If we see someone playing in the street who may not realize the dangers and we don’t run to him to warn him, are we part of the problem?
“Well, yes, we know he’ll be crippled by this but since he didn’t ASK for help, we didn’t help.”
What kind of logic is that?
Some say, “People already hear too much of what the church is against and not enough about what we are FOR.”
Okay that’s true. And let’s do a better job at that.
So let’s say it THIS way: CHRISTIANS are FOR good, healthy, yummy, fun sex. God is the one who created sex and He made this to be a good part of marriage between a man and a woman. Like many other things, we humans sometimes mess good things up.
When we see someone walking into a trap or a street full of cars that we know will cripple him (or worse) for maybe the rest of his life and we don’t do anything, are we at fault at all?
There is a movie people are talking about seeing that we KNOW will cause more damage to people’s views about sex, life, and relationships. Actually there are MANY movies and tv shows that are “programming” us to view life a certain way and we have to keep speaking out by saying it’s just not okay, NOT spend money to support or promote this so-called “entertainment,” and help each other avoid traps that satan sets for us.
Since You [Lord] are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your Name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for You are my refuge. Psalm 31:4
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
The movie (MANY movies, tv shows, advertisements, magazines, books, etc.) turns something God made that was and IS good – in fact, VERY good – into something that is ugly and depraved. (And this is not limited to sex but it definitely includes sex.)
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Genesis 1:31
When we promote or watch junk that fills our minds with things that are not good, isn’t that part of the problem?
We cannot UNsee stuff.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Is it that we don’t want to bother anyone because we sometimes feel like it’s none of our business and because it will make someone mad and we’re supposed to be peace “keepers?” Actually the Bible says peace MAKERS.
Blessed are the peaceMAKERS, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9
What will make you stand up for good? What is the right thing to do?
The good news is that we do not have to be fighting battles alone. God is our ever-present help in trouble. (And God has already won the war. We know that satan and evil lose.)
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
EVERY one will answer to God.
EVERY knee shall bow to Jesus.
It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'” Philippians 2:10
This “every knee” includes each person in the “entertainment” industry, each of the leaders of the whole world and people who create, promote, and consume stuff we’ve become numb to and call “entertainment.”
~~> And this includes you and me. <~~
Absolutely, as Christians, we DO want to tell the world what we are FOR – and we are FOR GOOD SEX. Sex, the way God designed it, was and is GOOD.
When we see a trap and do nothing, isn’t NOT saying something making us part of the problem?
[It may not be common knowledge that Christians are FOR good, yummy, healthy, wild, incredible, exciting, crazy, fun sex! As long as you both consent and it’s ONLY you, your spouse, and God, and there is never another person or any other living, breathing anything* involved in any way, then pretty much your imagination is the only limit. (*No person or anything living or dead… although it seems that wouldn’t need to be said… there are some who aren’t sure of this so it’s included here.)]