Now Danielle Agnew, music critic. Keep going, guys, you’re going to get to little Danielle, sweet lady, nice music critic. This is what she wrote. “Remember, the music industry is just looking for a chance to completely dismiss you and your music. And once you cancel a gig with a promoter or club, trying to rebook it later, you might as well be trying as a lesbian trying to get into Oral Roberts University.” Just reading what she wrote.
Art. National endowment for the arts takes money out of your tax dollars. In this painting, I won’t even read what it’s called. You read it. Blank on Christ. And it is spread with a bucket of urine everywhere it goes.
In the national newspaper, “All you need to remember is?-this is a father giving advice to his son-?stay away from the beaches, national forests, airplanes, TV evangelists, Wall Street, savings and loan, raid on gas, and people who don’t wear condoms.” In 2002, out of 28,810 votes registered on Am I Annoying.com, 78.71 percent of the voters thought Oral Roberts was annoying, and listed the following reasons why and why not. Why he might be annoying. He got his son Richard and daughter-in-law Lindsay to be involved in his ministry.
He named Richard as the President of Oral Roberts University. Well, there’s one for you. What rocket scientist came up with that one? He believes he has the power of healed. Why he might not be annoying. He preaches to morons with simplistic ”God is a good God, and satan is a bad satan.” There you go. That’s brilliant.
This is the Oral they know, but I want to show you the Oral I know. And then I want to ask you a question. Take a good hard look at his life, take a good hard look at your life, take a good hard look at television. The choice is yours. What in the “L? are you tolerating in your church? Immorality or immortality? Only one “T? in between. What are you preaching, and what are you tolerating? The choice is yours. Do you want their father or do you want our Father? Do you want pink, or do you want red? Do you want their Madonna, do you want ours? Do you want rules, or the one who reigns? Do you want passion, or compassion?
How many of you have tolerated on television Will and Grace instead of Amazing Grace? Most Christians can’t even get on those stations. You know it, and I know it. Do you want idol worship, and are you participating, do you watch it, do you thrive on it, or do you want intense worship?
Casper came into existence in 1945. This is part of the Nintendo games that we’re going to talk about. How many of you have seen Mario on Nintendo? Doo, doo, and all that little stuff, remember that? We all look at it, and it seems very innocent. It’s called fun and games. You begin to start out, and as you progress in your ability to do it, up comes Casper out of the audience. He’s been “charming” the audience. Charming, careful what that word is. You need to look that up. It means bewitching. It means a part of a controlling spirit. He’s been charming audiences since 1945.
Casper has been in existence for all these years, so they put him in this video game. It’s rated E for everyone. And I want to tell you what video means. To look upon with envy, to be jealous, and to take precaution. Could they be any more specific? Video, to look upon with envy, to be jealous, or to take precaution. It comes from the Latin word amvideo(sp) which means envious. Casper, charming his audiences since 1945.
But the good news is, if you do well with Casper, you get to move on to Blood Omen 2, using the dark gifts of noble vampire named Cain. And you can continue on with the game, and you can even learn how to accept satan as your Savior. Nintendo never looked so good. Did you buy one?
You got one? Got one for your kids? You need to rethink it. Let’s look at television. Around the World in 30 Minutes. Go to television, guys. Let’s see if we can go to the next one. Ted Turner, how many of you have CNN, Cable News Network on your television, and how many of you watch it? In fact, how many of you get your thirty minutes worth of information from Ted Turner? Ted Turner called the terrorists, not the act, the terrorists of 9-11 “brave at the least.” He said, “The United States has some of the dumbest people in the world, and I want you to know that we know that.”
May I continue with my quote? Ted Turner said, and I quote, when the 39 of Heaven’s Gate cult members committed suicide, he referred to it as “a good way to get rid of a few nuts.” Ted Turner’s father committed suicide when Ted was 24. This is where you’re getting your news. Be very careful that you don’t go to Goliath for advice on David’s ministry. Goliath won’t tell it to you straight.
You go over to another quote of his, and he said, “Christianity is a religion for losers. The farther away I get from God, the better I feel.” And yet this is where we are getting our information. Hmm. On television we see a new program called Charmed. Charmed is a supernatural one-hour drama from Spelling Television. It chronicles the conflict of love among three vastly different sisters and their need to come together to fulfill an ancient witchcraft prophecy. Now you want to see that and you’re done with that, you can go to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. It is a “bewitching” comedy. The mention of the occult is in the promotion where it says one of the character is a mischievous witch doing penance as a black cat.
So help me God, you either apologize or I’m telling every Christian I know to write the biography channel and say, “I won’t watch you until you take that thing off.” Christians, stand up for what’s rightfully yours. If they’re attaching one of your brothers, they’re attacking you. APPLAUSE
I am a televangelist’s wife. And my Bible says, “Avoid the appearance of evil.” And Honey, without makeup, you’re looking at some evil. LAUGHTER And however much I choose to put on or take off, it’s not biography’s business. Christians, stand up and stop letting the world dictate to you what you think about each other. CHEERS
It’s time to stand up, put up, or shut up. And I’m telling you what, I’m not going to be silent. Everybody that knows me including my mother sitting on the front row, knows that I was the mealy-mouthed, meekest, weakest little whiny, gripey kid that cried at everything because if somebody hurt my feelings, I cried.
Dear God, why did I marry into this family? LAUGHTER I married Richard Roberts. My engagement and wedding was carried across all these newspapers. They put-they took-first of all, they lied. And then they took three years off of his age and added ten to mine. LAUGHTER
So all of you know I’m old enough to be his mother. LAUGHTER
That was my introduction into the world. I’m seven older. At least they can count. And I was-I had a friend who actually bet another woman fifty bucks that Richard married my sister and not me because there’s no way I could have withstood what I was about to go into. Because I criedat everything. I cowered at everything. I kowtowed to everything. My mother used to say, “Lindsay, honey, if you’re going to be a doormat, people are going to walk on you.” Well, I’m standing up. I’m changing position. CHEERS APPLAUSE
You know why God told us to be the head and not the tail? It’s simple. Think of the view from the other end. LAUGHTER Galatians 3:13, 14 says, “Jesus Christ redeemed us form the curse of the law, having become a curse for us for it is written… Now think about this.
First of all, here He is all the way back down Melchizedek. You’re a long way away. Here He is in Melchizedek, and He’s this godly blessing pouring out the blessing of Abraham, and they don’t get it. They had to repeat it all the way down here with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Then they get it, and then they forget it. And then they get all the way over here to Malachi, and now God’s mad. And He said, “You’re cursed with a curse, even this whole nation.” And He doesn’t even talk to them for four hundred years. And then He says, “Okay, I’ll try again.” And then Jesus is born.