- Feb 18, 2017
In light of the new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie, I would like to discuss something else. I’m in no way condoning what is happening in this movie, homosexuality is wrong, no argument there, just wanting to draw our attention to other things as well. Some may consider this a harsh truth, others may agree, while some may disagree, but I feel it needs to be said. 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 mentions holding to the things that are good and staying away from evil. Verse 22 says to abstain from ALL things evil, so why are we just focusing on the sin in this movie? Why not the rest in our movie collection? Why we are not bothered by other sinful activities in these movies? Why is the CHRISTIAN population numb to the evil in horror movies? Why do we embrace violence, murder, sexual immorality, and demonic powers, etc. All of these are sin. It says to abstain from ALL appearance of evil, not just what you feel you should stay away from. The psalmist said “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes” (Psalm 101:3). We live in a wicked world, no avoiding that. Sometimes evil will appear before our eyes but to purposefully partake or to focus on it is another matter. I’m just wondering why we harp on one sin, but embrace others? I do not support this movie by the way and I’m not defending it. I don’t agree with it, it’s wrong what’s happening, but I just don’t understand why that’s the only thing that’s getting the attention when other movies and tv shows Christians tend to watch have the same thing plus more evil activity in them.