Pro-Life Media- An Oxymoron?

The issue of tv programming has recently become foremost in my life and mind.  I have spent some time visiting a close relative with my young children. And this person, who claims to be a born-again believer has the television on 24/7.  This relative of mine loves to watch the most horrific shows. The person likes NCIS, CSI, Charmed, House, etc…. These shows are so filled with murder, rape, cursings, and other horrors and sins. I am in shock, almost.

While visiting this relative I had to work very diligently to keep my children away from the large tv in the middle of the family room. I had to keep their play pen in another room and really almost could not let them even walk through the room where the tv was located due to the fact that at any moment a picture of an autopsy or some scary music or a witch or demon was being portrayed on the boob tube.

This issue of Television viewing is very much of a “Life Issue”. I feel that the programming available has almost nil life affirming content. Maybe the only solution is either  chuck the tv out the window or perhaps get Sky Angel?

Romans 1:28-32 shows what tv is all about-

28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

I think the part about taking pleasure in those that are doing these horrible depictions on tv is where the sin really comes in. And in a home that has its airwaves filled by tv, one’s peace is disturbed. I know mine is.

The situation is sad. I can only work on me. But I do exhort you Christians who claim to love and follow Christ who died a painful and bloody death on the cross, to please reject the tv or the Hell-i-vision as it were.

We must choose life and most especially for our children. We cannot allow them to witness all of the trash and death culture of tv.  The tv cannot be the family altar!

God Bless and may He help us all to eschew evil in all its forms.