Is It Good?
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I wanted to know what your opinion is on the movie Frozen. Do you think it goes along with what the Bible says? Do you think it’s a good influence? Thanks!
Dear Th!nk Reader,
I think that the movie Frozen is very good. I think it goes against the Bible when it talks about marrying someone you just met that day. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch it though. You should understand that that’s not what we as Christians do. We may wish that could happen to us, but like in the movie, it usually isn’t the one you’re supposed to marry. One more thing I don’t like about the movie is the lyrics to the song ‘Let it Go’. Recently at my youth group, we have been talking about looking at what music you listen to and the lyrics. Is the music you listen to God honoring? I’m not saying it has to be Christian, but you shouldn’t be listening to songs that go against the Bible. Back to my point, in ‘Let it Go’, it talks about there being no right and no wrong and having no rules. When you think about it, that’s not what the Bible says. I’m not saying you shouldn’t listen to this song, I’m saying that you might want to consider what you’re singing about. Songs are very catchy and sometimes, you don’t even realize what you’re singing. It’s time for you to make a choice. I know that whatever you choose is fine with me. To wrap this up, I think Frozen is a great movie, but you might want to consider what you sing about and what you believe we should do.Hope this helps!
My parents say I’m aloud to use YouTube, but I know there can be some harmful things on it. Do you think I should use YouTube? What do you think?
Dear Th!nk Reader,
My parents do not let me go on YouTube by myself. I am fine with that because I know, like you that there is some really bad stuff that you can be exposed to without even trying. I would say that you should be careful when searching for things and try to only go on if you need to. I don’t think you should just “surf” the web when you don’t have a reason. That’s when you find harmful things that are not good for our hearts and minds. Proverbs 4:23 says to guard your hearts above all else, for everything you do flows from it. This means that we should be careful with what we watch, hear, and see. The world doesn’t have the same mindsets we do and even in something that seems good often there are sinful things that subtly creep in. It might be hard, but it’s what is safest and what God wants. I’m not saying you should never use YouTube, but it’s safest if you use it when you have a purpose that goes along with the Bible. If you do go on YouTube, you will most likely want an adult to be around. One time, my family and I were watching a video review for instructions on a toy (don’t know why). You know how at the beginning of most videos they show an advertisement? Well this time, the advertisement didn’t look like something my siblings and I should see, so my mom quickly closed the computer. I wasn’t actually some bad, but I could see how it looked like something harmful. I know that my mom really cares about me and what I watch so seeing this made me feel good. It’s time for you to make a choice. I know that whatever you choose is what you think is best for yourself. To wrap this up, I think going on YouTube is okay, but you should be careful and look up things that agree with what the Bible says. If you can, I think it’s best that you have an adult around.