TV, its Programming, and Our Mind
My generation has always known the thrill of watching television. The television invented in the late 1920’s opened up a whole new world to many people that would never afford to travel to other parts of the world. By the 1960’s (when I was a boy) the television had improved to show color pictures. There were only 3-5 channels available for viewing during that time and for many years later and all the programming was very family friendly.
Fast forward to 2013 and all who desire can bury themselves with 500 plus channels provided by some services. The problem does not exist with the volume of channels but with the programming content offered on most of the channels. We have interpreted our constitutional rights to afford us the ability to be offered programming that is highly violent and filled with vivid sexual content and profane literature and language, even in all of our commercials. This fascination with reality TV has every corner of society capable of getting their “15 minutes of fame.” The networks are readily exploiting children and adults as long as the ratings are positive the content, language, idolatry, sex, violence, hate speech, you name it matters not, only the number of viewers drawn to the programming.
Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more when he brings it with a wicked mind! KJV
The visible brain and invisible mind we human beings have received from God was designed similar to the way we human beings designed computers except on an infinitely higher degree or level. The man made computers are capable of producing some very incredible end results, just look at our smartphones for instance and note all it can perform. However, it ultimately operates on the basis of what is introduced into it and that affects what proceeds from it.
Satan has found the one vehicle that works well to influence children and adults, sinner and saint to sin in all types of methods. The Word of God clearly states that, “As a man thinks, so is he”. The immersing of one’s brain and mind to images from TV that are violent, profane, and sexually charged can only make men or women desire to do things that are wrong and displeasing to God and man. Most of humanity believes that what they absorb through their brain into their mind does nothing to influence them in any way. I submit that if this were true then the major businesses or companies would not escalate the bidding wars that have inflated advertising time for 30 second commercials during the Super Bowl Football Game to the ridiculous cost of 3.5 million dollars. They are willing to pay this because their research tells them that people will go out and by their products and services due to the subliminal affect through the brain into the mind. However, for those of us who have been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb we operate by Christ grace and are enabled by Him to sift through the mire on TV to search out things that will not lead us into temptation.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. NKJV
“We are only what we are in the dark; all the rest is reputation. What God looks at is what we are in the dark—the imaginations of our minds; the thoughts of our heart; the habits of our bodies; these are the things that mark us in God’s sight.” Oswald Chambers
Sincerely in Christ,
Clifford D. Tate, Sr.
Author of “Silent Assassins of the Soul - Are you Broken by Pornography and Masturbation? You can be Restored by the Lord Jesus Christ and brought into Deliverance, Freedom, and Victory! A Guide for Men and Women in the Enemy’s Crosshairs” e-book available now @ Amazon Kindle e-books now and will be available in a couple of weeks @ Apple I Bookstore for IPod, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Reader Store for Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker and Taylor, and eBookPie…
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