August 18, 2018
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. Ephesians 5:3-4
The most dangerous thing on television in my estimation is the sitcom. They’re getting you to laugh at sin. In fact, a Christian television and film writer attended a producers’ workshop one day. One of the keynote speakers was one of TV’s most successful sitcoms producers. In his address, he stated that in order to have a commercially successful production, the characters in a sitcom must violate at least three of the Ten Commandments. In another workshop, writers were encouraged to submit scripts emphasizing “the occult and sex—that’s what we’re looking for.” How tragic.
What Satan can get you to laugh at, it’s hard to change course and take seriously. “Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract—let Your priorities be mine] And restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways” (Psalm 119:37, Amplified).
What an opportunity for us to take a stand for the truth and for the glory of God in the film and television industry.
“Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). And pray Joshua 1:7 for those who are in the film and television industries—that they will be strong and courageous.