Don’t Miss List: Purity Movement Problems, #the15 and more

The first Don’t Miss List of 2015. 

The Stick and the Carrot: Exposing the Hidden False Gospel of the Purity Movement – from The Evangelical Outpost

Sometimes I gather links with the intention of reading them over later. In this case, I found it some time ago but forgot about it. I finally got a chance to read this and boy am I glad I did. It verbalized many of the nagging feelings I have had regarding the purity movement for some time. But I want to be clear. I believe God’s standard according to scripture is that sex only belongs within marriage and that pre-marital sex is a sin. But it is not an unforgiveable one. God offers sinners of all kinds his mercy and grace. The Purity Movement problem was that it added its own rules and attitudes to God’s and twisted it all up and managed to confuse and frustrate many Christians. That’s why I’m sharing this Evangelical Outpost article.

Who are #the15? – Pulpit and Pen

If you’ve seen #the15 hashtags flying around twitter you may be wondering what they’re all about. Pulpit and Pen has the answer. I hope before deciding whether you do or don’t support #the15 you’ll be open-minded enough to read how it came about and what the point it. I see there is also an update about one book Lifeway has pulled in response to the movement, but there are plenty more are serious concern.

No kingdom builders or co-redeemers required – Blogging Theologically

I had to give a hearty amen after reading this post.

How Movies Embraced Hinduism – The Guardian

Tim Challies shared this the other day. I think it is important to understand the religious philosophies behind movies so I wanted to pass it along.

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7 Responses to Don’t Miss List: Purity Movement Problems, #the15 and more

  1. Truth2Freedom says:

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  2. Floating on Tiptoes says:

    Thank you for this article. I have tried to share it on my page but am having problems with sharing posts. I have had to share it as a link. I hope it’s okay that that did not allow me to acknowledge that I found it on your page.

  3. Melissa says:

    Thanks for posting about the Purity Movement. I think that’s terrible about those analogies and also the promises of fireworks just because you wait. How ridiculous and rejecting of the gospel. So what is helpful reading in regard to bringing up an almost-13-year-old boy and his five younger siblings? I just started reading I Kissed Dating Goodbye because I started hearing about people going back to teaching children about courtship instead of dating. I will be on high alert to the things you mentioned but hope to gain something from it.

    • Julia says:

      hi Melissa,

      I don’t have any kids yet so I’m not sure I’m the best person to advise in this situation. I recommend a lot of prayer!!! The best advice I can give it about any book (including that one) is to read it carefully and compare it to scripture. Especially if it uses the Bible to make a particular point, make sure the verses are being used in context.

      As a single women, I can’t see anything in the Bible that indicates dating is wrong. But I do think dating in a Godly way looks different from the way the world dates.

      I hope that helps.

  4. Jen says:

    Good collection, Julia, thank you as always. That said, I think the last link is incorrect (but I’m heading over to Challies’ now to find it).

  5. Julia says:

    I fixed the link! Thanks so much for letting me know.

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