Nov. 9, 2013 – Where in the Bible does it say it’s wrong to watch movies?

To prepare for this weeks lesson, answer the question in the title. The sense of sight is the sense for this week. We will be discussing how satan uses images and what we see to change our character.

It used to be said of our forefathers that going to the theater was wrong. If this was wrong, what happened when VHS and DVDs came out?

Some will say, “By going to movies you are supporting Hollywood and the often sinful and decadent lifestyle of the actors and directors. Therefore as a good christian, you will not see any movies so that you money cannot be used for their sinful ways.” What do you think?

Here’s how one person answered this question;

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emilypoet25: I really don’t think God will care if you go to the movies.

Read the following:

Psalms 101:1-8
Philippians 4:8-9
Galatians 5:16-26
Galatians 6:6-7

Do these scriptures change your perspective?

If those passages to too vague. Try a couple that are more specific.

Matthew 6:22-23
Psalms 101:3

Testimonies for the Church

Among the most dangerous resorts for pleasure is the theater. Instead of being a school of morality and virtue, as is so often claimed, it is the very hotbed of immorality. Vicious habits and sinful propensities are strengthened and confirmed by these entertainments. Low songs, lewd gestures, expressions, and attitudes, deprave the imagination and debase the morals. Every youth who habitually attends such exhibitions will be corrupted in principle. There is no influence in our land more powerful to poison the imagination, to destroy religious impressions, and to blunt the relish for the tranquil pleasures and sober realities of life than theatrical amusements. The love for these scenes increases with every indulgence, as the desire for intoxicating drinks strengthens with its use. The only safe course is to shun the theater, the circus, and every other questionable place of amusement.

What are you thoughts now?

 

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