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"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes." {Psalm 101:3}

"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes." {Psalm 101:3}


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“Screen”<br />

<strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Screens</strong><br />

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.”<br />

{Psalm 101:3}

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To God be all <strong>the</strong> glory.

Consider <strong>the</strong>se parallels ...

The first lie on earth was ...<br />

<strong>the</strong> devil “impersonating” a serpent.

Actors “impersonate” ...<br />

persons (and sometimes Cars, Toys, Animals, & Insects).

Sin infected this world ...<br />

Eve believed <strong>the</strong> serpent's lies.

Acted lies still spread like a virus ...<br />

and some are believable too.

Babylonians worshiped false gods.<br />

One was <strong>the</strong> golden statue of Nebuchadnezzar.<br />

“... all <strong>the</strong><br />

peoples, nations<br />

and men of every<br />

language fell down<br />

and worshiped <strong>the</strong><br />

golden image ....”<br />

{Daniel 3:7}

Fans worship celebrities like gods. The prize<br />

for persuasive lies? A golden statue of “Oscar.”<br />

“A fortune made<br />

by a lying tongue<br />

is a fleeting vapor<br />

and a deadly snare.”<br />

{Proverbs 21:6}<br />

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Aren't we in modern-day danger?<br />

Why do we open our minds and souls to<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r people pretending to be o<strong>the</strong>r people?<br />

or things?

It's not entertainment; it's indiscreet deceit.<br />

Even “reality TV” is not based on reality.

Whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> screen is “cinema huge” ...

or a “humble” size at home …

or in <strong>the</strong> office ...

or for <strong>the</strong> airplane's “captive audience” ...<br />

Filth.<br />


or on<br />

“handy”<br />

hand-held<br />

“devices” ...

<strong>the</strong> devil is “devising”<br />

to deceive us and destroy us.

Let us not be overcome.<br />

Let us not succumb to lies.<br />

Let us each, every moment,<br />

guard our ears and our eyes.

The alternative to secular TV?<br />

A select set of networks offer<br />

family-friendly, Bible-based<br />

inspirational programming<br />

via satellite and internet.

What about Christian films?<br />

There is still warranted concern.<br />

As we are counseled to avoid <strong>the</strong><br />

falsehood of acted performances,<br />

I cannot, in good conscience,<br />

suggest even “Christian” movies.

What about “dramatized” documentaries ?<br />

Though <strong>the</strong> messages may be “good” and even<br />

based on “true” historical events, acting is<br />

still lying (no matter how “convincing”).

Are cartoons okay?<br />

Animation is not a safe solution.<br />

It may even be worse , though appearing innocent .<br />

Animals talking? Inanimate objects moving?<br />

(Actors' voices being only heard, through<br />

computer-generated cartoon characters,<br />

doesn't make <strong>the</strong> portrayal less “diabolical.”)<br />

Think about it ...

Do Cars, Toys, Animals, and Insects really talk?

(Consider<br />

<strong>the</strong><br />

“speakingserpent<br />

deception”<br />

in Eden.)

And cartoons are also often very violent,<br />

scary, and designed to promote witchcraft,<br />

<strong>the</strong> occult, and o<strong>the</strong>r dangerous practices<br />

to corrupt impressionable young minds.<br />

Cartoons (even scriptural ones) can lead<br />

even adult minds to prefer “unreality.”<br />

(I didn't even want to include unreal images in this booklet!)

I suggest fleeing from all falsehood.<br />

Search for pure truth instead.<br />

“Scripture” (instead of “scripts”) is <strong>the</strong> best source.<br />

Faith-based documentaries and nature<br />

videos that glorify God as Creator are<br />

safer alternatives for screens of any size.

Faithfully pray.<br />

God will lovingly guide.<br />

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.”<br />

{Psalm 101:3}


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