Exhibit Good Christian Behavior

I’ve thought about this for over a week.

One afternoon there was a show on the cruise loosely based on the Newlywed Game. But instead of just newlyweds, any age couple could be used, chosen from the audience.
The Cruise Activities director did say that each couple must be willing to do anything to prove their love to the other.

That’s going to leave me out; I’m only willing to do anything that doesn’t violate my Christian principles.

The couples chosen included one married for a day, the next married for 11 years, and the last married for 58 years.
The men were taken off stage to a sound proof booth while the ladies were asked 10 questions.
The questions would not have been the problem. Linda and I played along from our seats and answered honestly and decently.
The problem was at the very end when the director reminded everyone that she said we had to be willing to do anything to prove our love to our spouse.

That is when each man came out dressed like a Chippendale male stripper – shirtless, with a bow tie choker, and wearing some sort of skimpy shorts.
I would have had to draw the line there and would have refused to strip down and put on such an outfit. I would have gladly put it over my shorts and shirt but that would have been the extent of it.

Perhaps that seems a bit extreme to you but the word of God says don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Rom 12:2
To me, copying the behavior of male strippers is pretty worldly.

Another word from God says be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. 1 Peter 2:12

I recall a story about a young woman that beat out 10,000 other models to win an exclusive Victoria Secret modeling career. But after 2 years of wearing skimpy bathing suits and lingerie, she quit because she became convicted of how it all conflicted with her Christian values.

Good for her!

2 thoughts on “Exhibit Good Christian Behavior

  1. Several years ago, our church put on a program where several members of the congregation imitated secular acts – Garth Brooks, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper, Madonna etc. The point was to draw in the lost with the “entertainment”. The pastor came in afterward and delivered a powerful salvation message, looking at the lives of Elvis, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain – who all turned their back on God, where are they now, heaven or hell? After the 3 day show, we did not have enough people to disciple all those who came forward – so much success we repeated the show 2 more times in the following months. Each time we repeated the show, the performers were allowed to take their acts just a little closer to the edge. Shortly after the third set of shows, our Pastor fell to sin born out of a relationship formed in one of this shows, as did his son, the church crumbled to just a mere shadow of it’s former self and today, almost 10 years later, the church is still dealing with the impact of our actions. We imitated the customs and actions of the world, and a lot of folks were lost & or are still struggling…


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