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Want To Go To Heaven? Watch The Hallmark Channel!

November 27, 2010

I was in lock down mode a couple of Saturdays ago while getting ready for Sunday’s responsibilities and the Hallmark channel was on in the background. The shows that cycled through as I sat there were the ones I had grown up with. A couple of them were in black and white and others were in color but not the quality color we experience today. The effects and acting were not as professional as we expect in our entertainment today and the story lines were pretty predictable. BUT, the values presented in the storylines were righteous. I don’t mean to over state but as I watched I had a sick feeling and I wondered where will children hear these values today? I had two of the greatest parents any kid has ever had and they both were wonderful examples of these same values. But I was also surrounded with a culture that was in the most part, supportive of those righteous values. Not only entertainment but also schools, neighborhood, political values, etc. were supportive and rarely hostile to the values of righteousness. When you compare that to our current conditions the contrast is stark. 

Christian parents and churches will continue to teach these values but the world in which we live will not provide much reinforcement. That’s bad enough but the cultural environment in which we live is often hostile to these same righteous values. 

It has always taken an investment of serious resources and energy to help children grow up to be people of righteous values and integrity. It will take much more today as we work to do the same with the limited reinforcement society and culture provide.

…what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives…
2 Peter 3:11

It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions,
and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age
Titus 2:12

What about it?

2011 New Years Resolutions:
        #1. Read through the bible!
        #2. Watch 12 hours of the Hallmark channel every week!

Couldn’t hurt!

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 4, 2011 8:18 am

    Looks like it has been a while. Is God still working in your life? Share.

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