From The Super Bowl To You
Speaking about the scene at his workplace, one Christian brother said that he sometimes noticed married women huddling up to discuss the flaws of their husbands. This man made the point that in almost every case, the wives sought advice from women who were divorced–sometimes, the amateur counselors even had more than one failed marriage in their past.
“Why do you think that is?” the brother asked. “Don’t you think they would consider counsel from a lady who’s thirty years into a marriage?” These are excellent questions. If you need a building constructed, do you hire an engineer whose buildings are collapsing after a few years? When you want your teeth repaired, do you find the dentist with the worst online ratings in town, who leaves his patients needing a tube of Fixodent? Of course not.
But these women, and countless others, are going to ask the coworkers, family and friends who are disillusioned by men, and who have personal, unrecognized failings of their own. They listen to secular psychologists on TV shows. (Psalm 1:1) Therefore the still-married woman will likely hear, “Leave him,” or be told to lay out some kind of ultimatum. Before long, you hear that the couple has separated or divorced. Big surprise!
If you are not nodding your head in recognition as you read these words, then you aren’t paying attention. Statistics show that women are now filing for divorce at about twice the rate of men. And the world will claim that it’s because males are just that wicked. But the Bible declares that all humans have ill hearts, not only men. (Jeremiah 17:9)
Countless times in the media and our everyday lives, we are bombarded with the flaws of men. Think about all of the dumb daddies on sitcoms, for example. To be sure, men have usually fought the wars, and they (we) are responsible for almost all physical violence, homicides, assaults, and so on.
There is a worldly saying, “When women are bored, they go shopping; when men are bored, they start wars.” But this is a lie of the devil. If women ran things, there would still be misunderstandings, political lying, physical conflicts, wars, and power struggles. Just watch The Jerry Springer Show if you have a strong stomach.
Remember that the wars and violence don’t spontaneously happen because a couple of opposing guys pick up weapons, glare at one another, and go at it. Battles begin in more insidious ways. These are the ways of the tongue; of our talk and slander. Women are as guilty, if not more, of gossip than men. Guys generally internalize their dislike for one another. Who does not know of females who have whispered delicious words into a man’s ear, designed to pit him against another man in some way? Remember Samson and Delilah? And that’s just one scenario.
To hear most of the world, you would think that women are these precious creatures who have never done anything wrong in their lives. The guys who truly are rakes and cheaters know that this is a game and they play it well. But as a boy and very young man, I must admit that this indoctrination had me fooled. I remember feeling horrible guilt at times when I would make the slightest relationship mistakes, knowing I was about to be excoriated and finally rejected for it. I used to torture myself as a “good guy”, even though I knew there is no perfect man (or woman).
Meanwhile, everything that females did which was cruel, rebellious, and so on was always justified somehow. She’s cheating on me? Well, the last guy cheated on her, so she’s just getting a jump on the game. She’s verbally abusive to other people? Her father was a psychological bully and made her that way. She manipulates gullible men with her body, teasing to get what she wants? Hey, that’s a valid weapon in this world… she’s using what she has got. All of these rationalizations have actually been said to me in the past, in one form or another. Women have been hoodwinked, too.
The Bible clearly states that there are none righteous, not even one. (Romans 3:10) This obviously includes girls and women. But you never hear that from the tell-lie-vision, the Internet, or other media, except as a result of what men have done. In general, the opinion of the unsaved (those who reject the deity of Jesus and the Bible’s truth), is that women are relatively as pristine as Disney princesses–and those princesses aren’t clean anyway, so it all makes perfect sense.
These things were in my mind as I watched Beyonce’s Super Bowl XLVII halftime show. It’s amazing that we are drenched with the idea that men are simple-minded pigs, yet there are women all over the world who have bought into a certain clothing style and manner of thinking. We call it “independence” these days. Who exactly are the simple ones?
One pastor wrote: The Bible is filled with… guidelines and warnings concerning the clothing a woman wears. Proverbs 7:10 speaks of the “attire of a harlot.” A “harlot” is a prostitute. There is a type of clothing that identifies a woman as a whore… If certain clothing identifies a woman as a harlot, then what would complete nakedness constitute? A triple whore? The above Scriptures establish the fact that God does not approve of immodest clothing (i.e., clothing which makes it easy for men to lust). A godly woman dresses in such a way that it is difficult for a man to lust after her. He can try to think dirty; but she is not giving him anything to visualize.
The most basic biology says that men are visual, responding to the female form almost unconsciously. But knowing this, every day women parade around in outfits purposed to draw male attention… then we’re back full circle to “men are disgusting and why are they looking at me that way?” It is self-defeating and maddening when one gets a bird’s eye view.
There is an “I’m a Christian… kinda-sorta” mindset that permeates the United States in particular. It has deceived almost all of us and the whole thing is just a joke to most people. We are so deep in Satan’s world system at the time of this writing that many can’t even see a way out. The Bible says that God is angry with the wicked every day. (Psalm 7:11) Meanwhile, an audience of over 100 million people tuned in to see Beyonce in February 2013. Not too many years ago, I would have admired the bodies as much as many of you, dear readers. I can’t enjoy sin as I once did; I only viewed the booty shake-fest to expose it biblically. Even posting these pictures to make a point feels questionable. In any case, these are His words I follow, not my own. And certainly not the world’s.
