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Offline Kevin397

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I asked one of my friends (a Christian), about seeing Deadpool in theaters, and he said it would not be very God-honoring. Question is, would it actually be sinful to go?  I really don't plan on going anymore, but at one point, I actually was.

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The movie is supposed to have "graphic nudity" and a LOT of profanity.

I don't know if seeing it would necessarily be sinful (but I would lean to yes), but my guess is it would really tempt you to sin.

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True.  People need to be careful what they expose themselves to.  There's nothing Godly about the movie.

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I just saw something in a recent post about Deadpool that upset me.  John Piper made an article a few days ago about why Christians should not see Deadpool.  Now someone has come out with an article saying why he is wrong.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/barrierbreaker/christian-website-gives-seven-reasons-christians-cant-watch-deadpool/

However, that's not what bothers me.  What bothers me is the first thing the writer says in the article. "Every once in a while I come across something that makes me especially glad I’m not a Christian anymore", along with people getting attacked in the comment section who try to speak out.  The same writer also made a disturbng article attacking Adam and Eve.  I pray for people like him.  I probably won't even comment on the article because I'll be harassed as well.

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I asked one of my friends (a Christian), about seeing Deadpool in theaters, and he said it would not be very God-honoring. Question is, would it actually be sinful to go? 
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1st Kings 22:1-29~"And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel. And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria. And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses. And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day. Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah. And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them. And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand. And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good. And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak. So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD? And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself. And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son; And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace. And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead."
Even if the voices asked were four hundred to one, it would be wise to follow only the word of God. Prophet 401 a.k.a Micaiah was hated by Ahab only because he told him not what he wanted hear!
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How does the post relate to Deadpool? I'm just asking out of curiosity. 

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I believe this is a Romans 14 issue.  It is a matter of conscience.  If someone feels the movie is sinful and they go, then it is sinful.  If someone feels that it is ok, then it is ok.

That being said, it is wise to not expose yourself to material (TV Shows, movies, music, books, websites, etc) that runs contrary to what the Bible calls righteous and holy.

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 ::eek::I had to walk out the first 30 minutes.  I did not know it was that bad.

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I asked one of my friends (a Christian), about seeing Deadpool in theaters, and he said it would not be very God-honoring. Question is, would it actually be sinful to go?  I really don't plan on going anymore, but at one point, I actually was.

From what I have heard, it sounds like it's pretty much un-watchable. These days I rarely go to the movies, they just aren't worth the effort.

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Seems a bit too violent for me.