Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oreo Cookies: Quit Shoving It Down Our Throats!

By Tony Miano

This image is featured on Oreo Cookies' official Facebook page. Along with posting the picture, the moderator of the Oreo Cookies page added the sentiment, "Proudly support love."

Here's the historic timeline for Oreo Cookies slogans:
1950: “Oh! Oh! Oreo!
1980: “For the Kid in All of Us.”
1982: “America’s Best Loved Cookie.”
1982: “The One and Only.”
1986: “Who’s the Kid with the Oreo Cookie?”
1990: “Oreo, the Original Twister.”
2004: “Milk’s Favorite Cookie.”
Sadly, Kraft Foods has decided to make Oreo the favorite cookie, not of the beloved liquid dairy product, but of late Harvey Milk and others engaged in the depravity of homosexuality (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) and those who applaud their sin (Romans 1:32).

As of 10:15 AM this morning, this post on the Oreo Facebook page had 228,257 "likes," 70,095 "shares," and 38, 340 comments. The first comment that caught my eye was this one:
"As a pro-equality, politically conservative, socially liberal Christian (yes, we DO exist), I cannot love this enough. I'm buying more Oreos just because a bunch of idiots want to start a boycott, and I'd buy even MORE if Nabisco actually made rainbow-colored Oreos in support of equality. Well done!"
After reading this comment, I just wanted to hurl my cookies. Josh Colletta, the man who wrote the comment on the Oreo Facebook page, is not a Christian. His words reveal the condition of his heart. And Jesus would agree.
And [Jesus] called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.” And he said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.” ~ Matthew 15:10-20
No genuine follower of Christ should ever support a movement, the foundation of which is built entirely upon the perverted sinfulness of mankind. And anyone professing to be a Christian that supports such blasphemous agendas is, in all likelihood, a false convert who is deceived, lost, and facing God's wrath and judgment, lest they repent and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I will be sending the link to this article to Mr. Colletta hoping he will do just that--repent and believe the gospel.

Christians--that is, Christians who actually open their mouths to share the gospel with unsaved people--are often accused by unbelievers of shoving their religion down people's throats. Sadly, some professing Christians have bought into the lie and will, from time to time, stop in front of an open-air preacher and say something like, "You know, this doesn't work. You shouldn't shove the Bible down people's throats."

Kraft Foods' efforts to force the Gay Agenda down the throats of their customers, with every bite of an Oreo cookie, drips with hypocrisy and irony, like milk dripping from a freshly dunked Oreo cookie.

When companies liked Kraft Foods, General Mills, JC Penney, Target, Starbucks, and others push the Gay Agenda on their customers, it is seen by the world as a positive act of tolerance. But when customers say "no" to efforts by companies to mainstream and normalize sinful and deviant behaviors like homosexuality, the customer is seen by these same companies, and by segments of society, as intolerant and forcing something down people's throats.

We live in a twisted world--twisted like an Oreo cookie in the hands of a child.

Every day there seems to be another company, another corporate promotion to endorse some of the worst forms of depravity known to man--the homosexual lifestyle. And they will keep doing it. These companies will continue to listen to proponents of the Gay Agenda until doing so adversely affects their bottom line. So long as the quarterly earnings continue to increase, corporations will continue to placate and endorse every form of perversion and other forms of sin.

The time will come when every person will give an account, not only for what they have thought, said, and done; but also for what they endorsed.

Please read the following closely. Your very soul may depend on it.

When you die (and we will all die someday), you will stand before God and give an account for your life--every decision made, every action taken, every idea thought, every word spoken. He will judge each of us according to the perfect moral standard of His Law. If we have sinned against Him in any way (and all sin is against God)--if we have lied, stolen, looked with lust, taken His name in vain, hated another person, or coveted someone else's possessions; He will find us guilty of breaking His Law.

We also sin against God when we fashion a Jesus in our mind to suit ourselves--when we create a Jesus in our imagination with whom we are comfortable. This is called idolatry. It is idolatrous to change the character of Jesus Christ and make Him into Someone who turns a blind eye to sin or even applauds sin.

When you stand before God, if He finds you guilty of breaking His Law, He will punish your sin. And the punishment God has ascribed for sin is eternity in Hell. He must do what is right, because He is holy, righteous, and just.

I don't want that for you. I don't want that for Richard Dawkins and Dan Barker. I don't want that for the false converts filling pulpits around the world. I don't want that for anyone.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. In addition to being holy, righteous, and just; God is also, loving, merciful, and kind.

2,000 years ago, God the Father sent His Son to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus was and is fully God and fully Man, yet without sin. Unlike you and me, He never once violated the Law of God in thought, word, or deed. He couldn't because He was and is God in the flesh--the sinless Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world.

Jesus lived the perfect life (a life pleasing to God the Father) that neither you nor I can live. About 33 years into His earthly existence, He voluntarily went to the cross. He suffered and died a horrific, bloody death to take upon Himself the punishment you and I rightly deserve for our sins against God. Three days later, He forever defeated sin and death when He rose from the grave. He is alive today, and He will return at a time of the Father's choosing.

What God commands of you is the same thing He commands of me and all people everywhere. He commands that we repent (turn from our sin and turn toward God); and, by faith alone, receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

You may have heard this (or something similar) in the past, maybe even in church. But it is not enough to nod your head in agreement and then believe in a Jesus whose character is different than the one, true Jesus of the Bible.

Like everyone else, you must come to Jesus Christ on His terms, not your own.

Please, repent of your sin and, by faith and by faith alone, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, while He has given you time.

And let me encourage you to watch this important documentary.