11:19 AM - David Jeremiah and Vulgar Larry the Cable Guy
Consider the comedian Larry the Cable Guy (Daniel Whitney). Many of his routines are too filthy to quote. A friend who wrote to me recently about this said, “I would just point out that most of Larry the Cable Guy's ‘stand up' comedy routine is nothing but filth. He constantly uses profanity and sexually explicit material and then says ‘forgive me Lord' to the howling laughter of the audience.
I wanted to show a clip of his routine but the content was just too bad.” Yet foul-mouthed Larry was recently interviewed by evangelical leader David Jeremiah as a man who loves the Bible. The interview occurred on Jeremiah's Stand Up Tour, which has been packing out arenas throughout America. The one in Lincoln, Nebraska, in which Larry the Cable Guy appeared, was attended by 10,000.
Larry said that he has been listening to Jeremiah for several years and has been “impacted.” But the comedian hasn't been impacted enough to quit spreading filth in American society, which is a very great sin before a holy God. And the “preacher” doesn't have enough spiritual discernment and conviction to rebuke Larry for his filth according to the command of Ephesians 5:11 and many other passages.
No wonder Larry likes the man's preaching. If David Jeremiah's preaching were more like 2 Timothy 4:2 and less like 2 Timothy 4:3-4, the Larry's of American society wouldn't like it. Instead of reproving Larry (and all others like him) for his filth and border-line blasphemy, Jeremiah had a merry old time. “Together, the two men laughed and joked, and enjoyed each others company. Whitney's wife even had her Bible signed by Jeremiah”(“Larry the Cable Guy Shares Love for the Bible,” Christian Post, April 30, 2016).
Isaiah 30:10 describes what America has said to her preachers in my lifetime, and what the vast majority of her preachers have agreed to do. “Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits” (Isaiah 30:10). Larry the Cable Guy Christianity and David Jeremiah style preaching is the root problem in America. Liberal politics is only a symptom and product.
Friday Church News Notes, Volume 17, Issue 21 - May 20, 2016