by Kristen Clark from Girl Defined – Resisting the Seduction of Beautifully Packaged Lies
Editor’s note: Interesting that she only mentions music coming out of Nashville. But this idea that culture is corrupt is an old one, and applies even if you are not religious at all. There are always going to be songs, movies, styles of dress that you don’t agree with. The difference is that most of us who aren’t stuck in fundytown just skip over and do not indulge in things that offend us. Evangelicals turn it into a witchhunt/crusade. Mature people do not do that.
As she read through the first verse, the chorus, the second verse, and the bridge, she was amazed at how sexually promiscuous the song was.
“How in the world did I think this was okay?” She wondered.
Shocked by her own ability to mindlessly sing such sexualized lyrics, she realized how easily she had been seduced by a beautifully packaged lie. The song itself sounded beautiful – but the message of the song was against everything she knew God’s Word stood for.
Falling prey to beautifully packaged lies has happened to me in my life more times than I’d like to count. We live in a seductive culture that is enticing us with beautiful lies everywhere we go.
Hollywood is constantly pumping out feel-good-chick-flicks that promote a version of true love that is completely contrary to God’s design. Nashville is regularly feeding us new music that is bursting with fresh talent and catchy tunes, but often promotes a worldview that flies in the face of God’s truth.
New York City and LA are constantly creating alluring fashion trends that captivate us on the runway, but their clothing ideas don’t always line up with God’s heart for purity and modesty.
So much of what we watch, hear, and look at in our modern culture appears to be beautiful, is nothing more than a thin veneer of beauty covering a lie.
If we want to be Christian girls with strong backbones in this modern age, we’re going to have to be intentional about looking out for lies like these.
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