Soft-Core Christians

TV viewing for Christians, ungodly TV, soft-core porn on TVMost modern TV shows are soft-core porn. 

They mock God's design of purity, commitment, love and marriage; and they glorify profanity, violence, and empty values (Romans 1:18-32).

But we spend hours watching them every day, weakening our consciences, wasting our time, and damaging our witness.*

It's a serious sign of moral decay when women enjoy pornography that glorifies their abuse (e.g. "50 Shades of Grey"). But it's equally disturbing when we Christians enjoy ungodly TV shows (Matthew 5:13-16).

We need to hang these instructions above our TV screen:

"live as children of light ... and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret."   Ephesians 5:8-11

Do you need to evaluate your TV viewing for the sake of the Gospel? I do.

* We know the effects of hard core porn (7 Negative Effects of Porn) but soft-core also affects our lives. See Psalm 101:3-5Matthew 5:27-28, Philippians 4:8 from last week's Bite Size study (insights HERE). If we're seeking to please God (Ephesians 5:10), we'll be offended by the things that offend Him.

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Would you like to do some additional study related to this devotion? Check out Bite Size Bible Study and find out which Bible character serves as a warning against looking at naked people to whom we are not married.





6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. I have been really paying attention to what I have selected to watch the past few weeks. I am realizing that the things I brush off as not important, really do live in my mind and that I do let them color my views. Still praying and walking with Him.

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    1. Yes, Regena, I think we need to constantly guard our minds in our culture because immoral themes are so prevalent that they begin to seem "harmless." I'm right there with you needing to evaluate what I watch.

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  2. Sometimes I wonder why I even turn my TV on ( or watch), Even the commercials have perversion.
    I started sewing more and more! It's so much more rewarding.

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    1. Yes, Christine, I so agree.
      Sometimes we'll pick out a show that is "clean" but the commercials are horrible.
      God bless you,
      Gail

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  3. We don't have a TV and haven't watched shows for years. We do have to constantly be discerning what we let into our home over the computer screen because we can watch many movies and shows without a TV these days. I gave up reading romance novels about 25 years ago when the Lord asked that of me. Actually, he took that away from me as I couldn't have done it. I have other areas to work on.

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    1. Yes, this is a world where we must constantly be on our guard. I typed a Scripture verse into a google search the other day and clicked on the first thing that came up and it was porno! And the Scripture wasn't anything about sex.
      Thanks for sharing your insights, Judith.

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