Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"The Cable Channel Jesus", by Pastor Kevin Lynch

Have you seen the shows about Jesus? The ones on the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, The Learning Channel, well, you get the picture.

I generally watch them all. Not to be encouraged, but to keep my finger on the pulse of anti-Christianity.

What I have found for the most part is a concerted effort by the producers of such shows to debunk and defame the Person of Jesus Christ and anything at all to do with the Holy Bible.

Each producer gathers a small group of "scholars" to be the "go to" people on points of knowledge. Usually they are professors of religion or some other spiritual sounding field, but attached to secular institutions of higher learning such as Boston College, Yale, USC, etc. They might sprinkle in a bonafide professor of biblical studies from a Christian school like Wheaton once in a while in order to keep it all "honest".

Well, there is nothing honest about it. The Scriptures are usually ignored completely, or so distorted and mixed in with non-canonical and apocryphal literature that the average viewer, even churched viewers, don't even realize that they are having the wool pulled over their eyes, and that the Cable TV Jesus is not the Jesus of the Word of God.

So far, I have seen Jesus portrayed as possibly being insane, gay, married, a womanizer, a political rebel, a con-man, etc. Rarely is He simply the Christ of the Bible.

See it for yourself. Scan your cable or satellite channels. Count how many shows are on tv on any given day about Jesus, devils, angels, the bible, God, Noah's Ark, the Temple of Jerusalem, the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, and so on. I'm talking the secular shows, not Christian channels.

Has the world all of a sudden taken a sudden interest in Jesus? What the world has taken interest in is using the airways to try to destroy Jesus and anything connected with Christianity.

The Word says that we should be wowed by the story of Jesus alone.

Luke 2:18 - "And all who heard it were astounded and marveled at what the shepherds told them."

The wow factor is being eroded by sensationalized fictitious nonsense.

Being told a sensationalized lie about Jesus doesn't astound me. It doesn't make me marvel, especially during a season when we should be connecting with the truth of who He is, where He came from, and why.

I marvel and am astounded by the truth without any external or peripheral embellishments.

God's Word is perfect and it doesn't need speculative "help".

So, connect with Him this grand Christmas season.

You'll know when you have been able to connect. You'll feel it in your heart. You'll be caught up in it. It may be exuberance, or it may be a warm fuzzy feeling. But you'll know.

"And all who heard it...".

Will you tell the story to someone today? Will you be a modern day "shepherd of the field"?

Will you pass on your excitement, your love, your warmth, your peace in Christ?

That's what Christmas is today.

Be blessed and alive in Him today!

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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