I’ve seen many posts regarding the Superbowl Halftime Show over the past few days. Some are critical of the content, some are supportive, and some condemning of those who take a stance either way. I agree that there are more important things to be focused on, but because of all the posting I saw in my Facebook newsfeed I wanted to weigh-in on the topic. As Christians we do have a responsibility to keep our eyes open and to be vocal about things that are morally wrong (without casting stones, but stating fact based on biblical principals)
Here are some of my thoughts —
– My largest concern is around the posts I’ve seen from ministry leaders who have taken light on this topic through comical memes and statements about casting stones or Christians acting like Pharisees. We have a responsibility to say when things aren’t right — leaders in particular, and I’ll leave that right there.
– I feel our country has gone downhill in terms of its societal standards for what’s acceptable and what’s not. It concerns me greatly for the next generation and the diminished standards (low bar) it sets for tolerance of lewd behavior. Our country was founded on Christian principals… “One Nation under God…?”
– I personally didn’t watch the halftime show as I’m usually not impressed by the performers and how these shows are handled. We need to be mindful of what we put into our bodies (what we hear, what we see, and ultimately what we consume) Good things in = good things out. Bad things in = bad things out.
– While the Super Bowl is a secular event, I still feel the moral standards for our society were pushed beyond what they should have been. No one should promote that type of behavior — stripping, hyper-sexualized entertainment, objectifying women, etc. Going a step farther, the actions and gestures of the performers pushed the boundaries almost to a near pornographic nature. Not cool — and certainly not cool for a family sporting event. In my words, I’m summing it up as gross and wrong. I’m all set with watching anything like that now or ever.
– Regarding JLO appearing to be up on a cross with minions worshipping her — Honestly, I can’t speak to her intent or the producer’s intent, but I will say that it does look as though she is mirroring the Crucifixion with demons worshipping her. Wrong and offensive to Christians and the Lord — terrible.
In summation, the world certainly makes no excuse for their behavior and what they push on us every day.
Friends, as Christians, we need to stop making excuses for why we don’t or can’t share the love of Jesus or our beliefs. We have every bit a right and duty to speak our minds as the world does. #realtalk
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”