Proverbs 19:27 commands us, “Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.” This is a command that applies to the television and its philosophy. Cease to hear this ungodly philosophy. What philosophy am I talking about? The philosophy or way of life of the worldly family that does not do anything to glorify God is promoted as if it is “right.” Here is a quick list:
Ephesians 5:31 teaches us about marriage, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” On television very few are married, but many live together. Does this glorify God?
Ephesians 5:23 tells us about the authority structure of the home, “For the husband is the head of the wife.” On television, the father is not there, or is the object of the jokes. He’s usually stupid, unknowledgeable, hen-pecked, or effeminate.
Proverbs 14:9 teaches us, “Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.” Television teaches us that sin is funny. It mocks righteousness and belittles holiness, even on the news with their slanted opinions.
Colossians 3:20 tells children, “Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.” Television teaches children to talk back, sneak behind their parents back, do their own thing, etc. That’s why your child has a bad attitude!
Titus 2:3-5 tells the woman’s role, “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness… That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Television teaches us that women have equal rights with men; that they are their own boss; that they don’t even need a husband; that children are a hindrance to their careers; that they have the choice to murder their children (abortion); and that they can act, live, and conduct their lives with no fear of God and no responsibility to their God-given roles. Church going women have adapted this thinking and have patterned their lives after these “actors.” Is this why there’s so much divorce among Church goers????
6. I John 2:15,16, teaches, “Love 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. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” Television promotes pleasure, fast cars, loose women, large houses, prosperity, worldly comforts, immoral living, etc. It promotes the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life that will cast the world into hell and keep them from loving the Lord with all of their hearts. Church-goers’ hearts become crowded out with the “lusts of other things” and the “deceitfulness of riches” that choke them as they are “programmed.”
James 4:4 talks about Church who are watching the television, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” Television teaches us that “God” wants us to be prosperous. It teaches us that God’s blessings are temporal things like houses, cars, money, etc. It teaches us that the world is a wonderful place!
John 15:19 explains that we have been chosen out of the world, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Television makes the viewer part of the world as it teaches conformity and does despite to the Holy Spirit of God. However, we are not of this world, and if one feels at home watching anti-Biblical philosophy and teaching, there is a heart problem.
Colossians 3:16 teaches us what we are to sing, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Is this the teaching in the music that you listen to on the television?? Does the music and its teachings cause you to sing with grace in your hearts to the Lord???
II Corinthians 10:5 teaches us how to think, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Does the teaching of the television exalt itself against the knowledge of God?? Shouldn’t you cast down those thoughts and images that are displayed before your eyes??