As Americans we stand and place our hand over our heart and say the pledge of alliance to our country. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” We hear presidents and politicians say “God bless America” at the close of their speeches.
The US Mint prints “In God We Trust” on coins and paper bills. God has been the driving force behind our founding fathers who came and settled in America for religious freedoms.
With God being an obvious key belief and part of our country it has to be fair to ask “Are we honoring Him?” let me answer that, NO! You don’t have to look far for examples of my statement. Let me focus on one area to address for now – T.V.
Watching TV can be a relaxing and enjoyable time for most of us, we typically watch programming for several hours every day per household. With all of the channels either from cable, streaming services, or over the air, it is challenging to find truly family friendly content. Many situation comedies, prime time shows, etc. are pushed to do more extreme themed shows, push the visual limits, and include language that was not acceptable in the past.
The lines spoken by many actors and comedians “Oh God”, or “Jesus Christ”, when they are surprised, scared, or angry, is accepted by broadcasters, and pushed into our homes every day. Taking the Lords name in vain is a violation of the third commandment. Exodus 20:7 The Third Commandment reads: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. You need to know this…euphemisms are not acceptable to God.
The name Jesus Christ is above all others and should not be used casually or carelessly. We are to honor our Lord and Savior, nothing less. If you want to help make a change in T.V. programming you can submit a complaint to the FCC by clicking this link FCC Complaint Form
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