By Doug Cox
The ABCs refers to learning the basics about something, like the basics of painting. Don’t paint yourself into a corner or cut the tree limb from the wrong side. Both are common sense and make for funny cartoons. We should all learn the ABCs of reading, writing and operating smart phones and probably most importantly is learning the ABC’s of resisting temptation. It’s a lesson we all need because temptation is flying into our faces. If you happened to watch the Grammy’s on ABC on March 14th, you know that’s true. It seems ABC is determined to teach everyone, including our children, the ABC’s of sexual deviance. That’s putting it mildly! The same media that supports the ban of Dr. Suess books because they are ‘supposedly’ harmful to children show two almost naked ladies grinding on each other to a vulgar song? It’s unbelievable.
I know what happened because I watched clips of it on the news! I abandoned long ago, the mainstream ABC, CNBC, CBS offerings on primetime and their dopey late night comedian wannabes. Talk about dumb and sickening. I can see them all snacking from a dog vomit dish as they write this trash.
The good news is the 2021 Grammy Awards had their worst viewership in its history. They had a record low viewing, down 51 percent from 2020. That’s good news in one way because it means the majority of people aren’t the sick ones. But it also says they don’t need us. The money worshipping, arrogant corporate sponsors will pay them to push this sewer out their pipes to whoever will allow it. Thankfully, it’s not the majority but the problem is, this filth is what is being slung at our kids who are vulnerable.
So, learning the ABCs of a smart phone is vital and we better take that serious because the average kid knows how to use that thing better than most adults know how to use a tv remote. They could be looking at porn and you say, “what you looking at” and they say “nothing”. You say “let me see” and “poof” it’s gone before they hand you their phone. Hopefully, parents can get smarter about dealing with that, but there is another strategy that can be employed in the meantime. It is the strategy of being true to God.
Jesus gets disgusted with lukewarm followers, see Revelation 3:16. (This is where we look at ourselves not others). He called them out in Matthew 15:8-9 saying “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. In vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” The thing is if the Lord can see fakeness, so can our kids. If we aren’t practicing the ABCs of faith every day in a heartfelt way, it doesn’t matter what we say to them or forbid them to do.
With that in mind we can all probably admit there is room for spiritual growth. It’s a lifelong process. We must be dedicated to applying the ABCs of the sound doctrines of love, forgiveness, repentance, prayer and corporate worship. Attending a church that loves Jesus, preaches from the Bible and looks to the cross is vital. The devil knows his time is short and wants us our faith to abort. But to him our answer is no way, true to Christ our life will stay! Can I get an amen? If you want to start today A – admit you’re a sinner. (Romans 3:23) B – believe in Christ’s salvation. (Romans 5:8) C – Confess Him as your Lord. (Romans 10:9)