Sermon 21: Against Materialism
By The Rev. William H. Grimes
1 Timothy 2:9 says: "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;"
1 Peter 3:2-5 likewise says "Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands"
Let's talk about these women these days. They go out, trying to look good, with all of this jewelry and this makeup and all of these garments that are immodest and exist solely for them to show off their wicked curves and breasts and whatnot. There is all of these cosmetics, taking HOURS AND HOURS to get ready just to put it on, and then wearing this floral perfume with the raspberry and the vanilla notes or whatever, instead of taking that time to read the Word of God! Get yourself out of the bathroom and into the den reading the Gospel of Matthew! Stop going to the mall to shop and be catty and gossip and all of this, and read the Book of Judges! Get your head into Genesis and not going and buying "cute" garments at Victoria's Secret or Forever 21!!!!!!!! I GUESS THEY ARE ALL TRYING TO LOOK LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT OR SOMETHING!!!! OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
There are even so-called "Christian" women who belong to Roman Catholic or mainline Protestant or even weak sauce "Evangelical" groups such as the Southern Baptist Convention who go about this pursuit of immense and unmitigated vanity!!!!!!!! WHERE ARE THE REAL CHRISTIAN WOMEN GOING AND PROTESTING OUTSIDE OF VAIN AND SICKENING DISPLAYS OF VANITY LIKE ALL OF THESE SEPHORA OUTLETS POPPING UP IN MALLS ALL ACROSS THIS NATION WHILE GOD FEARING CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA ARE STARVING?! WHERE IS THE LOVING AND TOLERANT LEFT ON THIS ONE? OH, BUYING THEIR LIBERAL IPHONES AND IPADS AND IMACS AND IPODS INSTEAD OF GOING AND PROTESTING THESE JEWELERS AND MAKEUP AND PERFUME AND EXPENSIVE IMMODEST GARMENTS LIKE THESE LEGGINGS AND CARDIGANS AND CROP TOPS AND ALL OF THIS OTHER SATANIC TREACHERY! GET A SPINE, YOU MEN! YOUR SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WOMEN ARE TOO WEAK TO TAKE A STAND! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
LET'S ALL MAKE SURE THAT WE PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS!!!! NO MORE!! God's people said AMEN!