I think it has been well established that 50 Shades of Grey is not a portrayal of true love, but rather a portrayal of a perverted man who takes advantage of a young girl and abuses her. So I am not going to talk about all the horrible things that are done in this book series or the movie. Many other bloggers have done that well.
Instead, let's look at 50 Shades of Biblical Love. If you have seen the movie or read the books, compare the counterfeit love of Christian Grey with the Biblical picture of genuine love. How does it measure up?
Love is patient
love does not envy
love is not arrogant
Love does not insist on its own way;
Love is not irritable
love is not resentful
love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV)
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,...In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. (Ephesians 5:25, 28 ESV)
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (Romans 13:10 ESV)
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Proverbs 10:12 ESV)
Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV)
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:2 ESV)
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 ESV)
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. (Colossians 3:19 ESV)
Did you make the comparison? How does Christian Grey measure up (assuming you have either read the books, seen the movie or read other bloggers or articles on his behavior).
Let's face it. What 50 Shades of Grey portrays is domestic abuse. It is not remotely close to love.
Ladies, don't ever let a guy or your husband if you are married treat you like that.
Guys, please treat women with true love and reject this perverted counterfeit.
This movie is entirely worthy of the cutting room floor....all of it needs to be chopped. The books are worthy of being fuel for a bonfire. Get the marshmallows! Let's have a roast!