Saturday, March 12, 2011

Video About Idolitry

This is thought-provoking (though I don't like the picture supposedly portraying Jesus). I have been struggling with these things off and on, and not just TV/movies, but computer and other things, too. There is a way in which we can use these things--the heart is what is important--but sometimes we may have to "turn it off." Or, as Matthew and Mark warn, pluck it out.

'And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into *** fire—where
‘ Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’
-Mark 19:47


Miss Linda said...

This was such a wonderful message. Thank you so much for sharing it. It sounded very much like a series that our pastor is preaching about the dangers of familiarity with the world and the absolute imperative that we must be separate from worldly values and lifestyle.

I got rid of my television many years ago, and have never missed it. The pervasive, wicked influence it has is evident in our culture everywhere.

Thank you again for such a wonderful message. "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15)

Melissa M. said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

We do own a TV, but rarely use it. However, I have been struggling with watching too many movies online, wanting to be entertained. Even if they are clean movies (I try), they are not always the thing that I should be doing, especially if it comes before or ahead of my worship and delight in the Lord!