity, the elegance, the self confidence oozing out of two dimensional pictures and black and white, home movies, and look, I'm a white dude who's an immigrant to America. I was pissed of what's happened to that community in America. How did you guys just find that footage? Well, it was the director, Justin Malone, who's just an brilliant director. And our composer's name is Damon Chris well. He scored both movies. And again, it gave you kind of the atmosphere of the whole thing. But you're quite right. Even after black's emerged from slavery, when we were talking about lynchings and KKK and Jim Crow, black people still kept moving forward. Why? Strong nuclear intact family. It was rare for a black kid to be born into a world without his father married to the mother. A strong belief in patriotism, believe it or not, you read the speeches by people like Frederick Douglas Booker T. Washington, the riddled with praise for American values. Judeo Christian values and a belief in entrepreneurship. And Uncle Tom two talks about what's happened. How did the righteous civil rights movement get hijacked by these leftists, Democrats, socialists, collectivists, and marxists who want to dethrone God, marks, of course, was an atheist and on the website a Black Lives Matter. We talk a lot about Black Lives Matter and Uncle Tom too. They attack the nuclear family and Karl Marx hated capitalism, let alone entrepreneurship, so the very things that made black people and able to endure in the face of horrific obstacles. God, family, American values, and entrepreneurship are all under attack right now by people like Barack Obama who said America has racism in its DNA.
We Are on the Precipice of a Great Christian Awakening
"I see a couple of things that in the original sense of the word are going to be triggers. And I think the biggest trigger of all for this waking up of the Christian world is this truly diabolical transgender extremism, the literal physical mutilation and sterilization of children to placate some bafflement, some demon out there. Do you agree with me that this could be the most significant issue to bring people back to the one true faith? Yes, I do. And I tell you, Sebastian, the reason I wrote this book later to the American churches because I believe there are people who can be reached. Many people listening right now can think of someone who says, I'm a Christian, I don't want to be political. I think all these people are seeing things get so bad because of things like the transgender madness, you can look in any direction, but that's one of the classic horrors of our time where people who ordinarily would keep their mouths shut are starting to look around and think that this can't be right. This can't be right. They're looking for leadership. And if it doesn't come from the church, my goodness, we ought to be as bold as possible on these issues if we care about saving souls if we care about saving the republic. So as I say, I'm trying to reach those who are waffling, who say,
Why Eric Metaxas Wrote 'Letter to the American Church'
"Reasons I wrote this book letter to the American church, frankly, is because many in the church have participated in demonizing those Christians who believe in America who think America is a good idea who believe in the founder's vision of America who voted for Donald Trump. We have had evangelical elites demonizing them, Russell Moore, now the head of Christianity today, which once was a great magazine, he wrote an article about the time that I was writing this book. I was absolutely astonished where he was participating in demonizing those who believe we need to fight for our country. We need to fight to restore biblical values, whatever it is he made it sound like it's mere culture warring. It's mere, it's a power play. These people don't care about the gospel. So these are these lies that are really, I say, genuinely diabolical because they mix in Christian lingo as though they care about these things. And millions have been deceived Sebastian. There's a
Eric Metaxas: 'Biden and His Administration Have Behaved Despicably'
"You know what just riding this book because you're obsessed with Germany in the 1930s or you're an expert on Bond hoffa. It is fair to say when you have a president for the first time in our republic's history, demonize 74 million Americans, we are witnessing history repeat itself now here in America, correct? Listen, there's no doubt there is no doubt about it. And I understand why some people would be challenged to believe that. Let's put the cards on the table. Biden and his administration have behaved despicably despicably and for any American not to speak against it is scandalous. But for those who dare to call themselves Christians, not to speak against this wickedness. It's wickedness on every level. We're not just talking about one issue or two issues. The whole approach is as reminiscent of what we saw in Germany. What he said, I mean, these satanic lies. I've never seen anyone lie quite in the way that he did in the very place. It's so sick in the place where they signed the Declaration of Independence where they wrote the constitution. There's a wickedness there, and I think we have to call it what it is, and we have to stand against it, and the reason I wrote the book Sebastian is because I know I don't expect people when you mention Hitler and the Nazis to take that seriously. They can't bear the comparison. So I said, I have to write a book. It's a short book, but I have to explain precisely how this happened. And in
A Letter to America's Churches With Eric Metaxas
"Let's begin with the title like any good discussion. You've got a clear the terms. First chapter of the book is what is the church? Let's just return to this question. It started off with 12 men who had their leader, their rabbi, the son of God, murdered by the state. It became the most powerful force for good on the earth. What is the way in the 21st century we have to understand the word church, Eric. Well, when I say letter to the American church, to some extent, I'm speaking principally to my fellow born again believers evangelicals. Of course, this applies to anyone who would call himself a Christian, you are the church. If you say, I am a Christian, you are the church. But to give you hopes of bastion, I wrote the book, I felt a compulsion for I don't say this kind of thing lightly. If anybody knows me, I wouldn't say it lightly, but I felt a compulsion from God, the right this book. I believe God wanted me to write this book. I had a bizarre confirmation. I was going to write the book already, and I was going to privately print it because I said, I just want to get this urgent message to pastors that if you wake up and speak up now, we will avert the disaster that the Germans did not avert because of their silence. If we can reach those people. And so I said, I'm going to write this book as fast as I can. I'm going to publish it myself. Never done that before. And I had a meeting with my publisher Salem, okay? You're familiar with Salem. That's our who puts out our radio programs. And they said, we've got some ideas for folks who we want to write, and they describe this book. And I said, that is astonishing. I haven't told anyone that I want to write this book. And so I published it with them, and we rushed it into print because I do feel the urgency that if people who claim to be Christian will behave as though they believe what they claim to believe. It's
The Daily Wire's Megan Basham and Eric Discuss the Role of the Church
"I really believe those are the stakes right now in this country that the church must speak up and that voices like yours and mine must be bold because there are millions of people who don't know where to turn and they're hearing these false, these false voices. Yeah, and I think, you know, historically, we also need to look at the fact that this is not always just an issue of wanting to cozy up to power or wanting to come alongside and be in the club with the elite. There is also and I'm not going to speculate on who I think is a deliberate infiltrator. I don't know, but I know that that has happened in the course of history. In the 19 40s, Paul kanger wrote this wonderful book called the devil in Karl Marx, where he very directly traces Marxist influences who deliberately came into the church and they called the Christian pastors at that time suckers. He said the biggest suckers that they found when they were trying to spread communism in the United States was Christian pastors. Yeah, so he goes into detail about why this desire to be seen as loving, which we do want to be would sometimes lead them to be not discerning and they would adopt these communist priorities that they should not have been adopting. And it was funny because a couple of years ago, my husband and I went on a trip to Boston. And we did a tour of the king's chapel in Boston and our guide told us this church was funded in part by the monarchy because they wanted to influence these rebellious colonists to submit to their authority in England. And to they wanted to convince them that this was God's will for them to submit to the authority of The Crown. And I went, I believe that in a lot of these stories, we're still seeing that today.
Eric Shares His "Letter"
"My program the aircraft attacks the show, but oddly enough, I am the hunted. I am the guest, and Albin is playing the role of host, asking me questions about my new book, letter to the American church. Good stuff. Good stuff. You know what I really like. Of course, it's the letter to the American church, so it's got some churchy stuff in there, like scripture verses. I was really happy to see galatians 5 one, 5 one says it is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm then and do not let yourself be burdened again by yoga slavery. Slavery, one verse and the other one, which is, I say, will be on my tombstone, hopefully, about 30 or 32 years from now. John 17 four, I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. That's a call to all of us because we were born for such a time as this, believe it or not, but the one verse I saw missing, which I think is so key today is Romans 12 two. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your thinking. The pattern of this world keeps telling Christians, don't be political. It keeps telling Christians, you know, shot up, or you're a bigot, or you're this, or that, and the Christians say like, I go for like, yeah. Instead of saying, be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Exposing the Great Climate Change Hoax
"COVID comes and COVID goes, and they knew that. So they've always been looking, searching, shopping around. Going through the aisles. What is the next crisis and the perfect one, the ideal one? Is climate change? Climate change checks all the boxes. Now we can go into the facts around climate change. And we're going to. We'll go into some of the facts of the earth's natural heating and cooling patterns and just wait. The media hates when we talk about that. We'll talk about so many different things when it comes to that. We'll talk about sunspots. We'll talk about patterns. We'll talk about the idea of 97% of scientists. We'll go through all of that. But I think it's more important to frame this as to why are they so focused on climate change? Because there has never been a crisis. As perfect for a tyrant. It is made for a dictator. And there's three big reasons why. First of all, the main thrust and the main claim. Everyone will die. Not just everyone will die, our planet will also be destroyed in addition to everybody dying. That's a big claim. That is a apocalyptic quasi Christian eschatological argument. The world is ending and we must do something about it. I mean, can you think of any philosophy that could possibly be of greater importance than it's going to kill us all? It's going to displace human beings. It's going to destroy our way of life. It's going to overtake our cities. It's going to make air on breathable. If that premise is actually true, then yes, all of a sudden, we got to mobilize the forces. This is the new war in front of us all.
Eric Reflects on the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
"Watch the queen's funeral? Yes, I watched parts of it. A lot of it. And I found it very moving. I was moved by how Christian it was. It was profoundly Christian. And the fact that, you know, scores of millions, if not hundreds of millions of people watched something that was so Christian, it really was, it was just an extraordinary thing. The queen was serious about her Christian faith. And as I say over and over and over again, just because someone says they're a Christian, it's virtually meaningless to say you're a Christian. The question is, are you living like a Christian? You know, and from what I know, she was quite a serious Christian and the funeral was just magnificent. It was transcendent. And really, those kinds of events, the majesty of it, of our funeral procession. All those things, I think, point us toward God. There's something so beautiful about that kind of solemnity, so I was very moved by it. And I think it was, it was wonderful that they televised it. When
What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?
