Who Is Raising Your Kids, Jesus or Hollywood?
If Justin Bieber sings a worship song at his concert right after gyrating about with seductive dancers, you best be sure thousands upon thousands of Christians are going to click that “Share”.
One of the more problematic trends that has befallen the modern Christian church is that it has become enamored with something I would call, “spiritual celebritism”. This is when a Christian is so enthralled by a celebrity that they feel the need for this celebrity to love Jesus and, in doing so, bring about some sort of validation in their personal faith. They will search and scour for any modicum of belief in a higher power, and declare the celebrity a blood-bought believer. A quick scroll down Facebook and you are likely to find a sponsored post from a “Christian” site with articles such as “10 Celebrities you didn’t know were Christians” or “Look how *Insert Popular Celebrity here* stood up for their faith!” Many of these celebrities have not even proclaimed a belief in Christ, and most live their public lives completely contrary to Scripture (Lord knows what they do when they aren’t under the paparazzi’s watchful eye).
The constant need for Christians to have a celebrity spokesperson has made it abundantly evident that far too many believers place too much weight on the oftentimes erroneous spiritual positions of these celebrity spokespersons. If Justin Bieber sings a worship song at his concert right after taking his shirt off and gyrating about with seductive dancers, you best be sure thousands upon thousands of Christians are going to click that “Share” button for all their friends to see. If Kendrick Lemar brings up the slightest reference to Scripture, or how he went to church when he was younger, right after dropping a couple of “G** D***’s” in a song, you can be sure that he will get his fair share of “Likes” from the evangelicals on Facebook.
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