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IS IT OK FOR SDA´S TO GO TO MOVIE THEATHERS?

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What's a movie theater? You can watch movies on DVD in the privacy of your home now.

I agree with MsMS. It's a Holy Spirit issue.
It's more of a "Relationship with God" issue.
Absolutely ... the answer is YES. But then as Travis points out ... Why would you want to.

Some go to theaters just because Ellen White did. But my view is that times change. And just because EGW did ... does not mean that we have to .

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If this question is for John....you did not read the who post....now did you?

Do you have scripture to validate the word of God?

It's at the bottom.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The Holy Spirit works on the heart and the faithful follow. The theatre, the casino, and in general places of artifical amusement are not the best conductors of the pulse of the Spirit. We should place ourselves in situations that are not for our amusement but for our blessing. The Bible gives general guidelines on what we should and shouldn't involve ourselves. this is most likely because general guidelines aren't obscured by culture. In any culture, if one asks God to lead them in the way in which he should keep one's vessel, he will answer that prayer. If we determine in our own eyes what we can and can't do, or where we should and shouldn't go, we will fail to let the Holy Spirit guide us.
Many parents seek to promote the happiness of their children by gratifying their love of amusement.
They allow them to engage in sports, and to attend parties of pleasure, and provide them with money to use freely in display and self-gratification. The more the desire for pleasure is indulged, the stronger it becomes. The interest of these youth is more and more absorbed in amusement, until they come to look upon it as the great object of life. They form habits of idleness and self-indulgence that make it almost impossible for them ever to become steadfast Christians. {COL 54.1}

Even the church, which should be the pillar and ground of the truth, is found encouraging the selfish love of pleasure.
When money is to be raised for religious purposes, to what means do many churches resort?
To bazaars, suppers, fancy fairs, even to lotteries, and like devices. Often the place set apart for God's worship is desecrated by feasting and drinking, buying, selling, and merrymaking.
Respect for the house of God and reverence for His worship are lessened in the minds of the youth. (Bring in the drums)
The barriers of self-restraint are weakened. Selfishness, appetite, the love of display, are appealed to, and they strengthen as they are indulged. {COL 54.2}

The pursuit of pleasure and amusement centers in the cities. Many parents who choose a city home for their children, thinking to give them greater advantages, meet with disappointment, and too late, repent of their terrible mistake.
The cities of today are fast becoming like Sodom and Gomorrah. The many holidays encourage idleness. The exciting sports--theatergoing, horse racing, gambling, liquor-drinking, and reveling--stimulate every passion to intense activity.
The youth are swept away by the popular current. Those who learn to love amusement for its own
sake, open the door to a flood of temptations. They give themselves up to social gaiety and thoughtless mirth, and their intercourse with pleasure lovers has an intoxicating effect upon the mind.
They are led on from one form of dissipation to another, until they lose both the desire and the capacity for a life of usefulness. Their religious aspirations are chilled; their spiritual life is darkened. All the nobler faculties of the soul, all that link man with the spiritual world, are debased. {COL 54.3}

It is true that some may see their folly and repent. God may pardon them. But they have wounded their own souls, and brought upon themselves a lifelong peril.
The power of discernment, which ought ever to be kept keen and sensitive to distinguish between right and wrong, is in a great measure destroyed.

They are not quick to recognize the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit, or to discern the devices of Satan. Too often in time of danger they fall under temptation, and are led away from God. The end of their pleasure-loving life is ruin for this world and for the world to come. {COL 55.1}

Cares, riches, pleasures, all are used by Satan in playing the game of life for the human soul. The warning is given,
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:15, 16.
He who reads the hearts of men as an open book says,
"Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and cares of this life." Luke 21:34.
And the apostle Paul by the Holy Spirit writes,
"They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil; which, while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." 1 Tim. 6:9, 10. {COL 55.2}
David Danced.................2 Sam.. 6:14

David's dancing in reverent joy before God, has been cited by pleasure lovers in justification of the fashionable modern dance, but there is no ground for such an argument.
In our day, the 1800's and onward, dancing is associated with folly and midnight reveling.
Health and morals are sacrificed to pleasure.
By the frequenters of the ballroom, or theaters, God is not an object of thought and reverence;
prayer or the song of praise would be felt to be out of place in their assemblies.
This test should be decisive.
Amusements that have a tendency to weaken the love for sacred things and lessen our joy in the service of God are not to be sought by Christians.
The music and dancing in joyful praise to God at the removal of the ark, had not the faintest resemblance to the dissipation of modern dancing.
The one tended to the remembrance of God and exalted His holy name. (David's Dance)
The other is a device of Satan to cause men to forget God, and to dishonor Him. (Having a good time) {PP 707.2}

Party on dude.....:>)
Party on dude.....:>)

This I agree with. God would have us to be happy and joyful. He want's us to have a good time.
I think it a bad idea.......because now is not the time for having a good time in the world .....which the movies is worldly...."Cares, riches, pleasures, all are used by Satan in playing the game of life for the human soul. The warning is given, 'Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.' 1 John 2:15, 16. He who reads the hearts of men as an open book says, 'Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and cares of this life.' Luke 21 :34. And the apostle Paul by the Holy Spirit writes, 'They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. Card playing, dancing, and attending theaters, and such places of worldly amusement ,all of which have a tendency to evil, or, to say the very least, have the appearance of evil, and are directly contrary to the teachings of Christ and His apostles." -1 Testimonies, p. 490
"Many of the amusements popular in the world today, even with those who claim to be Christians, tend to the same end as did those of the heathen. There are indeed few among them that Satan does not turn to account in destroying souls. Through the drama he has worked for ages to excite passion and glorify vice. The opera, with its fascinating display and bewildering music, the masquerade, the dance, the card table, Satan employs to break down the barriers of principle and open the door to sensual indulgence. In every gathering for pleasure where pride is fostered or appetite indulged, where one is led to forget God and lose sight of eternal interests, there Satan is binding his chains about the soul." Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 707.

"The true Christian will not desire to enter any place of amusement or engage in any diversion upon which he cannot ask the blessing of God. He will not be found at the theater, the billiard hall, or the bowling saloon. He will not unite with the gay waltzers or indulge in any other bewitching pleasure that will banish Christ from the mind. "To those who plead for these diversions we answer, we cannot indulge in them in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. The blessing of God would not be invoked upon the hour spent at the theater or in the dance. No Christian would wish to meet death in such a place. No one would wish to be found there when Christ shall come." -Review, February 28, 1882.
well God judges us according to the motives of our hearts. if i go to the bowling saloon with my friends to have fun, would that be a big issue? or going out with my very frustrated friend to watch a comedy film in the cinema would be a very bad thing? i guess not. God doesn't judge the way we do. i believe that wherever we are we can be a blessing as long as we know what exactly we are doing and our motives. Life is to enjoy and not to be restricted a lot. what if EGW did go to the cinema, are we gonna judge her that she's not that holy or whatever?
I agree. I think that bowling alleys are a cool place to go.

Unfortunately I'm stuck at 195 . Does anyone else have a better score?

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