Thursday, August 25, 2005sooo much worldliness...
Look at this nonsense...
Well, it looks like Romanists and Liberal Baptists have found common ground: it would seem they both agree that there is spiritual merit in The Matrix.
I found this garbage when reading a news article on the various endeavours taken on by Romanists to win over the youth to their wickedness. In the article, they showed this image of a Romanist priest, with idols in both hands, mimicking Keannu Reeves' character in the Matrix, Neo. Actually the entire poster is comparable to several of The Matrix movie posters.
This wickedness comes as absolutely no surprise to me, but I thought I'd put together this little post for your benefit, dear readers, especially as we are considering the various false teachings of Romanism. Now some of you may be wondering: "What's your problem Rand? We know you oppose Romanism, but what specifically is the problem with this poster?" The problem, my friends, is worldliness.
We have Romanists who come to this site, I receive many e-mails, and the plea is all too often the same: "We are your brothers in Christ", they say. "We are only looking to honouring God and serving Him", they affirm. But it's all lies. I know that it's all lies because I know them, I use to be one with them. They treat me like I'm a fool, like I'm the one who doesn't understand, but sadly it is they who don't understand. The Bible says:
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Philippians 4:8)
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." (Ephesians 5:11)
The Matrix is a wicked movie. Even by the standards of the world, The Matrix has received a R-rating for violence and coarse language, The Matrix: Reloaded has received a R-rating for violence, coarse language and sexual content, and finally The Matrix: Revolutions has received a R-rating for, yet again, violence, language and sex. Hardly "things that are just, pure, lovely and of good report", wouldn't you say? And what should a Christian do with such things? The Scriptures are clear: REPROVE THEM! Not, smooth them over by "Christianizing" it. NO! The Bible says: REPROVE.
Like con-artists, false religions have no time to stand for the Truth. Rather, they will use any means necessary to win over followers. They will use the flavour of the day, whether it be philosophy, pop culture, musical style... whatever! Anything and everything to gain an edge. Well, The Matrix most certainly is the big movie of the 21st century, and you can count on Romanism (along with a myriad of other wicked faiths) to be there to capitatalize.
Friends, judge for yourselves. Look at the fruit as Matthew 7:16-20 puts it. We fundamentalists preach the Gospel + nothing. Why? because that's what the Bible teaches (Romans 10:17). No gimmicks, no bells and whistles, no cunning and crafty speeches... just the plain, honest Word of God.
If you want Truth, find a Bible-only Christian and ask him about the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Avoid "Neo the priest", all he offers is worldliness and the end of that path is death.
Looking forward to being called "humourless" and "strict",