And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you...
Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.
The tragic consequences of moral relativity began with Adam (when he listened to Eve instead of God).
What's new are the shifting value systems among entertainment celebrities, films and shows making EVERYTHING okay.
Wandering stars share their indulgences like bright tattoos. Crazy moves are flaunted. Paparazzi highlight the naughty stuff and serve it hot to countless hungry fans.
Racy news, lusty shows and dirty songs draw in curious and innocent eyes. Kind of like blood sports, car wrecks or peep shows. Things strange and fantastic... can attract us. We shake our heads in shock- then look some more.
By means of spellbinding fascination, Satan sets up a powerful stronghold. Sin is so loud that consciences grow weak.
God's keep-it-clean mandate is forgotten:
'Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable. If anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things' (Philippians 4:8).
As actors, models and talent for Christ, you're called neither to condemn nor embrace media's moral relativity. You enter the entertainment culture as God's beautiful brand ambassadors. Role models. Cool and clean. Kind and helpful.
## Moral Relativity: Media's Role (Part 3)
NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Moral Relativity series.