"So Sam said, what do you think about at least in the commentary he said, what do you think about Christians who are not political? My question is, are you a Christian? Let me just say this. What does it mean to be a Christian? Just give it a name. Just to say, just to say you're a Christian with a cross on your T-shirt. Is that what a Christian mean? A Christian being following Christ. And I just don't, I would never understand this. Why did Christ get murdered? Why did he get murdered? You think Christ wasn't political? You think that wasn't a political climate? He was killed because of political reasons. They didn't like what he was saying. It's not that he was doing anything wrong. They didn't like what he was saying. And people want to pass the buck because they didn't want to be responsible for his death, but they had to get rid of him. What calls do you have against this man? They had none. And they killed him anyway. When you talk about Jesus and you look at the political climate of the day, the pharisees were the governing body. They were the politicians. They were the ones going around and saying, but you still working on the Sabbath. How dare you? They were the ones who were being so dogmatic and religious and their political approach and Jesus was the one who was combating the things that they were doing because it was wrong. They were leading the people inaccurately. They were leading the people from a place of religiosity and not leading them from a place of spiritual connection with God.
Nefarious: Steve Deace's Fictional Story That Turned Into Prophecy
"I know you're going to be very interested in as a C. S. Lewis guy. Is in 2016, I wrote a book that I thought was fiction. And 6 years later has turned out, unfortunately, to be prophecy. And I based it off of the screwtape letters, and I decided to take it to a more global scale. Instead of the temptation of individuals, what about a deception of an entire culture? And so I created a character named lord nefarious, a high lord of hell, who was tasked by the devil with the destruction of the United States of America. And in this book, he connects everybody names names. He list movements that he started co opted, why they did it, and he put it all in writing so that the fact we will ignore it. We will not turn away. We will not accept it. We'll think it's fantasy or conspiracy theory. That's how he'll convince his master, the devil, that it was that his plan is irrevocable and successful. Well, we are just about finished brother with the movie version of that. The production team that did unplanned a few years ago, the excellent Planned Parenthood whistleblower style. This is their next movie is the feature film based on this story. And we cast Sean Patrick Flannery as nefarious. I watched the rough cut about 6 weeks ago. And I'm just telling you, I mean, his performance, it was like Nicholson in The Shining kind of stuff, how good it was. And I think, I think it's possible we might have made the most compelling Christian movie since the passion. I think it's going to wreck people, nefarious is going to preach and teach to this culture, but it's going to be from the other side of the looking glass.
A Fake News Story Went Viral at a Doug Mastriano Campaign Event
"All time favorite people is joining the program to help us walk through one of the most frustrating fake artificial social media narratives that popped up over the weekend. So it's well known that we are big fans of Doug mastriano. And Doug mastriano has been accused wrongly four weeks. This is a building synthetic narrative of him being an anti semite. That is disgusting. It is a lie from the pit of hell. He's running up against Shapiro, who is Jewish, so they're really trying to play up this narrative, and it is wrong. It's disgusting anti semitism will not be tolerated by anybody and the idea that they're trying to act as if mastriano tolerates it is just awful. It's disgusting. So therefore, not there for then what ended up happening is Doug mosh torano does this event. He's running for governor of Pennsylvania for those of you in the national audience, very important race. And he does a prayer. Now, for those of you that might be in Presbyterian or episcopalian or Catholic circles, I know it might be unusual to see people raise their hands when they pray, no offense to our wonderful Catholics out there. But it's very common in Pentecostal circles. In fact, it happened all the time and it is done to feel the Holy Spirit and it is a physical representation to show that you're touching up towards the divine. It's not only appropriate. In fact, there are verses that support it. And in evangelical circles in particular, not just Pentecostal circles, but in kind of cost it's done more than not. The point being Christian circles, not a nomination, Protestant circles, it's done all the time. And so what ends up happening is this snake Tristan Snell comes out on Twitter and says this is a Nazi salute. People praying at a Doug mastriano campaign event in Pennsylvania. Democracy is literally on the ballot in 2022. It ends up getting three .6 million views on Twitter.
"christian" Discussed on Creatively Christian
"So yes i do. Believe that can be used as a vehicle as well so how does faith phantom in fiction intersect. yeah so i came up with that Kind of threesome. The alliteration there. Because i'm the admin for a facebook group called the real makers consortium and rome makers is a conference for christian creatives people who make enjoy speculative fiction stories whether they're making up for the christian market or the general market and it started as a conference. I was founded by beckie. Scott minor Couple with a lot of vision and they just started in a One little lecture room in a college and now we had our seventh or eighth. I think it was eight conference in saint louis in july and we have three hundred fifty. People have hotel with the nice conference center filling the room and guest speaker. Frank pretty anyway I am admin for facebook groups for that and we just you know we try to keep things narrowed down to you know. Hey we're talking about face You know we're talking about our our relationship. With jesus and how that intersects with our fiction because most of us are fiction writers comic book creators and video of people People trying to push a tv and that type of market but most of us are writers. And so you know has our faith interf- inform fiction are writing and what we're doing our storytelling whether we're specifically telling christian stories or whether or more alluding to hunt themes and and whatnot and then phantom were fans of all the geeky funds stephanie. Lord of the rings and potter star trek star. Wars marvel dc all these kind things and so those are kind of our mantra for what we do in the facebook group but for christian creatives who enjoy spec in the i think there's a lot of interplay. Thank you can do a lot with supernatural type stories. You know i'm not opposed to you know Romance novels and things. I mean i've i've read some could not a good book as a good book but i think there's some certain themes you can wrestle with when you're dealing with supernatural issues and that you can go into some more truth about pay there's a there's a spiritual realm there's good and evil battling. I think you can wrestle with a lot of that in that type of setting and christianity of course Goes right into that because that's part of our stories. We believe that there's a conflict and we know there's ultimate victor. The you know. The bible leaves no doubt who wins as jesus and Thank goodness but.
"christian" Discussed on The Christian Alien
"Welcome to the christian alien. I'm your host mercy. The christian alien is where i as a new christian give perspectives that hopefully can help us be better ambassadors for christ. Today's episode is are christians oppressed. So i'll be answering that question telling you why i have the opinion. I do also examined some of the major reasons. Christians feel oppressed how attempts to spread. The gospel might actually be making this worse and what we can do to fix that. Let's get into it now. Disclaimer my disclaimer. Of the week. I am in this episode talking specifically about american christians. Okay so question will be discussing is whether or not christians are oppressed in the united states. So are we oppressed in the united states as christians. Now no christians are not oppressed in america does not obtain. Christians can sometimes be ostracized. They can also sometimes be restricted or discouraged from doing certain fate related activities. All of that is definitely true. Here's the point. I want you to understand from this episode. That is not oppression. The negative things that christians experience in america are not out of hostility toward christianity as a religion every negative thing that christians commonly experience every one of them is a reaction to the behavior of christians. In american society people reacting to your bad behavior is not them oppressing. You okay. And i really hope that you are hearing that and also receiving it in the spirit in which it is offered which is a fellow christian trying to improve the church improve the body of kreis. Okay what i'm telling you as someone who not a christian until fairly recently i can tell you that what you're experiencing that push back in that recoiling that you feel from non-christians. You feel bad. Because people put their walls around christians. It's not some you know inherent negative opinion about. Jesus what happens is you're talking to someone you mentioned that you're a christian. And then their brain goes to the last twenty interactions. They had re people who were christians in their rain comes back with this person is likely to disrespect him and so they put their guard up. I really want to make it clear. You are not being hated in the name okay. That's not the dynamic. That's happening here. American christians aren't martyrs. And i'll be honest with you. It's really offensive. It's really offensive. That christians have built this narrative that there's somehow being persecuted disrespectful. It's disrespectful to the saints in the early church in. It's disrespectful to all other christians up to the present day who actually are oppressed who are imprisoned who are beating. Who are killed. It's disrespectful to them to say that we're being oppressed because somebody said happy holidays to you and on that. No let's examine some of the situations that have been interpreted by christians as oppression. Okay so happy holidays. Why don't people say merry christmas anymore. So wore on christmas. The leftist perpetrating. A war on christmas and on jesus. You wonder know why people stop saying merry christmas because of how christians would react if somebody said. They didn't celebrate christmas because up the reaction of christians. So here's the scenario. You see someone you say. Merry christmas they reply. I don't celebrate christmas and then we say instead to them. Oh well i hope you and your family have peace. Enjoy of course. We don't say that what happens. People scoff people are judgmental. People start gossiping you know. Oh well. excuse me sarcastically. That's the reaction that christians have when people responded to merry christmas by saying they weren't christians. So the thinking was that if we normalize a more inclusive holiday greeting that that type of nastiness from christians would stop no no now we're just belligerent and demanding that everybody be assumed to be christian because we are in anything. Short of that is a war on our religion. You another example. All right how school prayer wanna why. You can't pray in public schools. You can't pray in public schools because of what christians were doing to the kids who didn't want to pray. Christians bullied them. They harassed them they physically assaulted him. There would be ostracized often with the approval of the teacher. So.
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"Needs to live. And I'm sure I don't have to point out. Christians are absolutely nowhere on any of these issues politically dead. We're not doing anything for any of these groups of people politically Your church can food drive and you know contributing to the poor bringing meals to the sick and shut-in and that's all good job. We should do all of those things. But there is a massive amount of political power that comes with being the Christian church in America. And we don't use any of it to address any of these issues. And you know why? We don't because we're too busy using our political power. To enact judgment on other people legally. That's what we're using our power to do. It's shameful, like, any hurts me? It hurts me. That this is that this is what's happening. It makes me really makes me really, really sad. It makes me skeptical of what I even signed up for. We have got to do better than this. We have got to do better than this and you know why? Because Jesus doesn't deserve to be represented this way. That's why we owe him more than this. There you have it. The crossover episode on abortion and Christianity for the mercian show and the Christian alien that was a lot. Obviously we are over half an hour significantly. I saw it was getting long but it's already a part too. So I didn't want to school again. But if you made it to the end, thank you so much for hanging in there. Thank you for listening. If you enjoy the show, please touch scribe. Again, there are two shows, so if you're looking for more secular content, go ahead and subscribe to the Marissa even show, people, or more Christian content. Subscribe to the Christian alien, if you're really awesome, subscribe to bowl with foil. Also, if you, if you do enjoy the show, please share it with someone who you think would also be interested. I really appreciate that. If you want to see more, For me, you can visit my website, Marissa thanks.com. I have a few of my written commentary pieces posted And you can also contact me through there, or on Twitter at Marissa.
