Fifty Shades of Grace

February 10th, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized

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February 2015

Someone asked me, why am I so bent out of shape by the best-selling book and now major movie, Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s certainly not because I hate sex. I’ve written three books celebrating sexuality and lifting up the sex act as the highest form of intimacy and pleasure on earth. It’s because I am so pro-sex that I am so anti-Grey!

The apostle Paul writes: “As the Scriptures say, ‘A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband (Ephesians 5:31-32).

Throughout the Bible, sexual intercourse has been used as a symbol for the unity and intimacy that God wants to have with himself and his people. (He used circumcision as a symbol of faithfulness to him! And called unfaithfulness to him “adultery.”) God is so pro-sex that the Bible devotes an entire book, The Song of Solomon, to the celebration of sexual pleasure—with some pretty graphic images!

I believe that’s why God gave us strict and detailed commandments on how sexuality is to be expressed. And that’s why I believe the enemy tries so hard to degrade, demean and devalue sex. We see it in porn, in child sex trade, sadomasochism, and many, many other perversions of God’s original design.

So, that’s why I’ve spoken out so strongly against Fifty Shades of Grey. (I suspect the sadistic main character’s name, Christian, is a not-so-subtle attempt to further sully the name of Christ—and sex.)

But here’s the good news! God’s grace has made a way for everyone—no matter his or her sexual past—to experience a relationship with him that far exceeds any earthly symbol. (Sex is just an pale preview of what pleasure awaits Christ’s followers in heaven.)

Click to learn how you can experience God’s love and fifty shades of grace!

Copyright © 2015 James N. Watkins

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  • Mary says:

    Jim, it goes beyond the twisted view of sex. This book promotes and celebrates pedophilia. Most people don’t pick up on the cues. I missed them because I put the poor characterization down to simple bad writing. But this clinical psychologist points out exactly why this book is so incredibly offensive. The POV character, Ana, presents as a 12-13 year old girl. In fact, I thought, when reading the first chapter, that she was very young. I just put it down to poor characterization and bad writing. This psychologist sees something much more sinister:

    From the article: ” She talks about cartwheels, and skipping, … it is the language and the imagery of a girl.”

    http://www.drjudithreisman.com/…/03/50_shades_of_gr.html



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