Today we talk about the rise of new occultism, tax the rich but not the dress-maker, masks for thee and not for me, and Facebook wants your children—that’s a fact!
Deep End Commentary: There is a rise of cultish behavior. America is becoming a land of very strong cults. Since WWII over 800 religions have started in this Country. Now in the 21st Century we are experiencing the rise of new cults.
However, when we exalt a human being to god-like status, we are going to cost ourselves, our culture, and our children greatly. With Christian faith and Biblical Truth sorely lacking in the minds of many Americans, we have begun to turn to all types of “messiah-like” figures for hope– a hope that Jesus Christ alone can give.
In addition to the cults of politicians and the celebrities, we now the cults of corporate power players and even science. They are all playing for the same team to take your rights away, to sell you their product, and to make money off of you without concern for your health or well-being. There is no greater evidence of this than the social media giant: Facebook.
Facebook was told this past week with clear scientific evidence that their platform, Instagram, is harmful to the self-image of younger people—particularly young girls. Yet, Facebook doesn’t care. There is hope to break free from the cultish mindset and parent our children in a happier and healthier ways so that they grow up strong and mighty in the Lord. That hope is found in the Holy Spirit.
When the Holy Spirit Comes into our lives, He provides social networking that social media cannot compete with. It is social networking with God the Father Himself, the Body of Christ, and the Truth of the Word of God. The Holy Spirit is the connection who breaks us free from the cults of this age.
Matthew 5:29-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.
Theme: Break free from the cults: WE NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT
Scriptures Studied: Matthew 5:29-30; Matthew 7:21-23; John 16:13; John 6:27-29
Topics to Note:
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New Church Guidelines for Worship:
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