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"From a compassionate choice. They're not trying to understand. because in their mind, having sex and getting pregnant when they don't want to be pregnant, Has somehow stripped these women of their Humanity altogether. For some reason, when sex is involved in a woman is involved, we can no longer grasp. That everybody has choices to make and that you don't know anybody else's life. In the unfortunate Truth for us as Christians, is that the reason we're not being compassionate about it is because we're too busy trying to make ourselves seem whole better than they are. We're too busy trying to use them to inflate our own egos. We feel like if we're judging someone else, that means we're righteous, we're good. I swear for God if y'all do read the Bible. Listen, my website Marissa thinks. Com has a free Bible study took me course. So what? Many course If you are not reading the Bible everyday, please go and take the course. And start reading. Because I go into a lot more detail about this in previous episodes of the Christian alien. But so many I would even go as far as to say, oh of the problems within the body of Christ. Stem from Christians. Not reading the Bible. You have got to read scripture. If you are a practicing Christian, you have to Okay, but go take the course, all right. Now. Does every woman who seeks an abortion have one of these situations? No, of course not. Probably most of them decided to have sex and don't want to be pregnant. but, Meet segue into act, three act three, that's not your business. Christians. And and when I say Christians, I am specifically speaking to Christians in the United States, okay? American Christians. Let me, let me help you. Understand something about America, okay? In America. Your religious beliefs applied to you. They do not apply to people who don't share your beliefs. Do you understand? Cuz I feel like Christians consistently missed that point hardcore. Like we are blowing past month. The idea that other people don't have to abide by our religious beliefs. And I don't know where that idea became from. Who told you that everybody needed to do? What you're commanded to do in your religion? This is not a theocracy and for people who tend to be among the same individuals hysterical about their freedoms, being encroached upon Christian are super duper comfortable deciding what other American citizens can do with their genitals. Bro, that's crazy. They we the extent to which we are out of order. and not just, This issue not just abortion but across-the-board. It Christians are involved in American politics as of today. It's because they are severely over reaching your religious beliefs. Are not a reason to make laws. Do you get, like, are we all on the same page and understanding that having a religious belief is not a reason to legislate?.
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"Judgement and Punishment. Okay, I'm not sure how I request transitions into another Act. so, we're just going to do this awkward thing right now, this little awkward Shuffle To act two act to what would Jesus do? So, we established in act one that Christians position on abortion is almost entirely about judgment off. Now, in addition to that, just not being a nice thing to do, the problem with being judgmental, theologically, is that Jesus specifically and repeatedly told you not to do that? Jesus told you not to judge other people. So it's it's difficult to reconcile that with with how ubiquitous this political ideology is within Christian culture. And honestly, that in a nutshell is why I started the Christian alien because as a new Christian who has not had any interaction with other Christians, because we've been in a pandemic. I don't get what this is. I don't understand how you got from back here, here being scripture, right? I don't understand how you got from here to there. With the pro-life movement though it that movement was not ever something that spoke to me and off as I've grown, in my faith, I realized that my primary issue with it is that it's totally devoid of compassion. The pro-life movement doesn't carry itself. The way, a person of Faith would carry themselves. It doesn't move like a Godly operation. And I'll give you an example. These crisis pregnancy centers. Okay, Christian, a Christian. Let me, let me tell you something about that. God is never about confusion. He is never about deception about manipulation about trickery. You know who is about all those words. So do I and it's not God. God is not ever going to tell you to use Satan's tactics for Godly ends. That is not something that God will tell you to do. It's not acceptable. It's really not. And it's it's embarrassing, frankly. As a Christian that we're out here praying on these young women in this way, without any regard for providing any substantive help for them whatsoever. It's not that you can't offer counseling for young women making this decision off. But you have to be doing it in a Godly way, you have to be doing it in the light because that is where God is. God, Is Not operating in secret, God is not about you confusing, somebody into doing what you want them to do. A Godly approach to that type of effort or Ministry would be actually talking to these women about what they need, if they are in a position where they are seeking an abortion because they don't have the support or resources to care for a child. A Godly Ministry. Would be providing them, those resources, it would be providing them with a job or with training for a better job. It would be helping them with housing. It would be even providing community support for them in the form of maybe inviting them to your church or even a secular organization that can actually help them day-to-day with the task of raising another human being, you know, these crisis pregnancy centers. Don't give them so much as a pack of diapers. It's not helpful, it's not compassionate, it's not loving and it's not godly. And I said, what I say you're going to have me about that one. Feel free. There's, there's no motivation of love or care or respect, or even a desire to be helpful. It really is off strident condemnation for other people. Which for Christians is prohibited in, it's prohibited for a few reasons. One of those reasons being hit pieocracy, I were all clearly moist garbage. So none of us have any space to talk about anybody else's anything. Welcome. We're all garbage. That's one reason, but the second reason is that we don't have enough information to pass judgement on someone else or their circumstances, but we don't know. And that's why it's not our job. We're not qualified to evaluate the totality and the complexity of another person's life. So, for those reasons, and I'm sure, many many more. Jesus told us that we should not judge other people. It was a clear, repetitive instruction, but even went one step further than that, with regard to this issue. Jesus himself modeled compassion..
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"Christians are not telling the truth about their position on abortion. They're just not and I don't mean, you know, the cheap you're against abortion but you had an abortion or your kid had an abortion. Yes, that does happen, but that's not what this is about. Christians are not being truthful, about their own notifications, in their advocacy around this issue. They simply are not being honest about why they're so invested and what they're trying to accomplish. So, let's talk about what Christians stated position. On abortion is. Be official Christian line on abortion is that human life is precious and must be protected, and that is why their wage against abortion, okay? That's the, that's the position that they will give you to be honest. That's the position that they believe they hold because I don't believe they've never actually examined their own motivations within themselves. So, to clarify, when I say Christians aren't telling the truth about this, I don't mean that they are necessarily intentionally being deceptive. I mean, that they also are not being truthful with themselves about what's actually happening on here. Now, the official Christian position about abortion is supported in Scripture that specifically Psalm 139 verse cusses being knitted together in the womb being for known at the beginning of time. The number of days you would have at cetera, et cetera. Christian faith will tell you that this is why they are passionate about abortion. I'm going to give you three reasons why that is not correct. There are three excellent indicators that I believe. So Christian advocacy about abortion is not motivated by protecting human life. Reason number one, if opposition to abortion was actually about protecting human life. Then preventing unwanted pregnancy would be the number one priority for pro-life activists. If you are genuinely concerned about killing babies, what is more important to you than that? What is more important to you? Then stopping babies from being killed. He goes a well. Yeah, that's why they, you know, advocate for bans and restrictions and and so forth. That takes so much long time to accomplish, and in the interim people are having abortions every single day, it does not make sense to focus. All of your activism on something that does not have an immediate effect. If what you're trying to do is save lives. Were this actually Christians motivations they would be on the front lines of addressing every underlying cause that prompts someone to get an abortion in the first place, they would be the ones advocating for the availability of birth control. If what they wanted to do was stop people killing babies. But beyond that, their activism would also be responsive to evidence about whether or not it's affected. If Christians were actually concerned about preventing abortions about reducing the number of abortions. Then their activism would be centered around things that are affected at preventing that in their activism is not. Questions know perfectly. Well, that abstinence-only sex-ed does not reduce the rate of abortion. They know that it increases the likelihood of teen pregnancy. Many women get abortions because they don't have the financial resources to support a baby. If your goal is preventing abortions, you should be leading the charge in addressing the underlying issues that cause women to not be able to support a family in the first place. Christians should be on the front lines of educational opportunities. On bringing jobs to low-income individuals communities on fighting pay inequity and employment discrimination against women. Christians, the Christians should be the Humane people working toward addressing these underlying causes of, I would say most abortions. Yet, they continue to aggressively push this idea that they know will result in more abortions because of the sanctity of life is not what this is about for them and just to note on abstinence-only sex education. The idea that if you don't tell them about sex they won't have. It is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. I don't know. When the first sex ed started to happen. You couldn't have been that long generously a hundred years ago. That means jobs for the hundreds of thousands of years, human beings have been around. They have figured out sex with no education at all, every single human in human.
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"Your host Mercy, didn't. If you're already subscribed to the show, welcome back. Is this your first time joining us? Happy to have you home. You've actually picked a very special episode today is the very first crossover episode of the mercy and show off. In addition, to this podcast, I host a another show called the Christian alien, and that show is focused on topics related to Christianity and my personal faith Journey. But today, it just so happened that the subject matter for today's episode of the mercy and show me that would actually work on the Christian alien. So I'm doing this as a joint episode between the two podcasts. Now, what is that table? That works on both a secular and a Christian podcast Abortion, is this episode is about abortion. It's actually a part two of the mercian show-off. Abortion, Extravaganza. We went over the legal arguments surrounding abortion and I gave you my opinion on birth abortion, as a legal question. Really is not debatable. So if you missed part one, go check it out. But of course with the issue of abortion laws are not the full story. In fact laws are not even home. Most of the story, The underpinning of this issue in the reason it's so important is fundamentally religious. So often with this issue, the conversation centers on politics and laws and power and the Constitution and no one really interrogates. The driving force behind the entire debate. no one actually, analyzes how Christianity is involved in this issue and frankly whether or not we should be So that's what we'll be dealing with today. In part two will be untangling the role of religion in the debate about abortion laws in this episode. We all discuss why Christians aren't telling the truth about their opinion on abortion. We'll talk about what Christians would be saying about abortion. If they were actually following Christ and more broadly will also discuss why we as Christians had to radically change our political behavior for both the country and the church. Going to try and cover all that in 30 minutes buckle up. Let's get started. You know, I think we'll do this like this American life and have 3x, okay. Act one. Christians are lying about this now, disclaimer. I am a Christian. Okay, I am in no way here to bash, Christianity, or religion, more, broadly, or anything like that. Okay, that's not where this is coming from. However, when I say I am a Christian, I do feel compelled to clarify, what I mean by that. Because I think often at least here in the South people refer to themselves as Christians as a shorthand for being culturally conservative. Like they they say I'm a Christian and by that they mean that they are politically conservative and believe in a nuclear household that that's what they mean by Christian. That is not what I mean by Christian. What I mean when I say Christian is I am a born-again follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ. And I make that point to say that Christianity is extremely important to me. It is not something that I am here to Mom or disparage at all, ever to the extent that I am critical of Christianity, which I definitely am if you been listening to the Christian and there's a great deal of critique of American Christianity as a culture while I am crazy. Love it. I'm critical of it because it is my fate. I'm critical of it because I'm protective Of how my beliefs are being represented throughout the society I live in. Okay. So that was a disclaimer. We have we have disclaimed. Having said all of that?.
