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# 00228 :  Why Theater is a dont's to us???????

 why the brethrens are not allowed to watch cinemas & all I in theater????????but there is no any pro to watch filims in house by using home theater & all do u think that it's unfair??????????? 

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Reply by : paul_thomas   View Profile   Since : 29 Oct 2009 8:34:50 PM Close

If cinemas are watched at home with no restriction, then theater is not a problem. Generally - movies have to be reviewed well and watched with parental guidance if you are a teenager, since this has a psychological effect.

I use this website for taking a first hand review of a movie - www.pluggedin.com. It even screens to a level to count the number of times God's name is taken in vain in the movie script.

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Reply by : thomas1974   View Profile   Since : 31 Oct 2009 11:51:53 AM Close

 

Cinema teaches you about human behaviour,relationships, exposes you to different cultures.. if you see films from different countries... and can be an enriching experience in that it makes you a fuller human being...it  also teaches you about history and philosophy of leaders that shaped the world as we know it...i know of a church in the USA who makes movies on life from the christian perspective... facing the giants, fireproof being some of their movies...second chance, gifted hands ,the gift are some other good christian movies..

But cinema can only do so much... and as you grow as a Christian you move on and the Word of God and the Guidance of the Holy spirit become more and more important.

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Reply by : smartass   View Profile   Since : 31 Jan 2010 8:05:53 AM Close

i am a christian who is originally frm kerala, but now overseas. i don't think there is anything wrong with going for a movie with your friends or family. however what matters is what type of movie you watch. i do go out with my friends to watch movies (thoguh rarely, to save money:)).

honestly speaking, i have watched a few malayalam movies. and some of them were very good. however, most of those i've watched recently released is just a showcase of human pervertness(if there is such a word).

what i suggest is wait for a movie to be out of theaters, on dvd, if the reviews are good, if you know the content is appropriate, buy the dvd and watch as a FAMILY and enjoy. if you want to go out with friends to a new movie, then please read up about what type of movie that is.........

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Reply by : raju4up   View Profile   Since : 24 Aug 2010 7:46:58 PM Close

 there is nothing wrong in watching movies or going to the theater to watch them, but, where we must draw the line as believers is what type of movie it is and where is the theater. we don't need to be taught on whats a bad movie and whats not moreover there are lots of family groups that review movies and put them online. when it comes to theater there is a difference. there is a difference between a theater in a bad neighborhood compared to one in a good neighborhood. some indian christian parents don't want their kids to go to theater because when they were in kerala back in the day theaters were bad and a symbol of immorality, however lots have changed.

 

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Reply by : jbdubai   View Profile   Since : 5 Apr 2011 6:26:00 AM Close

normally many says nothing wrong in watching movies; it sound ok in general; but the question is,

 IF Jesus comes to our home, can we take him for a movie?????
hope everyone has a clear answer

shall we try to answer in a better way than right or wrong.

Paul distinguishes between  things tht are permissible & things that r edifying-

so if we take this criteria, then answer is clear...

if we look for just right or wrong, we may say, many are watching so it is ok

but for a heavenly citizen, waiting primarly for Jesus's appearance, who looks for things that can help him for this objective/calling,ANSWER WILL BE 'NO'

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Reply by : paulthomas1   View Profile   Since : 5 Apr 2011 9:00:24 PM Close

 IF Jesus comes to our home, can we take him for a movie?????

Can you answer that question first? I am confused.

So will you take Jesus on a Cruise vacation with you if he came home?????

 

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Reply by : jbdubai   View Profile   Since : 6 Apr 2011 6:06:25 AM Close

Hello bro.

am not here to argue on this subject; it depends on what is one's target;

if someone thinks "how can i enjoy maximum world and its things and still please God," - that is a different perspective.

for a true believer, whose only target is finding His will and obeying God in everything, answer is clear

if you can say- 'Lord let your name be glorified, am going for a movie' and if you feel God's guidence... pls go ahead

when our flesh want something and when we wish to satisfy that, it is easy to find excuses; but nothing is hidden before GOD; He knows our motive;

when majority in any x'ian group do something, we tend to believe, it is ok and no harm;

but how these things contribute for a better spiritual life?

how much it contributes for the Glory of God????  hope we can get a clear answer..

