To What Kingdom Does That Belong?

I don’t watch TV or movies. Not even on my computer via the Internet. But I could. And I could become addicted to both. I know. (I even could become addicted to blogging, Facebook, and other social media.)

Maybe you don’t watch TV or movies either.

But we read. (Well, some.)

This applies to our reading as well as our viewing:

We went to Blockbuster and rented one season’s worth of episodes.

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I overlooked it and kept watching for the laughs. […] The feeling lingered and I went to bed feeling oddly soiled. I prayed. I sought God’s perspective on the TV show. I made two lists […]

Here were the reasons in my second list for not continuing to watch the TV series:

  1. The dirty feeling afterward.
  2. We are told to “walk as Jesus walked” (1 John 2:6), and I can’t picture Jesus sitting on a couch, passively taking in the sights I took in.
  3. Scripture says, “Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves” (Romans 14:22). I am not at all sure that I would not judge myself someday for approving of watching that show.
  4. God commands us to love Him with all our heart and soul and mind and strength. I don’t believe that finding enjoyment or interest in that TV show meets that bar.

Then I fell asleep. In the middle of the night I woke up with a single word in my mind, a word that is not part of my working vocabulary: “abomination.”

What would that list do to our (you know, my and your) viewing and reading?

What would these do?

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).

“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

Oh, and please read the full version of the article above: Andrée Seu’s piece at World Magazine, Abomination.

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