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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Junk Food (08/30/12)

TITLE: Junk Food and Junk Religion
By Andrew Charles


We are eating too much junk food and facing an obesity problem however, Jesus told that one must not on bread alone. There is some wonderful junk food in the market. There are those cinnamon buns with icing. That's kind of healthy because cinnamon helps diabetics. It might be junk food but you can't live by bread alone.

Everyone goes thru the chip isle and probably the cookies isle. There is also some food good for you but they don't do much for the taste buds.
Oh, I just found that passage in the bible that man has to eat more than bread. It's in Luke 4:4 and Jesus answered him, "It is written, One must not live on bread alone, but on every word of God." I didn't notice that second part that says on every word of God.

You know there are many junk foods but how about the word of God. It seems whatever itches someone's ear today. they select like their selecting junk food at the grocery store. As a matter of fact Paul said in II Timothy 4:3, " For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." It sounds like the junk food tickling our taste buds.

Where we have junk food that tickles our taste buds with junk food we have cult religions that make our ears itch and feel good. We can go into the religion store and what itches our ears the most we will select. Who cares if our religion we take off the shelf if it makes our itchy ears feel real good.

Look at some of those itchy ear religions. One of those major cults is the Jehovah Witnesses. They deny the deity of Jesus and don't even recognize the personhood of the Holy Ghost. They even said that Jesus only appeared on the cross and he was only there in spirit. He never felt pain.

Then there are the Mormons who say Jesus and Satan were brothers. They never tell you who Satan's mother was. They will tell you that God and Mary had physical sex. Of course they deny the Holy ghost.

There is the Joel Osteen cult. He says he doesn't talk about sin. He never discusses repentance which is the reason Christ became flesh in the first. He came to be the perfect human sacrifice required to forgive men sins.

Then there is a new cult called the prosperity cult. They have added something new to make their religion even more entertaining. After Jesus died he descended into hell and had to physically fight Satan to win our salvation. After this fight Jesus became born again. Who are these people?

Their leader is undoubtedly Kenneth Copeland. Copeland said Jesus talked to him and told him, "They crucified me for claiming that I was God. I didn't claim I was God; I just claimed that I walked with him and that he was in me."

Another big time follower in this network is Joyce Meyer. When asked about her large amount of wealth she said she deserved every cent she earned. Of course that was Jesus who earned that money for her.

Then there is the showman himself Benny Hinn. One of his former workers said Hinn came back and told them to look at this. I got this old lady's last five dollars.It has also been reported that five sick people died awaiting Benny Hinn to come and heal them.

There's Fred Price who brags about all the cars he has. There's Creflo Dollar and I doubt he was born with the last name dollar.

We need to not only worry today about junk food but also junk religions.

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Nancy Bucca09/08/12
I think you bring up some excellent points about itchy ear religions, comparing them to selecting junk food at the grocery store. There are a number of cult religions and wrong doctrines out there, and so-called "Christian" cults as well as much so-called Christian TV dispenses its fair share. Nice use of scripture in this. It could be a great devotional.

The one thing I would caution you on, however, concerns the mentioning of specific names of television and/or internet personalities, unless it is part of a lengthier expose. Not only does it raise too many questions that can't be fully answered within the confines of this word count, but the fact is, those preachers are tackling Biblical subjects that many pastors out there have failed to adequately address. That's one reason people look to outside sources for help, whether good or bad.

That said, I think your article is a good starting point for tackling this whole topic of spiritual junk food. I wish you the best here and look forward to reading more of your writings.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/08/12
This is an interesting piece. You brought up quite a few things I hadn't heard of before. It's always good to make the reader think.

I noticed a few typos like aisle instead of isle and their instead of they're. I also cringed a bit when you started listing names. I've no idea if the things you've said are documented facts but it would be horrible if you opened yourself or FW to a potential lawsuit. People are so sue-happy these days.

I can feel the passion behind your words and can sense you have a great desire to get the word oh God out to as many people as possible. The Holy Spirit will use your words in ways you can't even begin to imagine and that's always an awesome thing. Nice job