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    Should Christians watch R rated moves or MA rated TV? How much TV should we watch? What should Christians look at on our computers, smart phones, and TVs?

    My Testimony Regarding Watching TV

    As a young married couple we owned a small TV set. This was a quarter century ago. Although the content on TV was nowhere near as graphic and explicit as it is now, as a young man I still found that the pervasive sexy images which filled television had a bad effect on my thought life. So I asked my wonderful wife if it would be ok with her if we threw our TV away. She graciously agreed to this. I was young and enthusiastic. I didn’t want our TV to cause anyone else to stumble. So I opened up the back, cut a key wire, and then threw our TV in the garbage can. We have not owned a television since that day.

    Honestly, throwing away our TV was one of the better decisions I have made in life. It was around that same time that the Lord called us to go overseas to share the gospel among unreached people groups. We never regretted not having a TV. Joy never “missed” not having TV. We did carefully choose and watch children’s videos with her on our computer. Not having TV was good for her and good for us.

    TV eventually crept back into my life. It was probably about fifteen years after we threw away our TV set. We began to rent TV shows on something called VCDs (an old version of DVDs which were popular for a time in Indonesia). We never watched anything R rated. But we started to watch more often, and to be honest, the content was not spiritually healthy. Then we moved back to the US in 2010 and discovered that our internet now had enough bandwidth to watch TV shows on our computers. We chose what we watched and stayed away from MA content. I was probably watching 10 to 12 hours of TV content a week. I knew in my heart that watching TV was not helping me spiritually.

    Several times I tried to “cut back”. But it didn’t stick. About 6 weeks ago, I decided to “go cold turkey”. I’m glad I did! Since then I have felt more spiritual energy, and have seen the Lord open some doors for new ministry opportunities. I pray that I will not backslide!

    I am not committed to never watching any TV or movies in any setting. If I’m visiting with someone, I feel free to watch some TV with them if they have it on. Also, I still occasionally rent movies on DVD to watch with Hope. But honestly, I am thankful that God led me to stop watching TV again.


    Do I Think All Christians Should Stop Watching All, or Almost All, TV?

    No, not necessarily. I think that each believer should seek God’s will based on Biblical principles, honest evaluation of how TV effects their thought life, and their home situation. While this is an area where different families may make different decisions, my feeling is that most Christians would experience significant spiritual blessing if they watched less TV.

    Here are some reasons to consider watching less TV:

    1. What you watch DOES influence how you think and what you feel and desire. Why do you think advertisers spend billions of dollar on advertising?

    2. TV is full of bad examples. I liked police shows and actions shows and superhero shows. But one thing I noticed is that even the good guys were not good examples. Sure, they were brave and generally good at outshooting and or out-kickboxing the bad guys. But in their private lives they were not examples that I would want Joy to follow. They drank alcohol, often to the point of being drunk, to celebrate victories and to deal with frustrations. They slept around. In real life those actions bring painful consequences.

    3. Then there is the sexual content. TV is full of immodestly dressed women (and men, too). Even in “PG” rated material, actresses are often shown to be naked, or partly naked, from behind. These actresses are paid to take off their clothes in these scenes, and indirectly we support this by watching the advertisements during these shows. It is an indirect form of prostitution. That may sound harsh, but it is true. And seeing this content causes many people to lust, which is a form of adultery (see Matthew 5:28). In addition, TV promotes many types of sexual immorality.

    4. TV massively promotes materialism and greed, which is one of the major idols in American culture.

    5. Most TV shows are godless. I don’t mean merely that the content is evil (although, sometimes, it is), I mean that they almost totally leave God out of everything. A serious Christian character is extremely rare. If Christians are shown at all, they are often put in a bad light. Even thinking about God during dangerous situations, when most people do think about God and pray, is rare on TV. God is rarely mentioned in the news or in sports or anywhere. Godless. TV trains us to think about the world and life in godless ways.

    6. TV’s graphic images tend to capture our imaginations and draw our thoughts away from God.

    7. Even the news is problematic. Watching the news causes us to focus too much on politics and world events. We usually can do very little to change those things. TV distracts us from serving our neighbors and serving in our local churches and other ministries where our small efforts can actually make a big difference in people’s lives.

    This list is not complete. I’m sure you could think of some more bad things about TV. Is there anything good about TV? Sure, a tiny bit here and there. But would you go to a restaurant where most of the time they served you rotten food and often had bugs and dog poop mixed into your meal just because every now and then you found a bite of something that was actually good and healthy on your plate?

