CAN I BE A CHRISTIAN AND BE PART OF THE WORLD?

  • Can I be a Christian and see a Rated R movie?
  • Can I be a Christian chose to listen to Top 40 music instead of Christian music?
  • Can I be a Christian and watch popular television shows that have nothing to do with Jesus?
  • Can I be a Christian and still participate in culture?

And the answer is …. We’ll go there tomorrow. I can’t wait!

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Amanda KP says:

    man i hope you say the answer is ‘yes!’ 😉 if it’s not, i’m in some trouble!!!

  2. Tim Archer says:

    “Can I be a Christian and root for the Dallas Mavericks?” That one’s an easy “NO.” I’m waiting anxiously for your answers to the other questions.

    Grace and peace,
    Tim

  3. mqmaynard says:

    Paul said it best when he penned Romans 12 & Philippians 4:8 and many others. These are 2 of my favorite reminders. You just can't help but to love such a man that loved such a God & forsook it all! )What an amazing fool, I can't wait to be just like him =)
    His,
    Maria

  4. a cowgirl at heart says:

    Ditto, AKP! Here’s another one…can I be a Christian and still have friends who aren’t believers or who don’t act like believers? I certainly hope so and I think so, because that’s what Jesus did! Can’t wait until tomorrow!

  5. Chris Gallagher says:

    Can I be a Christian and read Trey Morgans blog?

    hummmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. Soren says:

    I preached about this recently:
    http://www.cedarcreekchurch.com/339828.ihtml

    Go to the Holy Google Series and the “Living in a Worldy Culture” message if you are interested.

    We are also studying this )kind of) in our Bible School class. Romans 14 (and other relevant texts) — questionable issues.

    Great topic Trey.

  7. Stoogelover says:

    Can you be a Christian and vote for Obama? Hey, might as well really get into some hot water here!! :)

  8. Rick Morgan says:

    Can you be a Christian and still be a Democrat?

  9. outnumberedlisa says:

    I’m sure the answer is yes. But to be honest, the further I keep myself from things put out by a worldly media, the easier it is to keep a pure mind. Aren’t our imaginations bad enough? :o)

    I’ve been obsessed with TV shows before. I chomped at the bit to be out of my parents’ house where I could choose what movies to watch. But the older I get, the less I want that stuff. I hear enough bad language, talk about sex and partying, etc., from people I work with. If I have a choice, I’d rather avoid it at other times. We might have to live here in this world and culture, but we don’t have to totally embrace the sinfulness of it.

  10. mqmaynard says:

    Amen outnumbered, I totally agree. The spirit is willing aww but that darn flesh!!!!!!

  11. Makarios says:

    Ya, ditto ournumbered. I suppose you can be a Christian and do those things but why would you want to? From a counsellor’s perspective, sin in any shape or form is not entertaining, it’s self-destructive, family destructive and a royal pain for everyone involved. What is funny about lying and then telling more lies to cover up the first lie (The base for virtually every sitcom) What is entertaining about screwing around with strangers or killing someone? Why watch it?

  12. TREY MORGAN says:

    Oh snap! Tomorrow is going to be fun.

  13. Robert Lukenbill says:

    I am waiting with vaded breath…or whatever the saying is!

    By the way, I have a article on “A Christian can be a democrat”…I will post it on my blog (cheap plug) this week for you all.

    Man I love this blog…gives me some great sermon material!

  14. Fillmycup says:

    Can’t wait… and for those who added the politics to the strand I strongly recommend the book, God’s Politics. I don’t agree with everything in it, but it will cause you to rethink both major parties in a Biblical sense.

  15. lmouser says:

    If we always did exactly the right thing at the right time we would all be perfect…

    I thank God for His grace & mercy!

    TIM…

    You can't root for the Mavericks it's definitely wrong, but it's alright to root for the LAKERS!

  16. blogprophet says:

    defining what any one person means by “be a part of the world” helps any discussion, otherwise it will go everywhere, and people will be having 18 different discussions at once without realizing it and people will get all offended and confused….

    just a reminder to define terms specifically enough to have a great conversation without lots of confusion, which your faithful readers will add anyone…

  17. Justin says:

    I am looking forward to this!

  18. Chris Johnson says:

    I ran across these words from a fourth century writer and thought I’d share-
    “If, then, it is in no way permitted to commit homicide, it is not allowed us to be present at all, lest any bloodshed should overspread the conscience, since that blood is offered for the gratification of the people. And I am inclined to think that the corrupting influence of the stage is still more contaminating. For the subject of comedies are the dishonouring of virgins, or the loves of harlots; and the more eloquent they are who have composed the accounts of these disgraceful actions, the more do they persuade by the elegance of their sentiments; and harmonious and polished verses more readily remain fixed in the memory of the hearers. In like manner, the stories of the tragedians place before the eyes the parricides and incests of wicked kings, and represent tragic crimes. And what other effect do the immodest gestures of the players produce, but both teach and excite lusts? whose enervated bodies, rendered effeminate after the gait and dress of women, imitate unchaste women by their disgraceful gestures. Why should I speak of the actors of mimes, who hold forth instruction in corrupting influences, who teach adulteries while they feign them, and by pretended actions train to those which are true? What can young men or virgins do, when they see that these things are practised without shame, and willingly beheld by all? They are plainly admonished of what they can do, and are inflamed with lust, which is especially excited by seeing; and every one according to his sex forms himself in these representations. And they approve of these things, while they laugh at them, and with vices clinging to them, they return more corrupted to their apartments; and not boys only, who ought not to be inured to vices prematurely, but also old men, whom it does not become at their age to sin.”

    Source. Translated by William Fletcher. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 7. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/07016.htm.

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