The Christian and Television




As Christians, we should watch TV with the

realization that God is watching us! (Hebrews 4:13). When we watch television, we should always remember that the device that is in our hand (the remote control), is one of the most dangerous devices in our house! (Ephesians 6:10-13). Guns, knives, and

poison can kill the body, but what comes through the TV can ruin our eternal soul! (Matthew 10:28). There is more involved than just innocent entertainment. Through the

medium of television, the devil is waging a daily battle for our hearts, minds, and souls

(1 Peter 5:8). The rock-and-roll musician, Frank Zappa, argued before a Maryland State Senate subcommittee (when asked about some of his ungodly lyrics), “These are only words – words can’t hurt anyone.” Our Lord made a “different” observation (Matthew 12:36; cf. Psalm 39:1; Proverbs 13:3;

Proverbs 21:23).

Mike Riley