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Does TV Glorify God

Can someone please name one program that comes on TV that does not have at the very root of it the purpose to stain your soul with the soil of sin and distract you from total and 100% worship of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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 ---Howard on 3/15/07
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Unlike you, Howard, I don't pretend to know the purposes of every TV show, or the motivations of their writers and producers.

I do what TV watching I consider appropriate for myself, and allow others the same privilege.
---Jack on 6/11/08


Noise on tv doesn't bother me--I'm extremely hearing-impaired and seldom wear my hearing aids to watch tv lol! I just like to watch the captioning, and especially when I can tell the captioning is way behind the speaker lol!
---Mary on 9/8/07


Unbelievers can not put up with believers preaching out in public, yes even in this nation of mine, America. But when I turn on TV I must look away because of a half naked woman or man walking across the screen. Or sometimes the stuff that they advertise is just as bad. Most of the shows are dirty talking or someone is jumping in the sack with someone. Get rid of prayers and God's laws and bring on the smut. Satan has taken over. God has been put out to pasture.
---catherine on 9/8/07


Even if such a program existed on television (which it does not and shall not), you have no business watching it anyway. You should be reading your Bible, praying and going to church to enjoy 100% worship of the Lord Jesus Christ.....
---berf on 9/9/07


If I had kids I'd get rid of my tv - the best stations TBN and EWTN are Christain or RCC - one is indoctrinating you into Catholocism and the other is name it and claim it. I enjoy a lot but I've been around awhile. I loved Zola Levitt and Jack Hayford - I've heard real good things about God TV but I don't really want more TV - its useless.
I like Nascar - last week the invocation opened with "HOLY SPIRIT you are welcome here"- I nearly fell off the chair, Praise God!
---Andrea on 9/8/07




the world shows offensive things, but you have the power to turn the channel, put a filter on your reception, or turn it off, or get rid of your TV. Still there are some good programs on TV. Christian TV+ the People's Court shows like Judge Judy (Judith Sheindlin) and Marilyn Milian and Judge Maria Lopez and Judge Alex Ferrer+ Divorce Court with Judge Lynn Toler+ Cops+ America's Most Wanted+ etc. All these show the difference between right and wrong, and how wrong has penalties and right has rewards.
---Eloy on 9/8/07


the world shows offensive things, but you have the power to turn the channel, put a filter on your reception, or turn it off, or get rid of your TV. Still there are some good programs on TV. Christian TV+ the People's Court shows like Judge Judy (Judith Sheindlin) and Marilyn Milian and Judge Maria Lopez and Judge Alex Ferrer+ Divorce Court with Judge Lynn Toler+ Cops+ America's Most Wanted+ etc. All these show the difference between right and wrong, and how wrong has penalties and right has rewards.
---Eloy on 9/8/07


I have to turn off the TV, cause it makes me crazy...the noise..I call it gets to be so distracting, that I have to just shut it off. I watch the news...and I have satellite TV and do look at the Christian stations. Stories of real life on LMN are sometimes good too.
CNN and Lou and Anderson ok sometimes.
---lisa on 9/8/07


Watch 3abn satelite tv and they are the only ones true to the Biblical teachings..yes, do watch it if you have it...
---jana on 9/8/07


Not very many. The Christian stations are fair. TBN amd Daystar in my area. BET carry a few gospel concerts,programs.Discovery channel and channel 8 is educational. Everything we look at does not have to stain our soul.I use tv to learn and keep up with what's going on in the world. We need to be objective on most things. We have to be between heaven and hell. If you know what I mean. Then and only then will our witness and prayer be more powerful and effective.
---Robyn on 9/7/07




Yes, I can name one...Love Worth Finding, a ministry that Praises God to the highest. Pastor Adrian Rogers, who has passed away about two years ago was a Godly man used by God and many through the Holy Spirit inspired teachings have been won to the Kingdom of God. This ministry comes on most of the christian channels. Most everything else on TV is JUNK, therefore I do not watch TV very often.
---Cynthia on 9/7/07


sesame street,sponge bob square pants,bugs bunny,many other childrens cartoons.some turner classic movies,and shows that show you how to do repair work around the house.but by far most are JUNK.
---tom2 on 9/7/07


ANYTHING you may be doing, playing with your kids, gardening, being on the computer, cooking, cleaning and tons of other things distract you from being in worship 100% of the time. Most TV is a waste of time, I do like to watch 'Monk.'
TV isn't called a 'Medium' for no reason--its neither rare nor well done for the most part.
---Pharisee on 3/18/07


BTW, did anyone but me get the impression that Howard (the starter of this blog), gave the answer he really expects in how he phrased the question?
---Jack on 3/17/07


