Time for Your Royal Highness to stand up for Jesus Christ!
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His Royal Highness the Prince Edward is Patron of a Theatre which is planning to stage Jerry Springer the Opera in the new year. This leaflet explains what is blasphemous and offensive in Jerry Springer the Opera, and why His Royal Highness must resign as Patron of that Theatre. God is not mocked - and by associating with 'Jerry Springer the Opera' Prince Edward will bring shame and judgment on our Royal Family.
We don't want that. It's time for Prince Edward to stand up for Jesus Christ.
If you support us, please send an email to: support@StopSpringer.com
For how to contact His Royal Highness, see: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page249.asp
Time for Prince Edward to stand up for Jesus Christ!
At Christmas, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, honoured in this land for centuries by the people and our monarchs as king of Kings and lord of Lords. Yet Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, fifth in line to the Throne, is Patron of a theatre in Scotland which wants to drag the name of Jesus Christ through the dirt. His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen is planning to stage Jerry Springer the Opera in the new year 2006. Its Patron, the Earl of Wessex, claims he can do nothing to stop the theatre from going ahead. In that case, His Royal Highness, whose gracious mother, a believing Christian who promised at her coronation to "maintain the laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel," has no honourable course but to resign as Patron of His Majesty's Theatre.
What's wrong with 'Springer'?
Jerry Springer the Opera turns a Jerry Springer chat show into a musical. All the swearing deleted from the real 'Springer' is put in - and more - to make it seem daring and 'adult' (whatever that means). This is not a show any decent human being would want to see and it degrades our whole nation. In Act 1, the inadequate participants sing obscenities at each other and parade their deviancy. There is one so sick he gets sexual pleasure from dressing in an oversized baby's nappy and defecating in his pants.
The show openly mocks Jesus
In Act 2, the character of Jerry Springer descends into hell, where the weirdos from Act 1 now become Biblical characters and take part in another Jerry Springer show. Jesus Christ says He is 'a little bit gay', Mary is told she was "raped by God" and she rants at Jesus saying He abandoned her by dying on the cross. God the Father is put across as an old fool who needs therapy.
More ridicule of the Saviour
There is little doubt that Jerry Springer the Opera is motivated by hatred of Christianity. Every character gets a change of clothes from Act 1 to Act 2, except Jerry Springer - and the mincing Jesus. Jesus Christ, God the Son who lived a perfect life, suffering and dying on the cross for the sins of the world, is the pervert with an infantile complex, clad in a nappy - albeit a smarter one this time. The Saviour of the world has a foul-mouthed exchange with Satan, and He sings "Talk to the stigmata". So even His wounds are ridiculed. Finally, Springer says: "Jesus, grow up ... and put some ... clothes on". With expletives. In short, Jerry Springer the Opera could hardly be more blasphemous and more offensive to God and to Christians.
Of course if 'Springer' portrayed Mohammed as ridiculous, deviant or homosexual, it would never have seen the light of day. Our artistic folks would never dare. In any case, 'freedom of expression' is qualified by responsibilities. Causing gratuitous offence is not the hallmark of a civilised society. We Christians are insulted when our Saviour is insulted. It's a family thing, just as if our own father or brother was abused. But the offence to God is the worrying thing. His Royal Highness is bringing the judgment of Almighty God on the Royal Family itself. God is powerful and we naturally pray to Him when we are in peril. Our whole nation prayed during the Second World War and we were saved miraculously. Has God now become just a private lifestyle choice?
What do Christians believe?
Christians don't think so. We believe God is still the omnipotent Almighty Creator of heaven and earth. He is self-existent and the divine intelligence who made all life on earth, including us. Since God created us, He needed to lay down the laws by which we should live. Jesus Christ said "Love the Lord thy God," "Love thy neighbour as thyself." and "Keep the Commandments." By that, He told us not to worship material things instead of God, not to blaspheme, disrespect parents and those in authority, and to do no murder, adultery, stealing, lying or envy.
We can't keep Commandments!
The trouble is, we can't live up to Jesus's example, because we are born with a nature prone to sin. We have all done wrong by His standards, so we are all estranged from God. God is loving and merciful and desires fellowship with mankind, but He is also righteous and holy and our sin prevents it. How can a holy God forgive our sin and get us back to a right relationship with Him?
A bit of good news for a change
By being born in a stable and becoming the ultimate once-for-all sacrifice, that's how. Jesus went to the cross to reconcile all who would believe in Him back to God. That's why His crucifixion is so important. He took our sins upon Him, and those who trust in Him are totally forgiven. But it did not end there. Jesus Christ rose from the dead by His own power and ascended back into heaven. He has now been given the right to rule over all the kingdoms of the world. One day He will return in judgment, to condemn the wicked and justify the righteous. How will His Royal Highness the Prince Edward stand in that day? How will you stand?
'I am the way' says the real Jesus
If you realise how far you are away from God, know that by believing in Jesus all your sins will be forgiven. Repent of all you have done wrong, call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Do it today, because you could die tomorrow. You cannot save yourself, because Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." He also said: "For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Contact Prince Edward: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page249.asp