1John 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Questions are best answered by searching the scriptures. These questions deal with the influence of entertainment on Christians. Get out your Bible and soberly consider these questions. And permit yourself to ask others that come to mind, too.
1. How focused is your life on entertainment? (How important is it to you?)
2. Are you more likely to read about the latest movie release or musical release than to read the Bible?
3. Do you devote more time and money to entertainment than you do to Christian living?
4. Does your devotion to entertainment (however strong it may be) draw you closer to God or closer to the world? (be honest with yourself)
5. Is the entertainment in your life wholesome and pure?
6. How well do you think you protect or guard your heart (your mind)?
7. How long has it been since you were shocked by sinful behavior? (a song lyric, a scene from a TV show or DVD or movie, a passage from a book)
8. Do you ever get embarrassed or feel ashamed (of what you hear, what you see, what you read, what you participate in, etc.)?
9. Could you more easily live without your Bible than your entertainment? (your CD collection, your DVD collection, your sport, your recreation, your “fill in the blank”)
10. Describe your sense of sacrifice when it comes to entertainment.
11. Are you aware that your devotion to entertainment can be a form of worldliness (your devotion and love of things of this world)?
12. What are you prepared to sacrifice in order to gain heaven?
Asking the questions is easy.
Answering the questions is difficult.
Rom. 12:2 “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.”