Advertising — good or evil?
Do you like, when on all sides you are bombarded by a powerful stream of various ads? When not having to go to the store, you meet the seller starting “gently” you have something to offer? We live in an age of advertising, when from all sides we are surrounded by flashy headlines and flickering screens: “Buy and you will be happy! Purchase, and you will be incredibly lucky! Spend, and you get bonuses!” Offers pouring in from all sides, and often the person really wants to relax from it all. We are starting to get annoying ads on TV we switch channels, simultaneously expressing what I think about the unnecessary information…
However, it is up to us to think about a purchase, we immediately begin to explore all the information we needed about the product, read reviews online, ask friends, in order thoroughly to know whether we should spend money on something or other. And then the us is already not annoying, we listen to it and draw certain conclusions, comparing different brands, features and design of the product.
Therefore, even though advertising and it seems to us at times very Intrusive and annoying, it brings a lot of benefit for the person who needs a particular product.
Along with is different essential commodities, to the great detriment of society, in our difficult age burst in a powerful stream of advertising of Vice, the occult, and all sorts of passions. From the TV screen, with Internet sites from the pages of Newspapers, magazines and radio speakers in our hearts and souls the river pours propaganda frivolous, cruel, and consumer life. Moral and ethical values not communicated to the present generation. Frivolous and vicious jokes, songs, appearance and behavior, talking about a low cultural level, there are in almost every television series and song for young people. All this served as a nice game and a harmless pastime. And no one cares that this maimed the souls of children. A whole generation is growing up without a proper moral compass: a family where the husband and wife respect and care about each other, and love do not change; a society where children respect their parents, teachers and elders…
And where are watching God? He didn’t leave us any hope for a perfect world without pain and problems? Anything about Yourself? Surely He is far away and indifferent looks at all the evil that is happening in our world? Where to find and see is goodness and happiness for all, is about God?
It turns out that our world is not lost, and God has left us kind of Advertising! And this Is — the Bible! But many people never even in his hands it did not hold and did not know what is written there. So God in the Bible instructed Christians — people who read the Bible and live by written in it, — to tell others about their faith, about Jesus Christ, salvation and eternal life!
Belief in the soul?
When dealing with people, we can identify: this person is tricky, this is a greedy and a womanizer… we hear about it? Of course, the conversations and human behavior! Because “from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34) and the other is not: if the soul is flawed, the conversations and human actions are immoral. Well, if the heart have faith in God, then speech and behaviour will also reflect his faith.
Often we can hear that belief in God must be in the soul, it is not necessary to talk about it and something to someone to prove. But whether this statement? After all, if a believer is silent about God, to keep his faith in the heart and give the world no Advertising about God, sin and the moral decay completely envelop the land. Where, then, people to take moral guidance? Where to find the salvation and peace of mind? Who will help the person? Who guide to the right path?
If we look back in history, we will see how millions of Christians gave their lives for the faith. During the reign of Emperor Nero believers gave to wild beasts, burned at the stake, but they had not renounced God. They say: “We deny Christ”, and continue to believe to be left alive! But the Christians were not hypocrites, they believed openly talked about Jesus and was faithful to Him until death. And the Lord Who gave them strength to endure the torture, will resurrect them on the day of His Second Coming and will give you eternal life! Thanks to these faithful martyrs who were not silent about God, the Christian faith was not extinguished, and continues to live and to comfort people to this day: because one Christian was executed a few, because people who see martyrdom of Christ’s disciples, immensely surprised by their fortitude and faith, and often also become Christians.
You are the light of the world!
Fortunately, God now promotes His business on our land, and Christians are not silent about their faith. Appeared Christian TV and radio channels. Printed spiritual books and Newspapers, which helps the person not to drown in a stream of pain, the problems of evil and hopelessness. These broadcasts and publications bring people hope, joy, peace and happiness through faith in God.
Because Jesus Christ Himself said in the Bible: “ye are the light of the world. It can not hide a city set on a hill. And light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light to all in the house. So let your light Shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16). Also Christ said, “Go, teach all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19, 20).
Thus, Jesus Christ gave the answer at all times, saying that faith must be not only the heart and soul, but also in all Affairs of our lives. He commanded to share our faith with others, helping people to find the way of salvation in Jesus Christ!
Yes, there will always be those whom this is annoying. But that is no reason to be silent. Even in our sad world will be more advertising about God, about His love for people and His plan of salvation for every person!