    Practical Suggestions

    I want to close with some practical suggestions.

    If you decide to cut back on TV or even go cold turkey, think about positive things you can do in place of TV. Many people watch TV when they are tired. It’s legitimate to have some rest time. Choose something good for your spirit that is relaxing for you and invest in it. Buy some of your favorite style of Christian music or order some good Christian books to read. I am not suggesting that you should try to replace TV with more work when you are already exhausted. Find ways to rest in God and rest with God, but never rest from God. While we shouldn’t usually try to replace watching TV with more work, for some reason that I can’t clearly explain, I have felt like I have more energy since I stopped watching TV again.

    For me, going “cold turkey” worked. But the Lord might work in you differently. Here are a list of specific actions the Spirit might lead you to take after reading this (I stopped and prayed for you, if no one actually takes any of these actions then this blog post is pretty much a waste of my time and yours):

    1. Somebody who is reading this is watching pornography on your TV and/or computer. With God’s help and grace, stop! You might be able to stop on your own with God’s help. If you try to stop and can’t, get help from other Christians. Do whatever it takes to stop. Act like your spiritual and emotional health depend on it, because they do.

    2. Some of you need to stop watching MA and R rated content. With very rare exceptions (The Passion of the Christ and Hacksaw Ridge, for example) MA and R rated material is damaging to your soul and mind. Often, it is a “mild” (by the world’s standards) form of pornography.

    3. Perhaps you need to reduce how many hours you watch TV.

    4. The Holy Spirit is likely going to cause some of you to think of a specific show you should stop watching. Listen to and obey the Spirit’s guidance.

    5. Perhaps a few of you will be called to go “cold turkey”, like me. Be encouraged! Getting rid of TV is a lot easier than plucking out your eye!

    NIV Mark 9:47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,

  • #2
    You missed out on a sexual imagery problem and adultery (2 Sa 12:10). She’s got herself a keeper (Pr 20:6).
    "Being a square keeps you from going around in circles." ~ J. Vernon McGee
    Ro 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9, 10:13

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mark Corbett View Post
      Should Christians watch . . .
      Some very good points in your OP. Much appreciated.

      By the way Mark, welcome to CARM.

      I agree that a large percentage of what Hollywood and the other
      Entertainment organizations produce is pure immoral garbage
      that is harmful to any human being and that Christians have
      a moral obligation to the Lord NOT to watch that trash.

      All it does is "drag you down" and make you weaker.

      I have even "cut back" on such as "Rambo action" type
      movies. I don't watch them much anymore because I
      do not want to celebrate killing even when it is totally
      justified.

      I'm not a pacifist by any means --- and I DO believe in WAR
      if it meets the rules of "just war doctrine" but that does not mean
      that I want to relish and celebrate the justified killing of the
      "bad guys" --- which is what all the "Rambo type" movies do . . .

      . . . first they open the movie and show you all the evil
      stuff the bad guys are doing to innocent people . . .

      . . . then they allow you to "build up" a desire to see then
      "gutted alive" or worse . . .

      . . . so that by the end of the movie, the audience is relishing
      and looking forward to seeing the "bad guys" meet the "very
      worst most terrible torturous death imaginable."

      I have been in "Rambo action type" movies when the entire
      audience cheered and clapped when the "bad guys" were
      burned alive or literally "cut to pieces" or chopped up with
      axes etc . . . or whatever . . .

      Not good.

      That is not good.

      There is no Bible verse that teaches we Christians ought to
      take delight in such as that. (in fact, just the opposite).


      Any killing that has to be done to uphold justice in the world
      ought to make us sad not glad that it had to be done.



      ____________________


      Today's Article
      HUMAN SUFFERING
      Last edited by JAG; 10-16-17, 05:28 PM.
      "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God" (Eph. 2:8)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mark Corbett View Post
        `
        Here are a list of specific actions the Spirit might lead you to take after reading this
        (I stopped and prayed for you, if no one actually takes any of these actions then
        this blog post is pretty much a waste of my time and yours)


        `
        Your Opening Post might stay on the web as long a human time endures. Only God
        knows about that. Your Opening Post could be copied and pasted and used on
        another website or put on a web page of its very own to stay there, for google
        searchers to find, until the end of time. Anything put on the web is always subject
        to permanently remaining on the web.

        ________


        Today's Article
        HUMAN SUFFERING

        "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God" (Eph. 2:8)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JAG View Post

          I have even "cut back" on such as "Rambo action" type
          movies. I don't watch them much anymore because I
          do not want to celebrate killing even when it is totally
          justified.

          HUMAN SUFFERING
          I think you have some good points. Those types of movies tend to glorify personal vengeance instead of trusting the Lord for justice. The heroes very often do many things which I would not want my daughter or nephew and nieces to imitate.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mark Corbett View Post

            I think you have some good points. Those types of movies tend to glorify
            personal vengeance instead of trusting the Lord for justice. The heroes
            very often do many things which I would not want my daughter or nephew
            and nieces to imitate.
            Yah. And Old Rambo can "gut them out" or "chop them up" with
            flair and gusto. One of the last Rambo's movies I watched had a
            scene where they had been killing "bad guys" steady for several
            minutes of film-time and then there was a lull in the killing and
            as everybody was sorta calming down . . .

            . . . another "bad guy" . . .
            suddenly appeared out of nowhere and then Old Rambo and
            all his crew turned their guns on him and put hundreds of
            rounds in him and Rambo says to him as he sags down,
            "Rest in pieces"

            "Rest in pieces."

            And the audience laughed hilariously.

            I thought that was funny. I'm not totally against
            having a little "military fun" now and then --- but
            I no longer allow myself a steady diet of that kind
            of stuff.


            "Fry and die"

            "Fry and die" was a scene in The Expendables (Rambo again)
            where Rambo's plane was loaded down with extra gasoline which
            they dumped on a whole dock full of "bad guys" who were then
            mostly burned alive.

            I thought "fry and die" had a certain flair to it.

            ______


            Today's Article
            HUMAN SUFFERING





            "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God" (Eph. 2:8)

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            • #7
              If I had my way, the TV would hardly come on except to watch the news about twice a week, and to catch the weather forecast. I enjoy music from our cable company, and some Home and Garden programs, etc. But I spend hours on the computer, so that may be just as bad in a distracting way. Facebook.

              I do enjoy travel programs, home improvement programs, antiquing shows, etc. There is usually an hour or two a day that is worthwhile, but it can turn into sitting and staring all day if you are not discerning. There is good programming on Nova, Nature and PBS that I really love, it is not all bad. But it is all distracting from doing things around the house or for others.

              I love my husband, but he wants the thing on from the moment he gets home until he goes to bed. He watches things I can't stand. American Idol, So you think you can dance, the Voice, etc He also likes race cars, rebuilding old cars etc, on TV, on and on. Its just too much noise for me and I get stressed. I sit outside a lot, or go into the back room where I can't hear the TV or put in earplugs and listen to podcasts etc while reading in the same room where he is watching TV. We have hundreds of channels and he can spend half an hour just cruising around looking for a show to watch. He is hard of hearing too and turns it up very loud.

              I love to go camping in our travel trailer so I can be out in nature. We just got home from a 3 day trip, and he had the TV in the trailer on the entire time we were inside it, even though we could only pick up a few channels and it was very static. His vision is poor and he can't read anymore, which he used to do a lot of. We did spend a lot of time sitting outside by the lake looking at the mountains which was wonderful. But when inside, there goes the noise machine. It is either TV or radio, he can't seem to stand quiet.

              Sorry to complain so much. But this OP touched a nerve and I usually keep this to myself.

              PS: For many years, I refuse to watch a movie with a rating of R or MA. I only watch PG or PG-13, otherwise its got bad language, and bad behavior that I don't need for entertainment. There are still some good movies but they are few and far between.
              Last edited by cynthia; 10-17-17, 12:23 AM.
              Cynthia...2 Witnesses knew the events of Damascus Road. Ananias & Judas, Acts 9. Reject Paul? U must reject Luke, Peter 2Pet3:15-18 and Mark, Peter's student. James/John are complicit as well as Matthew.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cynthia View Post
                If I had my way, the TV would hardly come on . . .
                I love my husband, . . .
                I love to go camping in our travel trailer so I can be out in nature. . .
                Sorry to complain so much. But this OP touched a nerve and I usually keep this to myself.
                .
                Cynthia, thanks for sharing. Your post brings up another issue with TV (and other media) which I often don't emphasize. It can really degrade the quality of our relationships with other people. Sure, watching TV with someone is a lot better than watching by ourselves, but it is not nearly as valuable as sitting and sharing while looking at the mountains.

