Monday, September 17, 2007

I'm now finished with The Kingdom of the Occult, and am back to my regular blogging. My apologies for the the delay in posting some comments, and I will also be responding to some of them, so stay tuned.

Tonight I saw Kathy Griffin on Larry King Live waving her Emmy around and trying to explain her blasphemous comments about Jesus. If she had dared to say the same things about Mohammed, she would be spending the rest of her life hiding out with Salman Rushdie. At what point will the majority of Christians care about the name of Jesus? How much will it take to get us to fight for Him? I am sick to death of hearing His name used so disrepectfully.

On the positive side, it was promising to see that some Christians cared enough to take out a full page ad in USA Today and very encouraging to see Fox News Correspondent Lauren Green take a public stand in defense of Jesus Christ. You can read her article here:,2933,296683,00.html

Are you tired of hearing the name of Jesus misused and abused? What do you think should be done about it? Send me an email or post and let me know your thoughts.


JohnD said...

Ms Griffin is a self-described militant atheist. She is a Hollyweird type / wannabe... and Hollyweird has long since proven Christians to be push-overs.

Ever hear the expression "Aw, Jeez!" ?


How about the Aussie "Chrikie?"

How about swearing by something? 'Mother used to swear by the old Harper brownie recipe...'

People sometimes say things they do not realize they are saying. Then there are those who strongly disbelieve there is anything to things like the name of Jesus. Then there are those who do not care if there is anything to the name of Jesus. Then there are those who simply oppose Jesus. I think most Hollywood types are a little of both the last two categories.

That and you remember the mentality of the average person in la la land.

6:28 PM  
JohnD said...

I also think it is a little presumptuous of us to think the name of Jesus has any significance. I mean they do not understand who Jesus is. They do not know what it is like to relate to Jesus or to walk with him or to serve him. He is just another religious figure to them because the Church (imho) has been lax about the Master's business over the centuries.

If we had shown people the Gospel as deliberately and as intensely as the first century martyrs... that the good news and the Messiah are worth living for and worth dying for... it might have made a stronger impression on the world.

As it is, most Christians are fed pablum in Church and are woefully ignorant of why they believe what they believe... and it's easy pickings for unbelievers to play "spin the ignorant Christian into a tizzy."

That body of ignorance comes from how far believers have strayed from the Bible... Taking God at his word just isn't good enough anymore and too many believers doubt what is in black and white print in their own Bibles... so they invent interpretations and add-ons and build denominations...

I spent many a year becoming quite blue in the face trying to just get people to read and believe what is in their own Bibles and frankly I am done.

You want to know why the world so easily and so readily mocks Jesus, because a servant is not greater than his Master... but he or she is a reflection of that Master.

I know the Lord is quite pleased with many in his flock with regard to their love fore him and devotion to him... but try to get most of them to lift a finger or to study to show themselves approved... and well...

6:41 PM  
Jill Martin Rische said...

Hi John,

The Bible says the name of God has significance. I believe the second Commandment reads, "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7

If he will not hold guiltless the ones who treat it with disrepect, he will not hold us guiltless for letting them.

I believe this commandment applies to the name of Jesus. . . after all, He is God.

People knowingly (sorry, I don't accept the ignorance argument) abuse the name of Jesus for the simple reason that they do not care. I am saying that it's about time Christians told them this is unacceptable. We should stand up and fight for the name of Jesus, not sit quietly by while it is treated with contempt.

4:32 PM  
Jill Martin Rische said...

I understand your frustration, John, (I know how you feel) but I think there is a great deal we can do if we just get organized. I'm keeping a list of the date/times the network BRAVO allows the name of Jesus to be slandered . . . and then I'm filing an FCC complaint.

4:36 PM  
JohnD said...

Good for you, Sister. But I doubt they would blaspheme if they really really knew who and what Jesus is... so, it is a form of ignorance and defiance and just plain stupidity.

Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: >>for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.<<

What say ye about the believers who neglect the word of God? Who twist it to fit even the slightest man-made doctrine?

Water baptism, anyone?
Speaking in tongues?
Tip-toe through the T.U.L.I.P.s (5 point Calvinism) ?
Preterism: full or half empty?

Judgment begins in the house of God. And we've had a very poor showing. This is why there are so many divisions... the Calvinists interpret the Bible this way, the Armenians that way... how about just reading it to see what God meant?


As I said in the other post, it's believers I get angry at when I see what the world says and does because there is no real witness in the world anymore... Donald Gray Barnhouse, certainly your father the late great Walter Martin, D. James Kennedy... they were the exception the lone voices crying in the wilderness.... and they are gone now.

Well anyway God bless you for taking this for action.

8:28 PM  

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