Should Christians Watch Movies and TV?

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I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me.
— Psalm 101:3

It’s difficult to deal with this question without the “legalist card” being dealt to me by my brothers and sisters. In our church culture, we have mistaken holiness and obedience for legalism. As men and women of God, we are to be salt and light to our culture. In other words, we are called to make an impact on our society for the sake of the gospel. My fear is that the world has made a greater impact on the church in America. 60 years ago our unsaved grandparents would be appalled by the things that modern American Christians pay to entertain themselves. How different we are from the psalmist who wanted to walk pure before God and said “I will set before my eyes no vile thing”.

Be mindful of the things you put before your eyes. If Christ is in you, do not cling to the deeds of faithless men. In other words, don’t do (or watch) the same things unbelievers do.

Heavenly Father, you are holy and I thank you for making me holy. I will walk in holiness by the power of your Spirit inside of me. I will set before my eyes no vile thing, and I will not hold to the deeds of unbelievers. In Jesus’ Name I proclaim, AMEN!

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