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A Crisis of Conscience and Identity

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” – 1 Timothy 4:1-2

Like most individuals, I have witnessed professing Christians openly living as if they have no commitment to God. Then someone will invariably say about them, “Oh, he (or she) loves the Lord.”

What Lord? Lord Obsession? Lord Pleasure? Lord Perversion? Lord Money? Lord Fame? Or Lord Entertainment? Can one love any of Satan’s “lords” and properly love the Lord Jesus Christ? All those “lords” are actually surrogates of Satan, the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). That compels me to address a particular situation concerning loving the World System.

Christianity is currently struggling with a crisis of conscience and identity. The crisis has been brought to a crossroad by several “lords” of media and entertainment companies. After Georgia’s Governor signed the anti-infanticide “heartbeat” bill, Netflix, Disney, and WarnerMedia (et al) are threatening to cease film and television productions in the State. In other words, if Georgia’s citizens do not honor its amoral directives they will go elsewhere. Really? But they should not expect a good outcome when the consumer is threatened by the merchant for disagreeing. There is seldom a good outcome for the merchant when the consumer is threatened for disagreeing.

The fact is, we may become attached to many things, but we can do without Disney, Netflix, Warner Media, and any other industry that threatens us. I’ve done without them for years and I never missed them. I never had symptoms of withdrawal and they remain of no interest to me.

If they want to murder babies the Constitution provides freedom of speech to declare that intent. However, the demand by these lords of entertainment to either allow the murder of babies or “suffer” their departure is a critical challenge to Christians in Georgia.

After all, they are actually implying is, “What we offer is so irresistible that you will murder babies to indulge in our product.”

A large percentage of professing Christians in our nation might indeed sell their souls for a talking mouse, a sordid movie rental company, or a media sleaze factory. But what if a significant number take umbrage at the threat? What if a significant number becomes unreconcilably soured by these companies presumptuous demands?

These entertainment traffickers are implying, “You people too ignorant to realize that we depend on your favor, not vice verse.”

What is really occurring is these companies are gambling that Christianity no longer has the strength of character and unity to resist their bullying. They seem convinced that when forced to choose between the life of a baby versus the fleshly gratification by entertainment, the great majority of professing Christians will choose the latter. So certain are these companies of that degree of apostasy that their CEO’s are willing to gamble that there will be no backlash from their threats.

Here is a reality check for the CEOs of Netflix, Disney, and Warner Media. As I previously stated, we do not need you, but we need babies. Not only do we need babies, but we need to love them, cuddle them, nurture them, watch them grow, and protect them from harm. We need to cuddle them, kiss them, and just look at their perfect little faces. We need baby love like we need oxygen. A baby is an invaluable asset to the human race. Humanity needs continual baby life like a lake needs fresh water. Without baby love innocence would depart from the earth and our souls would shrivel like dried pepper pods.

When we can no longer love a baby we can no longer be called humanity. We would be just a planet of misfits floating around in space with no purpose or meaning.

We also need our conscience to be sensitive to the innocence of a baby. We must protect that innocence with more determination than we would muster to protect our own lives. If all babies do not deserve the right to exist, then no one deserves existence. Conception is the beginning of life. Birth is life is placed in our care. Nurturing may be the closest one will ever get to being a god. Murdering a baby is as close as one can get to being a devil.

On the other hand, entertainment is practically worthless. It has not contributed anything more than corruption with economic benefit. Should we perpetuate that folly at the expense of Christian identity and conscience? Georgia’ citizens and everyone else should reject the worthless offer by the “lords” of entertainment.

The unvarnished fact is that these entertainment companies have challenged the soul of America. They are demanding, “Either do what we say this time and every other time or we will deprive you of our presence and product.” Their demand is as sheer evil extending its blood-stained hand offering a marriage with righteousness. Two decades ago no major corporation would have dared try such bluff. The fact that they would try it now indicates they are confident that they can intimidate and force their will on the people.

