Beware of False Prophets

By Andrea G. Schwartz
February 10, 2023

There may be a few of those who read my blog posts who still end up watching the annually televised, religious liturgy of the Super Bowl. But, even if you do not, note that there are others who do. Some just watch for the commercials, which from what I’m told can sell for up to 20 million dollars. Among those things that they will see is an ad campaign that attempts to tie the Savior with certain political and social agendas. The “He Gets Us” campaign is designed to propagandize those who are emotionally tied to Jesus, but are without a systematic theology to help them differentiate fact from fiction.

I began noticing these ads months ago. No doubt, they produced some good feedback to merit such a huge expenditure for Super Bowl Sunday. From the outset, I could see the heart-tugs accompanied by sentimental music and moving graphics meant to evoke an emotional response.

Regardless of what you think about all this, note that the enemies of God have no hesitation to use our Savior as a way to push and promote their agenda. This has been taking place in modernist churches for decades. Now it appears that the evangelical arm is equally penetrated.

Psalm 2 makes it very clear that nothing will prevail against the Lord and His anointed. Our mission in seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, involves us living out the words of the Preacher:

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil (Ecc. 12:13-14).

So be prepared to hear lots of Jesus talk in the days to come as a result of these ads. Even if the motive is somewhat positive, keep in mind that God will not be mocked. Does Jesus “get us”? He most certainly does. So much so that He took on human flesh and paid the price for our sins; not so we could have our political views and lifestyles "winked" at. Yes, He gets us, but if you stop there you miss the essential thing: That there is only one way to get to heaven. And, it is certainly not by hijacking the Second Person of the Trinity for humanistic political ends.

Antinomianism (the rejection of God’s law in principle or practice) opens the door to wrong-headed thinking.

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isa. 8:20)

Topics: Biblical Law, Charity, Church, The, Culture , Family & Marriage, Fiction, Humanism, Justice, Politics, Socialism, Theology

Andrea G. Schwartz

Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected]

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