Friday

Spiritual Spam

Colossians 2:8, junk food Gospel, prosperity Gospel
Spam: “junk food” that clogs our internet arteries, representing itself as meat when it’s not. 

The origin of the term comes from Hormel’s SPAM lunchmeat (Shoulder of Pork and Ham). Poor Hormel gave up their attempts to protect their trademark. The term is here to stay.

Some folks enjoy SPAM lunchmeat. I was surprised to hear how popular it is in the Hawaiian Islands (even McDonalds serves SPAM and eggs). 

But no one enjoys internet spam.

Even worse are spiritual spammers … "junk food" teachers, telling us God wants us rich and comfortable, emphasizing God’s love and neglecting His truth. Serving up a fatty Gospel, they appeal to our human desire to be the center of our world, promising an easy faith.

But Jesus promised this:
“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” Matthew 6:25

Let's get the spam out of our spiritual diets.

A Brief History of SPAM and Spam.
A Monty Python skit is credited with the adoption of the term. 

7 comments:

  1. Great analogy and so true about emphasizing "love" but abandoning the rest of the inconvenient truths...

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  2. They also forget Christ promised we would bear suffering because we choose to follow him.
    Janet

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  3. Yup, nailed it again. You're one of my favorite prophets, Gail. And you can say in 100 words what most take an hour to say ;)

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  4. Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. So great to think about and remember! Thanks for linking up with us for Mommy Moments Monday!
    TheNotQuiteMilitaryWife.blogspot.com

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  6. I so want to be rich and comfortable. Thank you for the pointing out the spamminess of thinking God wants that for me, too. Great post. Thank you for linking it with the GRAND Social!

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  7. I like the connection you made here between internet spam and all the "junk" that takes our eyes off of God. All the internet spam is not only annoying, it takes up time in deleting it. Spiritual spam takes up our time too. Thanks for this easy way to keep this in mind. (Visiting from Faith Filled Friday.)

    Blessings,
    Laura

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