Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. Titus 1:15
The Bible is crystal clear. God’s people are to be separated from the world, and the things of the world.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate , saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2 Corinthians 2:17
Ephesians 5:11-12, resembles the “darkness” of a theater, where “it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them. . .”. It is a shame, but the world projects the “shame” on huge color screens in stereo surround sound.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness , but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret Ephesians 5;11-12
Hundreds, probably thousands, of separated Bible-Believing Christians who have never stepped inside the darkness of a movie theater, with the encouragement of their pastors, will enter the movie house for the first time. And it will probably not be their last. Once that wall of separation is broken, it is very hard to repair. The carnal mind (which we all possess) instinctively says, “Now that wasn’t that bad. And the picture and sound was awesome! And after all, there are some decent shows available. Maybe I’ll just come back”. As Proverbs testifies, “Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness .”
According to news reports, many churches have leased complete theaters – some have them completely booked up until March!
Before someone jumps in and says, “Well the click this over here now movie theater is no worse than the television.”. While I am certainly not attempting to justify the filth on the TV, anyone who has spent any time in the theater (as I did before I was saved) can testify to the contrary. As bad as network television is, most of the really vulgar scenes are removed – but in the movie house, it is full-life, large-scene, filth with the vilest language and complete nudity – and that is an R rated show, which by the way, is what The Passion is rated.
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him
The opening day of The Passion in the U.S. alone grossed over $23.6 million in one day. The Passion is by far the largest opening day not on a holiday or in the summer. If the first few days are any indication, The Passion is destined to be crowned one of the biggest selling, possibly the greatest selling movie of all time. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the viewers flooding the theaters are professing Christians. The Christian community has purchased over $10 million in advance ticket sales. A new advance sales ticket record! God only knows what these millions of dollars could have done for the missionaries around the world and the spread of the Gospel.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Proverbs
I find it very degrading and irreverent for anyone to “play” or “act” as the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe there are some things a Christian should not “play” with. I believe there are some things that are simply too sacred and too glorious for man to “touch”. And the person of Lord Jesus Christ is one of these.