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"Title of the servants as genuine Christian cross spirits based on Psalm. One one three which I'll get into shortly. I just wanted to preface it with a couple of thoughts that I think. Help US put this topic of prosperity in the proper context. I'm going to read a bit of of what the Lord has laid on my heart this morning as I was doing the final notes of this and the topic of prosperity because of its being abused and manipulated by some of the modern church seems to be a topic that is sadly neglected from a genuine biblical perspective. Seems like a lot because the Prosperity Gospel is such an obvious rupture the word prosperity can actually have a negative connotation in much of the modern Christian church but it shouldn't be that way there is a genuine biblical prosperity that we have as believers so just because something biblical has been hijacked. Doesn't mean we should abandon rather it seems important to address it and provide biblical clarity in areas. We're really error has clouded the water and this was the case when we started this church and ministry seven or eight years ago. People came to me and said well. Why would you call it the way you know? When people hear the way they think the way international which is a call is done horrific damage. But I said because we're taking the name bath what it was originally meant to be if you read the book of acts. The Christian Church was called the way before it was called Christianity. Was the original identification of the Church and she said I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father but through me and John. Fourteen six in that same spirit because something has been corrupted. Doesn't mean we should. We should try to correct it and bring it back to what it means in a biblical sets. Jesus referred to himself as the true and John. Fourteen six I believe that that applies on so many levels that we see throughout Christianity and in the context of today's message. I believe that if we are truly abiding and cries in his word in his truth and whatever we do will be based in that truth will glorify him. If we prosper our prosperity will be true and genuine because it will be grounded in truth and will truly be joyful blessing without the painting of the world and the teaching of human nature thing I love about when we study the word and we really spent time in the in the Study of the Gospel and Meditating on God's Word is that we see reflections of Biblical truth in the world around us notice. I use the word reflections. Reflexions are not revelations. See if we say that God is revealing something from the world that may be the case but how we know that's true we hold it up to the life scripture what we normally see in the world around us are reflections of what is revealed to us. Through God's word in scripture is word reflected in so many ways in the world around us but in this topic today that we're going to get into about prosperity what it really comes down to. Is something being genuine? Something being false and one of the ways that I saw exhibited was in this movie that Lori and why I went saw a few weeks ago called four versus for art so many of the movies nowadays aren't worth seeing but this one. I really enjoy this film part because I'm racing fan. I love cars but the more the on that he was the the way that they develop the story and the relationship between the main characters. But in the opening scenes of this movie Christian Bale's character it was based on a story is based on Carroll Shelby and a racer named king miles. These were real guys. It was a historical story that was being conveyed in this film. But in this opening scene Christian Bale's character. Ken Miles I. He owns a repair shop in Los Angeles. Back in the sixties. He tells the owner of a sports car that he's preparing that the reason the car seems to be running poorly is that the owner doesn't understand the car or know how to drive it. See Ken Miles is one of these guys that he doesn't cutting corners. Just tell people the way it is. And this guy's complaining that his car backfires it doesn't run right or the reason is performance hard that needs to be driven performance manner especially in the sixties. Charles visits worked on cars forever. Yeah you drive a car and had a good level of performance keep it performing so he suggested the guy that maybe would be better off if he switched to a station wagon you know and this is this guy. That's very proud. That's very caught up in materialism he says you know. This car is just. Don't understand how to drive it. You don't have a feel for baby better off in the country squire. I think that's when you're first which was a big station by him. Back so the guy gets angry. He jumps in the car he drops the question quickly goes off occurred. And then he accelerates for the down the street he can hardly hold onto the car because of the Horse Power. He's in something way over his head. So that is that the owner of the sports car. He was coveting an image. That the car helps betray. He was seeking something that the car could not give him. Ken Miles love the car because it could give him what he sought from. Its speed performance handling. He had no interest in cars for image or status can miles was a racer and so he honored a race car by driving to the for the right reasons and in the way that it was designed to be driven. Ken Miles truly prosper behind the wheel of a racecar. The Guy The guy who bought the sports car from Indian covetousness suffered because he was in something. He didn't understand something from the car that the car was not designed to give him what he wanted was seeking was unattainable to him from a car or anything else and this is the trap that so many spend their lives. So what you see. If you see that movie.
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"Around two thousand two thousand one something like that and I said yeah he said by the way that's from. I'm on Yemen. And so they were passing around. Just the text without saying it's from a satirical paper But to this day and that actually made That actually made a list that was called. It was like you know five times. The onion fooled everyone where the onion put on article and people passed it around his truth And there I think that there are some some valid things with Harry Potter and and we may even disagree within here. I I myself was kind of against it and Not really knowing a lot about it and then my pastor and his wife another elders wife read it and then another one one of my friends did and they said this is not what we thought it was at all. We think it's okay to let your kids read. And I saw my kids learn to love reading those books with with the Narnia books with the Harry Potter Lord of the Rings. So here's an interesting thing. I have somewhere on on my shelf. I have a two volume two or three volumes. Set from from someone dealing with Harry Potter. This was a really interesting. This is where I think. This is going to play when we think about culture and how we respond to it he basically was making. He had three basic author's book series in mind. The Harry Potter series was which was his book was basically about. Christians should not read Harry Potter. it's evil. It's wicked teach which craft then he had chronicles the Narnia and Lord of the Rings and on with those two. He's basically saying. This is good fiction Harry Potter bad fiction. And I'm I'm trying to evaluate because he was saying Harry Potter's bad because there's witchcraft but chronicles Lornia nausea. Has that too and I was like wait a minute. You're saying it's witchcraft. But you're not saying you're saying witchcraft. Well they both have witchcraft. And I'm looking GonNa Lord of the Rings and I'm going like you know he's saying well good good Christian books are always going to be teaching Christian principles like what's the Christian principle in Lord of the rings because there's actually a book out. There called finding the Gospel in the Lord of the Rings. My theory is if you have to write a book about how to Find The Gospel in Lord of the Rings. It's it's probably not clear I don't have to do that with chronicles of Narnia. Because they're really clear like if you know the Gospel you can see that message there but I actually argued that I could. I could present the Gospel easier through Harry Potter then I could Lord of the rings or chronicles of Narnia. Because I mean if you know the whole that whole story it's like okay. Here's someone because a love these he's gotTa die and be resurrected for for everybody else to live I mean did the author intend. That will clearly not. She's not a believer. She's very much against Christianity. So I would say that. That was was her goal but when people are trying to say the Lord of the Rings Presents The Gospel. I don't see that I see a lot of truth that we know in any. I mean you know greed and and you know we're in Lord of the Rings and him you know the the greed and stuff it will. You could see that any any act because that's part of human nature so I just I look at this stuff and I think sometimes we say well. A Christian shouldn't shouldn't do this like they should only be reading from Christian Authors and Somehow if a Christian writes it it's it's got to be better. I think if you have a Christian I I agree with Eve if you have a Christian. That's wants to be a great author like you know. Jr token if you want to say okay. Here's a Christian. WHO's a writer? But he wasn't writing a Christian book. I mean I I believe he even said that it wasn't you know he wasn't trying to teach Christian principles but it's a fascinating book. It's a great book to read and it's not having this Christian overtone throughout it but someone that may be a believer lever writes it. Does that automatically make it better. No but he was an expert at his craft. And that's what I would say we when it comes to the culture. I don't have a problem. I don't know how you guys GonNa feel like there was that an I couldn't remember his name Jamalpur. I remember calling and I can remember today But there was a rap rap singer Christian rap artist who started to do secular music. I always say it's the CRAYON. It's no way because I keep getting corrected but there was. There was a guy who he did a secular album now. The question only have is the album promoting things that are anti-christian or things that Christians shouldn't be focused on. If the answer's no it's teaching principles that are that are godly and good. But it doesn't have a definite Christian overtone fine. Be An expert at your craft and if you can do that even we're we're the secular world is his appeal to great fine. What's the big deal? you know. I think that I think that there's many Christians out of any you guys are or this. This have this view one. Describe me at. That'd be good but I think we have a lot of Christians who think that somehow Christians should only be entertained by Christians agents and somehow that makes it different even if like like you said if it's poorly done but somehow we should only be watching Christian stuff. We're reading Christian stuff. What are your thoughts? I think it makes us less able to communicate with the world and if we're going to go out and preach the Gospel. I'm not saying we have to use star wars or Lord of the rings or something like that To Find The Gospel in it and present the Gospel hostile to somebody. We use the Bible to present the Gospel. Because that's what the Gospel is in the Bible not in any Christian or secular written entertainment but it gives us an into a conversation a lot of times. You can sit down and talk with somebody who's on saved using a movie that's current currently out or a a book that's currently out and if you're familiar with that material you can carry on an educated conversation that can lead to the Gospel not because Using that material T- to preach the Gospel but because you're using that material as a conversation starter to get yourself to the Gospel and that's why I really appreciate about Andrew when you do your interviews. You need you that little game where you try to lead take any any topic and and the spiritual transition game. Yeah Yeah spiritual transition game. I think that's something that's useful for all of us to try and it. It is helpful to at least have have some understanding of what the world is imbibing so that we can at least have some common ground to start conversations. They don't they always WANNA. I wanted to add to that I agree I think we mentioned is in a less of donen kind of on the same side is eve. Witness is But it's Christians needs to have the stigma as far as being like on being terrible or tobacco kinda stuff like that. I I was listening on uh on the hip hop side of things is his name. Well his rap name was creator. I'll I'm no not only what his real name is. But he has a he does videography videography and cinematography. So I was wondering I one time I was like well. I wonder if how to like how someone in urban setting would film video or film of the Concept Desk Christian. He's a Christian but yet not making aware is so it's not relatable you know it's all I remember is like He does videos. They kind of depict how it would be in urban streets right How do we gang activity and stuff like that? He'd films this stuff yet. There's no cussing and he doesn't. He's Co cussing in it. But it's so believable is the way his film the way shot and he releases the more you too and the way there are anything like man. This is captivating like this is this is relatable. You know I don't I'm not it's not cheesy easy so to so to speak you know. And that's what that's where we get a lot of times I I would love to see a movie A Christian movie depicting how things could be in the urban settings in the streets you know and how personally like comes in and bring their life to Christ but a lot of times when those kind of things are being depicted is very cheesy as like the The Not realistic. That's what I'm looking for a realistic. It's a what actually happens is because they're trying to fit themselves in his box and feel like they go outside out of it at any point just a little bit. There's going to be knock. Chris is going to be you know heresy. Or it's GonNa you know and And that's why we have a lot of problems with a lot of Christian Christian movies is because they feel ashamed or scared to be natural and man like Dr saved us where we are. You know late. We are hard to change. We we come to know the truth right. We don't believe in the falsehoods would come to the truth but who we are personalities and all those things are intact you know we're not renar robots and so we should be still be a relatable instill Beta may content. That should be relatable you know especially like evil Santa's WanNa reach the world you know they don't talk like us they don't think like us you know and not necessarily but doesn't mean we don't live we don't we live the same earth and so for me to relate to it and you know and so so that's why I was thinking about Creator. Who Does music on does music can videos enter good quality? I mean you know. I don't know what kind of Bungee works. But he does excellent quantity for what he has then. The content is is is realistic. Sika so it's a good example. WHO's trying to do it right? You know we saw this. Just WanNa throw in there and it is possible. You know why I think Eve said something very important that I wanNA highlight. And that's why we do have Christians at that are movies and things. It's a lot of times we're so busy fighting over the theology of it or you know there was a there was a movie movie. Put out by Hollywood. I'm trying to remember the name of it. I can't but edged the spear now there was big issue with that. Maybe this might be an interesting. It's called enter the end of the spear okay. A you know maybe maybe Has a program on it that I haven't heard I'm kind of like the expert on that movie so I consider it a really good movie too but I don't know that I don't believe we reviewed it. Well my my My great uncle was a Was a missionary pilot and friends with nate saint so and one of my And his son actually made the plane for the.
