Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Pastoral Concern -- Exposing lies so that people will not be deceived

There is a YouTube video going around that is very popular (around 1 million views, as far as I can tell), entitled Who You Are -- A Message to All Women.  It is from something called The Anima Series.  I had never heard of either the video or the series until I saw the aforementioned video being reviewed by a Lutheran pastor, Rev. Jonathan Fisk, who hosts Worldview Everlasting.

Fisk rightly addresses everything that is right and wrong with this video.  You can see his review, which lasts about 20 minutes with the original video spliced into it, here:

http://www.worldvieweverlasting.com/2013/11/01/4752/

In short, Who You Are -- A Message to All Women is supposed to make women feel special and loved, but it directs them so far away from Jesus that it is blasphemous.  But don't take my word for it.  Click on the link above.  Rev. Fisk will point you to Jesus.  The speaker in the original video might give the impression that he is talking about Jesus, but he does not mention Jesus' name even once.  In fact, he will not tell you that you are forgiven (much less that you need forgiveness); he will tell you that you are worthy of praise.

It is good, right, and salutary to expose such horrible lies.  These kinds of lies are so dangerous because they sound so close to the truth.  But if Satan will masquerade as an angel of light, that means he will try to sound like God.  Be warned.  Keep alert.  Do not be deceived by Satan's lies, but expose them for what they are.

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