This will not be a ‘simplemeditation” type message today but I feel it is a message that American women need to hear.
I watched a short segment on CNN the other night on the phenomenon of the movie “50 Shades of Grey” –the two guests of the host were debating the movie in regard to its furtherance of domestic violence–One woman said several times the book itself was poorly written and the movie had nothing to do with domestic violence and in the end it all turns out to the woman’s favor.
The other woman argued that the movie projected domestic violence.
Frankly I believe both women missed the point. (since it seems the largest part of the audience is women)
I haven’t seen the movie and don’t plan to ( I wouldn’t want those images stuck in my mind –which is what happens) but from all the reviews and film clips it is obvious that the movie is indecent and immoral. It focuses on sexuality outside the boundary of marriage.
Two problems with this–first of all sexually activity outside the boundaries of marriage is Sin and even though our society accepts living together –it is still Sin. God has not changed His definition of Sin lately. Guess He didn’t get the memo that living together should be just as good as marriage.
I know the word Sin has fallen into great disfavor in this current generation. Nonetheless Sin is real and it causes harm, humiliation and degradation to all her participate in it.
By the way God created sex. Yes–amazing isn’t it? He planned it to be a pleasurable moment between shared by a man and a woman within in the bonds of marriage. It is a time of intimate bonding that brings them together as one and enhances their relationship with each other. While obviously child bearing is part of the equation; it is much more than that for it gets a completeness and wholeness to marriage. Today’s portrayal of sex on TV and in the movies degrades sex down to an act simple lust and teaches our young people that that is all there is to it. Our culture has made sex into a spectator sport to be indulged in by all who choose to view it–which by the way is called voyeurism.
This book and this movi,e “50 Shades of Grey”, in its immense popularity is exposing the depths of depravity htat the women in our society and culture have sunken to. There seems to be no shame associated with reading the book or viewing the movie. Unlike the days of old (only a few decades ago ) it is not being viewed in some X rated theater where people creep in and out hoping not to be discovered.
What is wrong with this? It is a free society. We are simply exercising our right as women to free choice. What harm can it do?
In the book of Isaiah in the Bible we begin to understand the problem. Before Israel was judged and taken away into captivity the women began to become immodest and immoral.
Every great society in history has fallen when its women have begun to flaunt their immorality and to revel in. When women begin to assert themselves above men, begin to dress indecently and become bold in their immoral life styles a whole society suffers. Think for a moment of the results of all this free sexuality–STDs, HIV, abortions, destruction of marriages, and children abandoned to other care givers.
In the beginning Eve was influenced by Satan (the enemy of every woman). At Satan’s temptation to sin (disobey God) she looked upon the fruit of the TRee of Good and Evil and determined that it looked harmless and good. Then she tasted it and enjoyed it’s flavor(there is pleasure in sin for a short time) then she shared it with her husband Adam thereby sin entered into all generations of mankind to come. What were the awesome and wonderful results? She lost a special connection with her Creator that loved her. Her husband blamed her–imagine that happy marriage as he toiled endlessly in the fields to take care of her. She experienced great pain in childbearing and then one of her sons murdered the other. The only winner here was Satan.
God’s instruction against sin and immorality are meant for our good. Therefore He will allow sinfulness to abound only for a time (because of His great mercy) and then it will bring judgment just as in Noah’s day. Because sinfulness uncorrected destroys mankind and brings sorrow and harm to all people not just those who practice it.
Oh and by the way—the woman doesn’t win in the end. Not in the real world. The man just uses her and then casts her assides and that laughter you hear in the end—It is Satan.
THis was never God’s plan for us as women. He wants only our good. Flee from sin and evil and the one thatwould destroy your soul in hell and turn back to God and His ways and delivere our nation from judgment.