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"In you know and you know while grow. I guess to me is important. A lot of people that grow dreadlocks. They have this statement because they're trying to be a rastafarian where they have their this conscious. She's more conscious type. People you know. So yeah I definitely think and you do it because of my white privilege. Don't you I do exactly that reason. Yeah I WANNA be a solid. There's something that your previous can't say this. That's hilarious on here too long all right well. We'll wrap up with this. I mean I think. Here's here's the thing. I think we started with we saw throughout it when we look at these different the different issues and we looked at a number of them. I think the overarching theme that we see in scripture is that we need it to be seeking to glorify God and we do need to be aware of whether we could cause our brothers our sisters stumble and so do you know. Maybe he folks. Who are you know listening? There's other issued disagree with us We're going to do more of these on different topics. We'll probably find some that we disagree more with You know we co Choline wants to do one on baptisms being being like one one of the few presbyterians in our community she's probably waiting for more presbyterians to come on in and then we could do one on church government or something within so But check out the different podcasts on the Christian podcast. Can you go to Christian. podcast me dot org and you could see all the the PODCASTS The Christian podcast is a ministry of striving for attorney We've had represented here tonight prescribed. Truth Withdraw Bandy We've have James James White who is one of the guys from the everyday ministries e Franklin. Are you just watching and shall though Kristen dropped out. She's with awe in on wonder. And I'm with a whole bunch of podcast so I I got four of them so But check check out our podcast. Listen share we try to produce some good content for folks and You know so with that next next week next month will be back. I don't know a topic will choose. I'M GONNA leave that up to James to help me figure figure out a good topic. May when they will have more discount. We actually thought there would be more disagreement here but we're all pretty like minded we. We need to get some some others in here. I guess so until until next episode assode of the theological throwdown. We hope to see a hope. Keep listening to good Christian. PODCASTS see next time..
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"Is. It's like It showed this came out on over. You washed series When it was it was a nice as I was like a family show is really really nice Got You into the plot in you know just made you feel for the Dan you. It's a family and everything else. Just a storyline into the season came recently. Evan kept up with since most Stephen Had A moment where the daughter of Wenda owned care does the Black Guy His daughter was an episode where she came out as being or having same same sex attractions and they made it aware was something in passing a Damn Samba became You tell US pushing agenda. You know that it's okay. It's okay it's just as you know we love you anyway and everything else and just kind of pushing that agenda you know. ooh You come out if you a lesbian and no one will love you. Everybody hates you. You know whereas not really understanding days ascended against that we're against versus Gillam with individual Eh. But it's like But yeah I I became. It became a couple of Washer show as much because not only day. It wasn't just that night. That was a part of it. But then you had the the Sun Black Guy only his daughter come out to be as much as he made his father. He finally caught up with his father is his real father but his father was almost sexual and they floated that indiscreet. You know saying and the scene was promoting in some of them were no saying like the the companies who make these movies make these shows. They don't know what you know what we're looking at. And and if we're disagreeing with this and that they look into view yeah well I think I think they have an I think I mean I. I don't have an agenda. I go back to and I'm going to date myself. But I remember watching the movie Kramer Versus Kramer which now is considered a classic. But why the reason they put that to to to normalize divorce because when that movie came out in the eighties like nobody that I knew my school was was divorced. Had parents were divorced but after that came out all of a sudden it was I I recognized within the year. A bunch of my friends are parents. Got Divorced like after emily enters normalized it. Now let me let me. Because we're I know we'RE GONNA end up having wrap up and we haven't had too much disagreement. I'm GONNA try now. There was something out at at Eve. Let's see So he said we shouldn't try to take Star Wars and finding the Gospel in Star Wars. How about Lord of the Rings because there was that book that came Out Finding The Gospel in Lord of the Rings Just because the author professes to be a Christian does that make the book and movie Christian. No I'll I'll give. I'll give you the thing I'll give you background on this. Why I'm asking this question and see what you guys think? When Harry Potter came out the Books Looks There was some and I think it actually started on like the onion which is satire where they were Ted. Something about Harry Potter Teaching Witchcraft Craft or whatever. But here's the thing. All once people came out against Harry Potter. I was pastoring at time and had to Yup. You're asking asking you this now when Davinci Code came out I read Davinci Code. I mean I'll read these things I've read the Hobbit of read Lord of the Rings I've read chronicles of Narnia. And I I ended up reading Harry Potter now. I ended up reading a book that was that someone gave me To read that basically blasted asked Harry Potter but praised Lord of the rings and Chronicles Narnia. And somehow they were trying to say that in Harry Potter there was magic. Magic and magic was bad and I'm going but there was a ton of magic in chronicles Noni and end in in Lord of the rings the chronicles of Narnia did seem to have. I mean I see as Lewis did have an agenda of trying to promote the Gospel. I don't think there was a case token with Lord of the Rings and I made the case that if you know the story line of Harry Potter I could. Actually it wasn't Harry Potter was not written as a Christian book. But You could see the gospel easier in Harry Potter. Then you can lord of the Rings I mean the the OSCE ruined the ending of you guys didn't read it but in the end in the end and here's a guy who's you know. He's he's what makes them special is he's here is the love of his of his mother but he has this ring. This Resurrection stone and so the the way he saves the world is he has to die for everybody everybody and he uses the resurrection stone to resurrect himself and come back in defeat. The bad guy. And I'm like I can make that. I mean that's real easy. I mean Resurrection Stone and everything makes the Gospel easy. But Lord of the Rings Sues. I think that's pushing it. So but a lot of people have issue with that that because they say that it was sinful for me to read Harry Potter but Listen to my podcast then. Yeah I mean I so so I I think that just because you know like the argument that will make because that Lord of the rings is good because the author was saved. And I'm saying but no it's the same fantasies the same. I don't see how you the content of the of the book doesn't Make It somehow Christian in my mind. I definitely will agree that you can't get saved reading the Lord of the Rings. It's not the Bible. It's not the Gospel I think that my opinion on something like the Lord of the rings is that we need more people writing that kind of fiction. Who are Christians because they exemplify Christianity in their writing even if they're not writing the Gospel They they can put forward Christian morals and Christian ethics and At lead people to question and and look for more truth I think that if if you're going to be writing fantasy it's better to back it on a Christian Foundation than the backup on on any of the other world religions here That will lead people astray. I've read fantasy from you know people who are Who are pagan to the hilt and And they they morals and their ethics come through in their writing and then you have to sit down and like I do with any of the movies that I review in. Are you just watching. You have to you know. This is where they're wrong. This is where they're presenting the wrong worldview. This is the you know how this doesn't fit into Christianity the Christian Authors and compression moviemakers and Christian songwriters. They're going to bring their face to what they create but that doesn't make their their creations Gospel. Truce so you always have to understand that they are presenting things out of their worldview which means that they're going to be things in there that we like but they are. They're not scripture as they're not you know ordained scripture so you have to put them in the place in the position on the side saying this is non-fiction or this is fiction written by people who have perhaps to correct worldview but it still fiction Shen. Okay let me let me do this. Then I'm going to tweet that throw something out for each of us. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA wrap up so let each of you answer and wrap up anything else you WanNa say and so let me ask it this way. 'cause so here you have a believer that right something that's not christian-based. This is a big argument. People make make so can A. What's his name was shy Lynn? That was a Christian rapper. That then started writing secular songs. US Kenny Christian produce a book. Music you know any anything in the arts that doesn't point to the strictly to the Gospel and the words if I'm a Christian musician does every song have to be Christian based If I'm a Christian in writer does everything have to have the Gospel in it. You know if I produce movies as it always have to point to the Gospel or Christian theme so I will go. We'll go in any order you guys want. And and then Hit that or any of the other topics that you WANNA wrap up. Well I definitely have a position on that. I believe that we need more Christians that are writing for secular audiences because we're not reaching we're not reaching the world and if all we're doing is preaching to the choir and I'd much rather read a fantasy book written by Christian author than a fantasy book written by Pagan Author You you know if I'm going to read fantasy and so I think that yes definitely. We should be using our skills and our talents that God gave us to to sneak the sneak our worldview and our ethics and our morality into the world. They do it to us. Why shouldn't we do it to them? You encouraging us to be sneaky. Okay I admit I just I just like to listen to Eve laugh okay. Which one are you? GUYS WANNA go agree with Yvonne that I do believe that as believers no matter what producing in everybody's producing something if it it may not be any form of war but it could be the way we worked the way we live our lives the way we apparent it has to be informed by the Gospel Now does that necessarily to me everything we say or do points directly to the Cross in what Christ accomplished was forced not necessarily but it may speak to how we now live our life in light of the Gospel and we may still like in movies resort Music or anything that. For example it may be to reality of life in the difficulty of life without nece Turley spilling out. The Gospel is but it could be pointing to the effects of Christ in a life. Now so I guess this is GonNa be needed. Discipline is a disappointing thing. Because we're going to agree. I I'll scientists say my home I was thinking about when when you brought the question of Andrews out they might have like a separate channel I do not have just kind of blogging. I our be on it or might have been doing mostly now since I started growing my hair back out a lot. Journeys a youtube culture thing but his like when I create those videos for that particular channel. I'm not preaching every time I come on. You know I'm just basically talking about you know the process of growing.
