Thursday, February 5, 2015

Why the 50 Shades of Grey Craze?

This generation seems lost. Their parents have forgotten the admonition in the Bible, "We will not hide them from their children, but we will tell to the generation to come the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonderful works that He has performed" {Psalm 78:4}. Since parents are not telling their children all the amazing things the Lord has done for us, including saving us from the wrath to come, the children are being taught by this fallen society.

This is why Fifty Shades of Grey is so popular. If we aren't the ones modeling to our children a Christ-centered marriage, if we aren't the ones teaching them the beauty of sex, and if we aren't the ones telling and showing them what true love is, then they will get an evil, distorted view of all of these things from society and walk on the broad path that leads to destruction. One woman commented on another blog that was discussing these things  these words ~

We all know that this movie is going to be one of the most money making movies of ALL time {until the next one comes out} and that no one, not even a little man and his blog can stop that. I don’t care if you are a feminist, a Christian, a non Christian, a porn hater, a porn lover, or whatever. No matter what we do, this is becoming the social norm. But why is that? Because love doesn’t matter anymore. My parents love each other, and have shown me that growing up. I know that love can’t be found in kinky sex play, or BDSM, or any sort of relationship like that. I know that this book isn’t REAL love. However, this book is defining what “love” is to the new generation. Why? Because the older generation has given up. 

You don’t see a whole lot of young folk at church anymore, or hanging out with older couples, learning from them. Why? Because we are “already gone” or something like that. What happened to mentorship from the church? Don’t go bashing people who get into this stuff. I mean, yeah. it's bad. You see me post anti-porn stuff all the time on here, but I am not bashing the user. They don’t know any better because it is becoming so normal. I mean, who cares anymore? Either you bash the people, or you don’t say ANYTHING about it. 

I bet if we actually talked about WHY it was wrong, we wouldn't have junk like this. But no. Instead, we just stay all quiet about it until something like this comes out. Then we all wonder why people are going to see this, or read this, or why they are getting into this. Did you know that the majority of consumers of this book were CHRISTIAN WOMEN?! Does that not say something to you? Yeah, its worldly, but this has a lot to do with the church. 

What is the church family doing about this? Are they speaking on it? Nope. It's too "sensitive” of a topic. Yeah, the sex is ‘bad’, but that's not the whole book. If we want to stop seeing this, it's time for the church to speak up. Paul talked about it way back then. Why is it so hard to talk about now?

Mothers and fathers, talk to your children about ALL of God's ways. Show them His ways by modeling a godly marriage. Older women, be mentors to the younger women and teach them about their role in life. {Hopefully, they will have teachable hearts. Many young women today do not.} When I was growing up, my mom told me to save myself so I could one day stand in front of a godly man and tell him I had saved myself for him. She was right! Let's not give up on this generation and cause them to turn to evil; perverted imitations that look nothing like the true and lovely thing that God created it to be.  Preach the Word in season and out of season, whether or not others are listening. Let's stop burying our heads in the sand and speak openly with our children and ALL who will listen.

That the generation to come might know them, 
that the children still to be born might arise 
and recount them to their children, 
that they might set their hope in God and 
not forget the works of God, 
but might keep His commandments.
Psalm 78:6, 7