50 Shades of Black

The pornographic movie 50 Shades of Grey is coming out on Valentine's day (Today). It seems inappropriate that it be released on a day associated with love, but it is not a surprise in our current culture.  Actually, it seems rather fitting, the love of most has grown cold. But more inappropriate than that is the fact the some Christians will defend watching it.

PluggedIn.com is a very useful website to determine if a movie is worthwhile to watch, but the fact that someone is watching the movie in the first place is concerning. Paul Asay, who reviewed the movie 50 Shades of Grey, defended his job in a blog post.
And I go in, as I always do, with my little pen flashlight—so I can scribble down pages of semi-legible notes. It’s not very bright, this little light of mine. But in the darkness, every little bit helps. And I hope that my tiny light of a movie review (available now on this site) might lead others to a better, brighter one. Even in some pretty grey places.
 God does not call us to participate in sin, rather we are to having nothing to do with it.
Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret (Eph. 5:7-12).
We expose the works of darkness by walking in the light, in what is good and right and true.  We don't expose darkness by taking part in it, rather it is by living apart from it that it is exposed. People see the right way to live and they are convicted of their sin. We are not even to talk about what disobedient people do in secret, let alone take a pen light to watch it.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:1-2).


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