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Reply by : avoid_legalism   View Profile   Since : 6 Apr 2011 8:32:28 PM Close

Br JBDubai,

No, the answer is not so clear, nor is it a universal answer to every person.

You are assuming, I gather from your two posts above, that you feel going to see any movie is fleshly.  

We Christians are good at making blanket statements about how one "thing" is good or bad or fleshly or worldly.  Yet, we tend to be bad at a skill taught extensively throughout the scriptures called "discernment". 

Brother, if your own heart discerns for yourself that all movies are bad for your own spiritual life, then so be it.  (I hope you don't own a televisoin out of consistency, then). But please do not condemn others (whether explicitly or through over smart rhetorical posts on internet forums) and others' spiritual lives for alternate discernments and conclusions. 

We live in an age where many things aren't clearly black or white.  Blanket statements should not be made about anything unless these statements can be clearly and explicitly supported by scripture.  In all other situations, we Instead we apply clear Biblical principles in evaluation at each instance. 

Should I see a certain movie?  Well, what is it about?  Are there scenes that may potentially harm my mind/heart/soul?  Will my testimony be harmed by this? 

Should I buy this expensive watch/Sari/car/house? Will it harm my heart/mind/soul by self-promotion and pride?  Will my testimony be harmed?  Will I cause others to stumble?

All very good questions, and all should be asked every time you decide whether to do anything, whether it's a movie, a purchase or even a judgemental legalistic post on an internet forum under the guise of piety.

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Reply by : jbdubai   View Profile   Since : 11 Apr 2011 11:40:19 AM Close

Dear Bros.

i have no intention to condemn anyone, or nothing to gain by winning in this 'argument'.

(since the topic is about theator and movie...so i spoke specifically abt it)

 for me, it is clear that movie world is not reigned by holyspirit but evil spirit/worldly spirit; (whether the majority believers watches it or not, that is not the assessing criteria)

i believe, for a true believer, watching movie is not a MUST or inevitable and it does more harm to spiritual life than gud.

am saying abt MOVIE IN GENERAL..movies contain scens that encourages violence,sex, rebellion, pride etc.

am not sure abt movies without any of the above charactorstics, but from other's notes, i assume they found few 'good movies' which has no smell of these things.

well, if they can sincerely answer to their conscience and convice their Master, let them go ahead

but 'in general' i believe movie is not meant for a 'true believer' and he dont need to spent his time in 'discerning' the 'good' part of it.

 if you can observe a person(or self) who watches the 'good movies' over a period of time, am sure his 'barriers' get diminished, most of the movies will become 'good ones' in a period of time.... and the 'sensitivity' will get reduced.

this is what happening around us;

As Paul says.."there are permissible things but not Edifying'. hope this part of scripture is helpful in this regard.

if we look only for permissible things... most of the things will fall in this category (we will make it 'fall' in 'good' catagory becos we Want It)..

pls note that am not imposing any Rules for All to follow;

but my personal conviction and i heard the same from few Whole hearted Believers who really tries do God's will in their practical life and who are really leading a quality/progressive spritual life.

 

 

 

 

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Reply by : mom23   View Profile   Since : 17 Apr 2011 11:12:28 PM Close

 I think the original post or query was actually trying to point out a sort of "duplicity" that is prevelant among believers that watching a film in a movie theatre is somehow "wrong"......yet it seems it is perfectly fine to watch it at home whether through the cable TV or DVD......How do we justify this???? How do you convince a younger generation that something is a SIN, when it seems it is ok to "indulge" in it in secret hidden within the 4 walls of your house??

