The Hypocrisy of “Charisma” Magazine
by David J. Stewart | January 2017
1st Peter 2:11,
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers
and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.”
On occasion I've linked to Charismamag.com in Florida for their interesting articles. However, I've been careful lately when I go to promote any website, to also see what images they promote. Today I found an interesting article on their website about 50 Reasons Why I Don't Drink (i.e., Alcohol), and began to promote it, but then I noticed a woman in colored underwear on their website, at the beach. That's all a bathing suit is... colored underwear. The bathing suit wasn't a full-body suit. It was just skimpy black underwear and a skimpy top.
Perhaps the greatest sin that we commit as human beings is taking sacred things lightly. Sacred things are those that God considers important; such as, the Holy Bible, marriage, holiness, the Church, Jesus Christ, and loving our neighbor as our self. The ungodly world makes light of the things which God esteems highly. Lu: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.
We've become too relaxed in the churches about the evils of immodestly dressed women. Just because everyone else is doing something, doesn't make it OK for you to do it too. Let's face it, most women who get abortions, do so because millions of other women also have them. If a pregnant woman were to find out that she was the only one to ever have an abortion, she and nearly every other woman would refuse an abortion, choosing to keep their precious child, as God intended. A child is a gift from God. Psalms 127:3, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
It doesn't help when worldly Bible colleges like Bob Jones University allow female staff and students to wear pants. Unbelievably, Bob Jones permits female students to wear halter tops, but only if they keep their jacket on at all times. That is nonsense, because everyone at some point needs to take their jacket or coat off. Are women only supposed to wear halter tops in cold weather outdoors? Obviously, the rule is somewhat hypocritical and ridiculous.
Then I also noticed that Charismamag.com has an article titled, “How To Quit Porn In 2017.” What hypocrites!!! Charisma magazine are phonies!!! The best way to start giving up porn is for women to stop dressing like whores and stop compromising their virtue! But that will never happen, because people are wicked! So the next best thing is for everyone who loves the Lord Jesus Christ to do their part to stop the filth! We cannot stop what others do, but we have a choice! We do have a choice!!! God give us some Christian women who once again are proud to dress modestly. Ungodly women will hate you and laugh at you, ladies, if you dress modestly. Let them! It is better to receive praises from God, than from sinful men (John 12:43).
Charismamag.com chooses to display lewd, naked, ungodly women on their website, no doubt to boost their website's popularity by using unethical advertisements. We cannot stop ungodly women from taking their clothes off, but WE CAN refuse (as professed believers) to display photos of unclothed females!!! Kindly, there's nothing as wicked and of the Devil, than a woman walking around publicly in her underwear. It is commonplace these days, but it is still wrong! Even if everyone is doing wrong, it is still right to do right. I'm going to do right, even if everyone does wrong! I'm still going to proclaim the inspiration of the King James Bible, even if every church and Bible college in America errantly says it's not!!!
The morals of the heathen world are almost non-existent. Most people only wear clothes in public because they have to. In many places, it is perfectly legal to walk around naked in public. If Christians don't stand up for decency and modesty, who will? If not us, who? If not now, when? If not here, where? To some degree we're all hypocrites. If you watch any TV at all, you're part of the problem in America! Did you ever stop to consider that the talking image in Revelation 13:15 is the television? I believe it is! As technology develops, we will see more interaction between humans and machines. It is called a singularity, that is, the point when man and machine merge. Scientists predict that this event will happen by 2045, if they Lord tarries His return. The lame excuse that some TV programming is decent is so shallow. Everyone sees things they ought not see who owns a television. I don't care who you are.
If you eat food at a restaurant that sells booze, you're helping to keep the establishment open. I am guilty too! We all are guilty of supporting sinful things to some degree. It is inescapable in a wicked nation such as ours. Even if you go to a professional ballgame, you are supporting booze, homosexuality, lewdness and all that the organization supports. Professional sports is synonymous with lewd women, immodesty and sexual immorality. That's why Sports Illustrated has gone totally lewd and filthy with their content. They ought to rename it to Women Illustrated.
Nothing is held as being sacred anymore in the United States. Hollywood is largely to blame. But first and foremost, the blame rests upon wicked pastors and carnally-minded churches, who have adopted the satanic Bible revisions and are following Christ afar off (as did the apostle Peter while backslidden). As believers, we ought to stay close to our Lord's side, not 50 feet behind Him all the time. Most of the professed “Christians” that I have met during my life, don't want to be on the frontlines for God. They are comfortable straddling-the-fence between the holy Bible and the world. And sadly, most of them were not even true Christians, they were unsaved Roman Catholics (trusting in their sacramental salvation instead of Christ's payment alone).
Hebrews 13:4 tells us that God will judge whores and whoremongers, but marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled. The “bed undefiled” means that a married man and woman can do whatever they want in their own bed without shame, it is acceptable to the Lord. Some people have been wrongly taught that sex is wrong unless for the sole purpose of having children. That is nonsense. God made sex to be enjoyed within the holy boundaries of sacred marriage commitment. That is God's plan—one woman and one man! Lust is natural for the natural man, but living the Christian life is supernatural, for “Christ liveth in me” (Galatians 2:20).
Here's a little background on Charismamag.com...
Charisma (also known as Charisma + Christian Life) is a monthly Christian magazine based in Lake Mary, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. It is aimed at Pentecostals and Charismatics. Its perspective is influenced by the charismatic revivalism and other contemporary streams of charismatic Christianity such as the Toronto Blessing, International House of Prayer, and the Apostolic-Prophetic movement.
