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Old 06-10-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Believe it or not, I am asking this seriously and I am a Christian.

If i were in a Christian Church stage play that re-enacted the story of Moses and I played Pharoah and there was a scene that my character prays to a statue of the sun-god Ra to deliver Egypt from the Biblical plague, am I sinning?

Of course, i don't believe in Ra, and i would be acting, not really praying, but Jesus said that to sin (such as commit adultry), you don't have to actually go through with the deed, but if you merely think of doing it, you have sinned.

What about the scene where the Israelites are worshipping the Golden Calf, would God see that part of the play as actual idol worship?

What aboutthe people who made the statue props for the play? Are they cursed for making graven images . I believe Deuteronomy cureses idol-makers as well.

I am really scared about this, believe me or not, what if the rapture occurs during the part of the play where the actors are pretending to worship the golden calf? Will God forsaken the actors for studying and re-enacting a pagan ritual?
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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God looks at one's heart.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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I wonder about actors in movies - yes, God sees their heart - but aren't they promoting behavior (adultery, murder, etc.) by imitation?

That's beside the obvious point that many fall into affairs with their costars...
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Believe it or not, I am asking this seriously and I am a Christian.

If i were in a Christian Church stage play that re-enacted the story of Moses and I played Pharoah and there was a scene that my character prays to a statue of the sun-god Ra to deliver Egypt from the Biblical plague, am I sinning?

Of course, i don't believe in Ra, and i would be acting, not really praying, but Jesus said that to sin (such as commit adultry), you don't have to actually go through with the deed, but if you merely think of doing it, you have sinned.

What about the scene where the Israelites are worshipping the Golden Calf, would God see that part of the play as actual idol worship?

What aboutthe people who made the statue props for the play? Are they cursed for making graven images . I believe Deuteronomy cureses idol-makers as well.

I am really scared about this, believe me or not, what if the rapture occurs during the part of the play where the actors are pretending to worship the golden calf? Will God forsaken the actors for studying and re-enacting a pagan ritual?

This is one problem that is widespread throughout churches, their doctrines offer little if any assurance to the point someone thinks they might be damned to an eternal hell for putting on a play.

Your salvation is secure, the message of Christ is GOOD NEWS.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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You go to Greece and there you can buy little idol of their mythologocal demon gods and Christians should never buy one and if a new coverts ends up with one your should correct him and trash the thing and rebuke in Jesus name all demon and fallen angels that are attacted to you for having anything like that..... In a play get Holy Spirit acknowlegment of this idol for your play and rebuke the authority of the devil until the plays are over then trash the idol in the garbage and get a witness in the church that the idol went to the trash.....In the New Covenant we are not under the law but through the Spirit of Christ we are free so take up the authority of Jesus blood and believers will be free indeed.....Jesus watered down the Sabbath Commandment because he was not under the law but under the Spirit of Christ but the authority must be used.........
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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God looks at one's heart.
God looks at Christ on the cross.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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A play is a play. I don't think it matters if it were for a 'christian' play or any other type. God knows your heart and the message you are portraying. In my opinion the fact that people wear crosses as a 'reminder' of Jesus' sacrifice is more idol worship that re-enacting part of the bible... I'm NOT judging anybody that does wear one, I'm saying that for 'me' it would feel inappropriate...
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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Somebody has to play Pharaoh.... is it wrong to read about the story in the Bible? I think that acting is just that... Acting.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:45 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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No it is not. A play is a depiction - an artistic rendering for pleasure and teaching. It is a creative endeavor,
As another poster wrote "God looks upon the heart" - I will add that "man looks upon the outer self" - the rest of that verse.
Are you saying that in the film "The Hiding Place" which depicted the ordeal of Corrie ten Boom and her sister as they rescued Jews from the Nazis and were subsequently arrested for their activities that in the movie the Swastika should not have been shown on actors portraying Nazis because it is a symbol of hate, death and destruction?
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