Will professing Christians be insulted and ashamed that these companies identify them as weak and willing to become complicit with cold-blooded, pre-meditated, murderers of babies? That is what so-called abortion is. We should not be so desensitized to the torture and slaughter of millions of babies to accept a generic term to describe it. The godless slaughter is, in fact, seared-conscience, brute-bestial, antichrist, void of natural affection, premeditated murder.

The demand to capitulate to the lords of entertainment is a major step for the satanic agenda. If it works, there is no limit to what people will be intimidated into accepting next. It is time for true Christians to stand together and oppose this scurrilous attack on its very heart and soul. I say call their bluff and boycott them into oblivion. If Christians do not stand now, then they will never stand. The religion will fall with a resounding crash under the guilt of its great compromise.

If we cannot rise en masse with a godly response, then they were right—the soul of Christianity may have died.

Well, has it?  We shall see.


  1. Earline Mumme

    June 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you Cedric for continuing to speak God’s Truth. I believe Christians have been taken captive by the world’s (satan’s) entertainment, so much so, that they are in danger of being cast into the lake of fire at the end of time as we know it. That’s strong, I know. However, I believe it will now take strong, convicting, words and sermons to hopefully cut at the conscience of those who have been deceived by satan’s “ungodly in every way” entertainment. Time may be much shorter than we think.

  2. I boycotted all of that long ago. There is no justifiable reason for a Christian to even subscribe to netflix now, with their open satanic agenda on so many fronts. With these companies boycotting Christians, how could a Christian still give them their business? Christians have no business doing business with any of these companies. Hollywood has no place in my home, and neither does all or any of the other filth pumped out by satan’s mechanisms, factories, and machinery of the evil world system. In fact, they couldn’t pay me to watch their garbage! People don’t realize how corrupted and polluted their souls get by all of this. Many years ago I cut the cord on all of that, and it wasn’t much then either. I now watch zero television (beyond the news or a documentary, etc.). Even ‘Christian’ movies are tainted with the agenda of the apostasy a la satan. I don’t listen to secular music (such as pop, rock, etc.) other than a little Classical or something like that once in a while. I try to stick to the better Christian varieties available and that is hard nowadays too. I scrutinize books very carefully but don’t even waste my time anymore on fiction anyway. I barely have time to read the Bible most days, why would I bother with cheap, contaminated, compromise for ‘entertainment’? How can anyone care about celebrity news, it is as unimportant as my events in the restroom a week ago, and they are all the devil’s puppets anyway! Or sports? What will it matter when the mark of the beast comes?

    The same goes for everything else the world has to offer too. And there is such a cleansing that comes with this purge. Instead of being inundated, flooded, and drowned with polluted sewage, it is streams of living waters filled with fresh rose petals instead! Give me the things of the Lord, or give me nothing at all.
    And it is interesting how this is too ‘hard’ for most professing Christians who can’t pry themselves loose from those shackles, but just the addiction to the technology that you see! And how will they handle the new cross to bear? Most Christians don’t even know what that feels like, they are so busy floating downstream with the world system! I have since then been ‘out of the loop’ when it comes to all that information. I know nothing of this or that movie, music band, singer ‘celebrity,’ etc. Even professing Christians stand agaff that I don’t listen to secular music or watch secular movies. The state of affairs is bad indeed.

