"The church is safe from vicious persecution at the hands of the secularist, as educated people have finished with stake-burning circuses and torture racks. No martyr's blood is shed in the secular west so long as the church knows her place and remains quietly at peace on her modern reservation. Let the babes pray and sing and read their Bibles, continuing steadfastly in their intellectual retardation; the church's extinction won't come by sword or pillory, but by the quiet death of irrelevance. But let the church step off the reservation, let her penetrate once more the culture of the day and the...face of secularism will change from a benign smile to a savage snarl." -- R.C. Sproul, John Gerstner, Arthur Lindsley
"The Gospel's Triple X"
Mel's Story of the "Passion",
Bares Hollywood for all to see.
'Cause out there the Gospel's "Triple X"
Tinsel Town's pornography.
Liberal Hollywood's offended,
By Jehovah's "dirty" Word...
Tinsel Townies shocked and snarling,
That the Gospel's being heard.
* * * * * * *
"How dare you screen this 'Passion', Mel!
How dare you strip us bare!
How dare you dare to nail us!
Jesus Christ! It's just not fair!"
"Come quick! Bring on the censors!
'Cause the scene we saw's obscene.
We're the liberal glitterati,
And we'll make sure you keep it clean."
"We hate porn peddle/pushers here,
And that porn you're trying to sell,
Is simply not acceptable....
You pariah, Mr. Mel!"
"Your "good book" 's banned in Boston,
Denigrated in L.A.,
It's taboo in New York City,
And a curse out 'Frisco way."
"So we'll decide what's "decent",
What is "moral" WE define....
And this "Passion" 's just not kosher, Sir...
And we're here to draw the line!"
"We ostracize all porno-pushers,
From our exalted company....
In Hollywood it's understood,
Mel, you're condemned now...liberally."
"So, you're finished, Mr. Gibson.
You're kaput . You're unemployed...
This "Jesus thing" you're into,
Is your death knell, Buddy Boy."
* * * * * * *
Now that the 'glitterati's spoken,
With such 'hypocryphal' insight...
It's revealing now to witness,
The Pharisee McCarthyites.
They'll crucify Mel Gibson,
But he knew that from the start...
As the truth of Christian Passion
Is showcased in this Braveheart.
Listen closely to their shouting....
There's no reason to be stunned,
Because the reason for this turmoil
Is John 15:21.
* * * * * * *
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me." -- John 15:18-21
"Do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you." -- 1 John 3:13
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