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CHRISTIANS ARE THOSE HUMAN BEINGS THAT BELIEVE THAT
JESUS IS BEFORE ALL THINGS,
ALL THINGS CONSIST.
If one does not believe in Jesus or the Bible
they are headed for destruction,
Even leaders of religions around the world,
including those who claim to be Christian, continue to look for
signs and wonders, and still will not believe,
Even if one is raised from the dead they won’t believe,
I’ve prayed all of my life and had never thought that this day
would come on my watch.
I do have concern for those who belong to that apostate
church impersonating as True believers in
our Lord Jesus Christ,
I JOHN 5:20.
What sets a Christian apart from ALL
other religious beliefs is the fact that creation is evident all
around us. If evolution is the ” truth ” to be believed, then why aren’t
the heavens falling towards us? There should
be at least one, small, tiny , eency – tweency, bit of
solid evidence of something changing,
Source: Jezebel wife and mother
VERY WELL WRITTEN
Not so much a fair production of what God has in mind for us, nevertheless, He uses this as an example of His relationship with His people. In His daughter Israel He always revealed Himself to His people throughout the Holy Scriptures, in His Temple in Jerusalem, and in the Synagogues throughout the land. God cannot change, so, why have we these imaginations that He is different today than in the past with His daughter, Israel? If one daughter is in the Father’s family, why would we think that the other daughter should be treated differently? Judah, the sister of Israel, is in the same family. Our Lord married them, both.
In times past Our Lord, God, Jesus Christ, married His apple of His eye, PSALM 17:8. He knows that blindness thrives without sight. He has always kept His family within His sight. He was not blind to the fact that He created us in His likeness, and in His image, GEN. 1:26. He gave us eyes, also, to prevent us from falling on our face in disgrace. The same goes for our spirit which was God breathed in everyone of us, (humans ), GEN. 2:7. As then, so it is, now. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. We fail to remember that God breaths life into us, from Adam, till, now. Without getting too involved, let us stay within the simplicity, for now, within the confines of God’s relationship with His bride.
Our Lord’s first bride was Israel. Although a metaphor, the ” apple ” represented something, not only pleasing to the eye, but also a source of inspiration within one’s being. It provides the determination to guide, direct, and protect the bride that you have chosen, for yourself. This supports the jealousy, within one’s self, of the intimacy the husband and the bride exhibit towards one another, EXODUS 20:5; EXODUS 34:14. There was something within the woman for the man to take notice. His eye was fixed on her. Her inner beauty, and her outward beauty was seen by the groom, and by Him, alone.
God chose Israel, a Canaanite, amongst all other peoples in the world. Israel’s father, Abraham, was an Amorite, and her mother was a Hittite. Our Lord, God, says that she was comely when born, and no one cared that she existed. Her umbilical cord was left uncut, and unclean. She was naked, dumped in a field, unwanted, and left to die. God saw her kicking in her own blood from birth, and told her to LIVE ! He helped her thrive. She grew up to become a beautiful jewel. Her breasts became full, and her hair grew long. Still, she was naked. Afterwards, God saw her again, and she was old enough to marry. He wrapped His cloak around her and declared His marriage vows. She became the bride of the Sovereign Lord by the covenant that He had proclaimed making her His bride.
God washed her clean, and rubbed fragrant oils over her. She was clothed in priceless clothing of linens and silk. She was adorned with necklaces, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and a nose ring and a crown studded with finely polished jewels. She was fed the finest foods, and was more beautiful than ever. She looked like a queen, and so she was. Her fame became known throughout the world because of the splendor bestowed upon her by our Sovereign Lord which perfected her beauty.
In time she ignored what God had done for her. In her arrogance, she began to trust herself. She prostituted herself with the world. She gave the jewels God gave to her to be fashioned into idols, and shrines for them to carry out her prostitution. She took the very gold, silver, and jewels, that our Sovereign Lord gave to her, and made statues of men and worshiped them, and committed adultery against her husband, the Lord, God. She then, also, had sacrificed her children, born to God, as a sacrifice to the gods that she now worshiped. It wasn’t enough that she prostituted herself, she sacrificed the children that belonged to God.
