invoked on the hor entat the theater or in the dance. NoChritian wold wih to meet deathin ch a lace. No one wold wihto be ond there when Chrit hallcome” (
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, . 1).In thoe day, there wa nomovie theater to go to. Actor(hyocrite) only held liveerormance. Te dierence today i: (1) the actor are on a movie lm,(2) the roce i le exenive orthe viewer, and () it i convenient.Bt the rincile i the ame whetherin a live erormance or on a lm.Te actor are retending to bewhat they are not, and God cannotble thoe who end even an horlooking at ch a erormance.Tereore, i there a dierencebetween the live erormance, thelarge creen theater, the televiion,or the video? Te neqivocalanwer mt be YES! Te eqimenti broght directly into one’ homeand thereore more deadly de toit convenience. Te maller PDA’actally go with in or travel.
“Whereore, my dearly beloved,ee rom idolatry” (1 Corinthian1:14). Did yo ever conider alm a idolatry? “Never can theroer edcation be given to theyoth in thi contry, or any othercontry, nle they are earateda wide ditance rom the citie.Te ctom and ractice in thecitie nt the mind o the yothor the entrance o trth. Teliqor drinking, the moking andgambling, the hore racing, thetheater going, the great imortancelaced on holiday—all are aecie o idolatry, a acrice onidol altar” (
, . 1).oday we need not go to a city tond a theater. I yo wih, yo may nd it in yor very own living roomor on yor own comter. Withthe rice o technology becomingcheaer every year, lama V’are beginning to enter every home.I can ndertand why ome o orirital oreather called televiionan idol.“[Satan] eek to engro andaborb the mind o comletely that God will nd no lace in thethoght. He doe not wih eoleto have a knowledge o their Maker,and he i well leaed i he can etin oeration game and theatricalerormance that will o conethe ene o the yoth that Godand heaven will be orgotten”(
Counsels to Parents, eachers, and Students
, . 2).How doe Satan cone theene? “I wa hown the tateo the world, that it i at illing it c o iniqity. Violenceand crime o every decritionare illing or world, and Satani ing every mean to makecrime and debaing vice olar”(
, vol. , . 41).
What i Satan’ real roein thee motion ictre? “Satani laying the game o lie or [theyoth’] ol, taking rom them thetalent that God ha given them, andlacing in their tead hi own evilattribte. It i hi eort to lead mento ignore God” (
Counsels to Parents,eachers, and Students
, . 2).“Te yoth who walk treetare rronded with handbill andnotice o crime and in, reentedin ome novel or to be acted at ometheater. Teir mind are edcatedinto amiliarity with in. Te corered by the bae and vile i ketbeore them in the eriodical o theday, and everything which can excitecrioity and aroe the animalaion i broght beore them inthrilling and exciting torie.“Te literatre that roceedrom corrted intellect oionthe mind o thoand in orworld. Sin doe not aearexceeding inl. Tey hear andread o mch o debaing crimeand vilene that the once tenderconcience which wold haverecoiled with horror become oblnted that it can dwell on thelow and vile aying and actiono men with greedy interet”(
, vol. , . 41, 42).I witneed a eron who wa viewing a movie that wa oedto be “amily oriented.” In theroce o the rogram, a cene wareented that clearly ortrayed
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