Now the "movie world" like the "television world" , the "world of soaps/serials/sitcoms" , the "world of print media" are all reigned by individuals who have profit and or fame or some self centred agendas on their minds....like most things in this world to some extent or the other. But does that mean everything on a TV or a magazine is ruled by evil spirits?.......I don't think so.......Is it ALL for the glory of God?......once again, Idon't think so!!!  Does that mean that media (visual or auditory) is to be avoided by believers because it contains materials that are harmful?  

Then we need to re-examine the "science material" presented to our children 5 days a week for over 180 days a year for 12 years or more of their life which keeps pushing the agenda of  "EVOLUTION" over CREATION !!  How does this edify god???  We need to re-examine and re-evaluate every "influence" we encounter on a daily basis.....it is amazing how many you will encounter. This is not for the sake of argument but a point we need to really examine. 

Now in the question of  the "de-sensitizing" of ourselves over a period of time......it is true, but "film" is not the only culprit. It is much more than that.......It is the compromises we make too in our life choices. 

Film like any media of  "art" or "art form", is a more visual representation of a person's thoughts/ideas/beliefs/perspective.......The vision maybe presented cleanly and to the point from which you can walk away with something learnt or it maybe convulated.....and his sinful nature indulged in, to make a point........... But that is part of every media......TV, Books or Radio.

A FILM like a book can be a source of knowledge too.......but like the books in a bookshelf  being promoted as a "childrens book"  or a "Christian book", they may have subtle  agendas to de-sensitize us to sin or give a perverted view of scriptural truths......or books that children have to read/memorized/stored in their brains which are garbed under the umbrella of "educational purposes"......one has to be careful and prudent don't we??? Do we make "stands" then about how evil it is and we refuse to teach our children that??? No we compromise for the sake of getting him educated!! So having principles in one thing and not another makes no sense!!! 

If Jesus were to come to our homes......it isn't just taking him to see a movie we should be worried about, it is what kind of lives have we lead, was it ALL for HIS glory...how much of it was to serve our own purposes, how much have we TRULY loved our neighbors, have we spent day and night talking to our kids about God and hiding HIS word in their hearts, what kind of compromises have we made in our lives over the years.......how much fruit has our spirit borne around us???  That is what we should be worried about!!!

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Reply by : jbdubai   View Profile   Since : 18 Apr 2011 7:38:18 AM Close

i belive that question was "why the brethrens are not allowed to watch cinemas & all I in theater????????but there is no any pro to watch filims in house by using home theater "

so we are specifically addresing to Movie /Theator issue.

there are many things in the world which takes our concentration from heavnly things..that CAN be books, food, dress, entertainment etc.. any of these things CAN drag us away but since we are talking abt Movies..let us talk abt that.

we cannot come to a conclusion that 'since many things in the world  de-sensitizing a believer and still we are using it..so let us gofor Movie also".. such a stand is not healthy.

i believe noone will say "anyhow we are infected so let us get infected to the maximum"....let us not go to that extreme.

Text book and syllabus are something which you dont have much option to stay away.

but movie is not like that. i think this comparison is not a correct one.

we know -what can dangerously drag a person from God- text books or movies?..which is dangerous...??? 

there are things in our 'control' where we have the option to avoid.. atleast in such cases, we can stay away from it rather than jumping into it and saying 'anyway we have 99 things, so adding one more doesnt make much difference'..

am sure our 'Flesh' needs these things... but if we avoid Movies/Theators with a 'Godly motive'....am sure noone will have regrets later..also he will never fall short of 'knowldge' due to that

finally: its a matter of personal conviction and also depends on one's 'sensitivity and relation' with God.. so not possbile to Convince anyone or to implement as a Rule, but just a guideline for better christian life

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Reply by : gmat30   View Profile   Since : 18 Apr 2011 8:22:28 AM Close

Dear Jbdubai,

Your analogy of text books to movies seems very absurd. I can enumerate many instances wherein text books can lead to a man getting carried away. Take for instance Hitler, Mussolini, and many others including Christian Philiosphers who were influenced by Text books and the idealogies it brought forth.

