Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pearls Meet Swine

Pity poor Kirk Cameron, set-up and sucked-in by Piers Morgan on CNN.

ψυχικὸς δὲ ἄνθρωπος οὐ δέχεται τὰ τοῦ πνεύματος τοῦ θεοῦ· μωρία γὰρ αὐτῷ ἐστιν καὶ οὐ δύναται γνῶναι ὅτι πνευματικῶς ἀνακρίνεται.
1 Corinthians 2:14

Despite being warned about popularity by Jesus (Luke 6:26), the ex child-star is still doing his best to be a famous Christian personality, so, last Friday, he appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight to promote his new Christian documentary, Monumental; a sickening piece of American Christian idolatry about “this great nation of ours”, judging from the trailer.

Listening to Cameron talking about looking to the Founding Fathers to help secure a “great future” for his kids reminds me that the pejorative “hypocrite” is a transliteration of the Greek word for “actor”, ὑποκριτής [hypokrites]; a term used 20 times by Jesus in the NT to describe a false interpreter of Scripture.

As to the Morgan interview, as anyone with an ounce of nous could've predicted, Piers, doing what every secular progressive does when they’ve got an avowed Christian on their show, got Cameron to say something that confirmed for CNN-land that all believers are hateful, small-minded Neanderthals. Morgan dropped the unwitting Christian documentarian right onto the third-rail of modern public evangelism, homosexuality. He asked Cameron what he thought of gay marriage and what he would say if his son told him he was gay.

Here’s the video:

The more I learn about Cameron’s latest movie, the longer the list of mistakes he makes here gets, but for now, I only want to look at one in particular.

The Bible verse that came to my mind upon hearing this exchange on the radio (see the first line of this post) was Matthew 7:6.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Every Christian that thinks he should be debating with or preaching to unbelievers should study that verse very carefully. Then they should think seriously about who on Earth the Lord is referring to as “dogs” and “swine” (hint: starts with un and ends in believers).

Now, I know it’s hard for Christians to stop casting pearls before swine, because they’ve been force-fed the lie of the Great Commission. They are convinced that it is their mission in life to come up with soul-winning arguments from the Word; but that is simply not true. The only thing they need to tell unbelievers is The Gospel:
1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you...2By which also ye are saved...3How that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. (1 Cor 15:1-4)
That’s it; that’s all. If God doesn’t open their understanding to the Gospel, everything else is a waste of time—move on to someone else. The reason for this is that, as the Apostle Paul tells us, unbelievers can’t understand the Word of God because it is spiritually discerned (see 1 Corinthians 2:14).

The video below is proof of that. It’s of Piers Morgan completely misrepresenting everything Cameron said about homosexuality to another guest:

What they perceive not, they defame. (Jude 1:10)

So, Kirk, next time listen to Jesus, not your instincts, and politely tell the swine that he can't have your pearls.

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