Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Mountain out of a Mole Hill

Bear with me... It was a long, sleepless night and sorting out my thoughts is proving to be difficult..

As many of you know the live action Beauty and the Beast is revealing a homosexual character, Lefou. Also, as many of you know people are outraged by this. Disney is known to produce family friendly films and they are now supportive of LGBT. Since this has come to people's attention I've noticed a lot of disgust and denial. People are conflicted about whether or not they should go and see the movie. I've been trying to figure out where I stand on the subject myself... Because how I see it: 

We're a bunch of hypocrites.

We will sit down for two hours and watch a movie that is filled with horrible language, language that includes taking the Lords name in vain and we'll think nothing of it. But because Disney is supporting homosexuality it's completely different when it shouldn't be. We should be just as mortified about obscenity in the movies we watch on a daily basis as we are about homosexuality coming up in a Disney movie.

 Proverbs 6:16-19 says:

 "There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
17  haughty eyes, lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
18  a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
19  a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers."

The Lord views lying, swearing, adultery, stealing, murder, coveting, just as sinful as He does sexual immorality. So who are we to throw a tantrum and refuse to watch something when we'll go watch other movies that in Gods eyes are no better.

Do you see where I'm coming from? We need to wake up... We need to stop brushing off the normal, generic sins we've grown accustomed to and view them on the same level as sexual immorality. Becuase the only sin that takes place above all others is blasphemy of the holy spirit, "And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come." Matthew 12:32

Prover 6 tells us a few verses later...

"27  Can a man carry fire next to his chest
and his clothes not be burned?

28  Or can one walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?"

What we watch affects our hearts. We need to be leery of what may cause us to stumble as Christians. So whether you watch Beauty and the Beast this weekend or you sign a petition, make sure that your reasoning behind it is acceptable and pleasing in Gods sight.

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23

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