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....