Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:" -Numbers 33:52

God hates idolatry! What is idolatry? Idolatry is having another god (or gods) besides the One True Living God of the Bible. There is ONLY One True and Living God...

"But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation." -Jeremiah 10:10

God is a Jealous God...

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;" -Deuteronomy 20:3-5

God must be extremely jealous and angry nowadays. Without a doubt, the most popular god in the United States is the almighty television set. People usually think of "idolatry" in terms of bowing to an idol or an object (such as the sun). You don't have to bow to something to commit idolatry. In fact, idolatry is anything in your life that replaces God. So many people today only think in terms of what they've heard on TV, kind of like a life-support system. Just as the Children of Israel committed idolatry in the wilderness by worshipping the golden calf they constructed, so do Americans today worship the television. The golden calf was probably a replica of the Egyptian Apis bull (pictured at the right). Americans spend more time in front of the television than anywhere else in the world. The FACTS cannot be denied. More disturbing Television Statistics.

"Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)" -Philippians 3:19

From the above Scripture, we see that a false "god" does not necessarily have to be a statue or an idol. According to Philippians 3:19, the god of some people is their belly (meaning that they live to eat, drink, and party). In fact, the god of most Americans is their belly. Their whole life is consumed with SELF. As such, the TV becomes their god as well. They sit for thousands of hours a year in front of their TV idol, but don't spend anytime praising or thanking their God Who sent His only begotten Son into the world to die for them. It's just not right. In fact, it's wicked...

"Then beware lest thou forget the LORD..." -Deuteronomy 6:12

America has FORGOTTEN God!!! Look at the statistics. How many hours do you think those same children and adults spent reading their Bibles, praying, or learning about God. None? in case you missed it in the FACTS, one of the most popular TV shows nowadays amongst teenagers is "Desperate Housewives." It should be quite obvious to you at this point that America is an EXTREMELY IDOLATROUS nation. The most damnable invention to ever come into existence is the television. What God gave to man as a good thing, mankind has perverted into the most hideous desensitization, corrupting, and brainwashing device on the planet. The television in itself is NOT evil, but as a superior means of communication--it is extremely dangerous in the hands of the devil's crowd. Technology is a blessing from God, but as with nearly everything is a double-edged sword with good and bad potential. Mankind has turned the TV into "HELLIVISION."

Today, in 2005, TV has never been worse. With umpteen TV shows promoting adultery, fornication, euthanasia, witchcraft, New Age, spiritualism, homosexuality, sex changes, feminism, abortion, gambling, prostitution, violence, intolerance towards Christians, lasciviousness, and much longer can America exist as a truly free nation? God will NOT continue to bless a nation that commits wickedness and lives in sin.

America is a land of idolatry--worshipping materialism. Americans have a profound love and admiration for their pets, their cars, their homes, their boats, etc. But what about God? Next to the television, the most praised and loved god in America is the automobile. People who would never give a dime to further the Gospel of Christ or feed the poor, will happily spend thousands-upon-thousands of dollars on pin stripes, chrome, fancy hub caps, tinted windows, designer windshield wipers, extravagant paint jobs, deluxe stereo systems, and just about everything else imaginable FOR THEIR CAR. But what about the work of God? What about the poor? What about the starving? What about the homeless? What about the forgotten people?

Americans are spoiled rotten...they live for sports, hobbies, and recreation. Surely there's nothing wrong with such activities, until you no longer have any time remaining for God. Does not Matthew 6:33 teach us to seek "first" the kingdom of God and His righteousness? Yes it does! So why do most Americans give God the leftovers...the chump change...the crumbs under the table? God wants to come first in your life (and it's NOT an option). In fact, God doesn't want to be only first, he wants to be the center of your life. By seeking God "first," it means that the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God should be included in everything you do and everywhere you go ("Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" -Philippians 2:5). We obtain the mind of Christ by becoming a born again Christian and then living in the Word of God (the Bible). God is NOT interested in Sunday saints. America is overflowing with nightclub believers who live with the devil six days a week, and then go to church on Sunday to play religion. They guzzle their beer, tell dirty jokes, gaze with unholy looks at the opposite sex, curse in God's name, watch godless TV shows, mistreat their spouse, gossip, hurt others...and then dress their best to fool the crowd every Sunday. God doesn't like fence-straddlers who can't make up their mind (Revelation 3:15,16). We are living in a television generation of believers who are sorely lacking any resemblance to a Biblical "Christian."

