A&E’s Agenda

The recent action by A&E in their suspension of Phil Robertson shows the hostility the world system has toward God, Christ, the church, the Word of God, and any expression of our Christian beliefs in the public forum based on Scripture.

Sure Phil could have stated his beliefs a little different still without compromise, and probably should not have consented to an interview with GQ, a popular magazine with the gay agenda. Believers are not to cast their pearls before swine (Matt. 7:6). Believer’s are not to yoke up with unbelievers in any kind on union or enterprise (2 Cor. 6:14-17).

I am still amazed at the church’s amazement that the world does not like us, and we really don’t understand why. A&E means arts and entertainment. They are of the world system that has a militant agenda for gay activist groups and against Christians. They only tolerate the Robertsons for the money. They are part of a world system hostile to God. They are of another kingdom, not the kingdom of God.

So as I look at this event, we see it is spoken of in Scripture. Let me share a few observations:

1. There is an intensive effort to silence the voice of Christians who believe and express the Word of God. As Bernie Goldberg said on the Factor, “Anybody that believes in Jesus, the Bible, and the world is 6,000 years old is an ignoramus.” The world prides itself in being tolerant in the public forum (of everybody except Christians). Mike Huckabee says Facebook shut down his Facebook page 18 days while he tried to organize the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

1 Peter 3:14-18; 4:4, 12-16

2. We are in a spiritual war and don’t need to be ignorant of it, but be prepared for the battle. The world hates us because they first hate Jesus. They can’t swallow the narrow road and that Jesus is the only Way.

John 7:7; 15:19-24

3. The world hates Scriptures that condemn their lifestyle. What little bit they know about Scriptures is a perverted and twisted view– “God loves everybody and does not condemn and we shouldn’t either.” “Judge not lest he be judged” is their Scripture of choice. Jesus is talking about the attitude of being critical and harsh. We are to judge ourselves, then we will see clearly to discern truth from error and true teachers from false teachers. We are to be a discerning, discriminating (truth) people.

Matt. 7:1-5; John 3:18-21; Eph. 5:7, 11-13

4. Phil quoted Scripture correctly (1 Cor. 6:9-10). Here Paul lists a sample of sins that characterize an unrighteous heart. These people lived in a habitual pattern in these lifestyles without conviction and correction, and are on the broad road to hell. Homosexuality is listed in this group, as well as other sins like drunkards and adulterers. Paul says in v.11, “and such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

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