She sealed her destruction, and provoked the anger of the MOST HIGH, GOD. She built her shrines on every street corner. Her alters were everywhere. The Sovereign Lord had said that she had a sick heart, prostituting herself without asking for payment for her love. She became an adulterous wife that takes in strangers instead of her own husband. She became worse than a prostitute. Prostitutes charge for their services, but she gave it away. She became such a whore, that she bribed those to go to lie with her. There were none in the earth that were spared of her evil ways, EZEKIEL 16:1-43; and in JEREMIAH 3:1-21, GOD DIVORCES, HIMSELF, ( GENESIS 22:8 ), from Israel. However, He has so much compassion He calls her back, but not as before. Being God, He can ask to remarry her, JEREMIAH 3:1.
And, as for today’s church, Judah, the same judgement will befall her. The church is still involved in idolatry, and all sorts of abominations before the eyes of the Lord. Abortion is no different than sacrifice of the children promised to the Sovereign Lord. The greatest contrast between us and Israel is that we’ve become worse in our sinfulness. There are so many prophets lying in wait to deceive those who might be saved, JEREMIAH 5:2, 31.
It comes down to this, unless two are in agreement, they cannot walk together. Whether it be good or bad, every movement of mankind must be in the harmony of the purposes, works, and beliefs of all parties involved to extract any benefit at all. As in any relationship, or business, neither can be efficient if all parties involved do not agree as to how the enterprise is to be enforced to produce an equitable conclusion, satisfactory to all parties involved. Agreement is crucial in all endeavors God pursues. The problem lies within men. Men do not choose as God chooses.
God says to love your enemies as yourself, but, if we have just the slightest inclination questioning such a principle then our souls lie as far as the East is from the West with God. We, in fact, are not in harmony with God. Just because you say to yourself that you are in covenant with God, does not mean you are walking in harmony with God. If, because you reason that God threatens your way of life, then God is in disagreement with us. Our relationship with God must be intimate. Our life with Him must be as sincere as the word “ sincere ” suggests. Our life here, with Him, should mirror our life with Him in heaven.
Throughout history, Adultery, and Fornication are looked upon as the most serious, and the severe punishments attributed to these actions people partake in were, also very severe. The intercourse between God and man demands an intimacy of His love, His mercy, and judgement. This relationship depends on our acceptance of God’s terms, and not ours.Do we walk in the flesh, or in the spirit of agreement with God? The moral law reigns above all others. Our salvation depends on us honoring Him for redeeming us on the cross of His Son on the cross.
Spouses and friends are not the same. You need not agree with a friend on everything. One constant does remain, though, as in a relationship with a spouse, there must be agreement in walking together. Their company is fulfilling in the sense that they may cheer your life. There is no urgency to conform our minds, our souls, our hearts, and our strength to offer a pleasing response towards them. Walking with a friend comes with no fear, and trembling, as with one who wants to please their spouse. As they talk with each other walking down the street, the same is with the spouse, only more intimate. The closeness that we experience with our spouse can be experienced by all Christians with God. Our conversations with God include Him talking to us. It is not impossible for all Christians to have conversations with God if we are walking with Him. This, then, is CLIMAX of the intercourse between God and man. It is this climax that allows us the power to soar above all of life’s calamities. It is the knowledge, that, even, if we do not hear Him we know He is with us traveling together with us, comforting us along the rough trail in this wilderness.
The inconsistency of the realization that God is present with us is due to sin. The slightest hint of sin will prevent God from walking, and talking with you. Something is out of agreement. You may not even be conscience of the slightest deviation from the marriage vows between you and God. In the Garden of Eden, God walked and talked with His creation. Why should He change, now, considering that God cannot change? To have the unending fellowship with the all powerful, invisible God is why we, as Christians, those of us who comprise Judah, have been created. To have such a relationship, the Creator of His creation, developing intelligent conversation between both because of interests common to both.
Many try to achieve this closeness without taking the necessary steps to achieve it. First of all the sinner must come to terms that he has a need that only God can fulfill. A sorrowful attitude must follow, and that only comes from the gift of repentance, given to those He has chosen, ACTS 11:17, 18. Then he must ask, and allow our Lord Jesus Christ in their heart knowing how deceitful the heart is, to begin cleansing our moral compass directing, guiding, and protecting us from all externals that might keep us from Him. We must also profess our allegiance to Him by being baptized in water, representing the cleansing of His precious blood that was shed on the cross, washing us from all evidence of sin, and the death and resurrection of us in Christ. Though symbolic, it is a factual hope of all who are called to partake in the ” BORN AGAIN “ experience enjoyed by all who believe.
