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TV Programmes/Series/Films etc


Attempting to watch some TV recently, I’ve been looking for some light entertainment, something that won’t offend me, and something that won’t just have zombie/monster etc be killed one after the other after the other, such as Walking Dead etc, so I’ve looked for something with a little suspense in it.


I usually find it follows the same course – scantily clad women, gossip, sex scenes, and the like. When there is a crisis in a small town, the people no longer turn to the local Pastor, but instead turn to the psychologist.


When the Pastor does make an appearance, it involved (in the TV series I was attempting to watch) him asking some creepy questions to a woman, as if trying to talk her out of getting married (as if in a way playing the role of Lucifer in the garden of Eden, by trying to be subtle and deceive into sin). It’s as if the implied message being, the Pastor shouldn’t be trusted.

 
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. (2 Corinthians 6:17)


I think it’s fair to say that most people would know better than to hang out with a particular crowd – eg a crowd where people sleep around a lot, are careless, curse and swear, commit adultery, gossip, plot against each other, even kill and the like, but what difference is it when it’s on the TV? Sure – we’re not living WITH them, and watching such a TV show is not illegal in terms of most countries laws – but we're still living THROUGH them by watching it.


Fire and Forget


There’s a line of thought, and psychology shows, that the closer a soldier is to the person being killed, that the higher the impact is on their psychological health, and this is where the idea of ‘Fire and Forget’ comes from. For instance, if you are close enough to look someone in the eye when you kill them (another soldier in the firing line of your machine gun) then it has a HIGHER impact on your psychological health because you are UP and CLOSE than if you are some 40 or more kilometres away in an aeroplane, pressing a button to shoot a missile. But make no mistake – in both scenarios you are still killing someone, it is just that it might be easier to ‘fool’ the brain into thinking you haven’t – but that will still catch up with you eventually.


And so it is with TV shows, don’t think the sex, the violence, the gossip, the slander, the murder WON’T have an affect on you, because we are as humans, creatures who can be influenced, and when you are around something for long enough – you will take on board influences of that something.


How else do you think people spend hours gossiping about ‘reality’ TV shows? They are being influenced to do UNHEALTHY things because of their passive smoking if you will of being dulled to the influence of the TV shows that they watch, sadly.


Reality Shows


And as it is with ‘reality shows’ too – it’s a bunch of people being impudent, gossiping about each other, carnal, minding everyones business but their own, and in turn those who watch this take the gossip to each other at work, over coffee, with friends etc. Gossip IS evil, it’s killing someone’s reputation by the use of ones tongue. No one wants to be gossiped about, everyone makes mistakes, yet why be encouraged to or take part in gossiping about others?


Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 18:8 - The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.


The same is true of pornography, we’re engaging in some disgusting acts by watching it – we are taking part even although we can try to deceive ourselves by thinking we are not as it’s ‘further away’ from us. Don’t think it’s not the same as the rest – people can become hooked on perversions much the same as they can become hooked on other things.

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: .... Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; Proverb 5:3,10

How many people have lost livelihoods, goods, relationships over strange women - the bible tells us to be careful!  Pornography is the same - people have lost many things whether it is their money they are paying on it, their time that is getting paid on it, their thoughts on it, all to have their wealth fill the house of a stranger! Sadly!  Rather than a good man and a good woman making a loyal and trusting life of it together, supporting and bearing many good things!


Conclusion


It’s difficult to live right, but as Christians we want to live right to live better with God, as non Christians, please become born again, but also remember, be wise to these evils that creep into your life, for they can damage you with unhealthy habits and disrespectful lifestyles and damaging influences of living too.  People who live these types of lives - just look at rock stars, rarely approach the end of their lives with the family, children, grandchildren etc around them, but alone, having done nothing fruitful for God, so often without God, so truly alone, not becoming saved.


When you turn off the TV for a while, and go back to it, it looks like people are living in a town/country/place full of evils/demons/crazies.


Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

 

Ye MUST BE BORN AGAIN!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

24th June 2017

 

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