One of the great ways to determine the value of a person is how they view God and God’s word.
“To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it” Jeremiah 6:10
“I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.” Psalm 119:16
What have some of the famous people of the world said about the Bible or about God, Christianity, and Christians?
Ian McKellen, the militant homosexual who played Gandalf the wizard, in the acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies said, on the TODAY SHOW, that the Bible should have a disclaimer in it stating that it is a work of fiction.
Did you enjoy his work on the screen? Worthless.
Clarence Darrow, the lawyer who defended the school teacher pushing evolution in the Dayton, Tennessee Scopes Monkey Trial of the 1920’s, said;
“I wish I could believe in the Bible, like you people—I just can’t. And I wish I could get hope out of it like you do. I’ve got no hope. “
Brilliant man, huh? Great mind? I’ve got no hope? Totally without value.
The great Albert Einstein, widely considered by many to be history’s most brilliant scientist is reported by a confidant, Peter Bucky, in his book The Private Albert Einstein, written in 1992, to have told him many times that he did not believe in a single god. He most certainly did not believe in a personal God. He absolutely did not believe in the God of the Bible. He was an idiot and a mentally handicapped child who believes in, believes on, and believes the Lord Jesus Christ is infinitely more brilliant the great Albert Einstein. At this moment he’s burning in Hell wailing and gnashing his teeth, cursing and screaming.
Militantly homosexual Gore Vidal, a famous and influential author, is quoted as saying:
“Christianity is such a silly religion.”
Influential man of letters, world class commentator on world affairs? Good for nothing.
Ted Turner, notorious drunk, one of the richest men in the world, philanthropist, founder of CNN, and sailing legend, said this;
“Christians are losers.”
Philanthropist? Visionary? Man of the world? Useless. Absolutely useless.
Here we have a representative of the entertainment world, science, the law, literature, and business. Role models for us all. People that the news media puts up for us to emulate and admire. They’re junk. Pond scum. Hellbound and worthless by their own choice and their own words.
They think you as Christians are silly and stupid, not to mention ignorant, so why do we keep putting money in these people’s pockets.
George Clooney, famous and popular, actor, heartthrob and also a philanthropist, is supposed to have said;
“I don’t believe in heaven or hell. I don’t know if I believe in God.” Moviegoers have given this idiot millions of dollars.
How about heartthrob and tattoo parlor cover girl, role model for every girl who values the morals of an alley cat over the Ten Commandments, Angelina Jolie?
“There doesn’t need to be a God for me.” Absolutely, without any redeeming value whatsoever. Worth-less.
For people who like funny stuff, while I’m on the subject of being entertained,
did you like the comic strip, Bloom County? Well, maybe you should send a gospel tract to Berkeley Breathed, before he dies and explodes into flames for his atheist’s rejection of Christ. Did you like Billy Joel in the old days? What about Jack Nicholson? Do you or do your children need to hear anything that these Christ rejecting atheists say or do?
Finally, let’s see what Princess Leia of Star Wars fame, aka Carrie Fisher, had to say;
“I love the idea of God, but it’s not stylistically in keeping with the way I function.”
Bill O’Reilly, the conservative Catholic news commentator, is supposed to be one of the good guys in our culture today. However, he was quoted in the Opinion section of our York Sunday News a few years back as saying, “I’m not positive that Jesus is God…” A perfect, blithering idiot.
In a radio interview with Jerry Falwell on April 29, 2004, conservative hero and radio commentator and author, Michael Savage, disagreed with Falwell's view that people will go to Hell if they do not believe in the doctrine that Jesus is the unique Son of God. Savage says that he believes that religion is "a wheel" with God at the center and the world's major religions as "five spokes": Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. In a July 18, 2006 radio show he expressed some admiration for atheists who lived by a moral code over Christians who feared God.
These are the good guys folks. The bad guys are so far over the line they’re out of sight.
We pay these people millions of our dollars collectively to entertain us and teach us. Why? They know nothing. The Christian religion has been in practice for nearly 2,000 years. The King James Bible has been with us for nearly 400 years and before that there were many English versions, the Reina-Valera Spanish Bible, Olivetan’s French Bible, the OLD Latin Bible, and the Syriac versions of the Bible all the way back to the original writings. How could they not know?