When two walk together it certainly describes both parties in pursuit of the same goals, and achieving them together. Although, when we walk with our Lord, God, we are attuned to the fact we are in His Divine presence, always. In the Scriptural sense of walking together implies a perfect adherence to God’s law, and the unselfish acceptance to do the will of God. His law is flawless as He is. There is a big problem with only one solution. Our will runs from His law. When we come in contact with it we find it to be a consuming fire; absorbing all life. The law never saved a soul. Now, we as dead men, can’t walk together. Our conscience pushes away from it’s condemning nature.
The one who injures another can’t be in a position to be the one who forgives. They seem to be the one’s who holds a grudge. When someone is lost they seem to wander aimlessly through life. With no direction, how can one find their way? Without a compass to rely on, how can one navigate through the rough seas? The world continues to compete for your confidence in it’s determination to keep you in the dark. Because the law is what it is, and has done what it was intended to do, it has put us at odds with the very One it was to draw us closer, to. There is a distance between us and our Lord, but there must be peace made for us sinners. To attain peace the law must be satisfied.
God had made provision for us to walk with Him, again. In GENESIS 3:15 our Lord, God cursed the serpent which deceived the man and woman whom our Lord walked with, in agreement, in the Garden. They now have knowledge of good and evil as only the Lord, God knew. A PROBLEM WITH ONLY ONE SOLUTION. A substitute for the weakness of the creature against the evil one. God had to provide, HIMSELF, as a sacrifice. God provided the solution the problem required, GENESIS 22:8. God gave to His law all that it required. His son became the substitute for all sinners. He is our peace. Jesus Christ has now freed my conscience from the consequence of sin, and has made my conscience fall in love with the law. Obedience is now the agenda for my conscience to follow. Although, the law still brings attention to my disobedience of the law, the reconciliation of the law, by Christ Jesus, is accomplished.
What is our part? Obedience! We obey because we are now free from sin and death. Our Lord, God, Jesus Christ did for me what I could not do, although I was still sinning. BUT!
Even in the relationships we are involved in, the lesson still holds true, and more easily understood. A truth involving us in marriage can sometimes convey to us what God would have us learn. He wants a true, and total love in return for His true, and total love for us; no exceptions. As in the beginning of this article, God gives us a portrayal of two women, ISRAEL, and JUDAH, committing adultery. Our Lord Jesus Christ issued a decree of divorcement from Israel. He also said that He would take them back, but knew that the emotional destruction experienced by the one which the offense had been committed against cannot not be easily overcome in the flesh because it disrupts every aspect of the human creation. The heart, the mind, the soul, and the body are all affected. Unlike Fornication, which is the physical separation of the bond of two people, Adultery is more cunning, and subtle; deceiving the one who commits it. Because it’s not sexual intercourse the commission of Adultery goes undetected in many cases.
Adultery is not tolerated at all by God in any form. Because of it’s destructive nature of the sin, God gave man permission to separate, permanently, with a decree of divorce due to Adultery, and Fornication, and it still applies, today, MATTHEW 5:32. Many would take that verse and say that only physical, sexual intercourse is cause for divorce. FALSE!!!!!!
We see a follow-up in I CORINTHIANS 7:1-11. The husband has full, not some, authority over his wife, and the wife has full, not some, authority over her husband. Now, we must not even have thoughts of others in marriage as God has no thoughts for others in our marriage to Him. Think of it, and you have done it. A good example of this is a recent story of a married couple. They both endured the hazards this world presents to us. Several years ago he offered to drive another employee of the company he worked at to and from work. They were of the opposite sex and this innocent act created problems between him and his wife. After several days his wife asked him to stop driving her to, and from his place of employment. He complied to her wishes with no argument. He and his wife were newly converted and did try to do the right things in the sight of our Lord.
As we all know, we have working relationships with those of the opposite sex. That’s fine, but there is a line that should not be crossed as in our relationship with God. Let’s keep it all business at our place of employment; avoid any meetings outside the workplace with those of the opposite sex; meet them in groups; find polite ways of ending personal conversations; avoid consistency in the relationship; don’t share your personal feelings; be totally honest with yourself; avoid, at all cost, cordial hugs and kisses, or dancing with others of the opposite sex; don’t drink around the opposite sex; show your commitment to your spouse daily; and finally avoid all appearances of evil, I THESSALONIANS 5:22.
Unlike the husband, the wife allowed men to call her at home, although she was a shipping manager. The problem arose when others would call, and were not drivers. Though her justification was that they were having problems with fellow workers, she would speak to them in another room, privately. Her husband asked several times for her to put a stop to it, but she continued to justify it. Several years passed when he stumbled upon a shopping bag with cards, letters, and notes from three different men. They had gone to their pastor, but not to a good Christian counselor, and just prayed and, in time, were able to come to a reflection of a marriage, but a mere copy of one. Five years latter he found out that she was still talking to one of the men.