Satan came to kill, steal and destory. He will use anything and anyone to get to us. He doesn't care who you are, where your from, all he cares about is stealing your joy, peace and getting us away from God. Satan will use the tv, radio's, other people to get our mind off of God. And make us put things before God.
---Rebecca_D on 3/17/07


Ed your answer is 100% correct.
---Matthew on 3/17/07


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Surely all modes of communication are in themselves neither moral nor immoral: internet, television, radio, canvas for painting, page for written text. And so on. What makes them moral or immoral, surely, is the subject matter of the communication, not the mode of communication, itself.
---Ed on 3/17/07


Just a question Jack:

Could high places, possibly mean where television satelites exist? ''HIGH PLACES'' are like another word for, UH, I dunno,,,,,,,Could it be Air?
---Cynthia_1 on 3/17/07


** This is because the air waves are where the devil lives. Ephesians 6:12**

First off, it does not say "air waves," or anything similar.

That would mean your claim about the devil living in "air waves" is false.

Look up the passage again.
---Jack on 3/16/07


In order to not be be distracted from total and 100% worship of the Lord, you would have to isolate yourself in a room and never come out. And, then you would go crazy.
---Susie on 3/16/07


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Christian programs, some game shows, News (we need to know what's happening to compare to the Bible prophecy), Little House on the Prairie and the like. However, 100% worship of the Lord is always acknowledging His presence in our lives and acting upon it in the appropriate settings. I have the Lord on my mind 24/7 and I worship Him when I'm cleaning and doing other things.
---Yolanda on 3/16/07


My wife is an avid TV watcher.

She has "shows" that come on, and every night a different one.

I HATE television especially things that came from the imaginations and evil hearts of men. Here in Southeastern CT we don't get too much in the way of ministry broadcasts either so the box has no redemptive value to me at all.

Entertainment is sometimes good, but too much of it is a grave evil.
---Pharisee on 3/16/07


This is because the air waves are where the devil lives. Ephesians 6:12
Wherein in time past we walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Ephesians 2:2
---Cynthia_1 on 3/16/07


1. Sibury.
Thank God we, in Britain, have the BBC. It is paid for through tax. There are no private profits. The BBC isn't perfect but it is light years away in terms of sense of responsibility and creativity.
---Ed on 3/16/07


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2. Sibury.
Research has shown the damage negative television can do to people. It would be near in possible for Americans to get TV paid for by tax, but why not form a profit-free trust, paid for by philanthropists, legacees and donations. A huge task. But it is just so important.
---Ed on 3/16/07


3. Sibuy.
Not a channel that talks about God all day long. But a channel that offers interesting cultural programmes, documentaries, good comedy, and religious programmes on Sunday mornings. That type of thing.
Why don't you hunt around and find people who might be interested. Talk to Christians in TV (not in Christian TV), Christian politicians, Christians with a bit of money - to get something working. Anything just to start of with. Again it must be a Trust, not a Business, otherwise won't work.
---Ed on 3/16/07


I believe that, watching TV in general is not the problem. What's the problem is what programs you watch. They are educative programs that enriches us.We should be conscious of the type of program we watch.
---Trina on 3/16/07


As already mentioned, there are lots of clean programs on that you can glorify God with. I know lots of people who got saved watching tv. You dont't want to be distracted? Just filling your car up with gas or going to an 8 hour a day job can ruin that. When we get to heaven your wish will be granted.
---john on 3/16/07


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Movies-Cronicles of Narnia
(Based on scriptual concepts)
TV Shows-Antique Roadshow--PBS
Children's Cartoons-Dragon Tales(OK),
Myia and Migel(PBS too), Arther(PBS)--got
to watch out when they have Halloween stuff
on(just change channel)-sorry they dont have
Christmas on Arthur,wish you the best!
---linda on 3/16/07


I agree with Paul, there are Christian T.V. shows that are good, and worth watching...
mary4964
---mary4964 on 3/16/07


98% of programs on TV today are ungodly.If you spend one hour watching TV by the time you leave the screen your godliness will have been tampered with so much.Sin is being shown on screen. Almost everyone is talking seen thinking sin and living sin because of TV
---Sibuy7844 on 3/16/07


Run camera for a Ministry when the show is dedicated to Ministering to People. You will change you mind, really fast! there is television worth watching. christian television.
---Paul on 3/15/07


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Deal or No Deal.
---Howie on 3/15/07


I can't think that a programme about wildlife or the beauties of the world or about nusic, or a worthy person could be said to "have at the very root of it the purpose to stain your soul with the soil of sin and distract you from total and 100% worship of the Lord Jesus Christ"
Nor would "Colombo" or "Hawaii Five O"or thier modern equivalents have that motive.
Maybe you can expalin yuor fears about TV
---alan_of_UK on 3/15/07


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