THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
LIVE THE WORD
One of the 4 pillars of LCSC is Live the Word, which intends
to get Catholics to read the Bible. Many Catholics do not
know the Bible. But if we are to live Christ and share Christ,
then the Bible is indispensable. St. Jerome says that ignorance
of the scriptures is ignorance of Christ.
So our Live the Word pillar uses the Liturgical Bible Study
method of getting into the Bible. It is simple. It can be
done in homes by the family, in coffee shops by young professionals,
in sharing groups by Christian communities, in BECs by neighborhood
groups, and so on.
In the intense spiritual warfare we as evangelizers are engaged
in, we must wield the sword of the Spirit, which is the word
of God, the Bible.
How can Christians influence Hollywood? Just
look to the Bible
July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Engaging the culture today
is no easy task, with corporations standing behind the movement
to redefine marriage, and more governments than ever choosing
to restrict religious liberty. But while persecution of Christianity
increases, the world is continuing to go full speed ahead
with Hollywood productions aimed at influencing this nation
with filth and perversion.
is time for Christians to use the most powerful weapon in
our armory to influence pop culture: The Bible.
The Bible has everything that Hollywood wants: sex scandals,
miracles, magic (called "miracles" by Christians),
violence, war, and betrayal. There is a way to use the truth
of these Biblical stories and characters in a way that not
only entertains, but teaches wholesome lessons about life.
The Bible has superheroes. We have the strongest man in
the history of the world, Samson. Like Thor, he has long
hair, and like Thor, he's quite imperfect. He is someone
who our young people can relate to, especially given the
adventures and romance that follow Samson.
The story of Moses is more compelling than Harry Potter.
Moses parted the Red Sea by holding up a staff and calling
upon the God of Heaven. Like Harry, he saved a million people
from death -- but unlike Harry, he is real, and this is
an event that actually happened.
The Bible has women of beauty and courage to match any feminist.
We have Esther, who won the heart of a king and saved an
entire race of people. Hannah was a woman of great faith
who prayed for God to give her a son. God answered, and
she reared Samuel, one of the greatest prophets of all time.
And who can forget Mary, who bore and reared our Savior?
Love stories: There are many beautiful love stories within
the Scriptures. The story of Rebekah is a story of love
at first sight. Isaac, after seeing her for the first time
at the marriage altar, loved her. Ruth is a woman from the
wrong part of town who finds romance and love and marries
into one of the greatest families in Israel. She bears a
child that is in the direct lineage of Israel's greatest
King -- King David!
The Bible has adventure. We have the story of the twelve
spies, the battle of Jericho, the flood, the parting of
a sea, calling down fire from heaven, a boy killing a giant
with a sling shot, and countless others.
The Bible has something more exciting than science fiction.
The Bible has a glimpse at the coming future of mankind
and the world. There is the rapture, the Tribulation, Armageddon,
earthquakes, asteroids, fear and panic. A one-world dictator
who is coming to rule the world. Stars fall from heaven,
and demons are released to torment men on the earth. There
are stories of the sun standing still in the sky, of a world-wide
flood, of fire destroying a city, of a huge wall around
a city falling down at the sound of a trumpet, and many
more. The Bible is filled with supernatural happenings that
would make great movies.
television shows and movies like A.D., The Dove Keepers, and
Exodus are making progress towards creating a culture in which
Christians can engage, there is still a long way to go. Let’s
face it, most of TV and media are being used to feed the carnal
nature of man. Let’s follow Paul and “overcome
evil with good,” and use each of our fingers, toes,
eyes, and ears to make a greater Body of Christ.
is not the only way to engage the modern culture, but it is
one path forward. Those who are gifted in media, please consider
putting together the stories of the Scriptures in a way that
will bring interest and excitement to our society.
The old adage that “truth is stranger than fiction”
certainly holds true for the Bible. We have the true stories
of the Bible at our finger tips. Let’s use the technology
of the world and produce some media that will enchant this
generation! There are many of you that are gifted in a way
that you could do something with this. We need Christians
to produce films, YouTube videos, blogs, and DVDs that portray
the true events of Scripture to both inspire and entertain
Instead of complaining as Hollywood makes billions off of
filth and degradation, let's work with Hollywood to produce
something better! Meet Hollywood and the viewing public where
they are, and gently walk with them down the path to Christ.
Some say, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." I say,
"if you can't beat 'em, infiltrate 'em."
Dan Goodwin is the author of "God’s Final Jubilee",
which has been called “the most up-to-date study of
prophetical events of our day.” He has been in the ministry
since 1983. Goodwin has pastored several churches, authored
several books, and has been a full-time Evangelist since 2003.
He preaches Bible conferences, revivals, and prophecy meetings
across America. For more information, please visit www.heavenboundone.net
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