Just a thought I’ve been having, if Jesus were in the flesh today do you believe he would watch a movie? The old cliché, “What Would Jesus Do?” can only be accurately answered if we answer the questions, “What did Jesus do?” and “What did Jesus say?” Here are some passages that might help us answer the question about Jesus and movies:
1. Jesus Taught That Evil Proceeds From Your Heart, So the Heart Must be Guarded!
Matthew 15:18-19 (ESV)
“But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.”
2. Jesus was NOT Opposed to Leisure and Rest
Mark 6:30-32 (ESV)
The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.”
3. Everything Christ Did Was Glorifying to God
John 17:4 (ESV)
I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
4. Jesus was no Stranger to the Things Going on in the World. He was, “In the World, But not of the World”
Matthew 11:18-19 (ESV)
“For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”
Certainly there are more verses that could be cited that pertain to this issue; what passages come to your mind? And what’s your conclusion on this matter? Do you think Jesus would watch a movie today? Can you watch movies and still be using your time to God’s glory? Can you watch movies and guard your heart and mind? Is watching a movie simply resting, or is it more than that? Do you think it all depends on the movie that is in question, or is watching movies a waste of time completely?
Movies and television are a big part of our culture and our life, but do you think Jesus would have made it a big part of His life? Let’s hear your thoughts.
I love you! God loves you! I pray God blesses you! Have a great day!