Today’s devotional reveals a major source of the mess our nation finds itself in. One solution for parents is to ditch cable etc. and have DVDs for their children to watch that are parent-approved. Protect your children – and yourself! God bless you,.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 3:13 (ESV)
“Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
“I was once talking with Josh D. McDowell, the popular Christian apologist who speaks widely on college campuses for Campus Crusade for Christ and is author of the best-selling books Evidence That Demands a Verdict and More Evidence That Demands a Verdict. McDowell was in the process of launching a nationwide campaign called ‘Why Wait?” whose purpose was to encourage today’s teens to reject sexual experience before marriage. We were discussing this campaign and some of the pressures on today’s young people. He mentioned television, pointing out that the average young person today will have seen more than ninety thousand explicit sexual encounters on television before he or she reaches the age of nineteen. Whenever anyone on television says, ‘I love you’ to another person, the two always end up in bed. This is all ‘love’ is allowed to mean, Moreover, the young person will probably not see even one example of anyone contracting a sexual disease as the result of such open sex practices. Nor will the TV screen show the pain or psychological damage that promiscuous sex brings. As we were talking about these things, McDowell said, ‘On television….sin is the norm.’” [James Montgomery Boice, Romans I, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1991), p. 315-316]