I'm just wondering why so many Christians are hooked to the Tube, taking in the things which this world has to offer. They who are against violence, alcohol, indicency, war, drugs, women lib, sexual deviations may not actually be involved in such sins, but will be defiled by it and be part of it by watching. When you are watching you are also agreeing with it, or you would have turned the TV off.
How many are watching TV programs which show a little bit of this sin and a bit of that sin, besides all such advertisements, and feed their souls with it?
Galatians 5:8 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
1 Cor 5:6,7 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1,2
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
"Abiding in Him" takes more than being saved, following denominational strings, church orders or doctrines of past men or saints, it takes denying of the "OLD" flesh; the carnal mind. It takes a personal steady walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
That ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God. Acts 14:15
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.
Below is an article from: Stealth Health, Reader's Digest Canada, which is better than preached from the pulpit, since I have NEVER heard any warnings against TV coming from Christian churches or organizations.
Luke 16:8b... for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
Are you tired of watching your evening go down the tube, as you sit spellbound infront of the television set? If you no longer want to spend your days hypnotized by cathode rays try these tips.
Only turn on the TV to watch a particular show.
In other words, don’t just turn it on and go surfing for something worthwhile. Hours are quickly wasted, switching from one show to the next, watching all and none at the same time. Then, when you sit down to watch a particular show, set a timer or an alarm clock in another room for the length of the show. When it beeps, you’ll have to get out of your chair to turn it off, a signal to also turn off the tube.
Throw out the remote control.
It’s amazing how much less television you’ll watch if you have to get up every time you want to change channels or adjust the volume. Plus, it eliminates all those hours you spend channel surfing.
Rearrange the furniture.
Design your family room so that the television becomes not the focal point of the room, but an afterthought that requires twisting around or rearranging the furniture to view.
Hide the television.
Put it behind an armoire, hang a blanket over it, or stick it inside a cabinet. Do whatever you can to ensure it fades into the background and can’t be seen for what it is—a dangerous time sucker.
Eat meals, especially dinner, with the television OFF.
Set a rule that you can’t watch TV if the sun is shining.
Instead, you have to go for a walk, ride a bike, or get some other kind of healthy physical activity for at least an hour before you can turn on the tube. This rule also works great for your kids or grandkids.
Make a TV-watching plan each week.
Sit down with the viewing guide and pick out the shows you want to watch that week. Watch only those shows, and when they’re over, turn the TV off.
Switch to games.
Relearn the fun of Scrabble, backgammon, or even chess with your family. Get out the playing cards and have a hearts or gin rummy battle. Play Ping-Pong, pool, or darts in the basement. Go outside and practice your golf swing with practice balls. All of these are more fun, healthy, and life-affirming than sitting in front of the television.
Say no to Jaws for the 15th time.
Often we can be strangely drawn into watching things we’ve seen many times before. There’s something comforting in the repetition. Well, resist it. Watching the same James Bond movie or Trading Spaces episode again and again is unhealthy for your body and your brain.
Change your TV-viewing chairs.
Make them somewhat hard and upright—chairs you don’t want to lounge in for hours. Move your most comfy chairs to the living room, and use them for listening to music and reading.
If you're trapped, the best thing you could do for yourself and your family is to "THROW IT OUT ALL TOGETHER".
http://achristiancounselor.com/clear.html KEEPING CLEAR OF THIS WORLD
In God's service,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman