Philippians 48 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned , and received , and heard , and seen in me, do : and the God of peace shall be with you. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again ; wherein ye were also careful , but ye lacked opportunity . 1 John 2:15 KJVLove not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 2 Corinthians 4:4 KJVIn whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. I want to know how this issue affects us, to me this is one of the main issues, as we watch affects us and affects our daily life and our conversation,I personally had to give up my Star Trek collection which I would do again because I believe I was looking for truth it was a wakeup call, why am I constantly looking for love and affection and truth, when I say have the Bible which is thee truth and I cry out for my family and I have been praying for a breakthrough in the area of Television and Movies and Non Christian Music! The reason is what we watch bias! Is something that we listen to does it have an agenda? As Star Trek would be promoting a Socialist, Evolutionist Mindset or Friends would be promoting a Gay, Promiscuous Lifestyle just essentially because things are using things like special affects or humor and it does not harm me or does not have an affect on my christian life is just foolish to the extreme ?Questions, Do you know what Philosophy or Worldview the programs that you watch? Do you ever analyze what you watch even the News to see what Agenda it is trying to put across, it seems when it comes to Entertainment, we turn our brains of and even Sermons? With the Current Fades in Witchcraft and all other Philosophies in the harmless things that we watchCol 31 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead , and your life is hid with Christ in God.Romans 8:7 KJVBecause the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be .I know 90% of people do not watch Bad media who check out sermonindex, but do you analsye what you do watch? Have you noticed the Affect of things like Hollywood over the past years? In a age where you can chose what you listen to where sermons are redily downloadable do you cry out for your friend and family who are non christian and christian?Are you affected by what your friends watch? Even the aspect of say Dating is affected as most people go to the cinema with say there girlfriend or wife? I think at Work conversation is mostly on what people have watched such as things like X Factor or other TV programs, I have so wanted a revival at work, where the conversation changes to subject completly different and even with my christian family to christian subject rather than who has won x factor, it is something that i have been praying for years and so want a breakthrough? How does the issue of Media affect your personal relationship with the Lord? What media actually helps?Is this a situation that may affect your family if it does not affect you? I think it was Matt Redman I think in one of his sermons along time ago that according to christian standards that the highest Rating a christian should watch would be a PG according to Biblical Standards but even our cartoons come with Agendas?What do you watch and do you think it promotes?
If one has a desire to be entertained by the world and wicked men,where is the passion to see these come to repentance, and God be glorified in their salvation!The christian man ought not give any place(but the dungheap)to Hollywood nor its movies.Eph 5:11-13 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light: for whatever doth make manifest is light. Eph 5:6-10 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.Be ye not therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light; (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth;) Proving what is acceptable to the Lord. What follows are some Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards:Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God's glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad's of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.Resolved, never to do any manner of thing, whether in soul or body, less or more, but what tends to the glory of God; nor be, nor suffer it, if I can avoid it.Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.Resolved, to think much on all occasions of my own dying, and of the common circumstances which attend death.Resolved, when I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom, and of hell.Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God's help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ's sake.Philippians 4:8,9 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace will be with you. Go thou and do likewise!Now consider whether or not Hollywood fits in any of our seeing and doing likewise.Bless God.
A good read concerning the world system, how satan is the god of this world, and how to overcome the world is "Love Not the World" by Watchman Nee. http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/nee/lovenottheworld/contents.htm
I have a friend who is a pastor, and I know he loves the Lord... but on his church's website he has a "blog" and in it he has written several postings about different movies he has seen and attempts to draw spiritual parallels out of them.The sad thing is that with every one of them he says something to the effect of "I have to warn you before you run out and see this movie that the Lord's name is taken in vain several times" ... or "There is one brief sex scene in this movie".I'm thinking "What are you doing, dude!?"A Christian ought not to be watching these things, and especially promoting them to other Christians! I love this guy, he's been a friend of mine almost my whole life, but c'mon! Think about what you're saying and doing.
If one has a desire to be entertained by the world and wicked men
a two lesbian characters kissing
Good topic Deltadom. It bears considering. There is little in this world that is neutral. There are some good things to watch, and occasional entertainment by something pure is good. But I wonder what difference we would find in the number of hours of TV and movies watched and the content between those who name the name of Christ and those who do not. I think not much difference. It is a symptom of a problem in our love relationship with Him. If I am hard after God then it will show in all areas of my life. About a two years ago we had a burning at our place. People from our fellowship brought all sorts of things that had been bondage to them that they wanted to get rid of and thousands of dollars went up in smoke (Praise God) because these people were madly in love with Jesus and did not want them anymore. A fairly new Christian in our fellowship deleted 15,000 songs from his computer and ipod because God dealt with him. I think it is about $.99 to download a song from the internet. Almost $15,000 thrown away because of love for God and obedience as a result of that love.
Oh no, Ma'am, you are certainly not being a prude. [how did that word come to mean something unpleasant??]Kissing is embarrassing enough but to have lesbian characters kissing on my tv is much more than i can absorb. I only highlighted that scene to show the entire show itself was troubling [violence, subterfuge etc] but for me, it was the last straw. My desire is to get to a place in Him where my soul abhors even the appearance of evil.....
It is not only replacing Entertainment with something better! We have Televisions instead of Prayer , the center of our time is in the dark!House gather around the TV rather than Family Worship!