Your arguements are at best personal convictions and cannot in any way be applied as a general concept. You may be right in avoiding movies to improve your Spritual well being but it need not apply to others in equal measure. When you bring forward a statement like "Would you take Jesus out for a movie", you tend to make it sound as a bizarrely gruesome offence. Then so will be many things in our life. Essentially it becomes relative.

But I do agree with your final comment and I think its valid.

"finally: its a matter of personal conviction and also depends on one's 'sensitivity and relation' with God.. "

But I dont think not watching movies will make us any more righteous and I dont find it a need to convince anyone about it or make it a rule. There is so much more that we need to be doing (as the Word commands us) in bringing the message of hope to our friends and families. I know many of my secular friends who do not watch movies but that does not make them Christian does it?. It is the conviction in our hearts and our relationship with God (through the study of the Word) that we need to focus on.

Mathew

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Reply by : mom23   View Profile   Since : 20 Apr 2011 12:16:27 AM Close

 Dear JBdubai,

I am sorry that you walked away with the notion that I am "pro" watching movies, from what I posted . Perhaps I din't make myself clear. And I still didn't understand how you concluded that I meant then just go about doing anything because everything de-sensitizes a Christian's soul!!!

I merely wanted to point out the absurdity of focussing and judging of "movies" asbeing the only thing the Lord looks at.......and hence I pointed out the other things that do affect the way we think and over time do sensitize us. You cannot pish tosh away books and textbooks as we can do nothing about......it is merely because it is more convenient not to do anything about it....hence not to address it!!

Like Mr.Mathew said idealogies have formed because of the education or the educational environment you put children through....like any other experience. In the state of California, teachers read books to children in their elementary years that are stories that say having homosexual parents are perfectly normal!!  So, what did this book have to say to these children? Any science textbook you pick up....other than Christian publishers......will make a child memorize the same thing...."The Big Bang theory".!!!!

Now you may comfort yourself by thinking that is only in the U.S......but  can we say withone hundred percent that children do not influence other children (peer influence) in the way they think? Children joke about their "monkey origin" among themselves.....does one of us ever have the courage to say otherwiseto our peers? Reading books/texts or extracts of it that students study through their schooling/college.......are all those books with a Christian idealogy ? What does Sheakespeare sell you on.....other than a great literature? 

Focusing on only movies being the thing Jesus focuses on is hence absurd! That  is all.......

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Reply by : jbdubai   View Profile   Since : 20 Apr 2011 8:08:26 AM Close

some of the above posts sounds like 'excuses for watching movies and best justifications for that'

so when someone 'really wants it' and 'decided for that', there is no point in showing the otherside, it will never work.

the strange arguments which sounds like 'anyhow some text books/books are giving kids/adults negative influence, so why should be abstain from movies only...let us go for that too"... will not going to help a believer in long run. such 'Thinkers' are free do obey their 'logic and reasoning'.

if one can sincerely justfy it before God.. that is enough, no discussion is needed

finally: since am working in middle east, i never  come across a 'good movie which has only plus points & meant for a believer' so pls excuse my 'limited knowldge' in this regard...

May God give us 'discernment' and wisdom...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reply by : gmat30   View Profile   Since : 20 Apr 2011 10:09:05 AM Close

Dear Jbdubai,

Well I live in the Middle East as well and I can enumerate scores of movies which have more than positive effects. to name a few:

1) Remember the Titans  2) The Blind Side  3) Facing the Giants  4) Chronicles of Narnia ...... and many more.

I think more than anyone else you seem to have all the excuses for forcing others into accepting your idealogy. Your response shows more of frustration than anything else.and how easy it for all of us to say "No More Discussion on this".  Did I ever say that I am closed to discussion? I am always willing to learn and I am also patient to listen. Please do not shut out yourself like that. We all are learning and personally I have learnt some things from this post and you.

