The Full Title of this article is: C & C: Internet, T.V., and Perversion; False Doctrine, Mingled with Desensitization. Full of Deception
However, I figured the title was to long to be placed in the title bar.
Connections and Comparisons is an ongoing weekly series that deals with many scriptures in the Bible, some of which are not commonly addressed. The purpose of this series is to examine the scriptures at hand comparing what is said and looking at the connections within.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-4
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
We as the children of the day and not of the night are to walk pleasing unto God, abounding more and more. We are to know “the will of God” and how to keep our “vessel in sanctification and honour”.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
We as the children of light and not of the darkness are to present our “bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is” our “reasonable service.” Being “not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
1 Peter 1:13-17
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
We as the children of that just one and not of that wicked one are to “gird up the loins of your mind, be sober”, “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance”, “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” We are to “pass the time of” our “sojourning here in fear”.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
Is the internet in and of itself evil? “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes”. If it is then none of us should be on it. However, the internet is full of both wicked places as well as places that are not wicked. The internet is full of places that you could be tempted to do evil instead of good. However you could be tempted to do evil in your mind at all waking moments of your life. Do you then disconnect your mind to a vegetative state? Even so, we are in the world but not of the world. For the world loves it’s own.
For one person may need to stop using the internet because they are unable to “possess his vessel in sanctification and honour” while another person is able to keep themselves. However, if we eliminate the internet is our computer wicked in and of itself? The answer is no. However, it could be used as wickedness under temptations depending on what software you install on it even without an internet connection. Is the software you install on your computer wicked? It depends on what program you installed. However, most software is not evil but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it for wicked devices depending upon how you are using the software you installed. So then, is placing a computer before your eyes wicked? Or the smart phone you are using is it wicked? If it is then none of us should be using it. For “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes”. Is your smart phone not a computer? Is it then wicked because of it’s software installed upon it?
What about T.V.? Is owning a T.V. placing a “wicked thing before” your “eyes”? What if you use it for a monitor and do not have cable connected to it by any means? What if you call your monitor that you are using a T.V. even though you do not have any cable connected to it by any means? Virtually everything on cable is full of uncleanness, perversion, indoctrination, propaganda, and is mingled with desensitization. Therefore is wicked. However, if you do not have cable connected to your T.V. and are using it as a monitor, and own a DVD player or VCR player, is the DVD player or VCR player wicked? Or does it come down to what you allow yourself to watch through these devices? What if every movie or T.V. show is rated G? I have seen several rated G shows that have used filthy language in it and turned them off. If you say I don’t watch any T.V. shows what about “The Andy Griffith show” or dozens of other like examples. Are you sure your not watching any T.V. shows? Or did it suddenly no longer become a television show just because you don’t have any cable connected to it by any means and are using a DVD player, VHS player, or other platforms on the internet such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.? Is Netflix and other paid subscriptions for watching movies, shows that were on cable, and shows that are created by your paid subscriber wicked in and of itself? If it is then none of us should be using it or any other sites that have such movies and older cable television shows such as Youtube. Is Youtube wicked in and of itself? Or does it depend on what you view on Youtube?
What about books? Are books evil in and of themselves? For “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes”. What if you are reading Christian authors? Does it not depend on what is in the content of their books as well as what kind of language they are using? Even though they claimed to be Christian authors?
What about the radio in your car? Is it evil in and of itself? What about talk shows? Does it depend only on what radio station you are tuned into? What about the content of the songs playing or the content of the talk shows? What about the commercial breaks or the radio DJ? “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.
What about the news? Is the news evil in and of itself? Doesn’t many news articles contain unsavory content and foul language? Do not the news reporters use profanities at times? Is it ok to listen to certain talk shows that one day nothing unclean is said but the next day they curse multiple times? “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thess 5:21-22) Are we not to watch, read, or listen to the news? Or do we just have to use good judgment about the news sources we are gathering our news from.
Yea, hath God said, in six days I have made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day? Thus enters false sciences so called. It was the Big Bang Theory, Evolution, Gap Theory, Theistic Evolution, Pre-Adamic world, Luciferian flood, or it is an unknown amount of time that Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden before the fall of mankind into sin, or there were other people God created outside the Garden of Eden populating the world and Adam and Eve after sinning came out had their children who then married or just procreated with them?
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
How long were Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Genesis 5:5 tells us, “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.” We also know that God began keeping track of time in the creation account when he used the phrase “And the evening and the morning were the first day” etc. We were also told that Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born. “And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:” (Gen 5:3) This lets us know without any uncertainty that Adam and Eve could not have been in the Garden of Eden for any longer than 130 years. Which years are reduced even further since Adam was 130 years old when he had Seth, and Cain and Able were born before this time. It also only stands to reason that Adam and Eve must also have had daughters. We are not given the ages of Cain and Able but only told that “Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground”, (Gen 4:2) that both had enough understanding to make “an offering unto the LORD”, (Gen 4:3) and that Cain was old enough to murder his brother with malice. (Gen 4:6-10)
So when we read “And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch (Gen 4:16-17) we must first take notice that it only says here that Cain went to the land of Nod and knew his wife. It doesn’t say that Cain found his wife there, just that he knew her there. So there is no evidence that Cain found this woman in Nod but rather most likely took her with him to the land of Nod. Who was this woman he took to the land of Nod? One of his sisters. “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” (Gen 3:20) If you try to theorize that there were other people outside of the Garden of Eden then these people could not have had souls since Eve was “the mother of all living.” Therefore it is false doctrines of men and apostates that listen to satan who is saying, Yea, hath God said, in six days I have made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day? It was the Big Bang Theory, Evolution, Gap Theory, Theistic Evolution, Pre-Adamic world, Luciferian flood, or it is an unknown amount of time that Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden before the fall of mankind into sin, or there were other people God created outside the Garden of Eden populating the world and Adam and Eve after sinning came out had their children who then married or just procreated with them?
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