The masses of foolish unsaved people have got the crazy idea in their head that God equals Religion. This is simply NOT true. God does NOT want you to be religious, He wants you to repent of your unbelief and come to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation (John 14:6). Jesus wants to forgive you of all your sins, but you must come to Christ as a sinner deserving of hell, trusting upon the Saviour to save you (Romans 3:10,23; 5:8; 6:23). Eternal life is a "gift" from God. A "gift" means that you cannot earn salvation, it is free. All you need to do is accept it through faith upon Christ as Saviour. I am not asking you to become religious or go to church. I am asking you to call upon Jesus Christ to forgive your sins as the Bible teaches us to (Romans 10:13). Jesus never turns anyone away (John 6:37). It is simple to be saved.

Most Americans are SELFISH! The average person who gives to charity doesn't even care where the money goes, they only gave something so they could pat them self on the back. "Boy, ain't I a great humanitarian?" they subconsciously think to them self. Shielded behind their superficial cloak of humility is an arrogant stiffnecked sinner who is living in rebellion against God Almighty. Oh listen friend, you had better repent of your ways and turn to God now before it is too late.

"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." -Hebrews 10:31

The masses of society are being led straight into hell by the television. There are NO men of God on the mainstream TV networks anymore, only crooks and shysters. All we hear are social gospels and false doctrines. Jesse Jackson shamefully calls himself a "minister," yet you'll NEVER hear him preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. False prophets like Benny Hinn and the Oral Robert's gang con the gullible out of their money. Catholicism is the biggest cult in the world, thanks largely to the TV. Over one billion people are foolishly following the Great Whore into perdition. Oprah Winfrey uses her show to promote spiritualism, abortion, New Age, homosexuality, sex changes, and a host of other evils. With Satanic shows like Sabrina, Witches, and's no surprise that Wicca Witchcraft is flourishing around the world (and children can't get enough thanks to the godless Harry Potter). God's hand of blessing is being removed from America. Inevitably, we will bring judgment upon our selves as a nation because of our own complacency and sinfulness. The TV has been used as a tool by the devil to create a nation of careless citizens. Most people have become indifferent (Matthew 24:12).

One of the most deadly effects of television is that it DESENSITIZES it's viewers. A child CANNOT view hundreds of murderers on TV (let alone the thousands that they see) and still maintain a proper respect for life and concern for his fellow citizens. In the past several years, the TV networks have started showing ACTUAL deaths on TV (whether it be in the news or a crime show). This is the new "reality TV." This has taken the desensitization process to a whole new level. Never before in American history have people been so complacent about death. Proof of this FACT was the brutal torture and murder of Terri Schiavo. After thirty years of murdering tens-of-millions of children by abortion torture, Americans have stooped to a new low. Now we no longer only murder the unborn, but the physically and mentally challenged as well. Where will this death movement lead? The television has been an instrument of EVIL since it's inception because of the wickedness of the men and women who control it. Yes, there have been many decent movies and television shows produced in decades past. Unfortunately, the amount of good video imagery produced by the television INDUSTRY is completely obliterated by the bad. The same hellish companies that produce the decent movies also produce the sinful ones. It's just as bad as Harper Collins publishing BOTH the Satanic Bible and the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Likewise, Hollywood and Walt Disney are guilty for vomiting out much filth.