Please take a look at my post. I stated clearly my understanding of what I felt was right or wrong but I did not go to the extent of saying that you are completely wrong and i am right. The reservations I placed are more for you to think on the reasons that you need to present for your idealogy (if i may use that word). There is nothing substantial in what you have stated as reasons simply because it can easily be argued against and that too with conviction.

I agree with you whole heartedly that a beleiver can go astray by watching movies with wrong intentions but that can apply to other forms of entertainment including books. But remember one thing always that at the end of the day we are all individually accountable to God for our actions/inactions in this world. By abstaining from movies you may probably be able to grow more closer to Him and I fully appreciate that but that cannot mean it is universal.

I know many wonderful Christians who take time out to watch good family movies with their families and I am amazed at the bond they share. I am not saying for us to do that but I see in them the joy that comes from togetherness and being there for each other. Not just movies, even a family picnic or going out together for a soccer match. My focus is on their intention. I am sure they will never agree to go and watch "Frankenstein" together but "Blindside", why not?

Jb, I want you to look at the young people of our times. Picture the generation a few decades ago. There is so much that has changed. If we are honest to ourselves, we cant seem to control them. Rather than agitating them by condemning things and frightening them, Teach them "lovingly" abt what the Word expects of them. Tell them abt the Acceptable will of God. Study the Word and contemporize it to them and be patient with them. If we start to be strict them, I know from experience that they go haywire. I am praying for the generations ahead.  

I implore you to start praying for them earnestly. that in the midst of the decay they will indeed be the Salt that preserves this world from moral decline. Teach them about immorality, profane language and violence without hitting them with a hammer. but for them to listen to you, come to their level and listen to their heartaches. Sympathize  with them and pray with them sincerely without letting others know of their issues. I tell this from experience. I have seem many young people transformed just by being patient with them and praying with them and for them.

I beleive God will hear our prayers and change their hearts to God and who knows, perhaps they may turn their backs to television. but that requires us to be patient with them. Hope and pray that you take this positively. and you are free to respond negatively or positively :)

Mathew 

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Reply by : jbdubai   View Profile   Since : 21 Apr 2011 7:06:42 AM Close

Bros

Let me make it clear, my intention is to share a different thought regarding theators/movies than most of the xian crowd think in regards .

am sure no one will stop their habbit just becasue of my opinion, but just want to show them the other side and help them to rethink.

As we all know-our 'Appachans' never had any confusions to stay away from worldly things (one eg. movie). because they were so radical (in the light they have received) and never tried to make their 'boundaries' large.

they never thought 'what all i can grab and still be in relation with God' rather they forsake all 'doubtful things' for their spiritual betterment.

ofcourse i agree that we are living in a different time/age...but where all these 'justifications' are taking us to..?

is it towards a better spiritual life and better relation with God or more into 'spiritual stagnation with form of Godliness'??

let each one judge himself and answer to God.

am not here to prove my ideology..neither am not too 'traditional' but i have seen the so called 'permissions/justification' are taking our concentration from God to a great extent.

we may watch a 'good movie' but after 5 or 10 years, the 'good criteria' will be 'widened' .. that is what is happening in the xian society (there may be very few exceptions, but am saying 'in general'); esp. when it comes to our childrens. we creates a habbit and they takes it to the next level. then we ask and wondering 'why it is happening'???!!

i myself watched movies,(ofcourse even now my 'flesh' is interested for it)  and i experienced its impact.

since we all have the same (filthy) flesh..i believe the impact is almost same for all. (hope no one is having a 'holy flesh')

i am not 'closed' to others opinions, but personally wont accept  and invite something which will drag me more into the 'world'. the same thing may be ok for others. so let them have it and reap the good/bad fruits.

