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Addicted to Chaos

August 4, 2010

One of the scariest movies I have seen in a while is the movie the Dark Knight. If you haven’t seen the movie it is the last Batman movie starring Heath Ledger (R.I.P.) as the Joker. He is the personification of evil, and in one of the scenes late in the movie when he is in the hospital room explaining to Harvey Dent (Two-Faced) that he is sorry for killing his girlfriend, comes a line that tears deeply at my heart; he says, “I am an Agent of Chaos”. His character is probably the best depiction of what Satan is like.

Our society carries many addictions: pornography, drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping, but the most dangerous and one of Satan’s primary weapons is the use of chaos. If you think I am exaggerating just watch the evening news. The happiest part of it is the weather, and that’s even if it is going to rain tomorrow. It usually starts off with the latest murder, maybe goes to an embezzlement case next, and finishes off the night with a couple of people killed in a car wreck. We love disaster and mayhem. We have a complete industry of talk shows and entertainment shows (Maury Povich, TMZ and Entertainment Tonight) dedicated to digging up the most horrendous stories in life. Then there is late night television where every show on is has TV-14 ratings: crimes shows (showing murdered corpses and sexual nightmares), forensic shows, comedies with characters that live ridiculously chaotic lives that are not normal. Why do we choose to inject this into our hearts and minds? Why do we allow chaos to be involved in our lives? It is destroying our society.

What is sad about this constant bombardment of chaos is that we as a culture are starting to accept it as the new norm. Post-modernism is teaching our kids to question everything about our Judeo-Christian society, and it is being taught in our schools. Divorce, murder, rape, stealing, and entitlement may soon become accepted as just a part of the life we live; it doesn’t have to be this way, we must fight back!

Quit watching the television and spend time with your spouse and kids outside. Write letters to your congressmen and senators that pornography is not covered under the First Amendment because of the damage it does to our sexuality. If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol ask for help and get sober no matter the cost. Pray for people in public places that you just met. If you and your spouse don’t talk go see a counselor. Reach out your hand to someone that is hurting. Work on becoming whole and holy. Quit blaming everyone for your problems. Quit drinking the devil’s brew, CHAOS!

The simple life of Jesus is the cure for chaos! Live your life wisely!

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  1. Jeff Andrechyn permalink
    August 5, 2010 5:34 am

    In Genesis 1 v 2 where it says “the earth formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep.” The Literal Concordance says that means “submerged chaos.”

    So there was darkness and submerged chaos under that – then it says the Spirit of the Lord came and hovered over the surface of the waters.

    Whats so unbelievable about God is that He doesn’t run away from chaos but rather goes right to it. Just look a the incarnation and Jesus being born in all the chaos of a Jewish religion gone astray and the Romans occupying the city to boot. That place was total chaos.

    I am so thankful that God is not afraid of chaos because He would never have come near me when I was 27 because my life was total chaos when the Spirit came to me.

    I think that is the nature of God, to displace chaos and resurrect and recover something that was lost to Him but He has every right to claim back. God pulled the earth out of that chaos in Genesis and formed a garden.

    Jeff

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