I don’t say this to condemn this couple. We all make mistakes. We’ve all watched things we shouldn’t. But the question I’ve been asking myself lately is this: How will people know we’re Christians if we watch the same things everyone else does?
Some will argue we need to watch so we can be relevant. We need to be able to talk to people on their level, and sometimes that means watching things we wouldn’t normally watch. I see why people use this argument. Relevancy is a big issue in the church—too many people are completely irrelevant to the world. But is this really the answer? I find it hard to believe that Jesus would need to watch an R rated film so he could better minister to people. The Bible says, Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. (Proverbs 4:23)
Here’s the bottom line. When people look at you, do they see something different? Do they look at your life and want what you have? 1 Peter 3:15 says, Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
But if there’s nothing in our lives that sets us apart, how will people know to ask us?