Monday, June 11, 2007

I am appalled!!!!!

While shopping for tracts for Mom to take home on furlough, we found the American Tract Society web page. Do you know what we saw? A tract about the Pirates of the Caribbean! Yes, you can get over life's problems if you think like Cap.Jack! Did you ever? I found that they have several tracts that use movies and TV shows to attempt to present Gospel truths. As if we needed the world's trash to show God's love.
Hollywood hates God. Know that for certain. We do not use God-haters to get the message across. God is holy. Hollywood is not. End of story.


Happymama said...

Satan will use anything. Including Hellywood.


Happymama said...

Ewww, I just checked out their website and what appauled me more was the Shrek one!


Sarah Joy said...

So tell us how you REALLY feel.

That's just sad. We have got to get away from advirtising God and start using His methods again. They really work-not to make the world "like" you though. To change hearts and lives.

Sarah Joy said...

Ok, just back from reading it. My humble opinion: Anyone with a backbone is going to get halfway through and say, "Why are these people trying to manipulate me? Why don't they just say what they are getting at?" The people who "respond" are going to be the kind of people that are not offended by manipulation.

I like the way Jesus went about it. He never pushed the truth on someone who didn't want to hear it, but He NEVER tried to trick anyone into listening either. He just spoke the truth and left it with them. A good way.

Stepping of soap box.

Julie's Jewels said...

That is ridiculous. But I have to say it doesn't really surprise me. Thanks for posting this. I had no idea!!

Mrs.B. said...

Fellowship Tract League is a good place to get tracts.

Well maybe I should least the last time I got tracts from them. It's been quite awhile so I guess you never know. Hopefully they are still the same.

It is a local IFB church ministry.

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Rhonda! I found your link through Joy and just wanted to let you know I'm hosting a Blog-Style Baby Shower for her and her boys. Stop by my blog if you're interested in participating!
Have a great day!

Tori said...

Amen, Amen and Amen!!!
Good post!

Michelle said...

wow that is interesting,
Yet did you know that "Captivating", and "Wild at Heart" authors - John Eldredge; Stasi Eldredge use movies all the time to teach . . .
I'm not saying we should use Hollywood to teach the gospel. Your right, that just doesn't do - but often I am struck at how the world paint an 'almost' picture of mans need for salvation and a savior. But they don't know who that is . . . Again and again in movies I see them painting the God shaped hole, and the world trying to fill it since they recognize that something is wrong without it.
Just makes me feel all the more that WE NEED TO TELL THEM THE TRUTH, THE ANSWERE! It's Jesus!
*these pregnancy hormones . . . whew! Give some umph to sentiment!*
Anyway . . .blessing on you!