Why You’ll Never See Me at A Passion Conference
The Passion 2013 conference had a long line-up of celebrity performers. Speakers included Louie Giglio, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, Judah Smith and John Piper. Worship was led by Chris Tomlin, Lecrae, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, David Crowder, Jesus Culture, and more.
Some 60,000 young people from all over the world gathered together on New Year’s day 2013 in the Georgia Dome, Atlanta City, USA, for the four day Passion Conference, advertised as a gathering for 18-25 year-olds and their leaders.
It was a huge success. Why?
Aside from the psychedelic lights, rock atmosphere and other worldly attractions – not to mention the unbiblical doctrine of the speakers – there was this no small aspect of this ‘Christian’ gathering: the blaspheming of God’s name was acceptable….and laughed at.
Imagine, Christian, how offensive this is to God, in light of His Word to us, and still, not many wish to expose such blasphemy.
Do you still think contemporary music and behavior is ‘neutral’?
Iam at a point of observing something that is “successful” and asking why is it so . These days , being a faithful and true believer in Christ is not something that is going to be popular, or fun, or trendy , or whatever, it is a daily sacrifice. I believe that what the above video demonstrates is that the counterfeit church is alive and well , and yes , a true shepherd of Christ would not take God’s name in vain , which is why the person of interest in the video is not a pastor , but an imposter.
Yes, it should cause a true Christian to grieve not laugh when the Lord’s name is taken in vain. It’s just the church pushing the envelope to try to appeal to as many people as possible….but all it does is mimic the world’s values. How is that going to expose sin for what it is and get people to see the need for a savior?
Rather we need an alternative to the ungodly world we live in so people can be confronted with the sin that so easiliy entangles.