The Christian and Television Part II

 Before we watch TV, we should already have our minds set on the fact that “sin is sin and wrong is wrong” (Psalm 119:97-105). We ought to read the Bible before we watch TV, so our minds will already be “fixed” as to the content we will be watching (Psalm 57:7). Our minds should already be made up concerning moral issues, realizing that television is not a reliable teacher when it comes to determining what is right and what is wrong. This is exactly why children’s TV should be severely limited. Enemies that come out in broad daylight brandishing a gun (or any other weapon) are much easier to conquer than ones that “sneak” in under cover of darkness. Physical persecution would be hard to bear, but at least we would know we were under attack. Satan attacks through TV (Ephesians 2:2) by eroding our character, spoiling our innocent pleasures, and cheapening our view of life. He does it so subtly that most are unaware of what is happening (2 Corinthians 11:3).

  Mike Riley