The Evening Lineup of TV shows, from the three Major Networks contain almost continuous TV-14 fare. These programs mock decency and propriety; portray sexual situations in graphic terms; feature futuristic violence, spiritism, voyeurism, demons, drugs, sex, dishonesty and greed, often as ‘punch lines.’ And Cable is worse!
And now comes a New Reality Show: “Neighbors With Benefits” [A&E] I will let you guess what those ‘benefits’ are. Exec. Producer, Aaron Rothman told The Post: “They look and feel like they are your neighbors. Their kids are playing with your kids.”
Americans feast on chaos and destruction, in all forms, all day long (music, drama, drugs, anger, pride, arrogance, chaos) then want God to zap them so they will be at peace! It has never worked this way and it never shall. And watching TV / Movies / Netflix / Hulu and YouTubes that feature moral chaos is NOT helping!
We are an Entertainment Society. We cannot be alone with our own thoughts for more than 30 seconds. We can’t stand quiet or peace. We are frenetic in our search for the next thing To Do. God says Be Still….and know that I AM God. [Ps. 46:10]
Don’t You Get It? The producers of TV and Movies are working to paint immorality as normal. “Everyone is doing it, what’s you’re problem?” What is presented as entertainment quickly becomes reality for those viewing. “50-shades of Grey” has already spawned at least one young male who ‘tried it out’ on a girl in his school. He’s in Jail!
How did we get to be a society where rational, intelligent people accept homosexuality as normal? ‘Experts’ talked about it. TV and Movie Producers portrayed it as normal. Educators told students it was wrong to be judging these people. News Anchors and Talk Show Hosts kept the pressure on. Politicians stood up for this persecuted minority. Preachers refused to ‘judge’ people, based on this, Judges began finding in favor of this behavior.
Now? The U.S. Supreme Court is on track to legalize it in every State in the Union! Why? As one Justice said: The society has already accepted it.
A ‘Grass-Roots’ movement? Not hardly. This was deliberately choreographed. What’s next? What else will even Christians be willing to accept, rather than be ‘biased’ or ‘judgmental?’ ANS: Whatever we’re watching on TV every evening!
It is the debauching of an entire society and the society that is hooked on sex and drugs is not able to protect itself from The Real Attack! We fear ISIS blowing up something in our country and creating havoc on airplanes. We do not fear the rampant immorality that is being spoon-fed to us through the Media and our Educational System and now our Judicial System. We’re too distracted.
Statistically, somewhere in the range of 20 – 40% of Americans actually know what’s going on in the world and in their country. The rest view The News as Negative and Depressing. They won’t watch hard news.
They prefer ABC, NBC, CBS which provides 10/12 minutes of News and 20 minutes of Opinion and Human Interest Stories every half hour. You can turn them off after 15 minutes and not miss a thing. And, as we are starting to notice, they carve out the ‘news’ they want us to hear, using their bias and value system as The Guide.
When The Real Attack comes, most of us are going to be Shocked! Shocked, I say! And it will be too late. Will it be too late for you?
Eternal Vigilance is The Price of Freedom.
Phil. 4:1-7 Is The Price of Peace!
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
v. 7 THEN the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.