"I know many wonderful Christians who take time out to watch good family movies with their families and I am amazed at the bond they share"

you know, if we are just considering 'enjoyment and bond' as a criteria; then families/ people who 'drink' together are so bonded and enjoying good company, sharing their joys and sorrows.. so what shall we conclude??

bro, am not going to judge anyone for movies, but this question in this forum itself is proving that, there is something 'pricking' in one's heart to ask-is it ok to watch or shall we abstain???

well, since there is less chance to move from our 'convictions' i may not a long way with this discussion from my side,(ofcourse i could hear a different thought from most of you), (pls dont think that i have something against those who with opposite views, not at all)

i fully agree that it is not only movies/theators we need to adress: but since the question is about movies, i specifically shared about it. (doesnt mean that all other things are 'harmless'..and only movie is dangerous)

Let each one examine his own deeds and justify it to  the God who knows the inner motives and desires.

God Bless You All....

 

 

 

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Reply by : gmat30   View Profile   Since : 21 Apr 2011 8:58:16 AM Close

Dear Jb,

I am glad your response was much more cordial this time although by ending on a note which states that "God who knows the inner motives and desires.", you have only reiterrated that you have only one opinion and everything else is discounted. But i appreciate that very much. I have mentioned my conviction at the end. just to respond to some of your thoughts: 

"As we all know-our 'Appachans' never had any confusions to stay away from worldly things (one eg. movie). because they were so radical (in the light they have received) and never tried to make their 'boundaries' large. you know, if we are just considering 'enjoyment and bond' as a criteria; then families/ people who 'drink' together are so bonded and enjoying good company, sharing their joys and sorrows.. so what shall we conclude??"

Well most of these Appachans and Ammachis in Kerala, i have seen, are watching TV serials and movies at home from and pretty much engaged in them. Of course I have seen the seldom few who have abstained but surprisingly a good number of them are in Old Age homes as their sons and daughters are abroad having very little time to take care of them. What have we taught our children? If we had done the right thing in abstaining from theatres why is it that a large number of our ageing beleiver population is stuck between 4 walls in Kerala with none of their children around them. I beleive Togetherness is something we have lost as an ideal.  

I really do not know why you compared watching a good movie to "Drinking". I really do not wish to comment on absurd analogies. Doesnt make sense. The Word of God is clear on what is good and what is not. Discernment is the key to unravelling it.I dont think that I have stated that families watching movies together is the only thing that brings togetherness. It only aids it. If you feel it does not aid your family then by all means use other channels. In a time and age where we have to work 25 hours to earn a living and the generation gap is increasing, I think its very essential to take time out with our families by sometimes being a bit more contemporary and yet putting Godly values first. If you feel its not possible and that we should spend that time in family prayer and Bible study alone, then be my guest.

"of course i agree that we are living in a different time/age...but where all these 'justifications' are taking us to..?"

If you feel that the fact that the times have changed is a justification for us to become more carnal then I am afraid you are far from the realities that this harsh world has brought about. I asked you to compare just so that you will appreciate that Today's generation has become so advanced that it is becoming increasingly difficult to control them. I have seen that harsh admonishment will definitely agitate them. So i was just asking all of us to be patient with them and give Biblical reasons for what they should or should not do. Thats what I was intending, not a license to go watch movies or otherwise.

"bro, am not going to judge anyone for movies, but this question in this forum itself is proving that, there is something 'pricking' in one's heart to ask-is it ok to watch or shall we abstain???"

Well If its indeed pricking him. I would rather ask him why its pricking him rather than saying dont do it. then explain to him what is right from the conviction that God brings from the Word and then ask him to make that choice. I think an apt verse to quote would be: Ecceliastes 11:9 'Rejoice, young man, during your youth, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.' 

In your case it pricks you and hence I will advise you to abstain but to another who is not pricked I will say be careful of what you see and always emphasize to align with what the Word teaches him. For me its always about aligning a young man to the Word. Let the Word convict him not the individual opinions of others. Only God brings conviction and  I want to drive young men to that. Then if they say they have stopped watching movies because the Word is Convicting then indeed I will be joyful. 

