Narcissim Gone Wild: What’s the deal with these pastors and their desire to look, sound, and act like those on MTV?

Anyone who’s been alive for the last decade knows what a cesspool of sex, drugs, violence and homosexuality the cable channel MTV (Music Television) has become. Why anyone who claims the name of Christ would want to emulate this channel (especially pastors) is beyond me.

I know, I know, the defenders will say “they’re trying to reach the MTV generation.” Well I have news for you. Those of the MTV generation who are seeking the truth know pandering when they see it. Grown men who are supposed to be different and separate from the world acting like they’re teenagers on MTV doesn’t do one bit of good for the Gospel. (James 1:27, 1 John 2:15-16, James 4:4-5).

Oh but Pilgrim, they have so many people dedicate their lives to Christ at their church as a direct result of this type of behavior.” Really? Check on those same people a year from now. If they’re even still going to church, how are they doing in their spiritual life?

But I digress. Check out the videos below of pastors (grown adults) who are trying to appeal to the world by acting like the world so that when the world looks at them the world SEES NO DIFFERENCE!

Ed Young showing off his house in MTV style.

Scott Hodge is “Rockin’ the Orchard.”

Scott Hodge is back with yet another video, this time demeaning the ordinance of baptism.

5 thoughts on “Narcissim Gone Wild: What’s the deal with these pastors and their desire to look, sound, and act like those on MTV?

  1. Ben Hammond says:

    To the Jews I am a Jew, to the Gentiles I am a Gentile, to the Romans, I am a Roman.

    You will be known by your love… (which is what makes you different from the world)

    Also, these are some pretty big assumptions…

    Just my 2 cents

  2. I got a nickel I can pitch in :)

    Ephesians 5:8-12–8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Light is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.

  3. The Desert Pastor says:

    How can one claim to know the Lord when they are so willing to adopt the world’s standards (or lack thereof)? For example, two things that stood out among the myriad of issues I would have with this “hireling” and his social club – 1) the pretended use of nudity in the baptism scene was definitely uncalled for and 2) the use of bleeped out “language” when the two in the water were getting onto the fellow wanting to use the waterslide! What hypocrisy that they would even dare to claim to that which is holy and yet cling to the profane!

    On the issue of being known by your love, the Word of God does make it clear that while we will be known by our love – it is never done at the expense of doctrine or holy living! While we are known by our love, where do we find that by adopting worldly standards that the world will in turn love us and want to flock to our social club churches?? Wrong answer – the Bible says the world will hate us because it hated our Lord and Savior first. Only when the Holy Spirit regenerates the heart and makes one a new creation will there be a desire to love the things of God, the people of God, the Word of God, AND the commands of God.

    If we are commanded to be salt to a world with no savor and light to a world pitch black in the darkness of sin, that MUST mean that there is to be a difference like night and day between us and everybody else!

    Saved to be holy AND separated,
    The Desert Pastor

  4. Ben, Paul’s concern when he was being “all things to all men”, was that the gospel not be rejected because of apparent sin. The concern of the men above is that the gospel not be rejected because of apparent holiness. There is a world of difference.

    http://beyondbluestockings.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/all-things-to-all-men/

    Where is the faith that God will build His church? Where is the belief in the power of the Holy Spirit to draw men? That the Word will not return void?

    The tragedy is that the church is too foolish to realize that the world already knows how to party. What it needs is light and salt, not watered down worldliness.

    “I would that you be hot or cold…”

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