And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:15-17
Be careful what you hear and who you hear it from!
As Christians what should be our source of news and entertainment?
Lets look at history. For thousands of years news and entertainment was the family and community gathered together for a meal telling news or history stories. History stories were of God, family heritage or family/religious traditions.
Today, our minds are filled with lies, deception and false reality. Whether it be from the news, reality TV, or a documentary, all is slanted to the viewpoint of the programmer. Note, those who produce these programs are called programmers. Ironic, because that is what they do program you!
Americans need to go back to family times around a meal. The wealth of information a mother and father can give their kids is invaluable. Second, Americans need to read the Bible and pass these stories on to the children. God should be the basis for all entertainment.
Family time in prayer, worship and studying God’s word is invaluable!
Entertainment should be categorized into 3 areas:
1. Godly entertainment, stories, readings, prayers, song, worship etc..
This is the best and purest form of entertainment. Our lives should consist mainly of this type of entertainment.
2. Neutral entertainment, stories, games, songs etc…
There is nothing wrong with this entertainment as long as it does not control a majority of your life. Too much can be a distraction to keep you from God. Sports can be a good example.Nothing wrong with watching a sports game, but if it keeps you from church, worshiping God or time with your family, then you need to limit your time watching sports.
3. Anti – religious stories, games, movies, books, songs etc..
These go against God to keep you off God’s path. Do not partake in any of these.