Christians are really no different that anyone else in the world…they like to be entertained, (religiously of course). What better place to come than to the Hillbilly haven, the Little Las Vegas of Missouri.
Have you ever been to Branson, Mo? As part of our antique business, we would sometimes make a loop through the Ozarks in search of treasures. The Qzarks are a treasure trove of collectibles and antiques. We would often go THROUGH Branson, but we never felt led to stop and “do” the Christian “shows” which many others do. I’m not saying there’s anything horribly sinful about indulging in an orgy of Branson show biz type entertainment, but I’m just wondering how conducive it is to our Christian walk. Frankly, I can’t see Jesus and the disciples setting up a show like one of these in Jerusalem in order to entertain the folks. Oh well, I guess that’s just me.
Branson will probably be blowing and going up until the time that God shuts the door much the same way he shut the door on the ark in Noah’s time. As Jesus warning about the end of the age will be as it was in Noah’s time, that people will be eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, pretty much as these things are going on today, especially in Branson, MO and “Silver Dollar City”.
It’s your choice how you spend your time, and whether you want to be “entertained” or not, going on “mission cruises” and the like, but as for me, I just want to follow the LAMB where ever he leads, and so far, it hasn’t been to Branson, Silver Dollar City, or any of these Christian entertainment places.
My unsaved Christian boss I used to work for, would brag that he and some other guys would often attend Christians Singles groups in Tulsa, and they had a running bet which ones could lure the most women for a weekend to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, right next door to Branson, Mo. so they could “do the town” and be entertained. Is this crazy, sad, or sinful or all of the above?
Of course, “The Jim Bakker Show” has set up shop here where I suppose tourists can buy tickets and set around at table in a night club like atmosphere to see “the show”, or is it a “spectacle”? I think the latter from what I’ve seen. But…you can probably buy some Jesus junk while you’re there to support the cause and maybe take back home to put it in your Jesus junk collection…if you think Jesus would be pleased.