I get upset when I see professed “Christian” websites promoting filth. That's why I stopped going to the Fighting Fundamental Forums years ago. They promote filth! I wouldn't give you a dime for any so-called “Christian” website or organization who helps promote lust, lasciviousness, sensual images, naked women at the beach and immodestly clothed woman!!! Our text verse is very plain, warning about the sin of fleshly lusts. 1st Peter 2:11, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” You won't ever find any filthy images on my websites, and if you do I am not aware of it. I have taken extreme measures to literally block out filthy parts of images that I've used, modifying the photos, and as far as I know, I'M THE ONLY ONE who does it. I'm not happy about that, because every believer should be doing it. Most people just use the immodest images as they are, like Charisma magazine does.
American Was Once Great When it Was Good
A century ago it would have been unthinkable for any business to display a picture of a woman standing in her underwear in public. Furthermore, it was a crime! Only prostitutes dressed immodestly in brothels (whore houses). They'd be arrested in public for looking that way! Nearly all women wore full-length dresses in the year 1900 in America.
Folks, Luciferians in Hollywood and the Devil are incrementally perverting our American culture gradually, by talking the standard just a little lower at a time. Each year the whole thing goes just a little lower. That's how homosexuality was gradually introduced, until now ungodly same-sex marriages are the law in all 50 states. Woe unto America!!! As believers we need to fight against immorality in society, never tolerating filth intentionally put in front of our faces. It's bad enough that ungodly women walk around naked in public, but it's much worse when professed Christians knowingly promote it. Lust destroys lives. Men all across American are rotting in prison because of sexual crimes, and it all began with some seemingly innocent woman in her underwear in a Sears catalog. Or they saw a filthy image on the internet at the New York Post or Huffington Post (sexually filthy Jewish owned websites).
I honestly don't know why a lot more Christians don't block out breast cleavages, thighs and sensual parts of photos to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. We've gotten used to sin all around us. We've become complacent and indifferent as a society in America. If I could, I'd demolish Hollywood to the ground, and God will one day!!! Lust is a sin (Matthew 5:28). If a person wants to stop porn in their life, then an important big step is to avoid looking at improperly clothed women. It's tragic that one of the biggest offenders is so-called “Christian” websites!!! I don't want to hear what anybody has to say about God, who promotes immodestly unclothed females!!!
Jeremiah 5:25-29, “Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?”
Newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly boasted that he is going to, “Make America Great Again!” It just won't happen! The reason why it won't happen is because America has forsaken God. Our churches are dead. Our families are broken. Our courts are corrupt. Our leaders are traitors. Our pastors are jellyfish. Our Bible colleges deny the inspiration of the King James Bible. What a hellhole our nation has become!!! America was great when we were good, and we were good when we had great churches! Abortion is as evil as can be! Few churches even make a fuss anymore about it. Some churches even approve of abortion! It is wickedness of the worst sort. Murdering another innocent human being is never acceptable to God, never right and never a respectable thing to do. Taking another's human beings life, because you're not ready to be a mother, is gross recklessness to say the least. Only an ungodly liberal would sanction having an abortion.
Little Things Are Important to God, And Should Be to Us
But carefully consider my friend, what the underlying philosophies are that contribute to the abortion industry. The matter of women wearing pants and dressing immodestly is a trifler matte to most women, even to professed Christian women. The matter of worldly music is a laughable issue to most people. Yet, music is a very powerful spiritual medium, through which powerful philosophies are conveyed. I have seen countless young teens pimping and strutting to the music, with earbuds attached to their head, oblivious to everything that was going on around them. They were literally being indoctrinated with ungodly philosophies, quoting the lyrics word-for-word, idolizing their singing hero. Take for example, Janet Jackson's ungodly song, “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” Should it be surprising why youth today are so selfish??? I think not! That's what they've been taught to be.
American culture takes makes light of everything that is sacred, mocking the inspiration of the Holy Bible, mocking the truth that Rock music is of the Devil, mocking the awfulness of sin, mocking the claim that women ought not wear pants [not only because they are immodest (1st Timothy 2:9), but also because they are men's clothing (Deuteronomy 22:5)]. It is the ungodly crowd who tolerate Rock music, immodest clothing and take God's Word lightly, who have abortions. “Fools make a mock at sin...” (Proverbs 14:9a). By displaying ungodly women in their bathing suits, wearing nothing more than colored underclothes, it is mocking sin.
2nd Timothy 2:19, “ Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 1st Peter 1:16, “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” If Charisma is serious about helping men and women to overcome the sin of porn, then they should remove the photos from their website of immodestly unclothed women. I say that kindly. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! END
The Word of God is Quick and Powerful...
“Again, I conclude that this book has in it the very breath of God, from the effect it produces upon men. There are men who study philosophy, astronomy, geology, geography, and mathematics; but did you ever hear a man say, 'I was an outcast, a wretched inebriate, a disgrace to my race, and a nuisance in the world, until I began to study mathematics, and learned the multiplication table, and then turned my attention to geology, got me a hammer, and knocked off th corners of the rocks and studied the formation of the earth, and since that time I have been happy as the day is long; I feel like singing all the time; my soul is full of triumph and peace; and health and blessing have come to my desolate home once more?' Did you ever hear a man ascribe his redemption and salvation from intemperance and sin and vice to the multiplication table, or the science of mathematics of geology? But I can bring you, not one man, or two, or ten, but men by the thousands who will tell you, 'I was wretched; I was lost; I broke my poor old mother's heart; I beggared my family; my wife was heart-stricken and dejected; my children fled from the sound of their father's footsteps; I was ruined, reckless, helpless, homeless, hopeless, until I heard the words of that Book!'”
SOURCE: Horace L. Hastings, “Will the Old Book Stand?,” p. 19; authored in 1890.
Redeeming The Time
“Every word in this Bible
is inspired by God almighty!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
“The only inspired Words of God
are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's masterpiece.”
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)