Not too long ago, Hannah and I sat down to watch a movie together. As we were watching the previews for the other movies, we saw one preview that showed it was rated PG for thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug references, and smoking. We were so caught off guard, that we paused the DVD and took a picture of the TV screen.
We live in a world today where morality is constantly being redefined in our culture and, as followers of Christ, we are faced with the decision to pursue holiness. Biblically speaking, the call to pursue holiness is a responsibility of ever believer. However, the practicality of this can be difficult to understand. How do we pursue a righteous lifestyle with higher moral standards when everything around us pushes us to give in?
One of the ways in which you can pursue holiness in a practical sense is to look for tangible safeguards to put in your life. There are plenty of these types of safeguards out there and we will strive to share more of those with you, but I wanted to start with a simple one the Hannah and I use...
Focus on the family has created an app that gives review of almost every movie that has or is being produced. It details out an overview of the movie, as well as giving the spiritual context, the sexual content, the language and violence, and overall positive elements. We have resolved that every movie we watch should be checked through this app before we ever rent or buy it. Even ones that are in the theaters can be checked out using this app.
We encourage you to download and begin using this app as a safeguard for your family. We don't want the wrong things to sneak into your home through the TV and begin to corrupt the moral standards God wants for you. Let's choose to pursue holiness together.
Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. -2 Corinthians 7:1