    And now on to what has been on my mind for some time now…
    the pressure is being turned up against Christians out there. I see a lot of what I can only describe as a puppet show with two figures being maneuvered along into a fight, the one behind the scenes is poking at each figure, trying to make him lash out at the other side. He knows that from there it’s all downhill as each one lashes at the other till it’s all out chaos and even civil war. The stage is being set. One move in the direction of righteousness, and all the minions of hell break loose with a hot hissing fury and vehemence. This goes on on many fronts. It’s all an excuse to aim at Christians as the target, to hate us all the more. To get us to make a wrong step and get too aggressive so they can rail at us and feel justified. The devil props up his chess piece figure head who makes some good moves and some bad, and over dramatized at that, resulting in more hatred against Conservatives. It’s the ultimate straw man argument. More fuel for the fire to hate us. I read lately on the news sources, all in one day, there were about 15 reports of violent leftist attacks against conservatives, either outside abortion clinics, taking some stand for God’s laws, or just supporting Trump, and some of them were elderly. But no one is spared, nothing is sacred to them. They physically attack and even murder just because someone does not agree, and disagrees publicly. This is what it has come to. Then the amping up of the sin agendas everywhere and all the propaganda rhetoric and terminology that has been hand picked as weapons against us; ‘hater,’ ‘intolerant,’ etc. etc. It’s on the talk shows, the news, all over. The next election slowly creeping in will be a big platform for all of this. WE are the ones they want to set up as target practice. The feeling is already out there that if you wear a certain t-shirt you may not make it home alive that day. Many professing Christians are too weak to rise to the occasion we were called for. Most will cave into silence. They will think speaking up is a death wish. They forget who their Lord is, and what He has called us to do. And His agenda has NOT changed, regardless of what the wolves have said. We are to be the light of the world. We are to be His witnesses to the ends of the Earth. We are to preach the gospel to every creature. We are to stand up for righteousness, and if we are persecuted for it, we are in fact BLESSED! Yet most have it wrong and think that getting wealth is being ‘blessed,’ but just the opposite is true! How many know this today? I think I can count them on one hand. It sure feels like it, since I don’t even know of any and am just going by the fact that someone has to be out there somewhere.

    The curtain will soon part. The stage is set. All the characters are in place. Biblical prophesy is about to be fulfilled. The final hour of human history is about to be acted out. The years ahead on the world stage are to be the most dramatic and intense that the most passionate opera couldn’t hold a candle to it, and it’s real.
    As a Christian, do you know your role? Are you prepared for persecution and even death? Are you the light of the world? Is your lamp even still lit? Are you waiting for His kingdom, or yours? Are you ready to take a stand for righteousness and shine as bright as the stars for all eternity? Is your garment on, or are you naked? Are you watching and praying as Jesus told us to in the last days? Or are you too busy being entertained by the false gods of this world and all the idols the devil has propped up to distract you from God’s will in your life? As you introspect your heart, only you and God will truly know the answer to that.
    Now is the time to get it right. And know which are hills to die on and which are not. Hint: We are to be HIS witnesses. Don’t get caught up in all the other battles and brand names of politics.

    We are about to make world history… some for the better and some for the worse. Are you ready to go out taking a stand for Jesus? Or will you be found hiding under the bed denying Him to keep your netflix?

  3. Cedric, many of todays churches are 501c3’s – that’s a problem. They don’t want to get involved, hence the pastor remains quiet on political/social issues. Further, many professing Christians do not believe nor see that they are even experiencing a crisis of conscience and identity – they simply cannot see how worldly they are. Others see it, they do not. There is a blindness overtaking the land, and this blindness is actually a hardening of the heart.

    Eph. 4:18, “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” (KJV)

    Clearly, these are not mature Christians; this is a very serious problem within Churchianity and unfortunately, this problem is not going to be getting better but rather will continue to escalate downward. Sign of the times!


    Just my observation and experience. God Bless!

  4. Disney has been promoting the “gay” agenda for ages, it seems to me. I went to Disneyland in California back in the 70’s before they “came out”. I was not a Christian at that time anyway. What I do not get is why professing Christians HAVE NOT been boycotting Disney way before now. I remember that some kind of boycott movement of Disney was afloat in the early 2000’s but obviously that is not working with most Christians? now. As for Netflix and Warner I do not know much about the product they put out but I can imagine that most of it SHOULD be offensive to real born-again Christians. This kind of sleazy, agendized filth should be called out from every Christian pulpit in the world. When that does not happen, what does that say about the religious institutions and assemblies here in Amerika and worldwide. It says a lot to me. We are in apostate times, with apostate leaders.

    I pray that the Remnant of real Bible-believing Christians will raise their voices and shout this statement from their rooftops, so to speak. Here goes.

    I, NOR MY FAMILY THAT I HAVE SWAY OVER, WILL BUY YOUR PRODUCT OR PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE PORNOGRAPHIC, SLEAZY JUNK THAT YOU SELL AND PRODUCE. Romans chapter 1 says this, “18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” [Rom 1:18-32 KJV]

    Enough said, I hope !!

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