Saturday, February 4, 2012

Are you a Peeping Tom?

Here is an article written by Stacy McDonald at Your Sacred Calling.

This is a small excerpt from Randy Alcorn’s book, The Purity Principle.
Suppose I said, “There’s a great-looking girl down the street. Let’s go look through her window and watch her undress, then pose for us naked, from the waist up. Then this girl and her boyfriend will get in a car and have sex–let’s listen and watch the windows steam up!”
You’d be shocked. You’d think, What a pervert!
But suppose instead I said, “Hey, come on over. Let’s watch Titanic.”
Christians recommend this movie, church youth groups view it together, and many have shown it in their homes. yet the movie contains precisely the scenes I described.
So, as our young men lust after the girl on the screen, our young women are trained in how to get a man’s attention.
How does something shocking and shameful somehow become acceptable because we watch it through a television instead of a window?
In terms of the lasting effects on our minds and morals, what’s the difference?
Yet many think, Titanic? Wonderful! It wasn’t even rated R!
Every day Christians across the country, including many church leaders, watch people undress through the window of television. We peek on people committing fornication and adultery, which our God calls an abomination.
We’ve become voyeurs, Peeping Toms, entertained by sin.
While the movie, Titanic, is old news, there are plenty of movies (and television shows) that would fit this description, and there are plenty of Christian watching them under the catch-all excuse of “Christian liberty.”

1 Corinthians 6:18, "Flee immorality. Every sin that a man commits is outside body, but the immoral man sins against his own body."

Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things."

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