When you attend an unrated movie or don’t know what it’s about, you might have to make a choice. You may not always face this choice but whenever you do please make sure that you are ready for it. What am I talking about? Keep away from bad movies.
Yes keep away from bad movies. Any movie that glorifies falsehood, blasphemy, murder, theft, cheating, sexual immorality is a bad movie. Sometimes the movie is on a general note but there are certain scenes which may be vulgar and have excessive violence. Pray for your children and keep them away from deception. Children must avoid any such graphic scenes and their parents or caretakers must never allow them access to such movies. The ‘Adults only’ tag on certain movies only indicate which age group is allowed to watch it, what it doesn’t say is whether watching that movie will be a source of moral corruption to you. Remember very clearly, that your eyes are gateways to your soul, so if you are letting in darkness in then its your fault as you could have closed them or looked away. You can choose to use your eyes in a good way or a bad way. So look at what is worthy to look at and not what is unclean or unholy.
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light. (Luke 11:34-36)
This year the movie Noah (2014) was labelled as a ‘biblical’ movie but in reality it was not. It was blatantly promoting unbiblical things like showing that the Watchers (fallen angels) were helping Noah build the ark, when in fact God never in the Bible had asked them to help Noah. To learn more about how it contradicted the Bible please click here where christiananswers.net systematically goes on to give great and honest reviews of movies that you usually see in Hollywood. They got on to rate Christian movies too. I’d strongly recommend that you see a movie review at their website if you have doubts if a certain movie you want to see may not be morally right.
It’s just not worth it that you watch movies that are promoting false doctrines and heresy. The rule of thumb is that whatever promotes spiritual falsehood must not be given heed to but rather must be opposed. That which contradicts the Bible’s teaching must never be considered good. What is evil is evil. Don’t get into the people pleasing bandwagon that some lukewarm Christians are into. These people don’t realize that if they were in a minority in an area ruled by the deceived majority of false doctrines, they would be persecuted by the very same type they tried to protect in the name of tolerance.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
What are you to do if you are in situation where you realize that the movie is not good for your soul? It’s a very simple choice. If you see a bad movie then you walk out of the theater. Don’t bother about the opinion of others. There’s always a chance that you can explain to them later outside that such a movie goes against your beliefs and values that you stand for. If you are with your family or with close friends try to quickly convince them to leave along with you so that they too have a fair chance.
Now if you have a movie that you can watch on your TV or PC but it’s promoting unholy things then let that thing go to the dust and not watch it. Better not waste your time on such things. It wise to avoid vulgar comedies so that you giggle a little lesser and not sin rather than watch them and laugh your way to hell!
Let the Bible be the deciding factor when you are faced with the choice to watch a movie that has wicked scenes in it. I close in with Psalm 101:1-3 says that, I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
Beware of those who poison your spirit. These are people who despise wisdom. They only love deceitful pleasures of the world. They may say they love the Lord or love wisdom but their actions betray their words.
‘Are you a preacher?’ I often have heard people within church settings say that to each other when someone tells them to do good and avoid evil. This attitude is silly.
Imagine a traffic policeman asking you keep your car blinkers on at night, would you dare say the same? Suppose you are telling someone to do good and they ask you ‘are you a preacher?’ then you can ask ‘going by that logic if a preacher told you this would you actually do good?’ Even before they can answer I can tell you that either they would repent or feel offended at such a question. Don’t feel bad if they got offended. Just remind them that they offended God by trying to be legalistic when it comes to repentance.
If you are feeding a poor orphan on the road, do so freely. Not every one can adopt orphans but they can at least do a little to make the kid feel respected. Don’t give into people’s negative comments about your good works. Remember you are doing it for the glory of God and not for praises of men. So if people criticize you for being kind to the poor remind those people that when they were babies someone too had to look after them and that they didn’t become self sufficient in a day.
If you are facing problems and all your friend can do is remind you of your mistakes without offering a way out then better keep away from him. You are not a bad person if you avoid those who try to undermine your desire to live expecting a breakthrough from God above. These may say they are Christians but in reality are functional atheists. Keep away from such kind.
The Bible warns us about people who show themselves as religious but deny that by their behavior. We are advised to keep away from them.”having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”(2 Tim 3:5)
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I pray that I am with good people who encourage me in all that is good. Keep me away from those who want to poison my spirit. Let my spirit be free to love and serve you. Give me the will power to say NO to all who try to undermine your will for my life. Keep me free from all complainers against God, people of profane speech and those who discourage and promote gossip. I break all my soul ties with any such people in the name of Jesus so that I’m always mindful of Christ. Amen and amen.