The image used by Mavuno Church to promote their teens event still reeks of desperation am yet to understand. That someone would try to associate such an image to Christianity leaves a lot to be desired.
One question I have engaged with someone that fellowships in Mavuno Church, was it an idiotic mistake to use such an image? Did the church edit the image from scratch or was it just a “Google” search for “young people and sex”.
Someone brought to my attention a blurred triangle symbol that is greatly associated with the illuminati in the background of the poster. This raised by curiosity further. Christians need to a very clear distinctive line between God and the world. We are not to be ambassadors of the world to Christ but ambassadors of Christ to the world.
Was this image sanctioned by Mavuno Church pastor? What of the Church board? Can we trust anything that comes from this?
Can this image be anything Christlike?
Most people appear supremely confident that their ways are pleasing to God. They defend their religious beliefs and practices as being perfectly satisfactory and acceptable in God’s eyes. They assume that all, or most, teachers and churches bearing the Christian name teach the truth. Few indeed stop to consider that Satan’s great deception is not only worldwide, but has deeply infiltrated Christianity.
Notice the context of Paul’s words when he writes that Satan appears as “an angel of light.” In 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
Paul warns of “false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.” We shouldn’t be surprised at this, writes Paul, because “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”
Jesus Himself repeatedly warned of this very thing! He said that many would appropriate His name but deny Him by their actions. He stated: “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'” (Matthew 7:22-23). Of such, he asked, “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).
He knew that false teachers would arise who would teach a distorted, corrupted version of Christianity. That deception began in the first century, when Paul wrote that some were already teaching a “different gospel” and “pervert[ing] the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:6-7).
To carry out his purpose, Satan uses some people to deceive other people. This is especially true when they are motivated by personal ambition to be teachers of spiritual matters but lack a proper understanding of the Scriptures. Satan simply takes advantage of that desire and seduces susceptible individuals to represent Christ falsely, though often sincerely, while advancing the devil’s own deceptive, disguised agenda. Indeed, such teachers are usually unwitting agents of Satan, being deceived themselves along with everyone else.