1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Featured The Fundamentalist position on movies

Discussion in 'Fundamental Baptist Forum' started by evangelist6589, Jun 16, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    26,494
    Likes Received:
    444
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Maybe they are sparring partners!

    That would explain why Joel talks as he does, too many roundhousekicks to his noggin!
     
  2. pk4life

    pk4life Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't like separating movies as a separate issue from all other forms of entertainment.

    Any Biblical arguments I've heard against going to shows, or going to the video store, can be applied to any form of entertainment.

    I think for my grandparents, and parents, the activities and common perception of teens being immoral at the drive in caters to the idea that going to see a show is bad.

    However, the drive-in in my area caters to families, and I've never once seen any suspicious activity there, or groups of teens acting up.

    I do respect those who don't go to the theater though, it's a good choice to make. We can't afford bringing our family to the theater, but the drive in has always been an affordable, friendly place to go for us.

    And we get the option of watching a second movie, or going home. 2 for less than the price of 1.
     
  3. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    3,517
    Likes Received:
    3
    What about the personal life styles of most of the actors/actresses?

    Most of them have been involved in illicit sex and/or been married several times.

    Then there's the drug and/or booze that most of them consume.

    When a person either goes to a theater or rents/buys a video of a movie, his/her money is going to pay these people.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Don

    Don Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Messages:
    11,039
    Likes Received:
    319
    Faith:
    Baptist
    The problem with that argument is that it can also be used for groceries, tools, restaurants, cars, and pretty much everything else.
     
  5. preacher4truth

    preacher4truth New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    8,121
    Likes Received:
    0
    So you've provided that they are simply under the condemnation of the rest of mankind. Nothing new here.
     
  6. BlessedWife

    BlessedWife New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    It depends on the movie. I pretty much abstain from most movie and television watching, because you cannot find a movie that does not promote ungodly filth nearly every five minutes. Most dramas have at least one rape scene. Most comedies involve sex, nudity, crass jokes. Sodomite relationships are depicted (and glorified) in nearly every movie and TV show. Even movies that don't have a lot of swearing or sex still show men and women in immodest dress.

    Despite the CCM, I like the movies done by Sherwood Pictures. They are clean, have a solid Christian message, they are quality films in production and acting.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Sapper Woody

    Sapper Woody Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,314
    Likes Received:
    174
    Why buy your wife a dozen roses? They're just going to die. Why wash your car? It's just going to get dirty again. When I go to the theater, it's not necessarily for the movie (although obviously I only go see things that I want to see), it's a date with my wife away from the kids. Normally the movie is the "nightcap" of the night, after dinner and miniature golf or something like that. My point is, it's not a waste of money.
    I can agree with this. I think this is a good test of anything.

    Come to think of it, maybe here on the board people should start to think as they type some responses "what if Jesus asked me what I am saying and why?" "Lord, I'm about to put someone in their place." Or, even better (guilty myself), "Lord, I'm about to make someone online look stupid."
     
  8. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    20,483
    Likes Received:
    1,212
    Faith:
    Baptist
  9. agedman

    agedman Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,638
    Likes Received:
    430
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Buying my wife flowers (we have a number of rose bushes already) is an expression of my love for her.

    Do you love the movies as you love your wife? I know that is silly, but it is your example above. :)

    Washing the car is keeping that which the Lord allowed into my life to not be "evil spoken of" by the unregenerate? (It also keeps My Bride from griping about getting dirty when she gets in)

    Is there not enough areas in which our good is evil spoken of already?

    I am not about to be critical of the dating practices between you and your wife.

    However, I have yet to meet a wife who would not much rather spend the money on shoes.

    Try this for a date night:

    Rather than having the shoe salesman attend to her, you do it.

    Example: She expresses an interest in a certain pair of shoes. You tell the sales person what you want. Then guide the wife to a chair. Gently remove one shoe and massage that foot, then do the same with the other foot.

    When the salesman arrives, you take the shoe box from him, and gently place them on your wife's feet.

    I will guarantee the night will be far more enjoyable and intimate than going to the movies. (and can also be less expensive because the shoes don't last a little over an hour)

    There are so many other ways in which a date time with the wife can be focused upon her and her alone.

    Beside all that, what real benefit does the movies hold?

    Certainly, there are some great movies - Personally I think some like "Amazing Grace" were done very well and present a wholesome message.

    But again, why not wait and rent them - have it for a family time?

    Not only can you stop and discuss the message(s) of the movie as a family, but you can develop discernment with the family toward all types of media, philosophy and what is appropriate deportment.

    These discussions are critical in not only child development, but in the family understanding and relating to each other in a reliable way.
     
  10. Yabruf

    Yabruf New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    5
    Faith:
    Baptist
    If a church wants to use a wicked movie as an example of say how bad the world has become, why not?

    There aren't many movies you can watch today without committing sin. Most of these movies are created by disgusting directors, depraved actors with a God hating agenda.

    I don't see how you can be too extreme in thinking that the theaters are too worldly. I think saying that someone has too high of a standard with regards to the depravity of Hollywood, is just an excuse to watch worldly movies.
     
  11. TCassidy

    TCassidy Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    17,615
    Likes Received:
    2,727
    Faith:
    Baptist
    5 year old zombie thread closed.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Loading...