Besides the fact that there was no sex, when does the affair stop? He did divorce her. Just as God did with Israel, he warned her of her actions, but she continued. Apparently, without making rash assumptions, we make a rational judgement against her actions. She did find no fault with her actions, although her husband warned her to stop, his heart was broken and all trust in her vanished.
AFFAIRS ARE NOT ABOUT SEX. They are about one having the control over ones’ life and not having to answer to anyone, even God, in this case. Intimate details, and energy reserved for the marriage, are now in the hands of those who have no right to them. As with the Israelites, the world offers opinions and perspectives unknown to us. Affairs present a freshness by meeting someone new. Our independence is not thwarted, and we have no need of another in our life. Meanwhile, marriage requires teamwork. God needs our cooperation as much as we need His cooperation. God is needy, and we are needy. There is no truth in one having independence of their life. The exact manner of those who want independence have their lives dictated to them by the laws set up in this world, and controlled by Satan. Continuing in this train of thought proves that there is no true independence and that we are all creatures of need.
As a norm, since the fall of mankind, we have an appetite for power and control. When a friend dies we ask how they died. Are we looking for a sign that their passing was an incident or a physical defect that makes them different than you? Then we are informed it was a heart attack. They smoked, and had heart disease in their family. You jog and are into health food. We believe that we’ve dodged the bullet because we stay in shape. Quietly you convince yourself that it couldn’t happen to you because you stay in shape. Control is paramount. We haven’t the slightest idea of how often we think about it, and act on it without noticing.
CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER, EXCEPT THEY BE AGREED?
In this world that we live in we see, and hear so many things it’s hard to figure out who, or what is right. In my own travels in life I’ve had to search, and research as to what direction I should go in life. It sounds easier than what it is. You become backboard to all sorts of information directed at you. Each message brings with it different challenges than the other. None are the same. As for myself, and I know I’m not alone, I still read, study, research, observe, and pray that I’m on the right track. For certain subjects there are still some difficulties in defining the exact meaning of what is being conveyed by words or in print.
However, I think we can both agree, that there are some subjects that are hard to misunderstand. As a Christian I am very intrigued with the early languages, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, and the different hues of color put on subjects that my native language of English has also adapted. I’ve noticed that the English language can be complicated as much as it is lacking in definition. A good example is the word to, too, and two. They all sound the same, but all are very dissimilar. Each word has a meaning unlike the other. Then you have a word like zoo that we know what is being said. Previously we needed to apply the context of the wording surrounding the word to, too, and two, to understand the meaning of the word used in the statement.
In contrast to what some believe, what if I say that a commonly used word in the English language can be totally used to transmit a thought that is much more in depth than the shallow confines of our understanding? As an example we can use the word dice. This word is commonly used in the culinary profession, and in the kitchen, and, or cooking areas of one’s home around the world. We dice all sorts of food whether it is vegetable or meat. This word is also used for a game played with these cubed shaped game pieces. Again, however, as simple as this word might appear it also has a bit of difficulty attached to it. As these complications arise there seems to be a lack of knowledge of some words.
If I say, “ I DIG EARTH. “, what am I saying? I could be saying that I like our planet earth. I could also mean that I dig dirt from the earth. One word with a meaning that, unless understood by the context of a conversation, you would not know what I mean. Although, there are words we use often, and yet we have no knowledge of it’s total meaning. I am not putting blame on any one of us, but we are all guilty of misusing words when another word should be used, and, sometimes in conjunction with another word.
These are two totally different words. Neither are the same, but seem to share in a common definition with each other. Now comes the perplexity of man’s intelligence when we come to words like this. Humanity has come to believe that these words, both, are just defined as concerning themselves in the description of an act of reproduction in the plant and animal kingdom, ” SEX “. That can’t be! This word explains the characteristic structures and functions by which a plant or animal is classed as male or female, ( the new lexicon Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary; Deluxe Edition ). Now, logically, we cannot used either of these words to describe characteristics, and functions of plants and animals, however, humans are in a class of it’s own. Despite what some say, we are not part of the animal kingdom. They are in a class of their own, as well as the plant kingdom.
