If every single scene in the Bible was put into a movie, that movie would earn an NC-17 rating.
And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly. And the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not pull the sword out of his belly; and the dung came out.
~ Judges 3:21
Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.
~ Genesis 38:9
You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.
~ Ezekiel 16:17
And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, “Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.”
~ Exodus 4:24
Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt. She lusted after their genitals — as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions.
~ Ezekiel 23:19
If a kid asked me about these Bible verses…
The reason for this post is:
I find it weird how Christians will condemn a series like Game of Thrones and yet insist that kids read the Bible.
Should kids read the Bible? Yes.
But: The reality is that there is content in the Bible that, were a Christian parent to see such content on HBO, they would call it “Trash” and say that their kids and friends should have nothing to do with it.
What, in the eyes of Christians, makes the content in the Bible nothing to bat an eyelash at while a series like Game of Thrones is treated like a poisonous snake ready to infect and devour peoples’ innocence?
I would say: It’s the context.
The thinking being: If it’s in the Bible, God wants it there for a reason.
But if it’s in a show or movie: It’s demonic, pornographic trash.
So: What should be done?
Should Christians excuse the graphic content in one book…
…while condemning the graphic content in another…
…or should Christians heed 1 Thessalonians 5:21 and “Test all things and hold fast to what is good”?