                My prayer for you: Lord, please bless Cynthia and her husband. Continue to bless their marriage, their love for each other, and their love for you. Please set him free from spending too much time watching TV. If she hasn't already, help her to find a respectful, yet clear, way to share these feelings with him, and help him to hear her and most of all to hear from you. Please help him Lord with his poor hearing and vision. Fill their lives and their home with you love. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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                • #9
                  The same principle can be applied to books. Even some of the best authors have written in sex scenes to appease the publisher...actually I guess to appease the public. No more of the old movie with the couple laying on the beach with waves gently going to the shore and the movie ended there. Even the best authors have thrown in a few "cuss" words and some of those words they used God's name, We are slowly becoming a nation of compromising sheep in all the wrong areas of our lives.
                  Romans 1:17, For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:"The righteous will live by faith.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mark Corbett View Post
                    Should Christians watch R rated moves or MA rated TV? How much TV should we watch? What should Christians look at on our computers, smart phones, and TVs?

                    My Testimony Regarding Watching TV

                    As a young married couple we owned a small TV set. This was a quarter century ago. Although the content on TV was nowhere near as graphic and explicit as it is now, as a young man I still found that the pervasive sexy images which filled television had a bad effect on my thought life. So I asked my wonderful wife if it would be ok with her if we threw our TV away. She graciously agreed to this. I was young and enthusiastic. I didn’t want our TV to cause anyone else to stumble. So I opened up the back, cut a key wire, and then threw our TV in the garbage can. We have not owned a television since that day.

                    Honestly, throwing away our TV was one of the better decisions I have made in life. It was around that same time that the Lord called us to go overseas to share the gospel among unreached people groups. We never regretted not having a TV. Joy never “missed” not having TV. We did carefully choose and watch children’s videos with her on our computer. Not having TV was good for her and good for us.

                    TV eventually crept back into my life. It was probably about fifteen years after we threw away our TV set. We began to rent TV shows on something called VCDs (an old version of DVDs which were popular for a time in Indonesia). We never watched anything R rated. But we started to watch more often, and to be honest, the content was not spiritually healthy. Then we moved back to the US in 2010 and discovered that our internet now had enough bandwidth to watch TV shows on our computers. We chose what we watched and stayed away from MA content. I was probably watching 10 to 12 hours of TV content a week. I knew in my heart that watching TV was not helping me spiritually.

                    Several times I tried to “cut back”. But it didn’t stick. About 6 weeks ago, I decided to “go cold turkey”. I’m glad I did! Since then I have felt more spiritual energy, and have seen the Lord open some doors for new ministry opportunities. I pray that I will not backslide!

                    I am not committed to never watching any TV or movies in any setting. If I’m visiting with someone, I feel free to watch some TV with them if they have it on. Also, I still occasionally rent movies on DVD to watch with Hope. But honestly, I am thankful that God led me to stop watching TV again.


                    Do I Think All Christians Should Stop Watching All, or Almost All, TV?

                    No, not necessarily. I think that each believer should seek God’s will based on Biblical principles, honest evaluation of how TV effects their thought life, and their home situation. While this is an area where different families may make different decisions, my feeling is that most Christians would experience significant spiritual blessing if they watched less TV.

                    Here are some reasons to consider watching less TV:

                    1. What you watch DOES influence how you think and what you feel and desire. Why do you think advertisers spend billions of dollar on advertising?

                    2. TV is full of bad examples. I liked police shows and actions shows and superhero shows. But one thing I noticed is that even the good guys were not good examples. Sure, they were brave and generally good at outshooting and or out-kickboxing the bad guys. But in their private lives they were not examples that I would want Joy to follow. They drank alcohol, often to the point of being drunk, to celebrate victories and to deal with frustrations. They slept around. In real life those actions bring painful consequences.

                    3. Then there is the sexual content. TV is full of immodestly dressed women (and men, too). Even in “PG” rated material, actresses are often shown to be naked, or partly naked, from behind. These actresses are paid to take off their clothes in these scenes, and indirectly we support this by watching the advertisements during these shows. It is an indirect form of prostitution. That may sound harsh, but it is true. And seeing this content causes many people to lust, which is a form of adultery (see Matthew 5:28). In addition, TV promotes many types of sexual immorality.

