“TV = your new ‘god’ [small–g] – 101”…Blog.
*** (Exodus 32:1-to-5) And the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, and the people gathered themselves to Aaron. And they said to him, Up! Make us gods who shall go before us. For this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.
(Exo 32:2) And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me.
(Exo 32:3) And all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.
(Exo 32:4) And he took them from their hand, and fashioned it with an engraving tool. And he made it a molten calf. And they said, These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
(Exo 32:5) And when Aaron saw, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made proclamation and said, Tomorrow is a feast to Jehovah.
*** (Numbers 14:21-to-24) But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Jehovah.
(Num 14:22) Because all those men who have seen My glory and My miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not listened to My voice,
(Num 14:23) surely they shall not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked Me see it.
(Num 14:24) But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed Me fully, I will bring him into the land into which he went. And his seed shall possess it.
Recently, I have made the decision… to severely limit; the TV for a season. After my… ‘Quiet Time – Mark 1:35’… this morning, I was meditating on the “Holy Word of God”... while vacuuming my house. Do you realize that the “TV” has become the; “Mother & Father”… to much of society? The phenomenal success of such entertainment programs as ‘American Idol’… only validates this “Momentary Pleasure”… and passing fancy of such things. Open Sexual Acts, both ‘heterosexual & homosexual’… have become common place. Yes, even in those “People Replacement ‘Cartoon’ Programs!” Such ‘filthy’ language and the outright preferences; to such ‘Degrading Sexual Acts’… is common place in each one. And Christian Americans… are dulled to any: “Right & Wrong”… of such programs. Did you know one of the “Cesars of Rome”… had a horse as a… ‘Domestic Partner?’
*** (Leviticus 18:22-to-25) You shall not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination to God.
(Lev 18:23) And you shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it. And a woman shall not stand before an animal to lie down to it. It is a perversion.
(Lev 18:24) Do not defile yourselves in any of these things. For in all these the nations are defiled, which I [God] cast out before you.
(Lev 18:25) And the land is defiled. Therefore I visit its wickedness on it, and the land itself vomits out those who live in it.
*** (Leviticus 20:13-to-16) If a man also lies with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be on them.
(Lev 20:14) And if a man takes a wife and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, so that there may be no wickedness among you.
(Lev 20:15) And if a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death. And you shall kill the animal.
(Lev 20:16) And if a woman goes up to any animal and lies down with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be on them.
Recently someone told me… “It’s Only Entertainment and Not Real!” I suppose that… “Sodom & Gomorrah”… looked at it as ‘Only Entertainment’… Also? Both the singles and the average family has become so… “Numb & Desensitized”… to Evil… that they see nothing wrong with it? So too the Christian has stopped; from speaking out… against the “Wrongs & Evils” that God warns “ALL” mankind about; in His Holy Word! So too… ‘Many Churches’… only provide a cursory if any… “Bible Teaching!” Social and political acts… have ‘taken over’ the mindset; ‘even’ of those; Truly Born Again; by God’s Holy Spirit. No longer is the Bible and Preaching and Winning Souls to Christ their… “First Priority!” They give Jesus… ‘Lip Service’… as their hearts grows… ‘Colder & colder’… in their Love for Him!
*** (Revelation 2:4-5) But I have against you that you left your first love.
(Rev 2:5) Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and will remove your lamp stand out of its place unless you Repent.
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation, but sin is a shame to ‘any’ people.
*** (Matthew 5:13) You are the salt of the earth, but ‘if’ the salt loses its savor, with what shall it be salted? It is ‘no longer’ good for anything, but to be ‘thrown out’ and to be ‘trodden underfoot’ by men.
*** (Ephesians 5:9-10-11) For the fruit of the Spirit consists of every form of goodness, righteousness, and Truth.
(Eph 5:10) Determine what ‘pleases’ the Lord,
(Eph 5:11) and have ‘nothing’ to do with the unfruitful works of darkness. Instead, ‘expose’ them for what they are.
*** (2Timothy 4:2-3-4) Preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
(2Tim 4:3) For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear.
(2Tim 4:4) And they will turn away their ears from the Truth and will be turned to myths.
May I ask ‘You’… to take your Bible: and sit it in your Lap: the next time you… “Watch TV”…? Then simply ask Jesus… “Lord, what I am watching and listening TO: is it in agreement with your Holy Word…? Is the speech Godly…? Is the context of the program… “Glorifying GOD or Evil”…? Are there “Sexual acts & Sexual speech”… that I would “NOT Allow”; any young child to watch or listen to…? If it is “NOT Alright” for a young child… ‘How’ then can it be “Spiritually Advantageous” for any ‘Adult’…? The same “Filth”… that poisons a child; will surely poison ‘Any’ Adult! Remember that simple computer lingo… “GI–GO”… ‘Garbage In–Garbage Out’…? Remember… “More is Caught”… “Then Taught” = In Either Adult or Child! But of course… when You become your own… god [small–g]… ‘You’ then watch what you ‘Want’… and ‘No Body’… “Not even God & His Holy Word”… will tell “YOU”… What To Watch… or Not…!
*** (2Peter 2:12-to-15) These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,
(2Pe 2:13) suffering wrong as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.
(2Pe 2:14) With eyes full of adultery, they cannot get enough of sin. They seduce unsteady souls and have had their hearts expertly trained in greed. They are doomed to a curse.
(2Pe 2:15) They have left the straight path and wandered off to follow the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the reward he got for doing wrong.
*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us, what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
*** (Exodus 20:19) And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But let not God speak with us, lest we die.
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses said to the people, Do not fear, for God has come to test you, and so that His fear may be before your faces, so that you may not sin.
*** (1Peter 1:13-to-16) Therefore girding up the loins of your mind, being sober, perfectly hope for the grace being brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
(1Pet 1:14) as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance,
(1Pet 1:15) but according to the Holy One, Who has called you; you also become holy in all conduct,
(1Pet 1:16) because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
Love, in Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.