Bigger than Billy Graham
– playing us at our own game –
When you think evangelism, does it conjure up images of televangelists, door 2 door cold calling, open air meetings and a huge effort in carrying on the great commission? Big names like Billy Graham, The Wesley’s, D L Moody, Spurgeon – and so on – spreading the word of God with fire and brimstone and seeing people saved by the thousands. But wait! Satan also has his evangelists, busy at keeping people from being saved or putting out the fire of the Holy Spirit within them.
I want you to consider this guy as the greatest evangelist of the 20th century. Bigger than Billy Graham and more popular than the Apostle Paul. This 1 man has never preached from a pulpit, but yet his message has helped to turn global society upside down, changed the hearts and minds of BILLIONS of people, set more captives free apparently, overturned more laws than the rest of the great preachers put together.
His message has been preached faithfully every month for over sixty years through monthly devotionals (playboy) and movies, telling men that they don’t have to be married to enjoy sexual relationships and that marriage is the way to a slow death. He wasn’t promoting steady relationships or marriage. He was selling the idea of one night stands, pleasure, promiscuity, free sex and plenty of it. His vision has lifted the pornography industry out of the gutter, guided and nurtured it to where it is today. He is the Grand-daddy of Porn.
– Guess who? –
Back in Dec 1953 Hugh Hefner mortgaged off his furniture, borrowed £4000 from investors and published a slick glossy magazine featuring a nude calendar of Marilyn Monroe and hence Playboy was born. The first serious men’s girly magazine had arrived. Way back in the beginning, if you were a man of the cloth you would qualify for a special discounted rate. I wonder how many availed of this offer?
Playboy*s success was really the spark that got the adult industry off the ground and made it “respectable”. Imitators such as Penthouse from the UK, and Larry flint’s Hustler entered the scene and soon others got on board and started to push the boundaries even further.
Satan has been very patient; from Gutenburg’s printing press to the Google search engine he has taken his time making sure all the pieces have been put in place to smooth the path for the epidemic of internet pornography. He hasn’t been wasting his time preaching on the street corners or putting up with open air meetings, his message has been warmly welcomed into millions of Christian homes across the world through his carefully controlled media empire. The satanic firestorm of pornography has consumed society and now it’s ready to consume the church. Unless we stand up and do something about it.
What part have YOU played in his success?
Gen3x – Fighting Pornography Together
“Hear, O Israel, Ye Approach This Day Unto Battle Against Your Enemies: Let Not Your Hearts Faint, Fear Not, And Do Not Tremble, Neither Be Ye Terrified Because Of Them. ”Deuteronomy 20v3