1 Corinthians 1
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
I bring up the mighty and noble because President George W. Bush said right before my very eyes on a TV news interview show that “The Muslims are on their own path to the Almighty” and in a Presidential debate he said that “Jesus is my favorite philosopher”.
The December 29, 2004 issue of Newsweek quotes this man as saying to a former terrorist leader, a high ranking Iraqi official, about another terrorist leader, a Muslim leader; "Dr. al-Rubaie, I want you to convey this message to Mr. Sistani. Tell him that I pray to the same god he prays to... Tell Sistani I have nothing but praise for your religion. I have many millions of Muslims in my country back home."
He worshipped at a pagan Shinto shrine in Japan, he has appointed numerous homosexuals to high positions of authority in his administration, and while he touted the Koran in his second inauguration message crosses were banned from the inaugural parade route, according to World Net Daily.
Here’s another Bush quote from the Agape Press;
"Miracles happen as a result of the love of the Almighty, professed, by the way, taught, by the way, by religions from all walks of life whether it be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu,"
The Muslims are on their own path to the Almighty? Jesus is a philosopher? He prays to Allah, err, I mean Satan? Since this kind of garbage came out of his mouth, he’s one of the good guys, and there are far, far more worse goons in government than him, what hope do we have in the world?!
I know, I know, someone is thinking, but he has to do this and say these things for politics’ sake. Okay, so I wondered when he was going to convert to Islam and make it the state religion for politics sake? Prince Charles of England, “defender of the faith”, seems prepared to do just that by some of his statements and actions. It’s just wicked. That’s all it is. There are no excuses. Even the good guys are lost as a goose in a horse race.
Like Clarence Darrow, we have no hope, in the world that is. For remember what 2 Corinthians 4:4 says;
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
Paul is referring to Satan here as the “god (little g) of this world”.
Listen to me, Christian, you are not to be so foolish as to put your hopes in any of these stupid people, saved or lost, who don’t believe the Bible, who call Jesus Christ a liar, and deny even the existence of God.
I’m sorry if one of these people is a kind of hero to you, because none of these people should be your hero. Only Jesus Christ is worthy of that title.
You know, ever since the Reverend Billy Graham, talking to interviewer David Frost in the 1990’s said, “America is not a Christian nation” and in other venues that Hell was only a separation from God and not an eternal fire, and after he encouraged Mexican converts to go back to their Catholic church, and after he received an honorary degree from a Catholic college I have been suspicious of all celebrities, Christian or otherwise.
You see, it’s the Book that is to be our final authority in all matters of faith, practice, and doctrine. We trust the Book. We trust the Lord Jesus Christ. We are neither to put our trust in nor to teach our children to put their trust in Satan’s world or any famous person rather than what is right here in this book.
Norman Geisler hates your Bible. He thinks it’s wrong. He thinks it’s in error. Norman Geisler is a Baptist who has written over 50 books on the Bible. Norman’s problem, besides unbelief and having the wrong Bibles, is that he received his earned PH.D. from Loyola University in Chicago, a Jesuit institution. Can you see now why he learned to detest the Bible of the greatest missionary period the world has ever known?
I’m sure his Pope isn’t a big fan of the Authorized Version either as its translators referred to the Pope as the “man of sin” in their dedicatory to their earthly monarch.
There are a lot of worthless people in the world. God doesn’t think much of the things in this world that we think much of. Let me read Luke 16:15.
“And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”
Now, let’s face it, mankind is desperately wicked. As the Bible says in Jeremiah 17:9;
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
And the Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:34;
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”
How can they help but saying stupid, worthless stuff?
Christian scholars are not exempt from apostasy and unbelief. Benjamin Jowett of the 19th century was the Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, Master of Balliol, and Vice-Chancellor of the University. He said in Life and Letters that the atheist Voltaire did more of value than all of the Church Fathers. Just before his death he claimed to be agnostic. He rejected the idea of a personal god. The man was a blooming idiot. A braying donkey. And yet he is considered one of the greatest of Bible scholars by some.
Great leaders can be greatly stupid. Thomas Jefferson supposedly did not believe the Bible was true although he believed it could be a good influence. President John Adams, his wife Abigail, and his celebrated son and president, John Quincy Adams, were Unitarians. In case you didn’t know a Unitarian doesn’t believe Jesus was the Saviour and, in fact, I know several Unitarians that are atheists. These people, no matter what they may have accomplished in life as supported by the history books had no value to God. They are chaff on the summer threshing floor. The wind blew them away.
