In my last article I wrote about what is becoming more and more a trend worldwide, that of governments using the power and influence of celebrities to garner popularity with the people. The effect of this resulting in overpowered celebrities, compromising governments and the morally mutilated masses.
Celebrities, or what we make of them at least, are basically living idols. Idols are not self-made, but have always been useful in subduing and controlling vast numbers of people whilst being profitable business for those who fashion them. It is amazing to think that people will worship something made of a lump of wood or stone moulded by human hands.
Yet, more than that, those same intelligent people will offer them food and money, sometimes even sacrifice a life! To something that is deaf, dumb and completely lifeless. Idolatry truly is the depths of insanity.
The business of Hollywood is more than just making entertaining movies; it thrives by fashioning modern idols to worship. Movies can be quickly forgotten and most people can't watch the same movie multiple times. But Idols demand loyalty.
Movies then, taken at more than mere surface level entertainment can be made into a platform in which to package ideas and agendas, with the best results achieved through placing a star or idol as its centrepiece.
Free thinking people
There are lots of paths you can take with this line of thinking, and conspiracy theories are abundant, but I think no intelligent free thinking person can deny in this day and age that modern media; especially the music and movie industry is being used for a far more aggressive agenda than simply our entertainment.
I don't think anyone should be watching movies or listening to music now without at least awareness that there may well be things presented on a subliminal level which cannot be identified in a rating or picked up by a censorship board.
Do I mean conspiratorial things like hidden codes and symbols, subconscious hypnotism and careful eroding of societal norms to pollute our thinking and introduce new concepts? Yes. I am sure of it. Does that make me crazy? Maybe. But these people get mind control tapes in their gift bags at the academy awards, among other things. I think there used to be places in Hollywood where you could pay to breathe fresh air too.
What we are discovering is that as Hollywood, the media and the nations' governments join forces, those who hold to traditional family values and even traditional authority structures in society are being victimised and made out to be insane.
The family unit
Whilst this conglomeration systematically and purposely destroys the family unit, it insists on things of lesser value being our most compelling challenge of the hour.
Woe to anyone who will not worship the environment and the animals from whom we stole this planet. I don't know why saving the earth for future generations is such a concern to those who are so intent on destroying future generations.
Make no mistake; everything is moving together with prophetic precision to create the ideal environment world-over for an opportunistic anti-Christ spirit.
Yet as powerful as these anti-Christian movements in media and government are they also give the church our best opportunity to create a counter-culture for those that need answers. It all begins with family.
I am a believer that salvation is also a gift for the whole household and not just individuals. When a father is in his proper position, as head of the house and his family know their respective roles, if the father follows God the family must do the same.
Men of the Bible like Abraham, Cornelius and Joshua are testament to this. In fact the key to God blessing the earth and not cursing it is found in fathers and their children being restored to relationship.
This is to be the primary work of preparation before the day of the Lord comes, as found in the book of Malachi. What is the answer for the corruption now taking root in our societies? I believe fathers must begin to take their place in every house and begin to decide what sort of culture his family will keep.
Although this year there was general agreement there was massive publicity for Father's Day, in my view the media would have us believe that fathers are either entirely absent or absent minded morons who wish only to drink beer, watch sport and escape their sad lives which are ruled by their wives and children.
Yet the Bible shows there is no higher honour than to share in God's highest honour, that of being a dad.
I believe fathers should be the primary leaders in church and church culture and anything less will fall short of completing God's purposes. In my view, only dad can save the day. Yes, it's a big task, but as any proud son or daughter knows, dads can accomplish absolutely anything.
Joshua Robbie is from the Gold Coast Australia where he runs a painting and decorating business. He recently started a church fellowship with his wife Rene' in Currumbin Queensland. Though he has many interests, including basketball and surfing, he with Rene' have determined to give themselves in service to the kingdom of God in all aspects of life.
Josh Robbie's previous articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/josh-robbie.html