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by Pastor Wayne Wilson


Wayne Wilson has provided a useful tool for Christians who desire to please God in every area of their lives. There are two chapters where Pastor Wilson does write quite a bit about and against Schaeffer (son of Francis)

Wayne Wilson has provided a useful tool for Christians who desire to please God in every area of their lives. Wilson does not merely rant and rave against the Hollywood entertainment industry. He gives Biblical principles, helpful examples and well-reasoned arguments that will help believers to determine the kinds of entertainment that will prove beneficial for the spiritual welfare of their family. There are two chapters where Pastor Wilson does write quite a bit about and against Schaeffer (son of Francis). This is because Shaeffer comes from the "anything goes if you can toss a 'redeeming' feature into the story somewhere" point of view(pg 250). Many Christians have this view.

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Worldly Amusements: Restoring the Lordship of Christ to Our Entertainment Choices epub download

ISBN13: 978-1579212131

ISBN: 1579212131

Author: Pastor Wayne Wilson

Category: Christian Books

Subcategory: Christian Living

Language: English

Publisher: Winepress Pub (July 1, 1999)

Pages: 288 pages

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Frei
I purchased this book awhile ago, and my husband and I read it together. It takes a very balanced, biblical view to the topic of our entertainment choices. This is a subject that desperately needs addressed today, as Christians are becoming less discerning and more desensitized to sin, as they absorb the world's entertainment, along with its often anti-biblical philosophies. I appreciated some of the historical background the author gave at the beginning of the book as well. We highly recommend the book, and have given it as a gift to several people.
Frei
I purchased this book awhile ago, and my husband and I read it together. It takes a very balanced, biblical view to the topic of our entertainment choices. This is a subject that desperately needs addressed today, as Christians are becoming less discerning and more desensitized to sin, as they absorb the world's entertainment, along with its often anti-biblical philosophies. I appreciated some of the historical background the author gave at the beginning of the book as well. We highly recommend the book, and have given it as a gift to several people.
Daron
Wayne Wilson has provided a useful tool for Christians who desire to please God in every area of their lives. Wilson does not merely rant and rave against the Hollywood entertainment industry. He gives Biblical principles, helpful examples and well-reasoned arguments that will help believers to determine the kinds of entertainment that will prove beneficial for the spiritual welfare of their family. Good job Mr. Wilson!
Daron
Wayne Wilson has provided a useful tool for Christians who desire to please God in every area of their lives. Wilson does not merely rant and rave against the Hollywood entertainment industry. He gives Biblical principles, helpful examples and well-reasoned arguments that will help believers to determine the kinds of entertainment that will prove beneficial for the spiritual welfare of their family. Good job Mr. Wilson!
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Mariwyn
It seems that most of the Christian commentary I have read on Hollywood and entertainment comes from people who are either fully immersed in culture (with no real ability to tell the forest from the trees) or fully removed from and ignorant of Hollywood (with no real ability to tell a tree from a dump truck). That is why I so greatly appreciate this effort by Pastor Wayne A. Wilson, a student of films and a student of Scripture.

Here are just a couple chapter highlights:

Chapter 3 investigates what church history has to say about the theater (dramatic portrayals of real or imagined stories), gleaning some helpful principles that directly apply to the medium of film. (I hadn’t realized that spiritual heavyweights such as Tertullian, Richard Baxter, Blaise Pascal, William Wilberforce, Charles Spurgeon, and John Wesley had strong opinions on such matters.)

Chapter 7, “The Law of Love,” in which Wilson examines how nudity and sexual acts affect the actors themselves, is especially enlightening. Too often, Christians are inward focused, concerned only with how a work of art affects them. What we also need to do is look outward, and develop a greater love for those we pay to entertain us. This greater love will cause us to take a hard, honest look at how our patronage can contribute to the abuse of our entertainers’ privacy, dignity, and sexuality.

With his feet firmly planted on the solid ground of Scripture and his finger expertly planted in the wind of culture, Wilson strikes what I think is the perfect balance required for evaluating a topic such as movie watching. He is a lover of film, but he has not succumbed to the seduction of the entertainment industry.