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"Image Award Patriots of what a Gospel message it is and some people. Don't find that entertaining sometimes. It's just because it's a little budget but Christian films Help that don't have the Hollywood budget that the big fellas have fillers that if you want to be entertained just be careful what you subject yourself to like. You said the check and see others his language or or nudity or whatever the film may have has it then. We'll we'll kiesel challenge it that a little bit because if you think about the Kendrick brothers back when they started maybe not now but they. They had no budget. It was a church that did it ahead churched people in the church that were actors but they decided that they didn't WanNa make something. That looked cheaply done that. Looked low budget and so they they they put a lot behind it and I. I think that you can do that. You know I'll give you a great example in a in a a ministry that put that same mindset into place if if you think about museums if if any of you have been to the creation museum in Kentucky if if you haven't what is wrong with you but that is like phenomenally done and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of the founding members a WHO helps support. It was amazing to see that. Done the the detail that was put into it and I had the privilege of going there before they opened and I got to see some moves before they were done. But you could. You could tell the detail that they put it. Is that why. Because they said look. We know that the people bring kids to to museums. Why because here they they come in there entertain? They they look at it. Oh it's amazing and then you go to Kristie museums and it's like okay. You're done in an hour. You know I mean the thing that blew me away is my son hates museums. We went the first time for the the creation museum. We were there for two days and I. I was like worried because like I wanted to sit and read everything and I was figuring my son was gonna WanNa want to bolt and I was going to have to deal with it. Were there two days. We went one day. Read through everything and my son was like go get I was okay what why why because it was so well done same with the. The Kendrick bothers their movies that they did. It was low budget they but they wanted to be competitive with the world world in that sense but a lot of I will agree with you that That those people to the main to me that was like the beginning of the Christian film industry really coming around and people who pay attention to that in the entertainment industry will say that the Christian films had gotten a lot better the last ten fifteen years habit in a long time. Yeah and I think I think that some of it though is look. I think that one of the things from in general now granted. Most you guys know. I didn't grow up in a Christian home so I didn't grow up watching Christian movies from it But the thing that I did did I do notice. Is that the movies that were from generation. Go It's like they. All had to be evangelical. They always had to be the whole goal. The movie was the Gospel so people people were saved and and I remember when I was in college. And I've watched some of these movies as a believer and I was puzzled like already a Christian like I WanNa Watch a Christian movie. That doesn't it's not just the gospel raining like it seemed like Christian movies. Everything was you had to share the gospel because it was offered the unbelieving world and. Yeah leaving world isn't GonNa Watch it thank you. I mean they that I was I was saying earlier about preaching to the choir is that Christians tend to do that. We tend to produce material that only Christians are going to read or watch because we we we get so heavily in our our Christian. Speak that somebody who is A A non believer is not going to pick it up and read it. And that's why. I made the comment that we need more more. Writers who are Christians not more Christian writers because if if we let the culture I mean like let's take for instance Harry Potter Harry Potter was a book that was written for young people and it it got the massive audience across the world and it got you know even church. People were arguing about whether they could let their kids read these books and a Harry Potter basically introduces young people to a paganistic worldview without very little theology if any backing it up because the writers Pagan and if we had a Christian writer like let's say. Cs Lewis who writes a series of books that have a Christian underpinning to them mm-hmm of Christian Foundation. But they're not necessarily preachy but they're entertaining books that kids like to read or have read to them. That's what we need is more C. S. Lewis's in the world who are writing to a secular audience that writing and producing material secular audiences want to read and watch and we don't have that in our culture and when Christians do produce stuff preaching to the choir half the choir disagrees with the theology and then get mad at it and uh-huh well. You can't go watch that because you know that has this was done by a post millennial. Oh no and we start nitpicking over the theology of the doctrine that we don't agree with and and half the audience goes away and that's why Christians can't make money producing for or Christian audiences because we're too divisive inside of our own camps. Okay I WANNA share my notes there. Look at that Harry Potter. That was the next topic that it's like. You just read my notes there. I gotta say I those are such good points eve. You just made a couple of really excellent points that have me really really thinking so I appreciate your comments. Well I didn't WanNa talk about Harry Potter. Because there was very interesting I noticed the interesting thing with Harry Potter now full disclosure. I have read all of Harry Potter. But I've also read all the Davinci Code and and the other works of Dan Brown I read. I read a whole lot a bad stuff because it comes in the Church and people ask for response. I'm I do original research so when someone asks me to do something I check it out now here. Here's here's an interesting thing And coleen on CRT Gals movies. Except who I'm not knowing comes to me and says. Hey you know pastor Andrew what do you think about this movie so i. Fortunately I've but if someone comes to me and I'll go watch the movie I guess maybe but but that's what I have just watching for see I don't have to I just go back and look in the the the old episodes of are you just watching and I go look here. Just listen. Listen to even Tim tell you what to think about them. Some glad that you do it for me. I can't do all the heavy lifting myself Eve on our podcast feed is kind of buried deep in there. We have a very very slow moving project that my co-host denied the side the start. We're talking about a superhero movies. And you know how a lot of superheroes have a lot of dark inks than Superman is not the same superman he was back in the golden days of these or forty sixties excuse or whatever and we came with the idea for a superhero we hashed out storyline. We have about to show is hosted by have about five scripts written. There's about fifteen altogether and in the whole series and It's about the way I want to do it as much like what you've described and that is to have a superhero Who Does Superhero staff just to his behavior and actions you? You can tell it's a Christian now of course my co host being the bathrooms creature. He had this discussion about the end of the of the the series everybody gets saved. They all come to Christ GonNA die. This person's GonNa die because of what you do. In the good stories people get killed off because that's what makes a good story to tragedy in the angst though at all But we can do that. I think by you. You know people by making making realistic and in the end no matter who gets saved maybe help me along the way because we do want to have have a Christians have an awesome. Cliffhanger goes into a follow up story and what's that cliff in a review I'm in patients. So but here's the thing and on theology gals sometime ago. Oh I don't remember the episode number calling consent meters and yeah yeah if you could have dot com. Look up Harry Potter. Did you do that can you. Just give me the episode number by now come on all right okay. Before the show is over we'll have that episode number but they they did an episode on Harry Potter. And here's the thing I found so interesting because this I didn't know I was approached with the Harry Potter because I was pastoring at the Chinese church and I had one Louie's who children wanted to watch the movie. She was very much against it because she saw a news article that said that teaches witchcraft. And and all all this stuff but I didn't know and learned from theology. House was that was from the onion which is a satire. Yeah let me tell that story real quick it it by the way it's episode thirty eight called entertainment literature and Harry Potter. So I'm sure Jamal's probably too young but the rest of US I don't know I. I don't know Jamal Jamal Jamal. It's not our white privilege. It's it's our older privileged. See that's what elder older back in the in the early days of the Internet when you know we are all excited to get our emails and remember the remember how especially in the Christian community people but would pass on emails and you get all these chain emails okay and so several people had sent me this one about Harry Potter and in witchcraft. And how kids ended up embracing witchcraft. And I mean it sounded really bad. And my my sister-in-law's inlaws sent it to her. Like you can't do Harry Potter because of this Article Kids are becoming which is because of Harry Potter and so I was at Bible study one night and one of our friend said to me. Hey you get that harry potter email going around and.
