50 Shades of the Same Lie


There was a time back in the day when I was not allowed to go to a movie theater. As a matter of fact, it was not until 1977 (I was 10 years-old) that I saw my first movie in a theater: Star Wars.

You see, the prevailing thought back then was that Hollywood movies were of the devil, sinful, ungodly, etc., and no Christian who claimed to be right with God would go pay money to see one. So much has changed since then, hasn’t it?

Really, even though I have seen my share of films since 1977, I am beginning to feel the pendulum is swinging back in the other direction. Not much is worth seeing anymore, and especially 50 Shades of Grey.

50 Shades

fifty shadesToday is opening day for a movie which is nothing more than filth, smut, prettied-up gutter scum, a proverbial loaded pistol with the hammer cocked aimed at the heart of marriages everywhere.

Like the name of this blog implies, I used to be a legalist, but I have moments of relapse. This might be one of those moments. If you call yourself a Christian and pay money to go see movie which glorifies everything immoral and feeds your own lustful flesh, you’re probably not right with God. I did say “probably.”

There is absolutely NO reason to allow yourself to be sucked into the vortex of public hype when you know what this movie is going to be about…

There are NO articles to read – it’s ALL pictures!

So, you do what you want, but God knows where you will be come showtime at your local theater. And then later, when you are trying to be intimate with your spouse (and that’s the ONLY one with whom you should be intimate!), God will know what’s going through your mind.


Like I said, I’m not going to go see this mover or read the book; I’ve been scared enough because of other images my mind has recorded over the years. So, if you must know what 50 Shades is all about, my friend Chris Jordan posted a great article with links to all the info you will need.

“Black and White Thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey” by Chris Jordan


“I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?” – Job 31:1 KJV

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8 NIV


Filed under Christian Living, Christian Maturity, current events, Defining Marriage, Divorce, General Observations, Movie review

14 responses to “50 Shades of the Same Lie

  1. Anonymous

    I stand with you brother 50 shades is wrong and no one should go to see it! Amen!

  2. We and some friends are triple-dating tonight to see “Old Fashioned”. As I heard on the radio, it could be called the Anti-50-Shades. I liked more, it could be called An-Excellent-Godly-Reminder!

  3. Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:

    I am sharing Anthony’s thoughts for two reasons: I like what he said and he links to Jordan’s excellent, link-filled “review”.

    Two birds (or pastors) with one stone (or reblog).

  4. Reblogged this on Prayers and Promises and commented:
    Amen! Love is not bondage!

  5. A great decision to stay away from this filth. I remember those days of not going to a movie as well.

  6. mzpresser

    Before I was saved I read this series. I can tell you it caused a sin infection in my soul and contributed to my marital issues. I share this thought and testimony in the hopes that someone reading this will think twice when they lie to themselves and say it’s harmless. It is not harmless it is dangerous and will lead to a slow sinful death. God bless you for writing this article and exposing the lie this culture feeds us.

  7. Anne

    A worthy and sweet romantic movie to see this weekend instead is “Old Fasioned”. Though it is a Christian movie, by Pure Flix, I think, it was very well done, not cheesy, just a beautiful story! Go see it! 🙂

  8. Like you, this movie repels me. When the book came out, many people around me spoke of it without detailing what was in it. At the bookstore, I picked it up and, as is my habit with any potential read, randomly picked a passage within. Short moments later, I closed it. The actions brought to mind the tearful faces of friends as they spoke of struggling to recover from being seduced or molested in years past. That people want to burn their boundaries in the name of art or sexual advancement or peer pressure when so many victims are struggling to survive, heal and overcome is a sad commentary on the 21st century. Abba, may Your Son return soon!

  9. My first movie in a theater was Star Wars as well. I heard many lectures on the evils of the movie theater growing up, and I felt guilty the entire time, but still loved the movie.
    I have been interested to see the response of the christian community to this film. The book series has been very popular, and I can only assume that it has been embraced by at least a small percentage of christian women. I don’t have a problem with couples having consentual fun together in the bedroom, but I am curious as to how many of these christian women who have read these books, and/or seen the movie, would find it acceptable for their husbands to view/use pornography. I have known several christian men in my own community, and I know it has happened all over our country, that their wives have divorced them over their use of pornography.
    I’m not a proponent for the use of porn, and I’m certainly not commenting on your blog to ask for you to give an answer to this question, but I have to wonder what the difference is between the two different forms of, for lack of a better term I’ll call it, ‘erotic artistic expression.’
    Again, I am not condoning, or condemning for that matter, the use of these materials. I will leave that discussion for others. My reservation is in the christian marriages that are destroyed by the use pornography, nearly always by the husband, and now the extreme popularity of a different form of pornography, that seems to be oddly acceptable to christian women. It’s almost as if it is the pornography that christian women have been waiting for.

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