The latest garbage to be dumped into the moral cesspool of the end-time Babylon society is Fifty Shades of Grey, a book which has “electrified women across the country” (“Discreetly Digital, Erotic Novel Goes Viral among Women,” New York Times, March 9, 2012). The novel has sold 250,000 copies largely through eBook sales, and a major U.S. publisher is planning a 750,000 print run. It is not only filthy, but perverted and violent, with the “character of Anastasia being stalked, slapped and whipped with a leather riding crop.” This book is credited with “saving marriages,” but the real fruit will be to stir up illicit passions of the flesh that can never be satisfied, resulting in moral catastrophe in individual lives and marriages. Reports emphasize that the electronic age is facilitating this type of thing because it can be downloaded to one’s e-reading device “discreetly.” The victory over the age of “digital discreetness” is the fear of God and a sincere walk with Jesus Christ. God searches man’s heart and sees that which is done in the dark, and what we put into our hearts will bear fruit in “real life.” As the Word of God warns, “be sure your sin will find you out” (Num. 32:23). To willfully pollute one’s imagination is the height of folly, because out of the heart “are the issues of life” (Prov. 4:23). According to the Epistle of Romans, the corruption of the imagination is the root of homosexuality (Rom. 1:21-27).
(Friday Church News Notes, March 16, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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