Let’s define the word ” ADULTERY “. From the same ref. book, above, all the uses, not so much exclusive, but also inclusive are the definitions: from the root word adult which means a mature, fully grown person that has passed from adolescence; also from the root word adult comes adulterant which is used for defining an agent with this property, ( character ), used in adulterating; still from the root word adult comes the word adulterate that means to make mixtures, ( marriages, the mix of a woman and a man that are joined ), medicines, and make them impure, to make impure, to debase by the addition of an inferior ingredient, to corrupt, ( the addition of anything within the borders of the confidence and integrity of anything solid, fluid, tangible, intangible, seen or unseen, agreements, contracts, etc. ); again from the root word adult comes adulterine describing one , or something being spurious and false; adulterous is a word which is rooted from the word adult meaning that is of or characteristic of adultery, to commit adultery; and, finally, the word adultery, [ changed when translated to Latin, adulterium, to include], voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man with a woman other than his wife or of a married woman with a man other than a woman; and an adulterer is a man who commits adultery; and, also an adulteress is a woman who commits adultery. As we can see the word adultery can mean the changing of a contract, the changing of the confidence and integrity of another part of a contract or mixture, the addition of false and spurious elements into a contract or mixture, to make a contract or mixture impure, and the addition of an inferior ingredient, ( man, woman, words, thoughts, etc. ), to make void the purity of something.
The word ” FORNICATION ” comes from the word fornicate which means to commit fornication. Fornication is the voluntary act of sexual intercourse of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. And, a fornicator is one who commits fornication. We see that this word only defines the sexual act between a man and a woman who are unmarried. It is for this reason that the word adultery and fornication are used to define the illicit sexual acts between men and women inside and outside the confines of marriage. Not to diminish what is trying to be transferred to us is that the word adultery means more than just the illicit physical act of sex between people. It’s definition encapsulates so much more.
In the gospel of JOHN 13: 34 our Lord gave us a new commandment to love one another as He has loved us. He strengthens His commandment with the assertion of Who He Is in JOHN 14:11. And if that declaration wasn’t enough He exclaimed in no uncertain terms, ” If you love me, keep my commandments “, JOHN 14:15, 23, & 24. In JOHN 15:7,10-22, God tells us to love one another as He loves us. Those of us who have His Holy Spirit know how to love one another because He has shown us, and told us how to love Him. In the first commandment of His Ten Commandments our Lord, and our God had told us, and had written down how to love Him. If we follow His new commandment of loving each of us, who believes as He loves us, then He must be saying that we must love each other that way because He lives in each of us who believe. In EXODUS 20:3-6 we are introduced to to the Ten Commandments of God for us to obey. He, God, explains more thoroughly His commands that He had written in stone for us to follow in DEUTERONOMY 6:4-6. In DEUTERONOMY 32:46 we are commanded to observe all Ten Commandments. Now, You will say, ” we are now under grace “!
Yes we are, and there is no denying it. So am I suggesting we follow the written law? God forbid! But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law; GALATIANS 5:22 & 23. However, that First Commandment of God is etched on my heart. To learn how to love Him, and how He wants to be loved I had to listen to Him, I KINGS 19:12. His spoken Word, be it from a pulpit, family, friend, or listening to Him from reading His Word, is the only way to know what He is saying TO ME, and TO YOU. God is love and I instinctively know how to love. Oh, there are those who claim they don’t, but they do and deny it. I demand, as well as every person, to be loved with one’s whole heart, mind, ( soul ), and strength. That is not unrealistic. We all want someone to have our back in good times and in bad. That makes a good marriage. To have someone who will love us with all they have to offer is the height, width, and depth of what anyone wants: somebody who is faithful in all things. On the other hand, break that trust and prepare to lose it all, unless grace is bestowed upon you, MATTHEW 7:19; I CORINTHIANS 5:1-13; however, in verse 5 the brother, or sister in fornication is committing adultery, also, and we are told to pray to have Satan destroy their flesh. In the next verse we are told that just a little leaven will leaven the entire lump. ONLY ADD ONE DROP OF IMPURITY, AND THE WHOLE BECOMES IMPURE. Fancy that!
The seriousness of one to commit adultery, and, or fornication requires nothing short of total destruction, GENESIS 20:3. JOB 31: 1,9-12 points out the very punishment of such a crime, or iniquity, and sin, DEATH. There is no escaping it. In JOHN 8:4 & 5 we see how Jesus never disputed the law, but He had invoked His grace which His law teaches. Oh, the laws command that we obey, but teach us that we can’t obey the entire Ten Commandments perfectly, MATTHEW 5:28. Jesus said that there could not be a decree of divorce except for fornication. We have seen that fornication is sex, and the physical contact of one person with another not married to each other. Even the very thought, we are taught, deserves the total destruction of one’s entire existence, MATTHEW 5:32. In verse 28 we can’t deny the thought of lust with another is adultery.
