In their new devil-inspired TV show, FOX attempts the ultimate make-over: Casting Lucifer as the good guy.
The series premise has Lucifer Morningstar, "bored and unhappy as the lord of hell" resigning, heading West and reinventing himself as an L.A. night club owner, part-time crime fighter and morphing into a man that is (according to FOX), "charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, indulging in wine, women and song."
When urged to return to hell by an angel sent by God, Morningstar mockingly asks, "Do you think I'm the devil because I'm inherently evil or just because dear old Dad decided I was?"
The message? God is bad, Satan is cool. This show glorifies evil and blasphemes God. (And no, you don't need to watch it to make sure. The graphic descriptions found on the website should be offensive enough for any Christian.)
The Bible warns that "in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God...They will consider nothing sacred...and have no interest in what is good" (2Timothy 3:1-3).
OneMillionMoms.com, a group of concerned mothers "fed up with the filth" the entertainment media are throwing at our children, has launched a petition urging FOX Network to cancel "Lucifer".
"The program", they say," mis-characterizes Satan, departs from true biblical teachings about him, and inaccurately portray the beliefs of the Christian faith. By choosing to air this show, FOX is disrespecting Christianity and mocking the Bible."
We contend they're doing far more than that. And before you roll your eyes and tell us to lighten up--"it's only a TV show"...try Googling How the media shapes public opinion. You will find 2,790,000 results, many of them scholarly research papers from Princeton, Harvard and other top universities.
The consensus? The influence of mass media on public perception is widely acknowledged. The public, however, has no clue of the incredible degree to which this occurs.
The most recent example is the acceptance of same-sex marriage, an unthinkable concept even 10 years ago.
According to the Bible, Satan is "the prince of the power of the air". Think 'airwaves' as in TV, radio, internet and movies, and then ask yourself what his agenda might be.
A wise man once said: "If I were the devil, I would whisper, 'The Bible is a myth'. I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around." -- Paul Harvey, radio commentator
"Live no longer as the ungodly do, for they are hopelessly confused. Their closed minds are full of darkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds and hardened their hearts against Him. They don't care anymore about right and wrong, and they have given themselves over to immoral ways." Ephesians 4:17-19News:
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