The television is also the number one brainwashing device of the public. It's always been amazing to me how the masses of society can be so easily duped. Take a look at my website and you'll see what I mean...people are in the dark about so many things. You'll NEVER hear about some of this stuff on TV. For example: Who would think that our own government would force mental-screening upon our children? Who would think that our own government would give away our national parks? Did you ever hear about the deadly Tsunami that hit the Hawaiian Island of Hilo in 1946. A total of 165 people died (159 teachers and students). Did you know that the U.S. government detonated a test nuclear bomb earlier that same day in Alaska? I've spent the past few years digging for the truth, so I can share it with others. I've missed a lot of TV. It's amazing what you can accomplish if you turn off the hellivision and do something (Proverb 18:1). If you want to learn the truth, then you're going to have to break away from the TV addiction and start reading, searching alternative news sources on the internet or shortwave, and asking God to open your eyes.

So many Americans are living for their stomach...

"Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)" -Philippians 3:19

Listen to what the Bible has to say about enjoying the filth on TV...

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." -Romans 1:28-32

This is exactly what you are doing by watching TV's filth...having pleasure in watching other people commit adultery, murder, fornication, homosexuality, and every other form of wickedness imaginable. I heard a "Christian" man once say that he believed it was ok to watch violent movies because it was an "escape" from reality. He said it helped "relieve" his frustrations about society by watching people do the things that he wished he could, but legally couldn't kill someone. Sadly, this is the mentality of today's average believer. Though I understand his reasoning, it surely is FAR from the attitude of a Christ-honoring Christian who wants to protect his or her mind from the influences of Satan. It is wrong for us to indulge in the violence and sexual immorality committed by other people. It wouldn't be any different than if you invited two strangers into your living room to have sex in front of you. It wouldn't be any different than if you were back in Nazi Germany watching soldiers ruthlessly blowing people's brains out without a second thought for their families or loved ones. Sin used to be SHOCKING, but no longer. Today, sin is so commonplace that we don't even flinch when we hear about death. America was eerily silent when Terri Schiavo was tortured and murdered. Why America? We've lost our soul as a nation.

People in the inner big cities of America have become so accustomed to seeing people lying on the sidewalks and in street gutters that they just drive by like it's nothing at all. As a result, people in the city don't even think twice about driving by a person lying on the street or sidewalk. The television is much to blame for all this. The average American has no problem watching a person being blown to pieces, being shot to death, or dying in a car wreck. Most people just don't care anymore. The newsmedia are little more than a bunch of manure-spreaders, often destroying people's lives. Let's be honest, we all love bad news. That's just our sinful carnal nature. After while, we get used to the bad news. If we're not careful, we'll become desensitized to the point that we don't care anymore. As Christians, with God's help, we must learn to RISE ABOVE complacency, to CARE. One of the hallmark character traits of a Christian is sincerely caring. The Word of God helps us to care more. Worldly Television and the Bible are directly OPPOSED to each other. The Word of God SENSITIZES people, whereas the TV DESENSITIZES people. America needs to be sensitive again about morality, about evil in government, about life, about virtue and decency, about freedom, about our sovereignty as a nation, about God, about everything.

I am NOT against owning a TV set, but I firmly believe that the TV is something that is better left alone these days. I would strongly recommend to anyone reading this article that you begin to use your time much more wisely. The biggest idiots that I meet...the one's who don't have a clue what's going on in the real world...are the one's who get all their opinions, views, beliefs, and information from the television. Folks, the man who reads nothing at all is more educated than the man who watches nothing but TV. I pity the fool who believes everything he or she sees and hears on TV.

The TV is being used to destroy America spiritually. Now the devil's putting his smutty little whores on TV in music videos. One of the most horrendous and destructive evil's in America today are music videos (basically, three minutes of soft porn). No wonder sexual crimes are running rampant in America. Wicked entertainers such as Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and hordes more are helping to further promote America's declining morality through their sensual and lascivious performances. It is a great wickedness in America. More pornography (hard and soft) oozes out of America than any other nation. It is vomit in the sight of God! And yet we hypocritically proclaim "In God we trust". Who do you think you are kidding? The slogan "In God we Trust" on our money is a big lie. America has sinned greatly in the sight of God Almighty (abortion, legalized prostitution, gambling, alcohol, government evil, Hollywood, pornography, etc...America is Immoral). Is it nothing to you? Will you simply walk away like the rest with your pompous attitude and stiffnecked pride?

"The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day." -Isaiah 2:11

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