This is the final part of a series of articles on the Effects of media. To read the previous part click here
Let’s see what God expects us to do Read Philippians 4:8 “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise think on these things”
Does this verse not tell us clearly what our job is? Anything we do it should praise and glorify God. Definitely watching TV Serials does not glorify God.
Let’s look at another verse in Ezekiel 20:7 “Then said I unto them, cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the Lord your God”
Now let us reword this verse by replacing “idols of Egypt” with “TV & Movies”
“Then said I unto them, cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with TV & Movies: I am the Lord your God”
This verse was told to the Israelites they did not obey and God punished them severely, Now are we also going to disobey God?
Let us all change, let us all spend more time with our Lord and pray just like David.
David prays in Psalms 101:3 “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes….” Let us also not set any wicked thing before our eyes
In Isaiah 33:15 and 16, it tells that only those “…. who shutteth his eyes from seeing evil ….” Only he shall “dwell on high” that is only he will dwell with God. Don’t we want to be with God???? Deny evil to your eyes, stop watching Soap Operas (TV Serials) and Movies
If we all are wise, we will hear the words which we have heard today and as King Solomon says in Proverbs 22:3 “A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished”. Will you hear this warning today?
Again in Psalm 119:37 it says “Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity;” the Bible is full of warning of the evils of these last days. We only need to hear God’s word
God has given us so much verse about our Eyes being kept away from evil. Here is another verse which tells us why God is so concerned about us not using our eyes to see evil
Matthew 6:22-23 : "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"
Romans 12:2 : "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will."
And finally 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 : "Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil."
Now are you prepared to get 100% marks on your report card? Yes to make a beginning stop watching TV Serials & Movies and unnecessary stuff on TV.
Do not have any doubts WE CANNOT GO TO HEAVEN BY ADJUSTING OURSELVES TO THIS WORLDLY LIFE & ENTERTAINMENT. THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN REACH INTO HEAVEN BY WATCHING TV SERIALS AND WORLDLY MOVIES. TV and MOVIES ensure that we surrender to satan our entire daily activities; this is one of the main reasons why there are so many spiritual songs which are in the same tune & rhythm of a secular satanic song.
Surrender yourself and your time to God and He will lead you to His Kingdom.
Read the other parts of Effect of Media
Effects of Media - Part 1 - Preparing for Second Coming
Effects of Media - Part 2 - Television! Is it Good or Bad?
Effects of Media - Part 3 - Bible on Television programmes
Effects of Media - Part 4 - How to train our Children?
Effects of Media - Final Part - Protection from influences of TV