The Wiki Answers website discusses this topic as a way of exploring the question “Is Beyonce a Christian?” The site quotes an oft-cited article by The Son, a Christian newspaper… Identified as “a devout Methodist,” part of the article by Charlotte Webster read, “The former Destiny’s Child singer said, ‘I never mixed Christianity with how I felt (about Him). [pronoun capitalization added by this author.] I am about faith and spirituality more so than religion. Doing right by others and not judging. The thing that keeps me grounded is knowing that I’m always protected and that God is in control of things. Even the name of our group, Destiny’s Child, we got out of the Bible. . . For me it is about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what He does for me is something deeply personal. It’s where I came from. I was brought up in a religious household and that’s very important to me.'”
She’s basically saying, “I’m a Christian, but He is not in my thoughts” at the start of her quote. “I don’t believe in religion,” she says, but she doesn’t realize that following Jesus is not religion. It is a way of life. Remember that Jesus Christ says He is the WAY, the truth and the life.
Christianity is a label placed upon that way/path, and this is where “religion” comes in and confuses things. Everywhere we look on the ‘net and in daily life, people hold the same kind of worldview as Beyonce. Namely, that anything goes, as long as they claim to believe in God and are “good people” as measured by others.
In other words, this is worldly Christianity, the kind that inevitably leads to questioning the Bible and eventually to feminism and other rebellion. Let’s finally crush the idea that acknowledging God is the same as obeying, respecting, and fearing Him. Holy Scripture tells us that even demons know who the Lord Jesus Christ is and tremble.
Notice that in the Bible, the unclean (demon-possessed) were among the most fervent worshippers when Christ approached! (Mark 5:6-7) Satan’s minions knew who He was, sometimes better than the average person in those times. So that recognition, in itself, means very little in terms of loving Him.
Everyone knows that even some preacher’s kids, “brought up in a religious household,” have gone buckwild. The world sees that and commonly blames the faith: The child was repressed so s/he rebelled! But we make our own choices. The people who applaud such rebellion never seem to blame film, television, pop music and so on for influencing children in the other direction. No. They want to blame God somehow, no matter what. It’s ill and it destroys the soul.
What you are reading is not meant to judge or be cruel to Ms. Knowles. These issues are much larger than her.
But when someone is making million of dollars from what they do, and more importantly influencing the youngest girls and boys in ways as yet unseen, they aren’t above being poked and prodded in the public things they do. (Ephesians 5:11) She is unashamed of these acts and words and is not above being exposed. If you are a professing Christian and you listen to Beyonce's music or maybe just admire her in some way, examine her. And examine yourself, to see if you are really in the faith.
The Bible clearly says we are all sinners and deserve condemnation. None of us can keep the law, and that’s why the blood of Jesus that saves us is so worthy of reverence. Yet the Bible also says, a believer is not to be unequally yoked (2 Corinthians 6:14), and apparently Beyonce missed that verse because she married someone named Shawn Carter, entertainer name Jay-Z, who blasphemes the Lord at every opportunity.
“Do What Thou Wilt” is an intentionally antichrist manifesto.
More from the Wiki page…
The article continued, “While her sexy dance routines have been criticised by some, Beyonce is confident God isn’t offended by her ‘shaking her booty’. After meeting Prince Charles in a charity concert in London she denied any contradiction between her raunchy approach and personal faith. She said, ‘I honestly believe He wants people to celebrate their bodies so long as you don’t compromise your Christianity in the process.'”
There is nowhere, other than perhaps the privacy of the marriage bedroom, that the Bible advocates celebrating our bodies. Not in the way that pop singers do, at any rate. Our bodies are gifts and meant to be the temples of God. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
What does it take to compromise the faith by way of the body, in Beyonce’s eyes? What does it take for the new age, tolerant Christian to simply say, "This is wrong"?
As the Wiki Answers page points out before the above cut-n-pastes, “No one is perfect,” trying to allow for spiritual growth on the singer’s part. But to consciously deny what the Word of God says about true feminitity is pure apostasy. If we are baby believers, sometimes we need more mature Christians to come along and say, "what you're doing is wrong!"
The God of the Bible is authoritatively male. This is why the world constantly branches out into creating goddesses (including celebrity superstars) and male gods who are feminine, giving Him characteristics that are not found in Scripture. It’s been that way since the days of Moses.
Think about it: God cannot lie. As the direct opposite, Satan is the father of lies; there is no truth in him. So it logically follows that Satan is going to raise up the feminine qualities. You can be sure he loves lesbianism.
Overhead view of two female heads appearing to kiss on the Super Bowl 2013 halftime stage
The devil wants rebellion and nothing else. He doesn’t care about you, even if you curse God with every breath. He hates people, marriage and family.
Satan, the devil, is where the “I don’t need no man” gospel of Beyonce and countless other artists ultimately comes from. It is not of the Lord. Please, don’t believe me. Go and read the Good Book for yourself with an open heart. Search the Scriptures.