                    4. TV massively promotes materialism and greed, which is one of the major idols in American culture.

                    5. Most TV shows are godless. I don’t mean merely that the content is evil (although, sometimes, it is), I mean that they almost totally leave God out of everything. A serious Christian character is extremely rare. If Christians are shown at all, they are often put in a bad light. Even thinking about God during dangerous situations, when most people do think about God and pray, is rare on TV. God is rarely mentioned in the news or in sports or anywhere. Godless. TV trains us to think about the world and life in godless ways.

                    6. TV’s graphic images tend to capture our imaginations and draw our thoughts away from God.

                    7. Even the news is problematic. Watching the news causes us to focus too much on politics and world events. We usually can do very little to change those things. TV distracts us from serving our neighbors and serving in our local churches and other ministries where our small efforts can actually make a big difference in people’s lives.

                    This list is not complete. I’m sure you could think of some more bad things about TV. Is there anything good about TV? Sure, a tiny bit here and there. But would you go to a restaurant where most of the time they served you rotten food and often had bugs and dog poop mixed into your meal just because every now and then you found a bite of something that was actually good and healthy on your plate?

                    Practical Suggestions

                    I want to close with some practical suggestions.

                    If you decide to cut back on TV or even go cold turkey, think about positive things you can do in place of TV. Many people watch TV when they are tired. It’s legitimate to have some rest time. Choose something good for your spirit that is relaxing for you and invest in it. Buy some of your favorite style of Christian music or order some good Christian books to read. I am not suggesting that you should try to replace TV with more work when you are already exhausted. Find ways to rest in God and rest with God, but never rest from God. While we shouldn’t usually try to replace watching TV with more work, for some reason that I can’t clearly explain, I have felt like I have more energy since I stopped watching TV again.

                    For me, going “cold turkey” worked. But the Lord might work in you differently. Here are a list of specific actions the Spirit might lead you to take after reading this (I stopped and prayed for you, if no one actually takes any of these actions then this blog post is pretty much a waste of my time and yours):

                    1. Somebody who is reading this is watching pornography on your TV and/or computer. With God’s help and grace, stop! You might be able to stop on your own with God’s help. If you try to stop and can’t, get help from other Christians. Do whatever it takes to stop. Act like your spiritual and emotional health depend on it, because they do.

                    2. Some of you need to stop watching MA and R rated content. With very rare exceptions (The Passion of the Christ and Hacksaw Ridge, for example) MA and R rated material is damaging to your soul and mind. Often, it is a “mild” (by the world’s standards) form of pornography.

                    3. Perhaps you need to reduce how many hours you watch TV.

                    4. The Holy Spirit is likely going to cause some of you to think of a specific show you should stop watching. Listen to and obey the Spirit’s guidance.

                    5. Perhaps a few of you will be called to go “cold turkey”, like me. Be encouraged! Getting rid of TV is a lot easier than plucking out your eye!

                    NIV Mark 9:47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
                    We literally had no TV for about ten years. The effects on our children were amazing. For us, at that time, it was the right choice.

                    We didn't choose to have no TV because we're morally opposed to TV, but for other reasons, not the least of which was that cable TV was not available where we were and I was too cheap to pay for satellite.

                    That having been said, we've always taught our children to evaluate media choices by asking themselves a series of four questions:

                    1. Does it pass the Philippians 4 test?

                    Is it true? Is it honorable? Is it just? Is it pure? Is it lovely? Is it commendable? Is there any excellence? Is there anything worthy of praise?


                    2. Does it pass the Galatians 5 test?

                    Does it exhibit, glorify, or incite the works of the flesh, which are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, either in thought or in deed?

                    Or does it exhibit, glorify, or encourage the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control?


                    3. Does it pass the 1 Corinthians 8 test?

                    Even if it's something God grants us the liberty to enjoy or engage in, would our doing it cause a weaker brother or sister in Christ to sin or to stumble in their walk with Christ?


                    4. Is it an idol to you?

                    If it's something that failed the three tests above, would you give it up? If so, then what would your attitude be about giving it up? Would you be glad to give it up, knowing it doesn't glorify God, isn't conducive to growth in Christ, and could cause a weaker brother or sister in Christ to sin or stumble in their walk with Christ?

