I titled this post fifty shades of Christians to get your attention.  I wanted to bring attention to how we live our lives as Christians.  How we live our lives affects our spiritual journey progresses.  I am sure you heard about a new movie coming to theaters soon called Fifty Shades Darker.  I'm not a movie buff, so I will spare you on being a film critic.  I have not watched the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, nor do I intend to.  I had done a quick Wikipedia search on the topic before I started this blog.

I was listening to the local country radio station today, and they were going to have their radio show live at the premier of the film.  I found it odd that a country music station was promoting this kind of movie, so it caught my attention.  I did a google search for Christian reviews about the movie.  All I could find was movie reviews about the main character Christian.  Not very informative.

So why am I even wasting time writing about this movie?  Certainly, Christians wouldn't be going to this movie.  Or would they?  I found an interesting article by Focus on the Family.  They had a discussion group talk about intimacy in their relationships.  What you read might surprise you.

Fifty Shades will not help your marriage or your spiritual life.

If you are a pastor of a church, there is probably a good number of your congregants that will see this movie.  Do you bring up the topic in your church or do you talk about something else instead?

As Christians, we see our fellow brothers and sisters eroding from the inside out.  We have moved the line of decency farther down the road.  Christians try to justify their behavior but hit a brick wall when they look for Biblical truths to reinforce their bad behavior.

Subjecting ourselves to glorified evil lust is not good for our marriage.  The Bible talks about this many times in scripture.

Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his body.”

The worldly definition of acceptable.

This blog is intended to be a precursor into my next post.  As Christians, we need to stop straying from Biblical truths and guard ourselves against evil.  We live in a society where we are constantly exposed to inappropriate behavior and images.  It is time for us to step up to the plate and lead by example so that all the world can see Christ in us.