Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stand Up Or Stand Down

My friends, I pray all is well with each of you. I can't help but to wonder why it is difficult to find suitable family shows on the television anymore. It is worse if a family only has the basic channels. I bring your attention to what I perceive as degradation of women on television. I know this is not anything new, I know it is no surprised, but what is astounding to me is that believers are the top supporters of many of these television shows. I dare say that some of these television shows that degrade women are watched and enjoyed, even Tivoed by women of God. We are looking for entertainment, we are looking for a good story line, a good ending, a good laugh. However, I do believe that what we watch on television should be no different than what we read or what we speak or how we walk.
I am calling attention on shows that are having great ratings because of the women. I am talking about shows such as Scandal, Revenge, Smash, Desperate Housewife, Basketball Wives, The Game, Housewives of Atlanta and DC and New Jersey and New York. Not to point to any one show, but I do know that "THE GAME" is a No. 1 show on the BET network. This BET's hit show follows the lives of professional football players and their significant others as they navigate fame, family and friends. However, the show is laced with women calling each other "Bitch" like it is an everyday word and a part of the regular vocabulary. Scandal, the new hit show on ABC which stars Kerry Washington, is one that has no shame about marital affair, adultery and deceit. Friends, I know that we are not perfect and that this world is not perfect. Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (KJV) I know that we all have some kind of kryptonite, some weakness, some struggle that we have to pray about each day. However, I do know one thing, and that is, that there is a holiness that God requires of us as believers. Would you agree with me that we are corrupting our minds when we watch these types of programs? The people who need a Word will continue to be neglected by us who call ourselves believers and followers and evangelists and ministers of the Word. We are filling our minds and hearts with those things that are not pleasing unto God. 2 Corinthians 6 tells us, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" (KJV) There is an old saying which says, if we do not stand for something, we will fall for anything. Well, falling for anything is definitely a problem. As we keep on professing Christ as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we must stand for HIS Word, we must stand on HIS Word, and we must stand for what HE is, that is, holy. Friends, we must stand for something that is God's holiness.
God bless, Therese from Belize

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