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Some Quick Reasons to Toss
Your TV for God (Good)!

The most amazing invention of man has turned out to be the single, most destructive device that is responsible for completely changing the culture and habits of the world.  Think of the impact that a few perverted writers have had upon the thinking of people, as they sit in front of the television and ask it to teach them.  Man has divided the time on television and called it “programs,” and this is exactly what the television has done.  It has programmed the world to think as it thinks.  Hour after hour is spent in front of this box so much that it has blinded Church goers, who have become hardened to the sin that they see displayed upon this set through the repetition of seeing and hearing its philosophy, without even knowing it.  This short teaching about the television is written only from the basis of God’s thinking upon the subject.  It does not contain any opinions from psychologists, doctors, educators, etc. (though much has been written by these about the dangers of the television).  Everything that we need regarding our conduct in this life is already written in the Word of God.
Before we begin, I must say that in the flesh, I love to watch television.  It is very entertaining and fun.  I love to laugh and relax.  I love to hear the information that the news brings me.  I love to get all wrapped up in the movies and be entertained!  I love to watch the gunfights, feel the suspense, and figure out the end of the mystery.  I’m not going to lie and say that watching television is not fun.  I also must tell you that I have not had one in my home nor watched one for 18 years!  I also must tell you that I have ten children that all live with my wife and me.  They do not watch television either!  How can you live without a television????   We hear this question all the time.  My answer is this:  I live without a television the same way everyone lived without a television before televisions came out.  We have family time; we read books; we talk; we pray; we hug; we kiss; we learn other languages; we strive to think as Jesus would, without anyone else programming us to think as they do!! 
This is the first reason and the most important reason to Toss Your TV for God (Good)!  The philosophy on the television is backed up by Satan himself.  What is the name of the devil?  Read Ephesians 2:2,3, which says, “Wherein in time past ye walked (conducted our lives) according to the course (way) of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air

 


(taught to us in front of the television), the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience (the wicked love the television and its programming): Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh (before we knew the truth), fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind (where all sin begins); and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”  Satan has control of the “air waves” as we hear radio and television “preachers” not proclaiming the truth from the Word of God.  We see the “ministers of Satan,” also known as screen writers, directors, actors, etc., preaching their philosophy that honors their father (the devil), and we see religious people with eyes glued to the box being “programmed” against the teaching of the Bible.  God has warned us that we once thought as the world thought, but now we have become new creatures in Christ, and we are to think as He thinks in holiness and righteousness.  True followers of Christ must depart from iniquity (Romans 6:1, 15; II Timothy 2:19).
Church goers of today wouldn’t know true godliness, if it hit them in the face!  They mock righteousness and holiness as “too holy” and “holier than thou.”  They preach “balance” with the world and discourage true seekers of truth from becoming “too heavenly minded.”  Satan loves this teaching for he’s the one who wrote that sermon!  Most Church goers know more about the television than they do about their Bibles.  Most Church goers know the stats of their favorite sports team, but they don’t know what the Bible teaches regarding their roles.  They know the names and information about movies stars, but can’t recite the books of the Bible, the names of the disciples, the names of the prophets of God, or the main teachings from God’s Word and where they can be found.  After, during, and before church they discuss sports, movies, and television, because they love it!  Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also!  Most preachers spend more time watching sports, movies, and television than they do reading their Bibles and praying.  They mock those who do not have a television as “over righteous hermits” in order to cover up their own lack of devotion to God. 
The philosophy of the television is one-sided – from the world.  Yet, we are encouraged from the Word of God not to learn the philosophy of the world.  Jeremiah 10:2 tells us, “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen.”  Here is one quick question (answer it truthfully):  What “way” does the television teach?  If you said the way of the heathen, you win!!!