I have only one conviction and I will state it clearly. I dont believe that watching good family movies in Theatres/homes is wrong. I beleive that God encourages us to prayerfully search our hearts and gauge whether our actions (watching movies/playing sports/reading books/arguing etc.) is in alignment with the convictions the Word brings to us. In light of that alone should we make our judgements and not based on man's opinion alone. I absolutely enjoy it when a young man comes up to me and tells me that he has abstained from something simply because God has convicted him through the Word. Thats my focus always. This is my conviction.

Jb I enjoyed this discussion with you and perhaps your thoughts have made me to think in the other side as well and its an encouragement to know that you are open to discussion. It is my prayer that young beleivers will read this post and make the right decision of what they ought to do in their lives. May His Name be glorified.

Mathew

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Reply by : jbdubai   View Profile   Since : 24 Apr 2011 8:23:02 AM Close

Bros,

i dont wish to add anything more in this regard, since we all have 'strong convictions and justifications' for what we support for ....

it was nice to hear various convictions'/interpretations/opinions etc.

"Let each one examine his own deeds and justify it to  the God who knows the inner motives and desires'. In everything let our target be 'Pleasing our Master' .. let us live on this earth with Godly fear..because  we are accountable.  

God Bless You All....

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Reply by : gmat30   View Profile   Since : 25 Apr 2011 4:35:54 AM Close

Fair Enough.

I hope the youngsters gained from this discussion and will be able to discern between right and wrong in everything that they do. That includes all of us. Like Jb mentioned, we are all individually accountable for our actions/inactions. As always it is good to have convictions but better still is to have reasons for those convictions as well essentially stemming from the understanding the Word brings to our lives. Aligning ourselves to the Word will bring a sea of change in how we view and perceive things and definitely help us in moving on in our Christian lives.

Mathew

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Reply by : ifellinlovewithamalayalee   View Profile   Since : 22 Oct 2011 7:17:01 PM Close

movies - all i can say: nothing wrong with this BUT we must be careful. In my country, it's common but when my dad became born again in middle wast, i was banned and i protested like anything. well, i think it's because of the location and there are lots of opportunities to see people doing things they shouldn't be doing. second, it's not just about the movie : it depends on the intentions of the heart. why watch? also, time is precious... if there is extra time,. wjhy not invest in God's word. Yes, i know this may sound boredom to people of my age and younger but i think it has some purpose. There are many alternatives. Same with drinking beer. bible didnt say not to drink,. It only says not to get drunk but it's kinda abused by people .. and we all know that every thing started with tasting something until it becomes a habit. Whatabout the interpretation of the pwople around us? they might think we are drunkard bible believing christians? it's part of living a holy life i think.. so other may not sin and we may not be the cause or the stumbling block of out brethren.

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Reply by : fogis   View Profile   Since : 9 Aug 2014 6:14:01 AM Close

Hi Dears,

firstly i wasnt allowed to watch TV, movies!! dont even think about it, infact nobody  in my family. well i didnt really like this. BUT now i have grown and know what that restiction all about, it is PREVENTION as we knew, prevention is better than cure. i am writing this after seeing sooo many brethern believers comments. please note actors are not doing social work they act in any manner(vulger) if payer demands. if you start watching movies wether BAD or GOOD you tend to watch all movies its the sinful nature in us we dont just stop there. it is like we hesitate to take alchohol at first, second, third.. and on i dont hesitate at all. as somebody said.. desensitization towards the SIN. living such a pure life is impossible IS IT?? YES i do agree but why it is harder to draw line b/w GODLY & UNGODLY BIBLE is very clear, Satan made all entertainament against GOD, you take any entertainment an effort is made to drag you away from GOD(if nothing atleast stelaing your time) coz satan knows this is what we look for atlast and earn money for it. from bible its NOT their own WILL and Interest it is GODs command not to indulge in worldly pleasures if u do you will be one of them. and all christians bound to it.  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. for everyman wazes are with me LORD said
   

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