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"Trying to think about Where AH opposition may come from? And that's honest. I think somebody could use this as well. Hey you know especially to those are household. Fay So like you say like how would that play out. You you know Is that the example where Andrew talking about where the Christian brother is now doing work for free anyway. He's not GonNa get paid as much or where they get paid more. Are you know because you're doing especially well to them. So you're doing more than what they would. Normally charge is being more general and even if they don't do the best job you know not looking for the best work with the fact that they are of also to say you know with our. I don't agree with that. You know of cues. If one of the job done you should look for to be good. All right I'll give you an example Like a guy reached out to me passer and I I used to do on. Not really deep graphic design work but I will do. I can make a banner not can make flyers and stuff like data and. I'm pretty okay with Photoshop. And so he hit me up when you design a banner form you know and And I guess because he's a Christian and because he's a pastor I was on a charge them much because my be charging charging about else and he paid He wanted me to hang it up. And so so Charge them for that but the thing is he wanted me to make do a miracle which I don't have the expertise when it comes to hanging stuff I you know Niimi nail in some would I make it work but I'm not like the type of measure everything to make sure it's completely center. That's not me you know and I and I explained that to them. I say you know I hang you for you just you want it and I will we try to put it there. You know and charge based on that and so he had these brick walls and he wanted me to to drill a hole in his walls and I told him I refuse fuse do it because I was like I. I'M NOT GONNA draw the holding your wall because I could mess it up and You know an ESA holding a brick wall you know and can be seen now emission Walla. So so he was. Okay well US wherever you can so I found something he so I knew would not work us. Work has like okay. Houston he wanted hanging outside whereas wind was blowing raining and I was okay. He some real estate and I hung that Ben wrote the best we could and when it failed down he was upset and he called me. He's like Banfield. I said what I told you. All I told you we'll follow you. Know he's like well. I need what I'm GONNA do. We'll see if you've got a brother and a church. You may know how to hang it up. I said I can't do that. Where as now? That's an example of. Hey you want US might do to range no loot somebody who could do it and people in the pay but I I'm I don't do that kind of work. Well what maybe when one thing that we can. Do you said like you do graphic design. Maybe you hear that someone when in your congregation. That doesn't have a lot of money. Really needs some graphic design and you go to them and say hey you know I. I have some free time the Saturday maybe that can help you. And maybe that's one way that we approach that I guess you know like And I think a lot of people do those those sorts of things. My my friend's husband is a carpenter and if someone in their church needs something done it's not necessarily coming to him saying hey. Can you come do this for free. But here's there is a need and says you know what I've got Saturday afternoon off and I'm GonNa go help this family. My Church Eve what do you thank you. There's a couple of guys who do that their mechanics and they have a shop in Samoa. They know that they don't advertise. Fix your car for trading. But they will if they know you need it. I mean they might tell you know just by the part apart. We'll do the rest but they do that. Because they like mechanical work. So what you think you've been. He's the one that I have to try to pull it into the conversation. She sunk all quiet not on her own show though not quite not quiet. Quiet quiet one the last throw down. I would say that a worker is worth his higher Regardless of whether he's working for somebody in the world working for somebody in the church If he wants to donate his services that's on him but if you would have to look at whether he has another source of income to be meeting his personal needs and the needs of his family I know like I work in ministry so I get paid for doing ministry and you know. I don't expect to do it for free at nine. Not Not expected to do it for free and because that's my source of income and that's how God provides for my needs But I do donate design work to my church when they ask for it. I don't charge my church for that because I consider it. A service to the Lord A fellow fellow Christian. who asked me to do something from my Church Fellow Body member? I would probably Do something like I had a gentleman gentleman in my church. Asked me to help him with his logo and I did. And and his business was a fudge. Business nicest just Amien Fudge so a it could be fattening so I you know I figure it can be a little bit of a bartering. It can be a little bit of meeting people's needs as as you can I have a my accountant is a is a member of my church and I pay her what she charges for her counting services so I don't expect her to do it for free and So yeah I just think that. In that instance that you know when you're using your what God's given you as gifts you can choose and be sensitive to the leading of the spirit whether you ask for money or whether you do it as a service to the body into the Lord. So let's let's let's ask this as a change of topic here and I'll start off with eve leave because your show will lead into actually so there is debate. Can Christians go and watch in when you use the term secular and sacred that to kingdom discussion. Because I think it's easier for us to understand it but can Kenna Christian go and watch a secular alert movie were should. Should Christians only be watching Christian movies. So this this also goes for music it goes was for for art. Goes for a whole lot of things But I want to start off with with that one now with you because I think I know your position is going to be because if if you say no it's wrong your whole podcast and being kind of an issue because it's on secular movies pretty much. Yeah well I think that that is a a Definitely something that you have to be spirit led on if if you're sinning by Spending time in the world in certain ways that are going to be leading you astray in a leading and become a problem and we dealt with this even in our last throwdown where we were talking about. You know being a stumbling block for weaker Christians and in that kind of thing there's lots of Ways that you can personally draw the line on how much of the world you step into. But Christ himself said that you need to be in the world but not of the world and if you're or not if you're not of the world then you're following his following half of it but if you're also not in the world then you're disobeying disobeying and because we have to be out there and the the purpose of my podcast isn't to lead Christians into secular doctrine and the whole point of my podcast is to how to Approach secular things from a Christian worldview to be able to have discernment when you are approaching the world and being in the world that you're not just Turning your your biblical filter off just letting the world in the culture of the world influnce wants you because if you can do it with movies than you can do it with other things you can do it with the news you can do it with Your education you can do. It was with all kinds of things. It's just teaching yourself how to use the discernment that God is giving you anyone. Anyone else want wages on on that one. I mean should we as Christians we are there. Are there things where we shouldn't be going. Should it be. The Christians. Only see Christian movies put out by Christians and all even emphasize more and you can also answer this. What defines Christian does it have to have the Gospel to be Christian or can it be Christian and it's not share? The Gospel let me produce way. Everyone knows Mr Rogers. I've never met him but will they know blessing as TV. Shows of some of the kid. he did preached a Gospel on his shows. But everyone could tell he would if he didn't know oh he went to Ordain Minister. You could tell. His show is free. Kids had the gospel message. And even even though he didn't say ultra call. Come down here now heading. I think that we can certainly Live our lives is and enjoy a culture around us without participating in it and and the way we do participate and keep will realize. Is that something different that we would not doing. Certain things right saying certain things. We don't use certain words you behavior though. Were not that way tomorrow on that. Well where we are the light of the world right as as Christians. I think eve I appreciate your show because You know I think a lot about. I'm not a big movie person. Sometimes I listened to your show just to learn about a movie but and you'll you'll even look at. Is there any Christian themes here. Different things like that and I'll sometimes before we go see a movie. Go and read about it. How much bad language is it is an aunt or is there any sexual content and if there is my husband and I don't go and see it and so definitely I think? I think that we have liberty. But we don't have liberty to do things that would be contrary to the Lord and what is good and so like I i. I'll go and see a secular movie but I'm not going to see his secular movie if it has sexual situations in it for instance I would say to his people go to the movies. It'd be entertained. Move entertaining the Nisa Joyful and I was listening to a podcast bill with this issue recently and they were saying the reason why Christian movies are so terrible because because you know you go you get peppered with the application L-.
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"You you know you. You really weren't acting like Christian. Should they put out this. This idea that we had to really be giving everything up in life for for living for Christ and I think I think in Colina correct me if I'm wrong on this because she'll know for sure I think it was Michael Horton who wrote a book and it was like normal Christianity or or Yeah I was actually just thinking of that. When you're talking Michael? So David Platt wrote a book called radical. I think it I haven't read David. Platt spoke but I'm under the impression that it's kind of endorsing what you were talking about a little bit more that I'm GonNa when I go out and be radical for Jesus and I don't know if he endorses some sort of asceticism or W- you know exactly what sorts of things he does but Michael Horton and he. He says he wasn't intending initially for this to be in response to plots book but his book is called ordinary and You know that that's who we who we are. I see see this a lot with women and my podcast where a woman comes and says wow I just feel like I'm home with my three little kids all day and I don't feel like I'm doing anything for Christ aced. Yes you are working for Christ in caring for your children I thought of one other example in the kingdom. This might be helpful. I when we had our episode Soda You talked about when I was in southern California as a teenager and we had the Christian yellow pages. Okay so you in the Christian yellow pages you you can find a Christian plummer way we stop. Stop stops up. You have to first explain. What yellow pages are I mean like journals a young guy? He probably probably never between a yellow peaches here before before the Internet You know we had a phone book where you looked up. I need a mechanic. I'm going to look up in the yellow pages under mechanic so We had Christian yellow pages. You can find Christian everything you know you can go to the Christian dry cleaner kind of little makes me think a little little bit about what he was talking about how we say ourselves a little bit so I'm GonNa go to the Christian dry cleaner I'm gonNA call the Christian mechanic and I'm going to end the Christian Carpenter and everything I mean it was. It wasn't like as big as regular yellow pages but it was sizeable for being all Christian and so One example we would give in in our view is that I. I need a plumber. I'M GONNA call the best plumber whether he's Muslim or whether he's Mormon or whether he's Christian or whether he's an atheist I'm going to call the best plumber because I made the best plummer to come and fix the sink so that would be an example to interesting with that that I was thinking was the Muslims way of thinking and we WanNa talk theology but the M- Muslims Islam. Mom has a theology when it comes to hiring in the row in those rooms and they would say you do hire a fellow Muslim. Because they're Muslim now. The difference and this is is a radical idea for Christians the Muslim mindset. Is You hire Muslim. And you pay him more. Because you're taking care of one of your own. The Christians are not like that Christians Higher Christians and expect to be given a break or they expect do shoddy work and not worry about it because your brother very very different but yeah the so in a Muslim since the near theology. You should hire Muslims. Because you're helping to take care of someone that believes like you know. I don't know how that might play into thinking. I mean if I love my neighbor as myself and my neighbor it specific. Let's just think in terms of the church if I've got a really good carpenter at my church. If he's a good carpenter I of course he's going to be first on my list. I but I have seen situations and I'm guessing Andrew you have to where someone hire someone at Church. You've got a plumber at church and you just know he's a plumber. You don't know if he's good or not but you know he's a Christian. Can you know he goes to your church. Someone hires him he comes and does not great work and it ends up not ending very well. I'm sure you've seen these situations inspected expected deal like you said. Yeah so what do you guys think I mean have you guys run into this idea of radical radical Christianity Hannity versus ordinary living. Yeah I've actually strong with a lot of a lot of that dealing with my background as well Coming in coming out of the coat and everything it's like if if you're not an operating in some air arena of platform being you're not fulfilling God's work You know it took a while I'm more relief to me to realize that man just being a just as Mahoney was say killing it. I like killing it at home as a father and a husband is enough. You know like if if I never had prescribed truth. I don't have to feel like I live my life unfulfilled world as far as serving the Lord you know Which is which was worse relief in like I said those relief because I believe that I had to be some kind of position? Asian I had Gentlemen approach me a lately. Who knew me back when I was teaching falsely and He was asked me was. I WANNA preach again or know where you're going to Reading about pastor and one day I'm like now does not have the desire for that now. I like speaking you know I had the miniature John. Strap truth behaviors. Like God is calling us to do his work. And I'm like yeah you did like I'm doing this you know and that l. just that was just like Like I'm not doing enough. You know and that made me a little bit of mandate is i. I didn't notice was to King of you. One King of you type the deal or anything like that people view and things it is it is no just say there's a view which doing your life for God you know so it just as a relief to know that like my life they may seem ordinary but manny spectacularly living as a trying to try to serve my wife serving my children children the glory of God is anti this world. You know there's not what is what it is that you know that is not ordinary to the world you know is is ordinary for me to be passed off as ordinary to to me to be passive with my children be passive with my spouse and everything else is ordinary for me to not lead you. You know it's it's interesting. How that perspective is you know? It's interesting with your background and you mentioned. You're you're involved in a Colt and I was dealing with. A Colt is called the church wells and there was people would go down there and there was a big thing they just you gotta come in soon. As people went down there they got pulled into it and it really was somewhat of a fascination facination immediate. Try to figure out what was going on what was happening there and what I think it was was there. They built this little commune where everybody can live that radical life and they they all worked together. They live together. She had a lot of love bombing going on but they they had a company that the I guess the guys the there were started the church owned and everybody worked for the company granted they worked for free. Yeah but but the they ended up all feeling like they were. When they'd get down there they felt like they really were living the Christian life that they were meant meant to live and it dawned on me that it's sort of this way we deal with the Christian culture that we're talking about now is just? That's what drew people into it was they. They thought somehow living just an ordinary life. Just going to you. Know being in the military and serving the country free somehow. That's not really serving. Christ you have to. You have to give all that up and just be the working for the Church and sharing the Gospel. And that's IT and I. I tend to think that no you can. You could be my background. My trade. You know my is engineering. I'm a software engineer by a trait. So that's my background. I could do that to the best of my ability. And that glorifies. God I believe and maybe that's more of the two kingdom view they're talking about it. Hate me agreeing with her. But I was wondering too is like Now just join. The scripture talks about how we should do. Good to all men. But especially those in the faith paraphrasing. If you allow me like is that the argument is given behind nine. Why we should be seeking for only Christians who do success or our fellow church members Do Perform certain trays or work. We're looking for versus going out to the world is that is that argument. It will come from one of the arguments that will use. I don't if you're asking me I'm I'm not sure but I would. I would definitely assume that That something like that and and that verse is definitely true. True I mean if If you look at you know we're called to love our neighbors ourselves which you know for US includes my Mormon next door neighbor and my Apia son and Any person around me but we see in scripture that were called to a very specific type of love for our brothers and sisters in Christ I guess maybe there would be a disagreement on how that plays out. Maybe there's something just came out with about it is like Sometimes when I when I hear different views I try to see where the other side would object.
