Two more are being added to the ranks of the Wesleyan church. Tomorrow my parents are becoming members of New Hope Wesleyan Church. As part of the whole membership process the pastor asked them to read Connecting To Christ: Belonging (printed by Wesleyan Publishing House.) There was one section under leisure that stood out to my mom and raised questions:
“It will also involve witnessing against social evils but appropriate forms of influence the refusal to participate in social dancing, the refusal to patronize the motion picture theatre (cinema), together with other commercial ventures as they feature the cheap, the violent or the sensual and pornographic…” p.128-129
Are good Wesleyan’s expected to stay away from movies? If that is true, it would seem like the ‘powers that be’ are regulating holiness…Also puts a lot of pressure to live up to an outside standard. Not sure what the authors or churches intended. Anyone willing to make a comment or make this seem not so legalistic?