Part 1: My Cause and My Defence
Matthew 7:16 “You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”
I have had a passion stirred within me this morning to write about a matter that has been grieving me for a long time. The matter is the movies that professing Christians watch that are corrupted by the bad fruit of blasphemy, adultery, crudeness, homosexuality, prostitution, grotesque violence, or any other imaginable sin. I am not assuming that there are people know who watch these things; I have heard professing Christians talk openly, and unashamedly about sin that is in the movies they watch. As I think about it my hands shake and I feel like breaking down in tears. I say this so that you will know that I am writing from the heart, and that I am truly concerned and grieved in the Holy Spirit.
In writing this I know that two labels will come into the minds of many readers regarding me. One, that I am a legalist. Two, that I am self righteous. Let me address this. Continue reading