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"And try to research the shower. The movie I and figure out why it's rated what it's rated and also Yeah just their personal You're lying where it's at Like for example We don't watch much isn't I mean yeah the is any worse than PG thirteen but Like if there's too much swearing or even just saying Oh my dod you know That's taking the Lord's name in vain in and it deeply offends me like I physically feel like ill almost sometimes from hearing things like that and I just. I can't do it so that's my line so I just think that's sort of a personal thing but also then to be aware of WHO's uh-huh surrounding you like we have three teenage daughters and so were in the phase right now of of monitoring everything's that they're watching and taking in and critically thinking about everything so Yeah and with Jamal Said I. I remember I pass from union is going back like thirty years now I used to watch a lot of. TV's I used to. I used to be because that's all I did. I used to just sit and watch movies career and I remember. He came over my apartment and I was talking to him and the TV was on and I was. It was playing a movie tango and cash. If any of you know that the history of that one and I'm I'm sitting there telling him that I'm struggling with like with revenge like when pill do wrong to me. I want to get revenge. And he just looked at me he looked over at the TV pointed to TV and Said said where do you think you might be getting that from. And the whole theory of Tango and cash is these two guys back and I'm like boy almost all the movies. I watch like action movies. Where you're you're the the there's revenge theme to it? I'm like Oh yeah and that's what really got me to go. Maybe I shouldn't be watching. These things will be the best best for me But but let me throw this out as as discussion. See where you guys since we kind of all agree on that maybe there'll be disagreement here One of the one of the Christian movies that they did review on. Are you just watching. is war room and I had. I did not like war room and I haven't liked anything that they've done since war room because not because of the content but the actors themselves who who they played because this is a Christian film and they're bringing in people who would be heretics and in who you know word of faith people you've You've well Beth. More wouldn't be word of faith yet. She's Kinda on past thing. But you have Beth. Moore's been in their movies movies you have Was Priscilla Shriver has been in their movies So they're trying to get people that have a platform but some of them are in a platform that I don't think we'd say as Orthodox Christianity when you're getting people were faith what do you think about that is is. Is it wrong I I I take the position. I won't go watch my favorite movie of all time is fireproof done by the Kendrick brothers. But I won't watch anything else now that they put out because they're starting to bring people who are who I wouldn't say are in the faith as they actors. I'd like to hear some thoughts on that I. I don't know Valu if I will be as concerned with the actors as far as as far as what they're yeah portraying Yeah because I like something Jiang said earlier like you have some Some Christian television shows and movies. That aren't it sound. You know so. It's like no so the content sound yet. No the actors who may be aren't sound but is content. We'll see within the contradiction to have them doing something that isn't well. Let me let me specify so so I'm clear with it because my my issue is not that it's just I mean they can have an unsaved Aker. I mean comfort They they put a movie together audacity and they did not have believers they had professional actors. They weren't believers but they sharing the gospel with those people all the time when I still watch that. Well Yeah I guess the issue I have with with the Kendra brothers are doing now. Is They have people who are word of faith eighth. And they're bringing them in to be actors or actresses because they have a platform in you know it's it's because of the platform that they're you're becoming the actor or actress and I think what it does is it. It blurs the line for Christians to say. Oh I like this person because she played this in this movie. I'M GONNA go check out. What Personal Schreiber you know is is in her ministry and find out more about arcing? And that's where I I guess Ah Eve was saying. I don't WanNa give my money to support that. Yeah and then promote here to promote take that what I would think is. Heresy kind of is very similar to this idea and I know this is getting into a different conversation but much like hip. Listen to amused from hill song or some of these other guys are questionable. They're putting out. They may release something. That's nascent ain't good. But in supporting one of their songs or something of that. Nature supporting their entire ministry with. They're doing as a whole kind of like that. You're afraid that has added more to the full night. Yeah Yeah I mean that's an I mean I i. He's going to bring up the music after we've read this you to segue there but yeah I mean I have the same thing I won't. I don't want to sing haled's song because people I mean even if they have a couple of good songs it's not the good ones that I'm concerned about. It's all the ones that are. It's what they teach and people go and follow him and start to you. Know to look up. Oh Look Oh hell song and then get into all that stuff you get so basically given validity to what they're doing and you know I I understand completely how would say that I'd be more concerned about it when it comes to music. I wouldn't the movie itself do you what you're saying that but I I would be more concerned with music mainly kiss in a maybe just the way I watch movies but I don't get caught up on. Who's acting what I'm more focused on the story? Line or to specific thing going on in the movie itself rather than who's acting that character so okay then then James Ask you do you D- would you have the same position with health song as he was on the movie. We well if you will either a movie or if like someone was to want to come to your church and they wanted to so low and it's a hill song song even though that one's on his decent Well we still get into ticket into the music side of it though. That's saying like I'm more concerned about the music that would be about the the movie itself might movies in general but it's because this is more of a on more of the nose on when it comes to music. I am the movies mop personality.
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"I'm Christine. Hamilton with the on wonder podcast My website is Kristin Hyphen Hamilton Dot com and I will be putting out podcast At least twice a month and it will be mainly for Women to promote Biblical literacy Doing Bible Studies and and theology type of stuff. Yeah so we can send that the best more right. Sorry Ho well. I'M GONNA get myself in trouble early or I or you just watching. Yeah I'm I'm Franklin and I host a co host a podcast called. Are you just watching in which we pick one movie. Every month and discuss it for Christian Christian worldview applying critical thinking apologetic to what we're watching so we're not just shutting off her brain in Hollywood taking for us and you can find it okay. Just watching DOT COM and new have been podcasting longer than any of us. It's hard to believe so you started as many episodes asserts out though because the only do one a month. Yeah Okay but you have been podcasting you so you started when you were like five right because you've known it for like ten years all right a- and I'm I'm Andrew Report. I'm the host of Andrew wrapped sports wrap report I have a daily edition Monday through Friday. Two days of Two minutes long. I have an hour long one that drops on the weekend. I'm the host of apologize. Live if you want to join their have any theological questions apologetic questions You can go to apologize. Live Dot Com on Thursday nights eight to ten eastern time I also host or co host. The so you want to be a podcast. Her and I'm also the executive director of the Christian podcast community so tonight's topic is Christian liberty which. I don't know with this past week or so. We may end up discussing the liberty to have to say. Let's hold off on when a celebrity claims. He's he's a Christian. Is it okay to hold off before he becomes a worship leader because boy did people get in trouble just for saying maybe we should wait on that. That could be a Christian liberty issue but I wanna read a Romans fourteen just to set the stage for us. This is what Paul talks about when it comes to basic passing judgment on on others Dealing with things of food he says as for the one one who is weak in faith. Welcome him but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he made anything wall. The week person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who who abstains and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats for God has welcomed him who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another. It is before his own master that he stands and falls and will be upheld old for the Lord is able to make him stand another passage just to set the stage for us is in First Corinthians teens chapter ten versus twenty three to thirty and it says all things lawful but not all things are helpful all things are lawful but not on all things build up. Let no-one seek his own good but the good of his neighbor eat. Whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the grounds of conscience for the Earth is the Lord's and.
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"Alright well welcome to the first of many we hope podcasts of the theological throwdown. This is a podcast of the Christian. PODCAST community podcasters. So all those who are podcasting on the Christian podcast community we get together or some of us get together other and we discussed different theology where we disagree sometimes and we want to disagree in love and charity. Tonight's topic is going to be Christian Liberty help we have some liberty with that one so we have several folks on right now several. Oh podcast represented I'm going to name each of them. And then let each person. Just give a quick shout out for their podcast but we have dramatic Bandy of the the prescribed truth we got James White. No not that James White the other James White every day ministries podcast we have Kristen is with the all in wonder and we also have eve Franklin from are you. Just I watching. That's my favorite one. Really no I'm joking with her. She the joke is her show is about about movies and critically thinking through movies and I m pop culture illiterate. I joked with her. I did go see you just for her. She did a podcast on marvel endgame so I went and watched it. Did you wear a suit and tie. Did AWW pitcher uncomfortable with three and a half hours of your life. Oh actually no. I kind of grew up up in a suit. So I'm I'm that's fine with me but we were actually at a at a Bar Mitzvah and so we had three hours in between so we decided to go do that. Adam and Eve explained to me that you shouldn't go watch marvel endgame as the First Marvel movie that you watch. Yeah because you don't understand anything you missed about thirty other movies. You could see how how into movies. I am so Jurmala. Why why don't we start with your show? Give a quick shout out for since the doctors in the house. Now come on Doc. Yeah so small bandy and I I was late so it made them abandon. I'm the host of the prescribed truth. PODCAST at the website is prescribed truth dot com. And I have feature my podcast every week perfectly on Mondays so I would be really grateful with you. Check it out and we get a chase. Thank you all right. Who get mentioned next James White? You're next list right gopher all right well I'm James Wine I'm one of the Co host on on the everyday masonry podcast. It's me and three other guys. We do two types of shows the one. The first one is every first and third Monday of the week of the IT. It is a thirty minutes an hour long episode while we discuss just More weighty topic about Everyday Ministry and then the third and the second and Fourth Mondays we releasing them so called ministers minute. It's about a ten minute episode about just a particular part of everyday ministry kristen all.