It has been said that the church is strengthened by persecution from the world and weakened by seduction from the world. In a culture where the entertainment choices of Christians and non-Christians are practically identical, Pastor Wilson shines the much-needed light of Scripture into the heart of his readers. His discernment and Biblical wisdom are exemplary.

I was challenged, convicted, and encouraged all at once. Applying the Biblical principles Wilson expounds on has already garnered much fruit in my life, particularly in my marriage. My standards for movie watching have been forever altered—for the better.
Mariwyn
It seems that most of the Christian commentary I have read on Hollywood and entertainment comes from people who are either fully immersed in culture (with no real ability to tell the forest from the trees) or fully removed from and ignorant of Hollywood (with no real ability to tell a tree from a dump truck). That is why I so greatly appreciate this effort by Pastor Wayne A. Wilson, a student of films and a student of Scripture.

Here are just a couple chapter highlights:

Chapter 3 investigates what church history has to say about the theater (dramatic portrayals of real or imagined stories), gleaning some helpful principles that directly apply to the medium of film. (I hadn’t realized that spiritual heavyweights such as Tertullian, Richard Baxter, Blaise Pascal, William Wilberforce, Charles Spurgeon, and John Wesley had strong opinions on such matters.)

Chapter 7, “The Law of Love,” in which Wilson examines how nudity and sexual acts affect the actors themselves, is especially enlightening. Too often, Christians are inward focused, concerned only with how a work of art affects them. What we also need to do is look outward, and develop a greater love for those we pay to entertain us. This greater love will cause us to take a hard, honest look at how our patronage can contribute to the abuse of our entertainers’ privacy, dignity, and sexuality.

With his feet firmly planted on the solid ground of Scripture and his finger expertly planted in the wind of culture, Wilson strikes what I think is the perfect balance required for evaluating a topic such as movie watching. He is a lover of film, but he has not succumbed to the seduction of the entertainment industry.

It has been said that the church is strengthened by persecution from the world and weakened by seduction from the world. In a culture where the entertainment choices of Christians and non-Christians are practically identical, Pastor Wilson shines the much-needed light of Scripture into the heart of his readers. His discernment and Biblical wisdom are exemplary.

I was challenged, convicted, and encouraged all at once. Applying the Biblical principles Wilson expounds on has already garnered much fruit in my life, particularly in my marriage. My standards for movie watching have been forever altered—for the better.
Malarad
The media is not a gray area as many Christians want to believe. There is a verse in 1 John which calls us to "not love the world". This book beckons us in a definite way to heed this call. There are in fact standards that need to be maintained. We are willing though, to compromise those standards and dig through the filth of most of the entertainment industry to find the one grain of truth. As the author, Wayne Wilson says, "Christian groups lavish praise on and even hand out awards to films that give any kind of approving nod to Christian beliefs, even if the film grossly violates any sense of decency in telling the story. That's how pitiful we have become. We are dogs begging crumbs of acceptance from the wrong table. I don't believe we need to be quite so desperate for the praise of the world that we forsake our Master's standards..." (pg 281)

Another reviewer wrote that the author wrote too much about Franky Schaeffer. There are two chapters where Pastor Wilson does write quite a bit about and against Schaeffer (son of Francis). This is because Shaeffer comes from the "anything goes if you can toss a 'redeeming' feature into the story somewhere" point of view(pg 250). Many Christians have this view. But what would Christ say? "Question: what do you think Jesus would say on the set of ___ ___ when the director tells the actors to disrobe? My guess is He would not say: 'It has a moral theme ladies, really.' I doubt He would compliment the director for his 'unblinking' portrayal of real life." (pg 224)

He also uses the movie the Titanic a lot as an example. This is because it was the most popular movie at the time that this book was written. He breaks it down and shows why a follower of Christ should not see this movie. Many Christians did and did not see anything wrong with it. There were movies that we used to watch that we thought were ok because we thought we could "handle" it. But we realized that our thinking was all wrong. We should not say, "that doesn't bother me" but "should this bother me?" Does it bother God?

