Should a Christian go to movies? Is watching a movie a sin?
We realize that many readers have simply accepted movies as a part of life and they may be somewhat shocked that someone would even raise the issue of the propriety of viewing them. They just accept them as part of modern life and have never considered whether any Biblical principles have a bearing on viewing a movie. Let us discuss this issue briefly.
First, even though many professing "Christians" may have opposed movies, particularly Hollywood movies, at one time, this does not necessarily say that such movies would be wrong.
For a Christian, the question is not so much "is watching this movie a sin?" but "is this something that Jesus would want me to do?" The Bible tells us that many things are permitted, but not all things are beneficial or constructive (1 Corinthians 10:23). It also says that whatever we say or do (or watch) should be done to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). We are to set our minds on things that are noble and pure (Philippians 4:8). If—and this is a big if—we can watch a movie or TV program that contains questionable content AND still be in agreement with these commands from the Bible, then it’s hard to see a wrong in this.
But there is a second biblical idea, found in the writings of the apostle Paul in the book of Philippians: "...this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best" (Philippians 1:9-10,
So, how do we know for sure whether what we are watching is beneficial? When we become followers of Christ, we are given His Holy Spirit to live in us (Acts 2:38;2 Timothy 1:14). Jesus tells us that this Spirit will guide us in all truth (John 16:13). One way God's Spirit guides us is by our conscience (Romans 1:12;9:1). If your conscience is telling you that what you are watching is wrong, it probably is.
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