Happy with our culture?
Have you seen what's on TV lately? If you're like me, you're shocked. Even prime-time programs boldly feature filthy language, casual sex, illicit drug use, violence, and crude story lines. Sure, we all know a TV sitcom isn't for realit's only a show, right? Right. But here's how what's on TV affects our culture and you:
- Words you hear repeatedly can seep into your own vocabulary. Do you want find yourself cursing and swearing? Do you want your children
picking up foul language?
- Actions you view day after day on TV begin to seem all right, even normal. When you're tempted by sin, will you go along with it because "everyone does it"?
- The consequences of sin are rarely shown on TV. The greatest risk is the disintegration of relationships, even your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Check out Susan's story:
I recently hurt my shoulder and was waiting to see a physician. In the waiting room, the TV was on with some offensive material streaming through, and I made a comment about how much of what is on prime time TV is offensive to God. The gentleman next to me agreed. I asked him if he knew the Lord, He told me that he has had a very hard life, but when he hit bottom, he cried out to the Lord, and he felt God's presence, comfort, and strength. We continued to talk about Jesus and His Word.
Yet even the man's spiritual experience did not turn Him toward God! So God reached out to Him again. Here's what Susan goes on to say:
He was not in a church and had not been reading the Bible. I gave him a Pocket Testament Gospel of John so he could read God's word daily for continual comfort and strength. He was very grateful!
Cultural influences are strong, but God's Word is stronger. We need to hear it every day. We need it to counter what's on TV. We need God's Word so we can remain faithful to Him in an increasingly unfaithful world.
If you're not happy with our culture, do something about it. Get the Word out by sharing Pocket Testament Gospels of John.