Our TV is the Icon of a Sensual Culture
Television, and indeed all of American culture is so saturated with sensuality, that it is beyond description… but most Christians, even many good, solid, soundly saved believers, do not realize it. Why? They have grown up with it, and are numb to it. If a believer would be willing to turn off the TV for just one month, and then turn it back on, there would be no discussion as to whether or not television is OK in a Christian home. After being separated from it, the ads will jump out as sensual and almost pornographic. The language will be offensive. The plot lines and characters will be seen as so ungodly they must be silenced at once. The rest of our culture is no better. I have seen godly, passionate men who are teachers in the Church talk eagerly about spending the day watching football. A game with cheerleaders that gyrate in ways that are guaranteed to bring about lustful thoughts, with ads that glorify drunkenness and sex. And while soaking their minds in this, precious time with their wives and children are being thrown away, treated as garbage. Unfortunately, trying to convince someone of this is like trying to describe colors to a blind man. They just don’t get it. So now what? Turn off the TV! Quit going to the game! Look away from the billboard! Do this for one month, and tell me your world doesn’t completely change its’ color! However, please know I issue this challenge to those already soundly saved and following Christ. Please do not think by abstaining from these things you will earn any merit with God. For the believer, I simply point this out as a way to draw closer to the One who loves you and gave Himself for you. A way to separate yourself from those things that bring pain to Him, and to you (even if you don’t know it yet). Thinking about it? Good! I dare you!!
Tags: American Christianity, Churchsalt original, idolatry, television
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