Friday, February 13, 2015

Choose “The Song”, not “50 Shades of Gray”

The Song
According to Church and Culture’s James Emery White , “millions will mark this Valentine’s Day weekend by taking in the new release of Fifty Shades of Grey which tells the story of literature student Anastasia Steele and her sexual encounters with the young entrepreneur Christian Grey. Dubbed by many as "mommy porn" because of its escapist appeal to working mothers and suburban housewives, sexual practices such as bondage, domination, sadism and masochism are featured throughout in one sex scene after another, almost as if the point is to glamorize and promote these abominable acts.

As Genesis outlines, we were made in the image of God as male and female. Sexuality was God’s design. Which means that not only is sex a good thing, it’s a God-thing. It was part of His desire and design for our bodies and lives. But sex outside of marriage trivializes and then destroys the emotional union it was intended to provide as a compliment to the lifelong commitment of marriage. It does damage to the soul and makes a mockery of the intimacy it was created to serve.”

In lieu of viewing the lewd 50 Shades of Gray I invite you to come to Celebration Community Church tonight to view The Song, a modern retelling of Song of Solomon and the temptations he experienced in his day. The Song is set in the world of country music with it allure to fame, fortune and sex outside of the sanctity of marriage.

I highly recommend this film and hope that you will join Debbie and me at C3 tonight.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,


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