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11. I Corinthians 2:4-6 explains the only type of wisdom that we should have, “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought.”  Does the television stand in the wisdom of God or in the power of the Holy Spirit of God or in the wisdom of man that is temporal and will come to nothing???!!! 
12. Luke 14:26 tells us how to be a disciple of Christ, “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”  Does the television cause you to become a better disciple of the Lord??  Does it cause you to want to deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow the Lord???
13. Luke 16:13 states that you cannot serve righteousness and unrighteousness, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”  How can you serve the Lord and watch the television that teaches everything exactly the opposite of what God has commanded you?  You can’t serve the Lord and watch the devil’s programming for long without the wicked philosophy damning your soul.  Can you imagine how fast all the right teaching is erased from the mind of your young child as you put them in front of the television??
14. I Thessalonians 5:17 commands, “Pray without ceasing.”  Do you have a good prayer time in front of the television???
15. Colossians 2:8 commands us, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”  Does the television spoil your thinking by giving you wrong philosophy and vain deceit?  Does it teach you and your family the tradition of men and the rudiments (principles) of the world?  How does its philosophy help you to serve the Lord?
It Weakens Your Spiritual Thinking
                    These are just the beginning of the verses that are found in God’s Word that tell us the difference between the philosophy of the television and the righteousness of God taught in His Word. 
Read I Peter 1:13, “Wherefore (for this reason) gird (strengthen) up the loins (the loins possess real strength) of your mind (thinking, imagination)…”

 

Peter tells us that since we have been given the entire picture and we possess the complete Word of God (including all the prophesies and their fulfillment), we should strengthen our thinking in righteousness so that we think as God does.  Brainwashing is always thought of as very bad, but the Bible commands us to allow God and His Word to wash our thinking.  Ephesians 5:26, 27 says, “That he might sanctify and cleanse it (the church) with the washing of water by the word (Brainwashing!!), That he might present it (we the church) to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing (not any contamination from the world); but that it (we, the church) should be holy and without blemish (as He is holy).”
          Ephesians 6:14 goes right along with verse 13, “Stand therefore (know what you believe and don’t compromise), having your loins (the strength of your mind) girt (strengthened) about with truth (God’s Word), and having on the breastplate of righteousness.” Isaiah 11:5 is a prophecy of Jesus, the Branch, which speaks of His strength, “And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.” This brainwashing is from the thinking and indoctrination of the world to the righteous and holy thinking of God’s Word.  This is why those who have television sets have already lost the battle of pure minds.  They think if they guard against nudity and cursing that they are alright, but the philosophy of the world (that has destroyed Christianity as it tries to “fit in” and “conform”) has redefined right and wrong in the pulpits of the world!!!  It matters not what people’s opinion may be!!!!  God is holy and He expects us to guard our minds from the filthy thinking of the world.  
There was a day some years ago, when I thought that there might be some movies or cartoons that the world produces that I could have a little family “entertainment” night.  I went to a video store and began to look at the various movies; and as I did, I just asked myself, “Will this cause me to think holy thoughts and glorify God?”  Well, that rules out all the “cops and robbers” movies, all the children’s cartoons (full of violence, lying, sneaking, deceiving, and disrespect, etc.), all the movies about the “family” (no daddies, no family, and no Bible), all the “westerns” (full of saloons, violence, girls, no church attendance, no Bible study, and no prayer time), all the Andy Griffith Show reruns (with no discipline, no prayer, no Jesus, and no Bible – very bad philosophy regarding child rearing), and all the “religious Hollywood” movies such as The Ten Commandments (which is scripturally inaccurate; has dancing, immodestly dressed women, immodestly dressed and seductive Pharaoh’s wife, etc.).