Today, most TV shows include scenes of “adultery”, “fornication”, “lasciviousness”, “witchcraft”, “envyings”, “murders”, “drunkenness”, etc:
Galatians 5:19-21 King James Version (KJV)
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Jesus warned that “if thy right eye” causes you to sin, to “pluck it out” to save your whole body from hell:
Matthew 5:29 King James Version (KJV)
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
It’s interesting to note a person called Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible, stated the following:
The Tv set (is the) Satanic family altar.-Anton LaVey, founder of The Church of Satan
Anton LaVey even went on to say that the TV is the “major mainstream infiltration” for the “new satanic religion”:
Television is the major mainstream infiltration for the new satanic religion.-Anton LaVey, founder of The Church of Satan
The Holy word states that we must think upon whatever is “true”, “honest”, “just”, “pure”, “lovely”, “of good report”, “virtue” and “praise”, and unfortunately most TV shows don’t fit this description:
Philippians 4:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
The TV displays countless shows with scenes of violence, but the Lord hates those who love violence:
Psalm 11:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Scenes of violence on Television often depict people hurling punches at each other, but the Bible instructs the opposite, that if your neighbor slaps you, to never retaliate, but to “turn to him the other” cheek:
Matthew 5:38-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Many movies broadcasted on TV show drug and alcohol use as being socially acceptable, with a high status or class, but the Bible urges against those who seek “mixed wine”, that it “biteth like a serpent”, “stingeth like an adder”, for they will “behold strange women” and “utter perverse things”:
Proverbs 23:29-35 King James Version (KJV)
29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Frequently on TV people start fighting because of drug or alcohol intoxication, and the Bible quotes wine as a “mocker” and strong drink as “raging”:
Proverbs 20:1 King James Version (KJV)
20 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Another content classification that people commonly watch on TV is nudity and sex scenes, but Jesus made it clear that to “looketh on a women to lust after her” is already committing adultery in the heart:
Matthew 5:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Even Job “made a covenant” with his eyes to not “think upon a maid”:
Job 31:1 King James Version (KJV)
1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
There are countless TV shows portraying adultery, however Proverbs confirms that whoever commits adultery “lacketh understanding” and does it to “destroyeth his own soul”:
Proverbs 6:32 King James Version (KJV)
32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
Fornication is also widely accepted on TV shows and series, particularly by youth now, but it is forbidden in the Bible:
1 Corinthians 6:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
Cheating on spouses is all too common a sight on TV, but God will judge “whoremongers and adulterers” who defile the bed, because marriage is honorable and leaves the “bed undefiled”:
Hebrews 13:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Coarse language and swearing on TV is very common, but the Bible lets the reader know to “let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth”:
Ephesians 4:29 King James Version (KJV)
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Ephesians goes on to call coarse language as “filthiness” and “foolish talking” and “jesting”:
Ephesians 5:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Jesus reminded the multitude that it is “that which cometh out of the mouth” that defiles a man:
Matthew 15:10-11 King James Version (KJV)
10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
“Every idle word” that people speak will be judged on judgement day:
Matthew 12:36 King James Version (KJV)
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Even witchcraft intrigues people who watch it on TV, however witchcraft is forbidden and is a sin:
1 Samuel 15:23 King James Version (KJV)
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Countless movies on TV have characters of witches and wizards, yet the Bible warns people not to “seek after wizards”:
Leviticus 19:31 King James Version (KJV)
31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
In the book of Acts, Paul described Elymas the sorcerer as a “child of the devil”, and an “enemy of of all righteousness”:
Acts 13:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him.
10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
The casting of spells and magic is viewed by many on television, as a form of entertainment, but enchantment is forbidden in the Bible:
Leviticus 19:26 King James Version (KJV)
26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.