The Lamp

Today, in Matthew 6:22-23, I read this, "The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness ..." I read this and I thought 'We (Christians) always talk about guarding our eyes, but I think we say it out of habit too often.' This needs to be serious. If our eyes are clear we will be full of light. People can see this light! If we call ourselves Christians and then go out and watch a bad movie, they won't see the light! They'll see darkness! That is not what we want them to see in people who have claimed that they have been saved and changed by Christ! Guard your eyes not only for your own sake, but for Christ's name and his glory!

For His Son's Glory,


Anonymous April 11, 2008 at 2:45 PM  

Bill Gothard speaks about this a lot as he seeks young people with light in thier eyes for his ministry. I think you and he are both onto something here.

But your idea of "bad". Pretty vague! One mans bad is another mans exciting. Is there a difference between immoral and voilent.
I remember "The Natural". There was in that movie some erotic scenes but it seemed to me that the point of the movie was made by using them: sin is tempting and beautiful in the short haul but there is always a price to be paid.

If the lady who seduced him was ugly and unerotic, the power of the movie would have been lost.

If you look at some of the missionary movies about the pain and suffering of people in the thrid world it is appaling and sometimes discusting. Yet it is powerful as a tool to motovate God's people to give and go. Yet what it depicts is "bad."

So define bad for me, Kole.

Your system is defeating me, Kole. It won't recognize my password so I will just use anonymous.

Bob Likes

Kade April 11, 2008 at 9:31 PM  

What I mean by bad is anything sinful. What is sinful you ask? The Westminster shorter Chatechusm states it like this, "Sin is any what of comformity unto, or transgression of the law of God" Thanks for the comment Mr. Likes.


Kade April 11, 2008 at 9:33 PM  

"Want" is what I ment to say.


Anonymous April 12, 2008 at 7:25 AM  

Not only by feeding yourself with worldly things (bad movies) your own thinking will be changed, but a Christian will be looked on a being hypocritical and thus turn non-Christians further away from the truth.

N. L. White April 12, 2008 at 7:46 AM  

Humans make movies.
Name a movie one may think in confrmity to the law of God and there will be a scene or moment that fails it because we fail it. Insolence to the authority God has given a government or parent, lying, theft, adultry, mere lack of acknowledgment of God's provision, it can be found almost any movie.

Family friendly is not the same as God friendly. How extreme should we go on this one? The obviously sinful is easy but what about the subtle. Ex: "Friday the 13th #27" against "Madeline"


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