                    Or would you give it up grudgingly or not give it up at all? If so, then it's an idol.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mike McK View Post

                      We literally had no TV for about ten years. The effects on our children were amazing. .
                      I like your "four tests" in your comment above! Also, I agree that children benefit by having no TV in the home. It was a blessing for our daughter! I've known other families that did not have TV. It always seems to be a blessing for the whole household.

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                      • #12
                        Oh come on guys, there are about 4 shows that are still ok and that is including news and the news that is news and opinion. I would go to the rabbit ears instead of the paid TV except you have to take a little bit of junk with it and pay for it. Even the weather news is ok except they seems to think the women have to wear clothing so tight it wrinkles up so tight in odd places so I listen to it rather than watching it. But it also has a few good shows on it.The majority of news is a contest of who can make up more lies or at least twist the truth. Since I don't get out much I want to know what is happening in our world so I will keep TV for that reason. I am from tornado country in Texas and I want to know when to go to a cellar or duck under the staircase
                        .
                        There are some great courses on TV from painting, how to find history or a certain part of history, cooking classes, etc....I agree that parents need to block out the majority of the stations for kids from first grade to seniors. But so do you have to limit the books they read to the terrible music they hear so radio would have to go too.

                        IMO, ordering fewer TV stations and blocking out the not acceptable. The real problem after that is stop giving your children so many things, teach them better manners and responsibility. The lack of time parents spent with their children started years ago and these other things followed. Parents have done things in front of kids and they have been little tape recorders or mimics. Parents planted and then fertilized the crop and we have a crop of tares in our field now.

                        Romans 1:17, For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:"The righteous will live by faith.

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                        • #13
                          Hi Mark 😃 Love your post!! Wow!

                          I came to this section to post a new thread about this subject, when your thread caught my attention, so I hope what I share will edify you even more.

                          Television, Movies, Commercials, along with all other aspects of Media "Entertainment" have been and are the primary tools of the Occult to promote the doctrines of Balaam and the Nicolaitans. Rev 1-3 to deceive the Nations. Acts 15:19-29. Rev 18:23. 2Corinthians 6:14-18.

                          After an in-depth analysis of Television "programming"; It has become evident that all have used carved, molten, hewn, etc., images of idols, from Baal to Buddha, along with multitudes of others; And with further analysis of the acted "scripts" contrasted with correct Bible doctrines, using the Authorized King James Bible, the agenda becomes clear, as the intent is to promote all things antichrist; from witchcraft/magic/Psychology/necromancy/seance/ and so much more to deceive the hearts of the simple from believing the Bible, damaging faith, etc., and causing them to believe the lies of the Occult. The focus being the "blending of religions"; again, which is truly end times deception.

                          In most cases throughout the decades, these acts have been subtle, but in recent years, all has been "stepped up" by "Mystery Babylon's merchants" per the Occult agenda. Rev 18:23

                          It's getting progressively worse.

                          Soon, I hope to make a posting of the data here to aid You and other Believers with the facts.

                          Television is definitely not good for Christians to watch; most especially children.

                          Thank you for encouraging me.
                          Last edited by Jaeger; 10-23-17, 11:17 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mark Corbett View Post

                            Cynthia, thanks for sharing. Your post brings up another issue with TV (and other media) which I often don't emphasize. It can really degrade the quality of our relationships with other people. Sure, watching TV with someone is a lot better than watching by ourselves, but it is not nearly as valuable as sitting and sharing while looking at the mountains.

                            My prayer for you: Lord, please bless Cynthia and her husband. Continue to bless their marriage, their love for each other, and their love for you. Please set him free from spending too much time watching TV. If she hasn't already, help her to find a respectful, yet clear, way to share these feelings with him, and help him to hear her and most of all to hear from you. Please help him Lord with his poor hearing and vision. Fill their lives and their home with you love. In Jesus Name, Amen.
                            So kind of you to pray for me and my husband.

                            God Bless you and yours.
                            Cynthia...2 Witnesses knew the events of Damascus Road. Ananias & Judas, Acts 9. Reject Paul? U must reject Luke, Peter 2Pet3:15-18 and Mark, Peter's student. James/John are complicit as well as Matthew.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cynthia View Post

                              So kind of you to pray for me and my husband.

                              God Bless you and yours.
                              Here’s the thing. You and your family has an iPhone, iPad, kindle that is a replacement for your tv so it’s really up to you but no a Christian should not watch tv. The more you watch the less Christ like you become. My opinion.

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