Category Archives: Sexual Perversion

Choose You This Day

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Valentine’s Day 2015 has arrived and with it comes an important moral choice for the Church.  Fifty Shades of Grey is poised to surpass The Passion of the Christ in box office sales for a February opening weekend.  Are we going to allow the consumption of such filth without response, or are we going to stand for righteousness and offer an example of a better way to live?  Christians who consume Fifty Shades of Grey for entertainment and apologize for (defend) its content should be shamed in a gentle, loving way with an eye towards reconciliation (II Corinthians 5:18).  Any redeeming qualities in this film will not overcome its filthy content.  As brothers and sisters in Christ, we should gently remind our siblings of:
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Psalms 101:1-4
1 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.
3 I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.
4 The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.
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and also:
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Philippians 4:8-9 (MSG)
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
perrywitch3The reason why America is on its way to moral suicide is because Christians are avid consumers of the morally-bankrupted culture.  From enjoying half-time shows of “wardrobe malfunctions” (or Justin Timberlake’s sexual assault on Janet Jackson) and songs of girls kissing girls, to viewing readily-accessible pornographic images in the privacy of your own phone and mindlessly watching endless hours of television, Netflix, and Disney movies while the Bible sits on the shelf or wherever it is because I can’t remember what I did with it once I brought it home from church on Sunday.
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Wake up, brothers and sisters.  Perversion is in our neighborhoods, on our doorsteps, knocking on our doors, entering our houses through the airwaves, through our children’s smartphones, in their school backpacks.


THIS PERVERSION DOES NOT WANT TO ENTERTAIN US. IT WANTS TO KILL US.

Men, you are the gateway for perversion to enter your household.  The devil wants to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).  Satan has to bind the strongman of the house before he can spoil the house (Matthew 12:29).  Some of us have simply hidden in the closet, binding ourselves while Satan runs roughshod over our families.

Men, it’s time to be the guardians of our families.  It’s time to reclaim our role of priests of our homes.  It’s time to be the spiritual leader and hero.  It’s time to grab your Sword and Shield (Ephesians 6:16-17).  When you have done everything you can, continue to stand (Ephesians 6:13).

Joshua 24:14-15
14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Proverbs 28:1
The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
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Men, we have a choice in front of us, whether to serve our own lusts and let the Devourer destroy our families. Or to submit to the One, True, and Holy God.

There is no more time to hide in our closets.  Now is the time to choose for our families that WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!

One Shade of Perverted

 

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Recently a friend of mine posted this article about the 50 Shades of Grey book and the movie that will be in theatres in time for Valentine’s Day.  A conversation following her post went like this:

My Friend’s Nephew: I’m not necessarily disagreeing with your article, but I am curious whether you have read the book or not? [sic]

My Friend: [My Friend’s Nephew], I’d read and heard about the book’s perverse content when it came out and I definitely chose NOT to read it.

My Friend’s Nephew: LoL that’s what I suspected. Just making sure thats [sic] clear to me and others reading this.

Me: [My Friend’s Nephew], have you ever walked off a curb and were struck by a bus? No? Then how do you know it’s not good for you or others to do?

My Friend’s Nephew: Lmao!! You really can’t be serious!? Only a quack would make such a comparison.

With maturity comes humility and wisdom. Maturity doesn’t always come with age. With youth ducksback2comes arrogance and impertinence. Youth dismisses wisdom usually because it interferes with pleasure. With my age I have matured to the point that comments from youth that I am a “quack” simply roll off like water off a duck’s back.

Wisdom says that one doesn’t have to read a book to understand or have a comment about its contents. One can get to the truth by taking the evidence of eyewitness testimony. Wisdomhit-by-bus knows that you don’t have to step in front of a bus to know that it hurts. Likewise, you don’t have to read this book or see this movie to know that they are bad for society.  (I know there can be some debate over the validity of some eyewitness testimony; but, if the account of the eyewitness is true then others are justified in relying on it.  In a perfect world we will all have the same knowledge about every subject.  As that is not possible we all have to put faith in eyewitness testimony at some point.)

I have not read this book, but I did borrow the audio version. I wanted to be able to answer foolish critics that reject any analysis because of a lack of experiential knowledge. The first several chapters I would label as “Foreplay for women.” These chapters deal with a chance meeting, moments of hidden attraction, subtle hints, slight flirtations, coyness, and just the right touch of cockiness that seems to attract women. After that the book quickly descends closer to hell when Christian Grey leads Anastasia Steele down the path of perverted submissive sexual deviance.  (Usually authors are very meticulous about naming their characters.  I suspect the author of the book intended the name “Christian Grey” to convey a non-judgmental, nothing-is-black-or-white approach to sexual bondage, while at the same time judging Christians for being what is perceived as judgmental.)

I couldn’t finish the book. It is every bit of disgusting that the author of this article describes. Like the visual pornography that controls the minds of men, this verbal pornography in 50 Shades of Grey is every bit as much of a lie. Such perversion is never satiated. Deviance must always get darker because our senses naturally get numb to constant stimulation. The fantasy in this book is nothing but a lie. The characters are fiction. There are no “Christian Greys” out there who both fantasize about abusing women and at the same time care for them in a loving, committed relationship.

The Spirit of the Age

The Spirit of the Age

This book is about the spirit of this age. The spirit of this age is not about wisdom. It is about maximizing pleasure even at the expense of others. That is what sexual bondage is about. Even consensual bondage hurts both the sadist and the masochist. It is unhealthy to strip one’s humanity by elevating one’s dominance over another human. Any truth claim that gets in the way of maximizing pleasure will be vociferously rejected, even censored. Maximizing pleasure is about creating your own rules of morality. It is about becoming your own god. It is about believing the lie the serpent told Eve in the Garden of Eden. It is idolatry.

Those with wisdom and discernment know that 50 Shades of Grey is cancerous to human society. There may be fifty shades of grey, but there is only one shade to this book: Perverted.  We will not be loved for the truth we speak. In fact we will be called “quacks” or worse. But, the truth we must speak, and we must speak the truth in a way that makes people want to leave the lies.