The famous Mexican leaders, Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz, were said to have been atheists. General Allenby, who brilliantly delivered Jerusalem to the British from the Turks in WWI preparing the land for the return of the Jew was quoted as saying that faith would not help in building a better world. So, his kind gave us the next world war. Thanks, you miserable worthless, useless, and godless reprobate..
Horace Greeley, the newspaperman who said, “Go West, young man” in the 1800’s, thought the Hindu Vedas superior to the Bible. He’s toast now. Steve Allen, called an innovator, a comedian, talk show host, and all around man of the world discounted the the God of the Bible as being a murderer. For all his brilliance, he was a complete dunce.
Sex pervert Charles Dickens gave us Scrooge, A Tale of Two Cities, and David Copperfield (the book, not the magician). This raving lunatic is in Hell as we speak, screaming in agony and gnashing his teeth. God isn’t impressed with his literary prowess or his memorable characters. Sex pervert Emily Dickinson might be somewhere nearby gnashing her teeth and crying out in thirst. Comedians Woody Allen and Phyllis Diller are headed there, too. These people are creatures of no value, suitable only for burning. They can’t see past their own self worship.
Do you remember from history the great ex-slave and black orator, Frederick Douglass, whose speech on the 4th of July’s meaning to the slave I required reading in my American History class I taught homeschoolers? It’s a great piece of speechmaking but he was a perfect mushbrain when it came to God. I know where he is at this moment.
These people are mini-gods to historians. They are without any redeeming value to God. They should be as such to us, as well, if we love God.
1 John 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
For all of the sports figure idolaters within hearing let me point out the absolute meaninglessness of the life of say, the famous bicyclist, Lance Armstrong, who has been quoted by Time Magazine in Sept. 29th of 2003 issue as being an agnostic and referred to by the UK Times online in Feb. 28, 2004 as being an atheist. Certainly, he is not a believer in Christ’s deity or the truth of the Bible. Who’s a fan?
Were any of you older people a fan of Ted Williams, the baseball great? In a July 8, 2002 Sports Illustrated article, former teammate Johnny Pesky notes that Ted, the great hitter, was an atheist. Well, he’s struck out now for good. Does anyone here have a picture of him? Throw it out.
Former Minnesota Vikings Robert Smith is an atheist, as is golfer Annika Sorenstam. Did you ever cheer these simpletons on? What about General Choi Hong-Hi, founder of Tae Kwon Do?
Now, there are many people whom you will study in history and/or see in today’s news who aren’t worth the weight of Christ’s tears. Why do we give them money, vote for them, adore and praise their efforts, study their work or even remember their names? This is why generations of Christians in America haven’t reproduced themselves. Each generation from the late 1800’s on gets led further and further away from the Bible by the media celebrities that society teaches them to worship.
Let me give you some names, some people worth admiring, worth learning about, names you will never hear in a classroom in any public school or university unless they are being mocked. These men and women fought tooth and nail for Christ. The world, whose god is Satan, doesn’t want to discuss their efforts. They weren’t perfect. Some of them had personal failings, some were divorced before it was over, but all of them were dedicated to the gospel of Christ.
Take Jonathan Edwards, 1700’s Congregationalist minister who wrote and delivered the greatest sermon ever written outside of the Bible entitled Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God, George Whitefield who preached the Great Awakening in England and America and preached the need to be born again to people of every denomination, or Shubal Stearns who became a Baptist in 1751 and preached hard sermons, gave alter calls, and walked among the congregation begging sinners to get saved. What about Preacher John Gano who baptized by immersion our first president, George Washington? What about blind Fanny Crosby who wrote 8,000 hymns and, in my American History class, was held up as America’s greatest poet, NOT Robert Frost or Carl Sandburg?
Why are we allowing ourselves to hold worldly celebrities up as worthy of anything other than contempt and pity? Why are we allowing our children to put their posters on the wall, listen to their music, or pay to watch them perform? Maybe no one here is doing that? Perhaps not. But, I have overheard conversations about this sports great’s latest accomplishment or some game that’s coming on later while worshipping with our church.
