An artist is somebody who is creative. He can be a musician, actor/actress, or graphic artist. If he uses his profession to project or glorify, the name of his creator God Almighty; he is a Godly artist. The LORD will eventually reward him for that. On the other hand, if he promotes idolatry, immoralities, etc, to lure people away from God, he is an ungodly artist. Eternal damnation awaits him unless he repents.

Many artists are instruments in the hand of the LORD Almighty, to bring multitude of people to His kingdom; as well as serve humanity. Take for instance gospel musicians. Real gospel musicians deliver messages in the form of music. Many people repent to worship God, while listening and enjoying the music. There are also morally upright musicians, who cannot be accurately classified as gospel singers. Yet, their lyrics are full of moral instructions. They use their chosen careers to admonish people, and instill the fear of God in them.

In contrast, perverse musicians lead many to hell, by their seductive and idolatrous songs; full of sexual perversions and obscene videos. They make a living from leading people astray. They actually make blood money. These are messengers of Satan in disguise. Unless they turn a new leaf, the wrath of God will fall upon them.

Furthermore, there are God-fearing actors/actresses, who use drama or acting, too project the image of God. By so doing, they turn many people from darkness to the marvelous light. You can call them drama ministers.

On the contrary, there are so many actors and actresses, who pollute the minds of people with their obscene languages, videos and pornography. Not only that, they themselves are fornicators, adulterers, homosexuals and lesbians. Some of them make more money from prostitution, than from acting. A lot of people are going astray, due to their unwholesome activities.

Remember, God is a consuming fire; slow to anger but mighty in power. It’s a terrible thing for anybody to be causing people to fall away from serving God, to be living promiscuous and ungodly life. “But whose shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” –Matthew 18:6. The person is an arch-enemy of God awaiting severe eternal judgement of God. It’s a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God. If you indulge in such things, keep away from them now, for the LORD is not a respecter of persons. It shall be well with them that fear God.

Some actresses play the role of harlots, in mostly all the films they feature in. After being known everywhere as whores, they look for responsible persons to marry them. You cannot eat your cake and have it. In Nigeria, some actors and actresses are being financed to portray our people in bad light as fetish. They project our people as witches and wizards in nearly all their films before the world. They are being financed heavily for by those who don’t want anything good to be seen in our Igbo race. Those money bags only sponsor idolatrous, seductive films.

God said, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me to give every man according as him work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” –Revelation 22:11-13.
The LORD can allow a misfortune to happen to somebody, for him to feel the pains of leading others astray himself. For instance, he may suffer material or financial loses; as well as bereavement. When he looses a loved one, it will pain him. Then, God will begin to remind him of people he has been leading astray, or sending to hell due to his public display of ungodly activities. Through your films, you lure people into harlotry or idolatry, (including consulting native doctors), and you think God will be happy with you and keep silent continuously? God is not mocked, whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap. The LORD knows those who are His. And let everyone who names with the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Learn from antecedents of Jim Reeves. Gentleman Jim, as he was fondly called, was a gospel singer from Texas. During his youthful days, he was a good athlete. He won baseball scholarship to University of Texas. Later, he quit school to volunteer for military service, during the second world war.

He composed a lot of inspirational gospel songs; to remind us we are in a temporary world, which will soon pass away. Some of the songs titles are: The World is not My Home, I Fly Away, and Take My Hand. He was very conscious of his short life here on earth. He looked forward to that everlasting city not built with human hands; a place prepared for those who obey God. He died in 1964 at the age of 41 years. He left to be with his maker.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof but he that does the will of God abides for ever” –1John 2:15-17…
Written by
Evangelist Joseph U. Afurobi.