You would think Mr. Wilson is just "cursing the darkness" and he is on one hand. But at the same time he is not against all movie watching. Neither is he just for poorly made "Christian" movies. He is all for good quality movies as long as they do not offend the One we say we love more than those films .

This is a book about changing the standards that we have come up with via our own deceitful heart, and forming standards that come from God's word. "The heart is deceitful above all things..... " (Jer. 17:9). It's so easy to love the world. You are thought of as a legalistic fundamentalist pietistic if you do not. Aren't we as Christians called to be different? Instead of loving ourselves and the things of the world we love Christ who bought us at a price. We will be different and look odd if we begin to evaluate movies and television with a standard that God has set forth for us in his Word. It is not easy to follow Christ. That he why He says we need to "take up our cross and follow Him." He also tells us that we will be persecuted if we choose to follow Him and if that means looking weird because we don't watch the same movies as everyone else then so be it. This book clearly and accurately helps us redefine a standard that comes straight from the Bible. It's time to reevaluate our hearts and our love for the media. Thank Mr. Wilson for standing up for truth and for helping us to think more clearly on this very important issue.
Malarad
The media is not a gray area as many Christians want to believe. There is a verse in 1 John which calls us to "not love the world". This book beckons us in a definite way to heed this call. There are in fact standards that need to be maintained. We are willing though, to compromise those standards and dig through the filth of most of the entertainment industry to find the one grain of truth. As the author, Wayne Wilson says, "Christian groups lavish praise on and even hand out awards to films that give any kind of approving nod to Christian beliefs, even if the film grossly violates any sense of decency in telling the story. That's how pitiful we have become. We are dogs begging crumbs of acceptance from the wrong table. I don't believe we need to be quite so desperate for the praise of the world that we forsake our Master's standards..." (pg 281)

Another reviewer wrote that the author wrote too much about Franky Schaeffer. There are two chapters where Pastor Wilson does write quite a bit about and against Schaeffer (son of Francis). This is because Shaeffer comes from the "anything goes if you can toss a 'redeeming' feature into the story somewhere" point of view(pg 250). Many Christians have this view. But what would Christ say? "Question: what do you think Jesus would say on the set of ___ ___ when the director tells the actors to disrobe? My guess is He would not say: 'It has a moral theme ladies, really.' I doubt He would compliment the director for his 'unblinking' portrayal of real life." (pg 224)

He also uses the movie the Titanic a lot as an example. This is because it was the most popular movie at the time that this book was written. He breaks it down and shows why a follower of Christ should not see this movie. Many Christians did and did not see anything wrong with it. There were movies that we used to watch that we thought were ok because we thought we could "handle" it. But we realized that our thinking was all wrong. We should not say, "that doesn't bother me" but "should this bother me?" Does it bother God?

You would think Mr. Wilson is just "cursing the darkness" and he is on one hand. But at the same time he is not against all movie watching. Neither is he just for poorly made "Christian" movies. He is all for good quality movies as long as they do not offend the One we say we love more than those films .

This is a book about changing the standards that we have come up with via our own deceitful heart, and forming standards that come from God's word. "The heart is deceitful above all things..... " (Jer. 17:9). It's so easy to love the world. You are thought of as a legalistic fundamentalist pietistic if you do not. Aren't we as Christians called to be different? Instead of loving ourselves and the things of the world we love Christ who bought us at a price. We will be different and look odd if we begin to evaluate movies and television with a standard that God has set forth for us in his Word. It is not easy to follow Christ. That he why He says we need to "take up our cross and follow Him." He also tells us that we will be persecuted if we choose to follow Him and if that means looking weird because we don't watch the same movies as everyone else then so be it. This book clearly and accurately helps us redefine a standard that comes straight from the Bible. It's time to reevaluate our hearts and our love for the media. Thank Mr. Wilson for standing up for truth and for helping us to think more clearly on this very important issue.