10 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey and Christian Women

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How many shades of 'grey' are there? Well, when it comes to professing Christian women and the bestselling book, soon-to-be-movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, the various shades between black and white seem to be abundant.

Landon Chapman of Entreating Favor has conducted a survey where he asked professing Christian women to offer their thoughts on reading Fifty Shades and seeing the movie. You may be interested in the results of that survey. View article →

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  1. Let's just cut to it shall we? Don't call yourself a "Christian" and view this movie or read this book. Don't lie to yourself (and to those around you), because the real Christian will find all of this repugnant, not tantalizing. If born again, then your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost, He lives within you. Would you purchase a ticket to this movie for Him to view at your side? Would you give Him a copy of this book and then boldly ask His opinion? If you are born again do you seriously think that there are no consequences to the enjoyment of sin for a season? Will you adopt the antinomian view of the Romans and the Corinthians and claim "grace" and "forgiveness" will be yours if you willfully rebel against all that you know to be your duty here and view this trash anyway? Would you think so little of the sacrifice of the Savior as to blaspheme His Name with your approval of this evil? If the real answer is "yes", then don't call yourself a "Christian" because you are not. It's bad enough that this garbage is out there, but now according to the aforementioned survey, it is becoming acceptable in the "church". The real agenda here is to "Christianize" porn, just like they are increasingly successful at "Christianizing" homosexuality. This is just the next step to totally negate any influence real Christianity may have on a lost world and any participation in this evil by a "Christian" will not be ignored or swept under the rug (oh, how adept the "church" has become at doing that!). "Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows, that he will also reap." Don't be so presumptive as to think that "forgiveness" will be handed out on Sunday morning after your Saturday night viewing of this filth. The best thing one could do is to "examine yourselves" to see whether you are in the faith or not. If, after reading this, you have only anger toward me and not a deep sinking remorse, regret, and repugnance for even entertaining the possibility of viewing this trash, then that is firm evidence that you are not saved, but in need of repentance and regeneration.

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    1. Darrel is doing something very dangerous by your declarations - which I noticed have no scriptural reference; he is placing a standard of who is a true Christian that is higher than the Bible. He crossed beyond judgmental and have gone straight into blasphemy. Yes, I am explicitly accusing Darrel of both slander and blasphemy. Let's begin.

      "Don't lie to yourself (and to those around you), because the real Christian will find all of this repugnant, not tantalizing." This must mean that the real Christian simply does not get tempted to sin. Based on that standard, Paul could not be a real Christian based on his very real sin struggles in Romans 7. So did Paul, Jesus Christ, AND the Holy Spirit lie or are his claims of a litmus test the polar opposite of what Scripture says?

      "Will you adopt the antinomian view of the Romans and the Corinthians and claim "grace" and "forgiveness" will be yours if you willfully rebel against all that you know to be your duty here and view this trash anyway?"

      Eternal security must not really be eternal nor secure if his implication is correct. To quote John MacArthur, if you could lose your salvation, you would.

      "Don't be so presumptive as to think that "forgiveness" will be handed out on Sunday morning after your Saturday night viewing of this filth."

      Well, based on 1 John 1:9 ("If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."), what Darrel calls "presumption" is more accurately called "believing that God is telling the truth."

      "If, after reading this, you have only anger toward me and not a deep sinking remorse, regret, and repugnance for even entertaining the possibility of viewing this trash, then that is firm evidence that you are not saved, but in need of repentance and regeneration."

      My anger toward Darrel has nothing to do with this movie at all (I have no desire to see it) and everything to do with his belief that you can judge a tree not seen by fruit that might exist. The fact that he has declared that even being tempted to see this movie is certain proof of not being redeemed, even though the Bible makes no assertion of that kind and even states otherwise, tells me that this is a commitment to slandering and/or discouraging Christians who struggle with sins that, according to these claims, no true Christians struggles with. In other words, Darrel is LYING about the eternal state of my brothers and sisters.

      I have not addressed Darrel, because this isn't about convincing Darrel of anything; he is a blasphemer. Either he is deluded in his beliefs about law and grace to the point that he has to reject the Bible in order to maintain his stances, or he is deliberately misrepresenting God's Word for the purpose of weakening the faith of those who struggle; it doesn't matter which, for the end result is the same - blasphemous claims against God and His children.

      If you are someone who is tempted by this movie or the books, and you are a believer, then please find godly counsel. This blog's articles has some, challies.com is a good source, talk to your pastor, or a fellow believer that you can trust. Do not fall for the satanic lie that says real Christians are defined by not being tempted to sin.

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  2. Hi Erin,

    Wow. And not in a good way.

    As per Chapman's article - Wesley said "What one generation tolerates the next will embrace." Indeed.

    This is why the Lord tells us to fight in the Spirit against our sin nature. Sin crouches at our door and desires to master us...

    May God help any in His true bride who entangled their hearts with this filth. May God bring those who are lost to see the Light.

    -Carolyn

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  3. 072591:
    If a call to holiness is blasphemous in your eyes, then I am guilty. Heb. 10:26-31.
    If excusing sin rather than morifying it is blasphemous in your eyes I am guilty. Luke 9:23-26
    If telling people they have been deceived into thinking that the salvation that Jesus purchased allows them to remain in their sins and take pleasure in the same, then I am guilty. Rom.6:14.

    It is the false prophet that will direct people to find excuses for the sins and the ease with which they succumb to temptation rather than point them to holiness before the Lord in all things. Heb.12:14.

    It is the false prophet who will make allowance for the weakness of men instead of the strength of the Lord to overcome their daily temptations. 1Cor. 10:13.

    It is the false prophet who will accuse the messenger that would point people to Christ, His power to overcome sins, His forgiveness after real repentance, and His faithfulness to carry His chosen ones through to the end. It is the false prophet who will make light of, to skirt around the Words of Jesus "If you love Me, keep My commandments" John 14:15. It is the false prophet who will make room for sin, the continual practice of it, the pleasure of it, making it common place in the life of the one deceived (on purpose) to believe all is well with his soul. It is the false prophet who will mock God, even by the use of Scripture and high sounding "logic" and that will tell those that hear him that sin is not as bad as it is made out to be, if you fall prey to it, so what? The false prophet will go to any length to excuse sins and in doing so mock the One who died to SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM OUR SINS Matt. 1:21. The false prophet will twist Rom. 7 into an excuse for continued sin rather than the deliverance that it really promises Rom. 7:24&25. The false prophet hates to consider that he may be lost and will do anything to alleviate the tug of his conscience to the contrary, including leading others down the same path he takes straight into hell Matt 7:21-23 and 2Cor.13:5.

    Excuse or escape?

    CHOOSE

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