We don’t associate these these things with lust, but also the lust of all the world has to be put aside in order to keep us free from adultery; MATTHEW 5:28; MARK 4:19; JOHN 8:44. We must be consciencely committed towards God as we are to be in our earthly marriage. We take our God too lightly, and try to fashion Him into what we want Him to be. As some do with their spouses here in this world, they behave in a way as though God is One Who can be changed. They are deceived, and follow their own lusts; II TIMOTHY 4:3; JUDE 16-18.
There is a story that is very relevant to what we are speaking about. We need to learn from others. We need to insulate ourselves from what may tempt us to stray. And, as we have learned, sex need not be the factor which seduces us to commit adultery. The infidelity portrayed by those who indulge in such practices put those who are in a marriage with them in tremendous emotional distress. Emotional infidelity is so prominent that it is widely overlooked, that they would hear nothing of it. It surrounds us, and we are blind to it.
The story is so riveting, it will describe our world today. When people put their emotional needs outside their marriage, it breaks the bond of marriage. Even if you don’t touch another person, you still used that person to relate to, even if just in thought, and in doing so you turn your spouse away. Do not excuse brief encounters with the opposite sex with the ” everybody does it ” attitude. If they really don’t matter then why not stop them? Is it the the emotional titillation you get from them? Having a harmonious relationship with this world will put at odds, not only with your spouse here on earth, but with your spouse in heaven. To think your relationship is innocent is a lie, it causes you to see your spouse in a negative way. By sharing your emotions, and, even your spiritual self with others is, in fact, stepping outside the perimeter set by you amd your spouse when you both decided to become one in matrimony; AMOS 3:3.
The opposite sex is exactly what is at the center of the story that I am about to tell you. Keep in mind the reality of this story. Just one drop will contaminate the entire solution. The physical aspect of the affair isn’t as damaging as the intimate and emotional connection made to get to that point of adultery. As a parent I had been very aware what my children were up to. I’m not saying I’m perfect, nobody is, however, we did our best to instill the precepts of right and wrong. This story is very on point to how we should be in our relationship with God and our spouse.
As dad was helping mom making the dinner that evening their two children came into the kitchen and asked if they could see a movie the next evening with two of their friends from the neighborhood. Dad asked what the rating was of that particular movie. The daughter replied, saying that it was a PG 13 rating. Their father asked why it was rated PG 13? His son said that there were a couple of scenes with nudity in them. Dad told them that he would think about it and give them an answer latter that evening, after dinner.
It’s been a while since the family had finished with their dinner, and mom and dad were now making a batch of cookies; chocolate chips. Their son and daughter returned to the kitchen and ask their father if he had made a decision. He said that he had, but he would appreciate both of them to make another batch of cookies. During the process dad had gone outside with a teaspoon and scooped up some dirt from the back yard. When he returned to kitchen he poured the dirt into the cookie batter. Both the son and daughter were astonished at what their father had just done and his daughter said that there was no way she would eat, even, a crumb from any of those cookies. Dad chuckled, and his son asked him why he did that? He said that it was only a little bit and it wouldn’t be enough contamination to affect anyone.
The daughter was very upset, as well as the son. It was dad who came to them and asked if they understood what, and why he did what he did? They both said that they had no idea. So dad explained how just a little dirt could contaminate the entire batch, and that there was no way to save it. It had to be destroyed. It was of no use for consumption though it was only a very small amount of dirt added to the mix. He said that the same principle applied to the movie. They asked their father, how? He said that the story line may be wholesome, but the few scenes of nudity contaminated the entire movie, and that they were not permitted to watch such productions. He said that even though they weren’t in the scenes themselves the viewing of those scenes would encourage then to imagine thoughts that weren’t appropriate for either one of them, despite how they and their friends thought about the movie.
Their father went on to say that they would leave that theater with false assumptions of life that would not serve them well. He explained that when Hollywood produces a romantic movie they show the romance and the wedding, but never do they follow through on the marriage. It is because it’s not all fun and games, it takes a lot of work to have what people call a good marriage. The same holds true with our relationship with our Lord. He said that if we just had thoughts of lust with someone other than our spouse we were guilty of adultery, and that at their age they would be guilty of fornication. As a parent he could not justify allowing them to view the film.
THOUGH IT MIGHT ONLY BE ONE DROP, THE ENTIRE MIX MUST BE DESTROYED.