Wordly Tv/Movie Watching: The Devil’s Control Over Many Christians




The devil has control over many Christians because they have justified their TV/Movie watching. Some say that it is a means of relaxation, others say there is no harm in it, and so they allow themselves and their family to be “amused” by the devil’s “entertainment.” Notice these verses:

Psalms 101:3 – 4 “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.”

Christians, nowadays, are setting several wicked things before their eyes! They have scantily clad ladies and naked topped men on their favorite show! They allow their children to watch programs with filthy language, homosexuality and promiscuous sex, not to mention violence, drug addiction, drunkenness, the glory of man and blasphemy of the Lord Jesus Christ!! David said “I will not know a wicked person.” Many Christians have personal relationships with them through TV and movies!

“Movies promote small time love, love that seems to be real but is really just infatuation or lust. Sex scenes have been introduced to the cinema, and that should make us scream in such protest as to shame Hollywood. We should be not only ashamed and annoyed at its insertion, but we should be offended at the audacity of anyone who participated in such a scene.” (Janessa Troyer and Anne Key February 10, 1998: Movie influences are not being used for the good of the people http://drwho.tbcc.cc.or.us/~akey/movies2.htm)

James 1:14 – 16 “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth DEATH. Do not err, my beloved brethren.”

Your Christianity doesn’t spread to that TV set or movie screen! You can watch it every hour of the day and you will not make those TV actors and actresses any more holy. But they WILL certainly defile you and corrupt your desires, inflame your lusts, and desensitize and sear your consciences. The common deceptive practice (in disobedience to Romans 13:14) of “only watching good things on worldly television” does not work. First, there are no really good things on worldly TV. Second, you usually have to watch it before you find out you shouldn’t have watched it. Third, the Christian that begins to partake of worldly TV “only a little” is soon so doped up by the thrill of sensuality and “adventure” that he or she rapidly loses the ability to discern what is good or bad. Christians! Separate from TV and worldly movies before your daughters and sons lose their innocence and you lose your spouse, or before God gets angrier than He already is at your idolatry and flirtation with the world:

Hebrews 10:30 “For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.”

James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

1John 2:16 – 17 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

. . . .Christians will be JUDGED at the judgment seat of Christ for their sins (2Corinthians 5:10)! It is NOW time to repent of the evils of watching TV and movies, before it is TOO LATE!

(Lewis Palmer Jr.)



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