People automatically think I’m interested in professional boxing because I taught young people to box. The fact is, I detest professional sports entirely, including boxing, as the epitome’ of praising self-worship and the exaltation of pagan religious festivals under the guise of harmless fun. I’m in touch with people engaged in street preaching around the country via the internet and I’ve been told that some of the nastiest crowds to try to street preach to and to hand out tracts to are the ones entering into a NASCAR event.
Folks, the world is worthless. It is a pathetic and very unfunny joke, full of people trying to fill their time with stupid, meaningless junk until they die, having no concern about what is to happen to them after that sad event. We know what’s going to happen.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27
Imagine one of you adults going up to a silly acting child and praising them, telling them you want to be just like them, and hanging on their every word and action as if they were a god. Well, that’s the picture when a saved Christian idolizes an unsaved, hellbound, wicked, adulterous, drunken, sinner whether he’s wearing a suit and goes by a title like Hizzoner or whether he plays third base on some professional team with a pagan animal totem as its symbol. And please don’t say that because the players aren’t looking at the animal that represents their team as something mystical that its okay because next you’ll be telling me that its okay for Christian children to go trick or treating because its not their intention to serve Satan.
You can’t have one foot in the world and one foot in the New Jerusalem. There is no compromise with the truth of the gospel or with God.
Dwight L. Moody may have led literally millions to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Dewitt Talmage for whom my grandfather was named after was a great preacher whose sermons were published weekly in over 3,000 newspapers around the country. Bob Jones, Sr., by the time he was forty years old had preached to 15 million people face to face and without a microphone. Do you have any pictures of these men in your homes?
All I’m saying is to listen to what the world is saying. Listen carefully how they view your Lord. Discern whether or not they are worthy of your attention. With people dying and going to a burning Hell every moment do you have time to waste in the adoration of such celebrities?
Come on, Ladies, Oprah Winfrey is a new age, pagan priestess for all the offal she spreads around on her show, leading millions to Hell who would never pick up a Bible but would listen to her and that Dr. Phil character encourages you to find your “authentic self” and Jesus Christ tells you to deny yourself. So who you going to listen to? These people are all about self worship. Their trinity is me, myself, and I. Why do you listen to anything they say? Please don’t tell me you heard her say “God” once or that she has a favorite hymn or that Dr. Phil is listed on some list of influential Christians. They aren’t Christians, they are pagans. Is the Pope Christian? Does he believe this Book? Is Jesus his only way? No and No.
Anyone who does not believe in who the Lord Jesus Christ is, the Son of God, God in the flesh, and anyone who does not believe what He has said, that He is the only way to eternal life, and anyone who does not uplift the written word of God as being their final authority in all matters of faith, practice, and doctrine is a moron, an idiot, without any worth whatsoever. We should not even be regarding what they have to say as having any more importance than that of a dog barking in the distance. They are braying donkeys and bleating sheep.
It is incumbent upon Christian parents, before they permit their children from following sports heroes, to find out what that athlete’s condition is before the Lord. And I still wouldn’t put a dime in Peter Angelos’ pocket or George Steinbrenner’s.
What about the secret Bruce Willis fans out there? You couldn’t wait to see the latest “Die Hard” installment, could you? You were going to put money in the pocket of the man who told the New York Post in an interview in 1998 what he thought of religion and then your Bible;
“Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms. They were all very important when we didn’t know why the sun moved, why weather changed, why hurricanes occurred, or volcanoes happened. Modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology. But there are people who interpret the Bible literally. Literally! I choose not to believe that’s the way.”
How about “Die Hard and Bound for Hell”?
These people are garbage, I’m trying to tell you. At best they merit our pity and an effort to witness to them which will never get past their publicist. At worst they encourage millions to go to Hell right along with them. Come on, folks, you thought Andy Rooney cute, the old curmudgeon. Didn’t you?
“Of course, I don’t believe in God and anyone who tells you that there is a god who makes his or her presence known to him or her is hallucinating or not telling the truth.”
Useless, worthless, without value, and totally morally and spiritually bankrupt.
There must come a time in your life when you make a choice, make a stand; the Lord Jesus Christ or the world. You can’t have it both ways. You need to turn off the glass toilet, that monster in your living room, and turn to God.
I’ll finish with this from God. Psalm 14:1
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”
Get right with God. Stop applauding the greats of the world, Satan’s hall of shame. Get in the Book and stay there.