Am I sinning when I watch TV?

by autumn on July 6, 2010 · 1 comment

My conscience has told me there are better things to do with my time. My conscience has a name, its Holy Spirit. (Did anyone else just start to sing the Oscar Meyer jingle??)

But, am I sinning though when I choose to watch HGTV or TNT at 9:30 instead of reading a book?

Here’s an excerpt from an excellent blog post dealing with this topic:

As a Christian, is it wrong to watch TV or a movie? What about playing video games?These questions fall into the discipline of Christian Ethics, which deals with the teachings of right and wrong in light of the Christian faith. As Christians we look to the Bible to be our final authority in all matters of faith and morality. (What higher authority can we look to other than the One who is set apart in His perfect moral purity, His holiness, from all created beings. God’s holiness is the very definition of what is good and right in the universe.)

So therefore, when dealing with the question of ethics, “Is wrong to do ______?”, we must look to our guide, the Holy Scriptures.

To read the rest of this post hop on over to Theological Thoughts. I’d love to hear your thoughts as well.

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1 Lisa~ July 9, 2010 at 8:30 p

Wouldn’t it be great to have this conversation with a group of friends that all were seeking God’s best for their lives? I finally got time to read your link and it was really good. I often wonder about entertainment. How is it glorifying God? What is the example I set for my children? We like movies and playing games. We limit it, but still….very interesting. Lisa~

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