Thursday, February 17, 2011

31 Reasons why!

This is a post my good friend Sis. Jana Chance McVay posted as a note on Facebook on January 27, 2011
Enjoy!  8^)

Tonight my pastor taught about something that we as Christians, people who are striving to be like Christ, should not have as part of our lives. Yes, he spoke about television and the movie industry. No, he did not just give us examples or simply admonish us to refrain. He took the time and gave us scriptural reasons we should refrain. Oh, and the bible study he taught was not something he put together himself. It was originally put together by an Assemblies of God minister back in the 60's. The scriptures are still the same, God is still the same, but television is DEFINITELY different than it was back then! There are people of great intelligence who have chosen to refrain from having a television in their homes. They feel it is a waste of time and can "dumb down" a child that is exposed to it. Psychologists have said that children are being numbed by the violence they see. That children's psyche are being adversely affected. In fact, many of Hollywood's own stars do not allow their own children to watch television or the movies they themselves are a part of. Why? Because there is too much violence, sex, mayhem, gossip, etc. that they don't want their children to be damaged by. 

I am not judging anyone who has a television. Instead, I challenge all of us to study the scriptures that were given tonight and honestly seek God's will about this topic. If you are interested, you can listen to the Bible Study at on the Sermons tab. The title of the Bible Study is "Scriptural Reasons Why Television and Hollywood are Unacceptable to a Christian."

My husband took down the scripture references and reason from each scripture while our pastor spoke. Here is the list he compiled:

Deut 7;26
Do not bring an abomination into your house

Psalms 1:1-2
It puts viewers in the seat of the scornful.

Psalms 101 2-3
No wicked thing before my eyes

2 Cor 6:14
  Fellow-shipping with works of darkness

Phil 4:5
It pollutes righteous thoughts

2 Cor 6 16-17
Touching the unclean things

Rev 21;2 Luke 1:17
Unsuited for the someone preparing him/herself  to be the "bride" of Christ.

Eph 5: 14-16
We are not to waste time but to redeem it.

Eph 5: 3-13
Do not partake of idols with the children of disobedience
Amos 6: 1-3-4-6
Viewers are sitting in the seat of violence, which take away the grief for sin. Fences are deadened

Romans 12: 1-2
Does not renew your mind, in Godly thinking

1 Cor 5 6-7
Represents the leaven of the world
It should be purged from the home.

Col 3:1-6
Mortify all things ungodly.
Don't set your affection on things beneath.

Col 3:8
Put off filthy communications

1 Thess 2:10-12
Not walking worthy of God, it is unholy

1 Thes 3:4-7
Viewers are not keeping themselves holy.

James 3:10-12
It is a polluted fountain

Jeremiah 8:12
It takes away the blush of sin.

Rev 3:18
Jesus calls us to anoint our eyes.
Do not poison our eyes

2 Cor 7:1
Cleanse ourselves.

2 Cor 4 1-2
Renounce the hidden things of dishonesty

Psalms 97:7
Idols that confuse and confound

Mark 9:42
It offends children and causes them to stumble.

Psalms 19 7-14
Viewing becomes presumptuous sin
In your face sins!! Let them not have dominion over me!!

Rom 13: 12-14.  And 1 John 3:3
We need to cast off works of darkness. Put on Jesus Christ.

Deut 7 5-6
God commands us to tear down unholiness, idols.

James 4: 3-4
Friendship with the world is enmity with God

1 Pet 3 10- 13
Hate evil, eschew evil. Love life and see good days.

2 Pet 3:13-17
Is it only a spot on your garment?
It is still wrong!!

1 John 2 15-17
Fulfills the lust of the flesh, pride of life!!

Hosea 14-8
Overcomers who have seen Jesus do not need it!!!
(Thanks Sis. Jana!)

From: Miriam ---->>>> BE BLESS! 8^)

Blessed is the man!

I was amazed when I found all this scriptures today while thinking of what I wanted to put on my status on Facebook... I found all of these scriptures while searching on for Psalms 65:4 which is a scripture Bro. Galen DeCosta used while teaching @ church on a Sunday morning last year...

Psa 1:1Blessed [isthe man that walketh not in the counsel of theungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in theseat of the scornful.
Psa 32:2Blessed [isthe man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.
Psa 34:8O taste and see that the LORD [is] good: blessed [isthe man[that] trusteth in him.
Psa 65:4Blessed [is the man whom] thou choosest, and causest to approach [unto thee, that] he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, [even] of thy holy temple.
Psa 84:5Blessed [isthe man whose strength [is] in thee; in whose heart [are] the ways [of them].
Psa 84:12O LORD of hosts, blessed [isthe man that trusteth in thee.
Psa 94:12Blessed [isthe man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
Psa 112:1Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [isthe man [that] feareth theLORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Pro 8:34Blessed [isthe man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Isa 56:2Blessed [isthe man [that] doeth this, and the son of man[that] layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
Jer 17:7Blessed [isthe man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hopethe LORD is.
Rom 4:8Blessed [isthe man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Jam 1:12Blessed [isthe man that endureth temptation: for when he istried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

So in short (sort of) lol... If you want to be bless in your life this is what you need to do...

  • Don't mix with sinners! 
  • Don't be impure!
  • Trust and hope in Him!
  • Seek Him when He calls you! 
  • Let Him be your strength and be a man after God's own heart! (Like David) 8^)
  • Take His correction!
  • Fear Him, but also rejoice in Him!
  • Listen and wait on Him!
  • Every time the doors are open, Go to church!!!!
  • Let Him be your hope!
  • With His help, resist temptations! (YES it can be done!)
  • and last but NOT least.... Fall in LOVE with Jesus, His word & His ways!
Be bless! Love you all very much! 8^)